The best way to combat universal fatigue among nurses might be to grant them more control over their schedules.
Nurses and doctors may be the healthiest workers in the U.S. labor force. But no field other than firefighters and law enforcement has worse health and eating habits than healthcare aides, 40% of whom are nursing home caregivers.
The vast majority of American nurses promote a culture of health in their communities but rarely get credit for their efforts, according to a recent study published in the journal Policy, Politics, & Nursing Practice.
Reviewers of four trials often used to support mandatory flu vaccination policies for long-term care workers say the benefits were overstated. But the lead researcher still says he recommends vaccination for healthcare workers.
Frontline workers often are the first to notice dementia patients' pain and detect changes in their behavior, but a new study finds long-term care and hospice facilities need to do more to include them in end-of-life treatment.
An online support program helped nurses manage workplace challenges and reduce stress in a randomized study.
Investigators at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and their Canadian partners reported that cognitive impairment is the same among men and women who work shifts, despite the fact that women typically get less sleep and have more work-related stress.
Healthcare settings that substitute lower-level staff for registered nurses do so at their own peril, according to an extensive review of nurse skill mix at more than 240 hospitals in Belgium, England, Finland, Ireland, Spain and Switzerland.
A strong sense of self-efficacy can help nurses cope with disrespectful workplace behaviors that otherwise threaten their health and well-being, a study of Canadian workers finds.
Health at work is largely shaped by the relationships and social groups formed there, according to a meta-analysis of more than 19,000 people published in Personality and Social Psychology Review.
Nursing homes whose leaders welcome staff input and share decision-making authority have fewer deficiencies, according to a study published in Health Care Management Review.
One-fifth of nursing assistants who work in nursing homes do so without health insurance, according to a report from the Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute.
As little as five hours of sleep deprivation can bring on the kind of physical changes that lead to memory loss, according to a study conducted in the Netherlands and Pennsylvania.
Prior experience in some health-related fields equates to higher wages for registered nurses who earn a bachelor of science in nursing.
A small study of Iranian nurses examined a troubled group: Nurses who leave because of threats or poor treatment by other staff.
Maintaining a low turnover rate among nursing staff during a time of high demand for positions may relate to autonomy of the job.
Amid the growing pressure of nursing staff shortages, an overseas healthcare regulator is relaxing its rules for language testing.
With increased nursing demand on the horizon in the U.S., long-term care providers are now offering a wide variety of incentives to bring more nurses to their facilities.
Providers feeling the pinch of a nursing shortage only need look across the Atlantic to see the possible consequences of being understaffed.
Job growth for registered nurses is on pace to produce nearly 450,000 new positions by 2024, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Shift work could negatively affect women more than men, suggests a British study comparing performance after 28-hour schedules that delayed sleep-wake cycles.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration should do more to protect healthcare employees from workplace violence, according to a federal report.
A new, post-acute care nursing organization looks to bring a "fresh and proactive" approach to the field, its leader says.
The owner of a Texas hospice company is being investigated for allegedly encouraging employees to overdose patients and hasten their death to avoid the federal reimbursement cap for hospice stays.
Working toward a common goal in a supportive environment improves patient care and employee retention, according to a study of early-career nurses in Quebec.
A Danish study of 12,000 female nurses found that those with physically demanding jobs and high blood pressure tripled their risk of developing heart disease.
Going to bed too early or too late has health implications even for non-shift-working women, according to a study published in Sleep.
Nine percent of nurses say respect from colleagues is the most rewarding aspect of their work, with more than a quarter more pleased by patient relationships or on-the-job skill set.
A comprehensive review of nursing homes nurses' perceptions about emergency room transfers shows nurses want more resources and more guidance to determine who goes and who stays.
More than a third of night-shift workers were involved in near-crashes in an after-work test drive, researchers reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Despite reporting relative satisfaction with their salaries, many nurses would still pursue a different line of work if they could, a new survey shows.
Close to two-thirds of registered nurses over age 54 are currently considering retirement, a November report by AMN Healthcare found.
Doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers don't always practice what they preach when it comes to living a healthy lifestyle, a new study suggests.
The best time of day to take a break is mid-morning, according to a new study from Baylor University.
Nurses who work long shifts may experience job dissatisfaction and a risk of burnout, according to new research.
A leading long-term care nurses group is praising the American Nurses Association's new "zero tolerance" policy regarding violence and bullying in healthcare workplaces.
Newly licensed nurses who work overtime and night shifts have an increased risk of occupational injuries, a new study has found.
All healthcare workers and nurses should be immunized against vaccine-preventable diseases, the American Nurses Association advised in late August.
A state bill in Massachusetts geared toward preventing healthcare workplace violence has garnered support from nursing advocates.
Healthcare workers may be biased regarding the sexual orientation of their patients, according to researchers from the University of Washington.
A new key hazard list from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration highlights the injury risk healthcare workers face when handling patients.
Long-term care nurses spend more than half of their time completing tasks that don't involve resident care, according to new research in the Journal of Nursing Studies.
Workers whose hours fall outside of a traditional 9-to-5 schedule may be more susceptible to sleep- and weight-related health issues, according to a new study from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.
The American Nurses Association recently announced its support for a bill that could require nursing homes to have a registered nurse on duty around the clock, every day of the week.
Healthcare-associated infection rates are reduced when nurses and physicians work collaboratively, according to an analysis by New York researchers.
Though nursing's ranks are becoming more diverse, there's still much work to be done to make it reflective of the U.S. population.
Female nurses may outnumber male nurses 10 to 1, but men in the profession still make more per capita, according to a report published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in March.
Bathing disability is a "sentinel" event in the disabling process, one that deserves more attention as nurses and other long-term care staff seek to alleviate the associated emotional and physical discomforts.
The National Quality Forum recently declared, "Person- and family-centered care emphasizes the inclusivity of recipients of healthcare services and their families and caregivers.
A California court case concerning waived breaks could have widespread implications for healthcare workers encouraged to give up meal time during extra-long shifts.