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    Top 10 Qualities of a Great Health Care Professional

    Those who succeed in health care and gain the most fulfillment from it will start their careers with certain qualities. Do you have what it takes to be a great health care professional? See Quality #2 [page] 2. Emotional Stability A great health care professional is very stable emotionally. Health care can be a stressful career and professionals can encounter ...
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    What Healthcare Professionals Should Never (Ever!) Wear

    We hate to admit it, because we personally feel that clothes shouldn't matter. In a perfect world, a person would be judged at their workplace based solely on the caliber of their work. Unfortunately, that's not how the world works. How you choose to dress each morning *reflects how you feel about your job* – that you take your position seriously, ...
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    The 25 Species of Coworkers

    They might be lurking over your shoulder in ICU or getting your prescription organization system all wrong. They could be nagging you daily or haunting your dreams at night. That’s right, the people you work with have the power to influence, annoy, inspire, and scare the living daylights out of you (work nightmares, anyone?). Since you’re stuck with them 40 hours ...
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    10 Things to NEVER Say to a Nurse

    Nurses hear it all: The good, the bad, and the (very, very!) ugly. From pushy patients to bossy doctors, nurses handle it all with grace. But there are some things that can get under the most tolerant nurse’s skin. AllHealthcare staff members talked to healthcare professionals, one another and (of course!) nurses to find out what phrases or questions were ...
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    8 Things to Never Say to a Patient

    You don’t get to choose your patients. So your relationship with them can range anywhere from “match made in heaven” to “your worst nightmare.” Any appointment can be a potentially difficult situation, mainly because when patients come to see you, they’re probably already anxious. They may be concerned about what’s ailing them, be uncomfortable with the sterile atmosphere, or have a ...
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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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    How to Disagree with Your Boss Without Losing Your Job

    How to Disagree with Your Boss Without Losing Your Job
    You're at your weekly staff meeting, and you've just presented your brilliant idea on how to boost productivity and save money. But then your boss shoots down your idea with a vague reason or two. You know you're right and your boss is wrong. So should you remain quiet or stand up for your idea? Joseph Grenny, a coauthor of "Crucial ...
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    10 Easy Ways to Improve Your Bedside Manner

    Emma Wilkinson reveals how you can boost your counseling and interpersonal skills, by bearing in mind a few rules when dealing with patients. It doesn't have to be this hard - we promise! Developing a good 'bedside manner' is just as important as improving clinical skills in expanding your role. Whether it's dealing with the embarrassing medical complaint, the overly nervous ...
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    10 Ways to Lose Your Healthcare License

    10 Ways to Lose Your Healthcare License
    Although we would like to believe that every healthcare professional is a good person with good intentions, we can't ignore the fact that every year, state boards revoke dozens of licenses. While some of these men and women lose their ability to serve as healthcare workers because of non-healhcare related activities, others suffer the consequences of patient endangerment or worse. The ...
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    Is Healthcare Really Recession-Proof?

    Is Healthcare Really Recession-Proof?
    Despite the downturn in the economy, healthcare professionals have been repeatedly told that their careers are recession-proof. Proponents of this outlook site statistics about the healthcare industry adding jobs each month and the increased demand for workers like primary care physicians, nurses, and medical assistants. But healthcare hasn't been immune to the recession. Healthcare professionals have been laid off - and ...
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    15 Dumbest Ways to Lose Your Job

    Sometimes, a person will lose their job through no fault of their own. The whims of a psychotic boss, an economy in shambles, or a simple misunderstanding can have an otherwise satisfactory employee packing up his or her cubicle. Other times, a person will lose their job because they have done something so incredibly foolish, you wonder how they ever ...
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    6 Tips to Get Noticed in Your Healthcare Job

    6 Tips to Get Noticed in Your Healthcare Job
    Are you a healthcare professional with high career aspirations? Before you take over the hospital (or, heck, the whole healthcare system), you’ll first need your bosses to recognize you as a rising star. Experts offer six tips on how you can stand out from your peers and get noticed. Focus on Your Individual Talents >> [page] 1. Focus on Your Individual ...
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    8 Ways to Manage a Complaint (and Protect Your Nursing License!)

    8 Ways to Manage a Complaint (and Protect Your Nursing License!)
    Did you know that anyone – your employer, a co-worker, a patient, even a jilted lover – can file a complaint against your practice? Handle it well, and you could turn it into a valuable learning experience. Handle it poorly, and you could lose your license. AllHealthcare spoke to a Sheryl Oakes Caddy, a nurse, nursing faculty instructor and an attorney ...
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    Six Tips to Survive Your First Year as a Hospital RN

    The first year on the job is often the toughest for new nursing graduates, especially those who work in hospitals. In fact, new nurse graduates account for more than half of the turnover rate in some hospitals, according to a study published in 2007 by Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing researchers. “There really are multiple reasons for [the first-year ...
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    Make a Difference as a Patient Advocate

    Make a Difference as a Patient Advocate
    The role of "patient advocate" is new and evolving. As the importance of patients' rights gains momentum, a group of healthcare professionals has banded together to stand up for the best interests of their patients. Because patient advocates are a new career path, many healthcare professionals declare themselves "patient advocates" after extensive experience in the fields. However, degree programs focusing on ...
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    15 Things Medical Professionals Should Never Do

    No matter how many years of experience you have under your belt, there are certain things medical professionals should never do. Not only are the things on this list pushing the ethical envelope, they could also be damaging to your career. As a medical professional, the public views you as someone knowledgeable, compassionate and authoritative. You should be proud of ...
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    10 Ways to Make Yourself Unfireable

    Don't just sit there, basking in your continued employment... Phew. You survived the culling. Or maybe your company has managed to avoid a mass layoff. Either way, you're one of the lucky ones. Unlike so many of your friends and family, you won’t have to deal with the unemployment office or cancel your cable -- yet. But instead of sitting ...
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    What's Holding You Back in Your Career?

    What's Holding You Back in Your Career?
    Is there some task or project you've been doing your creative best to avoid working on? I'll bet there is. But instead of wasting mental energy worrying about it, you can learn to overcome your resistance and tackle important, high-value tasks quickly and efficiently so that whatever your goals, you'll move forward faster. Here's how. Identify What You're Resisting >> [page] ...
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    10 Things NOT to Wear to Your Work Holiday Party

    December is great time year! The work load lessens and social calendars fill up. Most employers get into the spirit of the holidays by hosting a party to celebrate the year's accomplishments. It's a time to kick back, relax, and get to know your fellow coworkers on a more personal level. If you've worked hard on your professional reputation, don't ...
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    When to Argue With the Doctor

    When to Argue With the Doctor
    Most of our daily problems, including common annoyances such as arguments with coworkers, are dismissed as not life or death. However, when nurses, healthcare professionals, and doctors are involved, it can be a matter of life or death. Egos need to be left outside the hospital by the professionals entrusted with the health and safety of the patients they care for, ...
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