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Clinician burnout was a public health epidemic before COVID-19. Now, there is a clinician mental health pandemic within the pandemic.
COLUMBUS, OH—The Ohio State University College of Nursing set a college record for external funding received for research by its faculty from a range of national organizations that strive to improve healthcare.
The Ohio State University is turning to students for creative ideas to keep its campuses safe and healthy, and is offering a financial incentive to make it worth their while.
The Safe and Healthy Campus Innovation Challenge is supported by the Chief Wellness Officer, Office of Student Life and the College of Nursing’s Center for Healthcare Innovation and Wellness. The goal is to ask students, and the faculty and staff who support them, to share innovative solutions to the everyday challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
by Pat Ford-Roegner
In the 1960s, NASA launched the use of telehealth to monitor astronauts’ vital signs. Later, mental health counselors embraced the use of telehealth sessions.
Despite its strong historical track record, though, many policymakers have questioned telehealth’s widespread usefulness for years. They cite the public’s often-expressed reticence to share information via new technology and the need to devote limited funding resources to other diagnosis and treatment tools.
The need for human touch is universal among critical care patients and is an important component of the nurse–patient relationship. However, multiple barriers to human touch exist in the critical care environment. With little research to guide practice, we argue for the importance of human touch in the provision of holistic nursing care.