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Responding to Parents Who are Reluctant to Vaccinate Their Children

October 24, 2011

If a parent asks you if it’s okay to skip or delay a few of their child’s immunizations, how do you respond? It’s a situation faced by a growing number of health care providers. Some parents express concern over the number of vaccines on the recommended vaccination schedule, while others fret over possible side effects….

VUSN’s Patti McCarver in the New York Times

October 4, 2011

VUSN’s Patti McCarver in the New York Times [Article] [PDF]

School of Nursing wellness program takes to the stairs

August 4, 2011

The stairwells at the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing are seeing a lot more traffic this summer thanks to a StairWellness Program developed by the school and Health Plus. The VUSN StairWellness program was initiated by Carla Beals, graphics manager at VUSN, and Betsey Usher, a program manager, who were inspired after hearing Mayor Karl…

Nursing School’s Weiner joins health technology task force

July 28, 2011

Betsy Weiner, Ph.D., R.N., was recently appointed to the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Task Force on Delivery System Reform and Health Information Technology. Weiner, who is senior associate dean for Informatics for Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, was sought out for her national expertise in health information technology.

Child Spacing: How Close is Too Close?

June 4, 2011

Never before have women had so much control on family planning and child spacing. We can space our pregnancies to suit our needs. And many women want to have their babies as close together as possible. Brittney Walker from Phoenix, Arizona, had two back-to-back difficult pregnancies. Her sons are 13 1/2 months apart, and while…