Dying to Be Thin: Reactions to a Highlighted Documentary

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For extra credit in my nutrition course, we were presented to watch a documentary on eating disorders. Needless to say, we had to write a quick summary of what we thought. Below, I added the link to the documentary, for your viewing pleasure too. Continue reading “Dying to Be Thin: Reactions to a Highlighted Documentary”

Leading Causes of Death in Illinois and Associated Risk Factors

::written circa. Fall 2013.

According to the 2010 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report, a total of 2,468,435 deaths were registered in the United States (NVSS, 2013).  Of the number of residents, the top 3 leading causes of death attributed to: cardiovascular diseases, malignant neoplasms and respiratory diseases (NVSS, 2013).  In the United States, cardiovascular diseases accounted for 35% of all deaths in 2010 (WHO, 2011).  As for cancer and respiratory diseases, 23% and 7% were accounted, respectively.

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Nursing Advocate: Hourly Rounding

::written circa. Spring 2015.

With patient-centered care as one of the main scopes of nursing, the idea of hourly rounds is certainly up for a great debate. In a business and fiscally conservative standpoint, it could be argued that hourly rounds are unreasonable. Depending on a facility census, adequately increasing the staff to patient ratio would have to be determined by a fixed budget. The high demand to perform hourly rounds can cause strain on the healthcare team, by increasing the amount of responsibility to each nurse. And as a result, leading to possible increases in errors due to a high stressful environment. However, in efforts to improve, hourly rounds can positively influence patient-care.

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