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Archive for July, 2008

Nurse Roster Management Is A Critical Task in Health Services

Monday, July 28th, 2008

Nurses must be available 24 hours at health care organizations. This means that shift working is an absolute necessity. However, available nurses cannot be arbitrarily rostered to shifts. Nurse roster management must accommodate the constraints on shift allocation, and other kinds of constraints such as nurses’ entitlement to vacations and other kinds of absences.

Yet another problem is the skill mix of nurses. Nurses with the right mix of skills must be present during each shift. Otherwise, the quality of health care will suffer. On the other hand, employing too many staff to accommodate all contingencies will increase costs beyond acceptable levels. It is through effective nurse roster management that an attempt is made to meet both the quality and cost objectives.

Mental Health Care

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

Mental Health Car is concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness. There are various facets to mental illness. The most heard and common are Alzheimer’s disease, schizophrenia, dementia etc.These generally stem out of depression. Let us try and analyze how and why depression sets in.

Depression is one of most common mental illness and can be cured by timely mental health care. It can include both emotional and physical symptoms. Both types are controlled by chemicals called neurotransmitters. Depression does have other symptoms which we usually associate with emotional distress; such as unexplained aches and pains, or digestive problems.