We call them “angels of mercy.” We call them the “glue that holds the medical system together.” We call them “front lines” of American healthcare; “unsung heroes” of the medical profession.
Yet, our so-called angels of mercy are in a bad situation: they’re facing a dire nursing shortage that shows no sign of improving. If we have such glorified opinions of nurses, why are they dropping like flies? If nursing is one of the most secure and well-paid job markets in the country, why are we struggling to fill and keep nursing positions?
To start digging our way out of the shortage, we’ve got to first understand what’s currently causing the American nursing shortage—and what’s at stake. Continue reading “The Nursing Shortage in the United States: Why It’s Happening and Solutions”
Some do it because it feels good to make others feel good. Some do it to expand their horizons. But not enough people do it. Why should you volunteer? Continue reading “Medical Volunteering: Why It’s Important & Why Every Medical Professional Should Do It”
Customer service and the customer experience is something that is most often associated with retail businesses, but it is also an important part of healthcare, as well. With more and more being spent out of pocket, it is important for patients to feel as if they are valued as a paying customer. Here are five simple ways that you can improve the customer experience in healthcare businesses. Continue reading “5 Simple Ways to Improve Customer Experience in Healthcare”
With gift-giving holidays around the corner, it’s time to start making your holiday shopping lists, especially for the staff that simplifies your life and the nurses who are your right hand. It can be difficult to personalize each and every gift, but you don’t want to pass out fruitcakes and call it a day. Here are some thoughtful gift ideas that can help you acknowledge and appreciate everyone that you work with throughout the holiday season. Continue reading “10 Holiday Gift Ideas for Nurses and Medical Staff”
Working as a medical professional often requires long hours with few breaks and not a lot of time to sit down and have a healthy meal during a shift. You worry far more about the nutrition and eating habits of your patients or students over your own. Sometimes, it’s easy to forget that you should put on your own oxygen mask before you help someone else and your own needs fall by the wayside. Continue reading “5 Tips for Healthier Eating During National Nutrition Month”
It’s tax season again. Replacing the garland and tinsel of the holiday season with red tape and paperwork is certainly not much to get excited about. However, everyone must deal with this necessary evil. Here are just a few tips for those in medical professions that can help make tax time easier and ensure that you receive all of the deductions and credits that you qualify for. Continue reading “Five Important Tax Tips for Medical Professionals”