Last Friday, an Oklahoma state commission dealt a serious blow to efforts to further weaken protections for workers hurt on the job. Yes, you heard that right--an Oklahoma commission put its foot down to halt an erosion of workers' rights.
Let's make Pain Awareness Month about progressive change. It is time to leave behind archaic systems and embrace evidence-based, forward thinking methods of delivering care that are both patient-centric and at the same time utilitarian. We simply can't afford not to.
A recent summary of the effects of even short term sleep deprivation on cognition reveals that a lack of sleep hinders most of our thought processes. High profile incidents provide examples of how a lack of sleep can create unsafe work environments.