Mary Louise Fleming and Barbara J. Burgel were recently named by OnlineLPNtoRN.org as two of the 100 most inspiring nursing professors to watch in 2014. The list is meant to honor 100 dedicated nurse educators who have succeeded in carving out a place for themselves in the changing nursing landscape.
Ethical issues associated with nurses’ interactions with industry have implications for the safety, quality, and cost of healthcare. To date, little work has explored nurse–industry interactions and their associated ethical issues empirically....read more
...As part of her collaboration with Wolf and Barbara Koenig, a medical anthropologist at the University of California, San Francisco, Petersen recently surveyed 3000 people with pancreatic cancer and their families and 3000 controls, seeking input about privacy and information-sharing after death in different scenarios. Relatives nearly always say, "'If you know that I have a BRCA2 mutation in my family, you have an obligation to let me know,'" Koenig says....read more
It is common to make light of people’s fear of needles, but from a public health perspective, needle phobia is no laughing matter. Present in at least 10 percent to 15 percent of the general population, needle phobia can undermine immunization efforts, which provide the most effective individual and large-group protection against devastating infectious diseases. Moreover, fear of needles also brings emotional pain and practical problems.