Posts Tagged ‘nursing’

University of Pennsylvania nursing dean to speak on advancing health equity May 18

April 29, 2021

Hispanic and Latinx people are three times more likely to be hospitalized for COVID-19 than white people. Black people are 2.8 times more likely to be hospitalized. A key reason: health inequities. As health professionals and advocates, nurses can improve equities, says Antonia M. Villarruel, PhD, RN, FAAN, the Margaret Bond Simon Dean of Nursing…

Alumna came to Vanderbilt as a teenager and never left — until now

August 15, 2018

Patty Hofstetter, BSN’77, RN, CPHQ, recently retired as Senior Quality and Safety Advisor for Vanderbilt University Medical Center after 41 years as a nurse. She came to Vanderbilt as a teenager and never left. When she started as a nurse in 1977, there were only two Medical Center buildings – the old Vanderbilt University Hospital…

Study shows people with Alzheimer’s have a lower ability to detect pain but they feel it as intensely as healthy adults

July 12, 2016

People with Alzheimer’s disease don’t perceive pain as readily as healthy older adults, and this may lead to delays and underreporting of pain. This alteration in pain detection may be one reason that people with Alzheimer’s disease and pain tend to be undermedicated and suffer unnecessarily, a trans-institutional group of Vanderbilt researchers reported recently in…