We recently published Nursing as Ministry which provides the foundations of Christian nursing as ministry, taking an inter-professional perspective with 29 contributors from backgrounds in theology, nursing, medicine, social work, and pastoral ministry. Designed to be a student-friendly textbook for faith-based schools, this first edition text focuses on the spiritual aspects of patient care, providing practical information ministering to specific populations. The authors have designed this text to guide the reader through their own spiritual journey, with personal reflection questions in each chapter to help students and nurses to internalize the content.
After nearly seven years as Kaiser Permanente’s National Senior Director for Nursing Innovation and Leadership, I’m joining Trusted Health as the Head of Clinical Innovation. Some people think I’m crazy for leaving a $70 billion company and one of the biggest names in healthcare to join a start-up, but, in reality, it was an easy choice. Why? The single thread running through each of the roles I have taken on has been the same: a chance to be a part of disruptive change to the nursing profession.
The healthcare system in the United States is being completely transformed under our noses. It's hard to see day-to-day, but Amazon, Google, CVS, and Walmart are all quietly building things that will change the entire landscape of care. The problem is that legacy healthcare systems are not keeping up. Sure, more telehealth apps and wearables have been introduced, but there are very few examples of any legacy system really transforming itself. This includes legacy staffing companies. The way the healthcare industry manages its workforce is simply archaic. Healthcare professionals are burning out at an alarming rate, suicide among nurses is growing, staffing models are broken, and to top it all off… we have a nursing shortage in many states (and distribution problem across them).
The Future of Healthcare
There are three fundamental principles that are pulling healthcare and nursing into the future:
The safety of athletes and the prevention of sudden death to due to heatstroke are growing concerns in sports and physical activity. Each year we see many young athletes succumb to heat stroke. Real Sports recently caught up with one of the world’s leading experts on heat stroke, Dr. Doug Casa. The message that Casa would like to convey to coaches and anyone who is charged with overseeing young people and athletics is that it is preventable emphasizing the importance of using ice tubs to save the lives of athletes suffering from heat stroke.
“All the evidence suggests that if an athlete can go in one of those ice tubs within 10 minutes, they’re going to survive the heat stroke. “ Dr. Doug Casa, author, Professor of Kinesiology at University of Connecticut and CEO of the Kory Stringer Institute.
To learn more about preventing common causes of sudden death in sport, check out the text, Preventing Sudden Death in Sport & Physical Activity and the corresponding interactive online course. These resources examine the etiology, prevention, recognition, treatment, and return-to-play protocol of the common causes of sudden death in sport. Chapters are written by content area experts, offering a blend of clinical, scientific, and research expertise regarding each medical condition that is discussed.
University of Illinois at Chicago’s College of Applied Health Sciences brings state-of-the-art learning to today’s students with Jones & Bartlett Learning and Blackboard
We’re thrilled to announce a new partnership with SHAPE America – Society of Health and Physical Educators. This multi-year publishing partnership will enhance the goal of providing advanced professional practice and promote research related to health education, physical education, physical activity, dance education, coaching and sport.
SHAPE America is a national nonprofit organization that represents 200,000+ health and physical education professionals and provides the leadership, professional development and advocacy that support health and physical educators at every level.
American Public University System (APUS) is one of the largest providers of online higher education worldwide since being founded in 1991. Under the direction of Dr. Karen Srba, VP Academic & Instructional Technology, the school has taken a student-first technology approach to how they retain their students and make them successful in their education journey. Srba and her team have adopted a rigorous adaptive technology platform featuring machine learning to create a student-centered experience.
The platform allows APUS to scaffold the student and their learning. This means that the learning is very personalized, using the evaluation of a student’s performance to assess their strengths and weaknesses. The platform offers students just-in-time learning by triggering them to learn or recall a skill or piece of knowledge to complete the lesson.