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Recruitment of nurses is critical to maintaining staffing requirements; however, retaining nurses is equally important. There are many reasons why nurses leave their jobs.

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The stigma around mental health is such a difficult topic. I hesitated to take on the challenge of writing this article because, despite being a mental health professional for over 20 years, I still struggle with not being biased myself.

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Workplace violence that occurred during the pandemic is not a new issue as it has been increasing in numbers since 2016. The pandemic, however, increased the number of instances of workplace violence due in part to two conditions that needed to be maintained for safety in the work environment: isolation and decreased ability to communicate to the healthcare team.

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Although the social post was tongue-in-cheek, the national evidence of short-staffed departments across the country is evident. Nurses, social workers, therapists, advanced practice providers, etc. are leaving in droves for a better opportunities.

Care Coordination
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BY RAJITHA BOMMAKANTI, BSN, RN-CCM Case managers are an integral part of the healthcare team. Their roles are crucial in preventing readmissions and coordinating services for patients and their families. During the COVID-19 pandemic, inadequate resources in the community, overloaded caseloads and intensive care units being at maximum capacity have put…

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BY DR. MERCEDES WILLIAMS, DBH, MPH/ID, LMSW, CCM Since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) initiation in 2010, case management has continued to evolve. State case managers are support coordinators in the intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) arena. I/DD are disorders that present at birth, specifically before the age of 18. These…

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BY BUSHRA HASSAN, MBA, RD, LDN Food insecurity is an issue plaguing America that has only increased since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Nutrition Journal, nearly 15% of U.S. households—and almost 18% of households with children—reported food insecurity early in the COVID-19 pandemic (https://nutritionj.biomedcentral.com/track/pdf/10.1186/s12937-021-00732-2.pdf). Before the pandemic, approximately…

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BY BENJAMIN J. FOSTER, MBA In January 2022, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), announced $103 million in awards to improve the retention of healthcare workers and help respond to the nation’s critical staffing needs by reducing burnout and promoting…

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BY STACEY RICHMOND, RD, LDN The urge for a plant to grow is so strong that its shoots will creatively change course, wiggling around rocks and roots to its full expression. How does the plant know how to receive nourishment and move through the phases of growth to its fullest expression…

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