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The New Doctors in the House

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (ASRN.ORG) -- Nightingales are soaring. Gone are the days when medical etiquette had nurses standing at attention when doctors entered the room or silently bowing their white-capped heads when their own experience called a physician into question. Nurses have broken the bounds of their crisp, white aprons to assume substantial authority. 

Study: Nursing Strikes Erode Patient Care

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (ASRN.ORG) -- Do Strikes Kill?  That is the provocative title of a study released last month that examined the quality of care in New York hospitals during 50 nursing strikes over two decades.

Dilemma for Nurses: Physician-Assisted Suicide

San Francisco, CA (ASRN.ORG)--  Nurses in today’s world face ethical dilemmas that are more challenging, perplexing, and treacherous than ever before.  These dilemmas are complicated by advancements in medical technology that serve to prolong life as well as philosophical and legal debates over patient autonomy, quality of life, and the definition of death.  

STI, HIV Counseling Inadequate for Male Teens

BALTIMORE, MD (ASRN.ORG) - Despite national guidelines aimed at improving sexual health services for teenagers, most sexually active boys — even those who report high-risk sexual behaviors — still get too little counseling about HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) during their visits to the doctor, according to a study led by researchers at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.

Early Surgery Better in Preemies with Blinding Eye Disease

BALTIMORE, MD (ASRN.ORG) - Premature babies born with severe forms of the potentially blinding eye condition retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) should be treated promptly after diagnosis because they continue to benefit from early therapy well into their preschool years, according to a nationwide study conducted at John Hopkins Children's Center and 25 other pediatric hospitals.


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