Five things patients need to hear from a medical professional (whether or not they want to hear it)

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patient-doctor-advice-health-eat-your-greensIt’s tough enough being a nurse or doctor – Just seeing, diagnosing and treating patients seems like it takes up 120% of your available time.

Even though it might save time and money down the road, it seems like the chance to take a few seconds to talk preventative measures with patients just doesn’t exist.

Ever wish you had more time to turn to a patient and say… Continue reading “Five things patients need to hear from a medical professional (whether or not they want to hear it)”

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Are There Too Many Specialists?

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Soliant-Are-there-too-many-specialistsWith a projected shortage of 45,000-90,000 primary care doctors by the year 2020, it’s no wonder we’re worried these days about whether there are (or will be) enough MDs for primary care.

So are there too many specialists in the U.S.? Here’s a look at both sides of the coin: Continue reading “Are There Too Many Specialists?”

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Travel Nursing With Family – Can You Make it Work?

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If you think you can’t take a travel nursing job because you are married or have kids, you may be surprised. Lots of nurses take their families with them on one or more assignments. Managing a travel assignment and a family may take some planning, flexibility and compromise, but it can be done successfully. There are several things to take into consideration, such as the following: Continue reading “Travel Nursing With Family – Can You Make it Work?”

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5 Types of Patients (and How They’ve Changed in the Last 15 Years)

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5 Types of PatientsFive years ago, patients were just starting to make use of apps and smartphones to better inform themselves about symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment at home and on-the-fly in clinics, hospitals, or wherever symptoms started to occur.

Ten years ago, patients were first starting to use the Internet en-masse to research their conditions, possible treatments, and even perused physician ratings while shopping around for a doctor.

Fifteen years ago, patients had far less access to medical information – Medical professionals were seen as the primary and sometimes sole source of insight for patients. And treatment for a number of common life-threatening ailments was significantly less advanced.

Here’s a look at the types of patients medical professionals encounter, contrasted with how they’ve changed since the 1990s: Continue reading “5 Types of Patients (and How They’ve Changed in the Last 15 Years)”

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Nailing the Second Job Interview

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So close, but so far away – That’s probably the best way I’ve ever heard the second job interview summed-up: At this point, you’ve made your way past dozens, perhaps thousands of candidates to the next (maybe even final!) round of assessments for an hourly-wage job, a clinical role, or a high-responsibility executive job at a hospital, clinic, or health-related company. Continue reading “Nailing the Second Job Interview”

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Winning the Battle to Work the Hours You Were Hired For

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UK labour group workSMART recently celebrated the 10th annual “Work Your Proper Hours Day” which they encourage everyone on Earth to observe every 24th of February. That’s the date by which the average person would be done working for free if they put in all their unpaid overtime hours at once. Continue reading “Winning the Battle to Work the Hours You Were Hired For”

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