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Special Topics Editor Deborah Filipek develops and edits content for OnCourse Learning’s Nurse.com blog, which covers news, trends and features relevant to nurses. She has more than 25 years of writing and editing experience, having previously worked for weekly newspapers and ad agencies in the Chicagoland area.

Ethically Speaking – Treatment, at what price?

By | 2015-12-11T15:09:38-05:00 December 11th, 2015|Categories: Blogs, Nursing news|

Hypothetical Case Jim is a 29-year-old married dad of 3-year-old twin sons. He is dying of metastatic cancer of the colon. Understandably his wife, parents and siblings cannot accept that a cure is no longer an option and they are begging the whole team to do “something, anything to save Jim.” Jim has an ostomy

Arm Your Shelves: Wound care

By | 2015-12-11T14:19:53-05:00 December 11th, 2015|Categories: Nursing news, Nursing specialties|

In the ongoing search for worthwhile reads, don’t forget the following page-turners about our Special Edition topic of Wound Care and Perioperative Practice. Psychology of Wounds and Wound Care in Clinical Practice   Springer International Publishing The book, co-authored by Dominic Upton and Penney Upton, PhD, addresses the psychological impact of wounds and wound treatment and