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Addressing Workplace Violence and Abuse Against Nurses
Workplace violence against nurses is an under-reported issue that has a devastating impact on the healthcare industry. Studies show that workplace violence in healthcare dramatically impacts the overall quality of care and care outcomes. Further, the American Nurses Association (ANA) states that nurse abuse contributes to adverse psychological conditions and a significant reduction in nurses’ job satisfaction and organizational commitment.
By Supplemental Health Care May 5, 2022
The Best Shoe Brands for Healthcare Workers
Healthcare workers put their bodies, especially their feet through a lot. Spending long hours on their feet dealing with spills and other messes, it's important for them to have shoes that can handle the demands of the job. So, what are the best shoe brands for healthcare workers, and why are good shoes important?
By Supplemental Health Care Mar 30, 2022
The Real Cost of Turnover in Healthcare Staffing
In light of The Great Resignation, there is a growing labor shortage in healthcare. At a time when we need our healthcare professionals the most, they are experiencing burnout like never before and leaving the bedside, and even the healthcare workforce entirely.
By Supplemental Health Care Feb 9, 2022
Why You Should Care About Implicit Bias in Healthcare
In 1966, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. shared at the Medical Committee on Human Rights, “Of all forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhuman.”
By Supplemental Health Care Jan 17, 2022
Healthcare Staffing Trends to Watch in 2022
As we close out 2021 and look to continue our work in the new year, I am reminded of how grateful I am to be in healthcare staffing. Across the country, Supplemental Health Care is making a difference everywhere care is delivered: in underserved communities, hospitals, healthcare facilities, homes, schools, and correctional facilities. Our teams are doing meaningful and significant work to ensure that patients across the country are receiving the care they need.
By Vickie Anenberg Jan 12, 2022
The Pros and Cons of Telehealth Expansion
Telehealth is becoming more and more common in healthcare to expand access of care and offer alternative care options. Routine examinations, follow-up appointments, and virtual therapy sessions can all be completed via telehealth communication.
By Supplemental Health Care Jan 5, 2022
A Holiday Message of Hope
This time of year invites reflection, and that’s truer this year than for almost any I can remember. When we began 2021, our nation was in one of the most difficult periods of the COVID-19 pandemic, our national political systems were being tested, and families across the country were facing all kinds of uncertainty.
By Greg Palmer Dec 15, 2021
How to Support Our Healthcare Workers Right Now
For close to two years now, time and again, we have read about or witnessed first-hand the bravery and dedication of our nation’s healthcare professionals. No one could have foreseen the incredible stress and strain the COVID-19 pandemic would place on the shoulders of those entrusted with providing healthcare to the masses.
By Linda McDonnell Nov 24, 2021
Best Scrubs Brands for Healthcare Professionals
Scrubs are the perfect uniform. You never have to waste time ironing, they are super comfortable, and can even reflect your personality. There are pros and cons to wearing scrubs, but typically the benefits greatly outweigh the negatives.
By Supplemental Health Care Nov 17, 2021
Fall Back into Self-Care
As we set our clocks back and approach the last few months of 2021, many people are experiencing burnout, and not just from the pandemic. Some work environments aren’t easy to decompress from at the end of the day or week: especially for healthcare professionals.
By Supplemental Health Care Nov 8, 2021
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