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    Find a Fulfilling Career in Home Health Care

    Find a Fulfilling Career in Home Health Care
    A great jumping-off place for any health care professional, home health aide careers offer flexibility, a variety of experiences, and a resume boost. Many home health aides go on to begin careers as nurses, medical assistants, and physical therapy aides. Want to get into health care, but don't know where to start? The booming field of home health aide careers will ...
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    All the Comforts of Home Care

    All the Comforts of Home Care
    While making house calls may seem like an old-fashioned notion, the need for nurses, aides and other healthcare professionals to care for people in their homes is actually on the rise. “Home care plays a very important and growing role in our country,” says Marcie Barnette, a former home care nurse who is now the director of education and credentialing for ...
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    Is Home Health Right for You?

    Is Home Health Right for You?
    Are home health aide careers right for you? The independence, one-on-one patient contact and flexibility appeal to many healthcare job seekers, but home health work isn't for everyone. If you're considering a job in home care, ask yourself the following questions - courtesy of home health veterans - to determine whether you'd be happy and successful in the field. h4. Can ...
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    On the Job with Physician Assistants

    On the Job with Physician Assistants
    Working alongside physicians, Bill Mahaffy has harvested arteries and treated patients in cardiac-care units, but he's not a physician; he's a physician assistant (PA), an occupation that is expected to be one of the fastest-growing over the coming years. PAs, who work under the supervision of doctors, are highly trained, licensed healthcare professionals who treat and diagnose patients, perform various medical ...
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    Holistic Healthcare: Is it for Real?

    Holistic Healthcare: Is it for Real?
    How do you define a healthcare career? Do you have to heal someone or make them feel better using medicinal avenues, or is there more to it? Holistic health has been used around the world for thousands of years, but with the onslaught of medical technology, holistic health became passe and even rejected by the masses. However, in recent decades, holistic ...
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    Alternative and Natural Healing Methods Grow in Popularity

    Alternative and Natural Healing Methods Grow in Popularity
    After years of being ostracized by conventional medicine, alternative and natural healing methods have gained popularity with America's over-drugged population. According to a recent study of 18 major HMOs and insurance providers, 14 offered at least 11 of 34 alternative therapies or natural healing methods. Of the most frequently covered natural healing methods, acupuncture, chiropractic, massage therapy and herbal remedies are ...
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    The Holistic Approach to Healthcare

    The Holistic Approach to Healthcare
    It is estimated that over 47 million people in the U.S. alone are living without health insurance. Ironically, those who do have healthcare coverage are often paralyzed by the exorbitant and prohibitive out of pocket expenses they are often required to cover themselves. Now more than ever, scores of people around the world are searching for alternatives to traditional medical care ...
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    What is Holistic Health?

    What is Holistic Health?
    Holistic medicine, or “holistic health”, is a belief that both the physical and mental aspects of life are closely connected and factor into the overall health and wellness of a person. Holistic health is usually associated with the topic of alternative medicine, but it is becoming more mainstream in this day and age. The concept of holistic health is not new. ...
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    Nurses Use Holistic Approach to Heal Patients, Themselves

    Nurses Use Holistic Approach to Heal Patients, Themselves
    Physically and emotionally burned out after two decades of hospital nursing, Sue Collins, RN, FNP-BC, AHN-BC, was desperate to find a way to continue treating patients without depleting herself. She found her answer in holistic nursing. By treating the whole person -- mind, body, spirit -- nurses can change the way they care for patients and themselves. For Collins, becoming a ...
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    Holistic Medicine As Compared With Other Medical Practices

    Holistic Medicine As Compared With Other Medical Practices
    Holistic medicine is health care that comprises all the aspects of one' s personality to obtain the optimum state of wellness. It encompasses the process of looking into the wholeness of the person including nutritional, physical, environmental, spiritual, lifestyle and social values. Holistic medicine includes virtually all treatments and diagnosis known to achieve balance in personality. It upholds the responsibility of ...
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    The High-Flying World of Travel Healthcare

    The High-Flying World of Travel Healthcare
    Do you like to visit new places? Do you have a strong sense of adventure? Do you revel in improving the lives of others? Do you enjoy meeting new people? If you answered "Yes!" to these questions, then a career in travel healthcare might be for you! Travel healthcare involves living in various parts of the country for 3-5 months at ...
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    Make Travel Healthcare Workers Feel Welcome

    Make Travel Healthcare Workers Feel Welcome
    While most travel healthcare professionals are prepared to hit the ground running when they arrive at a hospital, they do need the support of their permanent counterparts to get up to full speed quickly. These tips will help you orient travelers and welcome them into the fold at your facility. h4. Overcome Resentment Many overworked permanent employees are thrilled to see ...
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    Travel Healthcare FAQ

    Travel Healthcare FAQ
    Whether you are just entering the healthcare industry or are a seasoned pro, tremendous opportunities exist in the world of travel healthcare. While most aspects of the job mirror traditional healthcare employment, travel companies offer some unique opportunities and challenges, which you should be aware of before accepting a travel assignment. Here are answers to some frequently asked questions that will ...
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    Taking Care on the Road

    Taking Care on the Road
    You're a healthcare traveler because you enjoy new places, faces and experiences. But at times it's still tough to maintain a positive attitude and keep your energy level high. After all, you're always the new kid on the block who has to prove yourself, and you're far from your support network of family and friends. Lynn Blissard, an ICU nurse and ...
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    Learn All About It: Medical and Public Health Social Work

    Learn All About It: Medical and Public Health Social Work
    Social work is a profession for individuals who have a strong desire to change and improve the lives of others. Medical and public health social workers provide aide to those affected by chronic, acute or terminal illnesses. This work with patients, families and caregivers to ensure that the patient will be well-cared for when he/she leaves the hospital. Most social work ...
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    Social Workers Get New Standards for End-of-Life Care

    Social Workers Get New Standards for End-of-Life Care
    As the nation's 76 million Baby Boomers begin to age, that generation -- born between 1946 and 1964 -- stands to drive up the need for end-of-life and palliative care, an approach that improves quality of life for patients and their families facing life-threatening and life-ending illnesses. [widget:training_channel_social_worker] [widget:1102] Anticipating this impending need, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) has ...
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    The Truth About Social Work

    The Truth About Social Work
    What people think they know about social work is often a myth, according to the >National Association of Social Workers (NASW). Contrary to popular belief, social workers are trained professionals who have bachelor's, master's or doctoral degrees –- they are not social services employees, caseworkers or volunteers. Only a fraction of social workers are employed in public or child welfare, and ...
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    Medical Social Workers

    Medical Social Workers
    An elderly person who doesn't know his name is abandoned in an emergency room. A cancer patient can't work and is behind in his rent. A teenager has just given birth and has nowhere to live. For medical social workers, dealing with such crises is an average day's work. While clinicians treat patients' physical health, medical social workers -- also called ...
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    How To Start A Career In Social Work

    How To Start A Career In Social Work
    Over 600,000 social workers strive every day to make a positive impact on the lives of others. If you're passionate about helping individuals, families, organizations, and communities, a career in social work might be right for you. Social workers find themselves helping people from all walks of life in a variety of atmospheres from schools to hospitals to prisons to nursing ...
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    5 Steps to Becoming a Healthcare Administrator

    Healthcare administrators focus on the ins-and-outs that make a healthcare system or hospital function. Health administrators have a strong background in both management and healthcare, and, more often than not, hold at least a Master's degree. For an individual who is organized, driven, and knowledgeable, healthcare administration is a dream job. Learn how to get started on the path toward becoming ...
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