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New 'Pulse On The Nation’s Nurses' Survey Series: Half Of Frontline Nurses Emotionally Overwhelmed By Covid-19
As the U.S. experiences surges in the number of COVID-19 cases across the country, half of nurses on the frontlines providing patient care and responding to the pandemic feel emotionally overwhelmed. That is just one finding from a mental health and wellness survey of nearly 10,000 U.S. nurses conducted by the American Nurses Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the American Nurses Association, in the new Pulse on the Nation’s Nurses Survey Series.
According to findings from the mental health and wellness survey, half of nurses say they continue to feel overwhelmed, and nearly 30% say they are experiencing feelings of depression. Three of four (72.8%) nurses who responded say they are suffering from challenges with sleep (either excessive sleep or sleeplessness).
“These findings indicate a tremendous need to put in place now and make widely available authentic support systems and tools
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States Slow to Implement Stay-at-Home Orders Saw Higher Rates of COVID-19 Deaths
As the COVID-19 pandemic spread across the United States, governments at the state and local levels issued emergency declarations and shut down schools. With no treatment and no vaccine, this was seen as the best way to stop the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Researchers from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine have conducted one of the first studies to measure the efficacy of social distancing in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. They found that states that were slow to implement such orders saw higher COVID-19 death rates.
The findings were published this month in Clinical Infectious Diseases.
Researchers analyzed more than 55,000 COVID-19 deaths across 37 states between January 21, 2020 and April 29, 2020. They tested the association between the timing of emergency declarations and school closings with 2
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Disability-Focused Entrepreneurs To Release Anthology Of Successful Start-Up Stories
Mai Ling Chan, speech-language pathologist and successful disability-related entrepreneur is releasing her long-awaited collaborative publication co-authored with 13 former guests of her Xceptional Leaders podcast, four months later than expected due to the impacts of COVID-19.
Becoming an Exceptional Leader is a resource for the disability entrepreneur. This is an intimate first-person account of each author’s personal journey through envisioning, creating, and growing a disability centered offering. Whether they are challenged by having a disability themselves or are motivated by a loved one with a disability, every author shares their individual motivations, challenges, entrepreneurial lessons, and important nuances related to a disability-related offering.
“This book has been 22 months in the making. I knew when I began my podcast two years ago that I wanted to continue to find way
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Does 'Mommy Brain' Last? Study Shows Motherhood Does Not Diminish Attention
“Mommy brain” is a long-held perception that mothers are more forgetful and less attentive.
“In most studies, however, attention and memory tests are given to mothers very early postpartum,” said Valerie Tucker Miller, a Ph.D. student in Purdue University’s Department of Anthropology department. Miller is studying the effects of motherhood on attention, memory and other psychological processes.
“There are few issues with that,” she added. “When you first have a child, you have a cascade of hormones and sleep deprivation that might be affecting attention and memory processes in the brain.”
Schematic of the ANT-R. For each cue condition (non, double, valid, and invalid), a cue box is displayed for 100 milliseconds. After the variable duration (zero, 400, or 800 milliseconds), five arrows appear for 500 milliseconds on one side of the display. The participant is asked to press the button