Sharing Mental Health Stories

The World Health Organization reports that depressive disorders are a leading cause of global disease burden–that’s over 322 million people struggling to cope with normal life activities every day.1 Mental health, as opposed to other health conditions, has distinctive challenges because of the stigma and taboos surrounding how people feel about their own or others’ … Continued

The Risky Business of Nursing

May 6th is National Nurses Day; an excellent opportunity to applaud those frontline professionals supporting patients throughout the healthcare system. According to the World Health Organization there are over 29 million nurses in the world, with 4 million practicing here in the US.1 Nurses provide critical medical support in a wide variety of settings and … Continued

Attitudes, Skills, & Use of Evidence-Based Medicine

Evidence-based medicine (EBM) is when providers integrate current research with their clinical expertise and patients’ values into medical decision-making.1 EBM has five basic components: (1) developing a clinical question, (2) finding the best available research addressing the clinical problem, (3) critically appraising the evidence for validity, impact, and usefulness, (4) applying the results in a … Continued