Patients Journal of Nursing

Patient’s Wishes and Dying with Dignity

Patient’s Wishes and Dying with Dignity

Tags: dignity dying patients wishes

After the palliative care made rounds on the afternoon shift, they were able to get a hold of Mr. D’s only relative: a niece who was not close with him but apparently had called the ambulance for him to come to the hospital.

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Patients First

Patients First

Tags: communication PACU patients

A brief article about a patient that inspired me.

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A Purpose

A Purpose

Tags: cancer cancer patients oncology patients pediatrics purpose

In 1st grade I lost my best friend to Leukemia, which made me realize I wanted to be a nurse. I want to specialize in pediatric oncology because my cousin touched my life even at a young age.

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Clinical Decision Support Need for Standardization

Clinical Decision Support Need for Standardization

Tags: CDSS clinical clinical decisions decision-making patients

Clinical Decision Support System (CDSS) is interactive software that assists physicians in decision-making about their patients. The system utilize data from pharmacy, laboratory, radiology, and other patient monitoring systems to help physicians in enhancing patient care. Statistics show an increase in the number of medical institutions adopting CDSS in pursuit of reducing errors, improving the nursing documentation and improving patient outcomes. This paper discusses errors arising from the use of CDSS and ways of preventing them.

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Maximizing Pain Relief in Pediatric Patients 

Maximizing Pain Relief in Pediatric Patients 

Tags: care child children health pain relief patients pediatric pediatric patients

Pain management is a complex issue that has become increasingly significant in the nursing profession; so much so that the assessment of pain has become known as the fifth vital sign. This issue becomes even more crucial when attempting to manage pain in pediatric patients.

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