MNA NewsScan, June 24, 2013: Nurses and Hospice care; SCOTUS weakens workers’

24 Jun

NOTES ON NURSING

Approaching Death    A nurse goes from the ER to a hospice, and changes the way she thinks about life and its end.

AACN Issues Practice Alert on Alarm Management   A new practice alert from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses outlines evidence-based protocols to reduce false or non-actionable alarms and improve the effective use of these monitoring aids.

LABOR UPDATES

Supreme Court Weakens Chances of Workers Winning Employment Discrimination Cases   By restricting who counts as a supervisor, the Court has handed employers a victory.

HEALTH CARE NEWS

Health of U.S. Children Improves, But More Live in Poverty   “The progress we’re seeing in child health and education is encouraging, but the economic data clearly speak to the considerable challenges we still face,” said Laura Speer, associate director for policy reform and data for the foundation.

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