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    Fight Burnout in Social Work

    Fight Burnout in Social Work
    Question: How many social workers does it take to change a lightbulb? Answer: I'll do it, but I have 172 other lightbulbs to change first. Alternate answer: One hundred -- one to change the light bulb and 99 to handle the paperwork. These are social worker jokes. But if you're a social worker, you know they hold an element of truth, ...
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    Second-Career RTs: Strategies for Making a Successful Transition

    Second-Career RTs: Strategies for Making a Successful Transition
    Many career changers discover age is no obstacle to starting over as a radiologic technologist (RT). They find employers value their maturity, stability and strong educational preparation. In addition, the experience gained during clinical rotations helps ease the transition into the new work environment. Three latecomers to radiologic technology share their insights on the field, as well as their strategies for ...
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    10 Best and Worst Bosses: Which One Are You?

    We’ve all had bosses that we’ve either loved or hated. The boss who helped you get that promotion, or the one who clipped his toenails at his desk. Some help us advance our career, while others seem to hold us back. Different leadership styles can lead to different results for each employee. But certain styles seem to be good or ...
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    Patient Safety Awareness Week Tips and Tools

    Patient Safety Awareness Week Tips and Tools
    The Joint Commission is marking National Patient Safety Awareness Week from March 8-14 by helping patients and their families become more involved and informed in their health care through its award-winning Speak Up(TM) education campaign. As the accreditor of more than 16,000 health care organizations in the U.S., The Joint Commission advocates for safe, high quality care. "Patient safety is a ...
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    Work with International Healthcare Colleagues

    Work with International Healthcare Colleagues
    Immigrant workers are important contributors to the US healthcare system. Some 13 percent of healthcare employees in the US -- or 1.1 million -- are from other countries, according to a report from the American Immigration Law Foundation. More than 11 percent of registered nurses, 25 percent of physicians and nearly 15 percent of pharmacists in the US are immigrants. Being ...
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    How Nurses Can Fight Sexual Harassment

    How Nurses Can Fight Sexual Harassment
    Sexual harassment of nurses can be as simple as a patient's unwanted flirtatious winks or as elaborate as a male hospital physician's systematic assaults on female employees. And nurses are likely to encounter this occupational hazard. In a University of Missouri study, 21 of 29 nurses surveyed said patients had sexually harassed them. A 2001 NurseWeek/American Organization of Nurse Executives study ...
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    Negotiate a Pay Raise in a Shaky Economy

    Negotiate a Pay Raise in a Shaky Economy
    The economy may be sluggish, but that shouldn’t stop you from seeking a raise, salary negotiation experts say. “Even in a down economy, getting the salary you want is still a function of relative power,” says Maryanne Wegerbauer, author of Next-Day Salary Negotiation: Prepare Tonight to Get Your Best Pay Tomorrow. “But it becomes more critical for people to document what ...
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    How to Negotiate Your Severance Package

    How to Negotiate Your Severance Package
    When you are laid off from your job, one of your hopes is that you receive a good severance package, equipped with both severance pay and continued benefits. Most often, severance is based on how long an employee has been employed by the employer, but benefits often vary depending on the employer. In addition, employers are not required to provide severance ...
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    The Right Way to Say, "I Quit!"

    The Right Way to Say, "I Quit!"
    The job market is finally showing signs of life--and that means more workers will likely have the opportunity to change jobs in the coming months. It's clear that many will welcome this: A recent survey by the Corporate Executive Board, a research and advisory services company, found that 25 percent of workers whom employers had labeled as having high potential were ...
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    Find Extra Money for the Holidays

    Find Extra Money for the Holidays
    It's never too early to start tracking down extra cash for holiday gifts. And if you plan in advance, not only will you save money, but you'll also avoid the big credit-card bills that can last long after the holidays are over. "It's a matter of planning ahead so you don't have a horrible surprise in January," says Donna Skeels Cygan, ...
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    Work Strategies for Night Owls and Early Birds

    Work Strategies for Night Owls and Early Birds
    For night owls and early birds, the traditional 9-to-5 workday can be agonizing. The exhausted night owl drags himself bleary-eyed into the office every morning, while the chipper early bird finds his energy waning well before quitting time. But there are ways to cope. Experts offer these workplace survival strategies for those with body clocks out of sync with their employers' ...
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    Stress-Management Tips for Healthcare Workers

    Stress-Management Tips for Healthcare Workers
    Whether you're an ICU nurse dealing with life-or-death situations, a social worker counseling clients through traumatic events, a pharmacist faced with prescription quotas or another type of healthcare worker coping with your own pressures, learning to handle stress is critical to managing your career. Ongoing stress can manifest itself in a host of physical and psychological symptoms, including headaches, sleep disturbances, ...
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    Bouncing Back After Being Laid Off

    Bouncing Back After Being Laid Off
    You've just received the awful news: Effective today, your services are no longer needed. You know you're not alone, but somehow that doesn't make you feel any better. Your mind tells you to put together your resume right away, but your body won't move. Here are some tips to help get your mind and body working together. Grieving Time Before you ...
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    Difficult Patients: Why They're That Way and How to Handle Them

    Difficult Patients: Why They're That Way and How to Handle Them
    They complain, criticize, shout, swear and may even try to hit you. Difficult patients are an unfortunate fact of life in healthcare. But knowing how to identify, understand and respond to them can make your work life safer and less stressful. Identify Difficult Patients >> [page] Identify Difficult Patients It's sometimes possible to predict which patients will likely become difficult, abusive ...
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    Confidentiality in Social Work

    Confidentiality in Social Work
    Clinical social worker Jim Hardeman almost landed in jail once for refusing to turn over confidential client records. Hardeman, who was managing a corporation's employee assistance program at the time, had counseled both parents involved in a heated custody battle. Because of his work with the pair, the court ordered Hardeman to turn over his therapeutic records regarding the couple. "I ...
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    20 Career Lessons from Celebrities

    Celebrities. We love to hate them. We also love to watch their every move, laugh at their mistakes and scrutinize their decisions. Like them or not, their celebrity status means not only have they achieved career success, they’ve also got a hell of a lot to lose. And sometimes, whatever actions have helped catapult them to fame or rendered them ...
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    What Your Work Dreams Really Mean

    Most of us at some point have woken up in a cold sweat after a horrific nightmare about work. Whether about showing up naked at the office or missing a career-changing deadline, each of these dreams could have a deeper meaning about how you feel about your job. Wonder what your work dreams are telling you about your relationship with ...
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    Medical Reserve Corps Volunteers Serve and Connect

    Medical Reserve Corps Volunteers Serve and Connect
    It's 2:37 a.m. when the phone wakes you in your Brooklyn apartment. An urgent message from New York City's voluntary Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) unit asks you to report to the nearest of the city's 24 points of dispensing by 6 a.m. - prepared to spend days there in case quarantine restricts your movement. Your mission: To help vaccinate 300,000 frightened ...
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    5 Shocking Stats About Doctors

    To most people, doctors are usually considered to be respectable, knowledgeable, impartial, and — above all — healthy. Patients go to doctors hoping to have their questions answered, their ailments fixed, and — most importantly — for peace of mind. When doctors take the Hippocratic Oath, they are promising to serve to the best of their ability but, at the ...
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    8 Tips for Aspiring Healthcare Entrepreneurs

    8 Tips for Aspiring Healthcare Entrepreneurs
    You may dream about being your own boss, but are you really ready to take the plunge into healthcare entrepreneurship? Besides having a winning idea or service to offer, you must be self-motivated, persistent and energetic, say successful healthcare entrepreneurs. Faye Berger Mitchell, a nutritionist in private practice since 1988 in Chevy Chase, Maryland, and Thom Golden, a former emergency room ...
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