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Healthcare Workers

Plague Plots: Dispatches from Sinclair Lewis

Joseph Cooper | Posted 12.05.2014 | Books
Joseph Cooper

Can a novel's depictions of healthcare workers in a plague-ravaged land inform our thinking about the lives of those who try to save lives?

Selfless Acts in Health Care

Melissa DeCastro | Posted 12.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Melissa DeCastro

The idea of running into a burning building or being faced with armed criminals is a risk we can readily understand, but being a health care worker is less tenable to us in the risks that they too face every day. For it is not often that they can see what they need to avoid.

What It Means for Healthcare Workers to Sacrifice Themselves Treating Ebola

Howard Markel | Posted 12.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Howard Markel

Striking a balance between humanitarian assistance for developing nations and preserving the resource of healthcare workers will take more than a team of idealistic doctors rushing into Africa with the hope of saving some lives.

The High Price Of Being Crazy-Busy

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 08.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

Being busy isn't a bad thing as long as it's purposeful, but too many people go from busy, to addicted to busy, to burned out.

Tackling NCDs Effectively Will Require More Health Workers

Jeffrey L. Sturchio | Posted 06.08.2014 | Impact
Jeffrey L. Sturchio

Access to well-trained health workers when you need them should not be an accident of geography.

A Palliative to Obamacare Discord

Joseph Cooper | Posted 11.24.2013 | College
Joseph Cooper

These stories (I'm sure there are others) make vivid the embarrassments and fears of patients; their efforts to deal with deterioration, endure pain, and cope with unhinging and detachment. The reader, the viewer, and the re-reader can take cues from caregivers who ease the way to acceptance.

What Health Care Can Learn From Auto Repair

James R. Knickman | Posted 11.12.2011 | New York
James R. Knickman

Many say we need to train more primary care doctors. This is a good long-term goal, but in the short term, we need to use all of our primary care professionals as efficiently as possible.

Kaiser workers make national headlines in historic NUHW vote

Shirley Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shirley Nelson

On September 13, the biggest private sector union election in more than 70 years began. 43,500 Kaiser healthcare workers across California began to re...

NUHW vs. SEIU: Kaiser Workers Prepare to Make History

Shirley Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shirley Nelson

Nearly 30,000 of us signed petitions telling the government that we want NUHW to be our union and we wanted this election to make it official -- the biggest private sector union election in more than 70 years.

Two Weeks in January: the Birth of a Healthcare Workers' Union

Shirley Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shirley Nelson

Our disagreement with SEIU was about democracy, and how friendly a union should be with corporations. We insisted that workers should always have the right to vote on the issues that affect our workplaces, our union, and our future.

Democracy on Trial: My View on SEIU's Lawsuit Against Our Union

Shirley Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shirley Nelson

It is clear that SEIU's lawyers understand, and want to hide from the jury, that the vast majority of the members of our union disagreed with Andy Stern.

Put Women's Health Back in the Picture

Meghan Rhoad | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Meghan Rhoad

The Global Gag Rule withheld critical funds from organizations abroad which provided legal, voluntary abortions, counseled women about abortion, and engaged in advocacy for abortion rights.

Reflections on Reconciliation: Paradox of Excess & Deprivation

Terry Leach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Terry Leach

I wonder if Captain "Sully" Sullenberger's colleagues' pensions are secure. Somehow, I doubt it. Although airlines were the companies we used to loved to hate, airline employees are part of the family, too.