Tag Archives: struggle

PCPs struggle to coordinate care, communicate with providers

While U.S. primary care physicians are leveraging health IT, they are struggling to coordinate care and communicate with other providers, compared with PCPs in other countries. That’s among the findings of a survey of more than 13,200 PCPs in 11 high-income countries. Results of the Commonwealth Fund’s International Health Policy Survey were published on Tuesday… Read More »

Tas hospitals struggle as emergencies rise

Patient safety at Hobart’s main hospital is being severely and routinely compromised, an audit has found. A scathing auditor-general’s report says Tasmania’s four major hospitals are not working effectively to meet increasing emergency department demand. The report released on Tuesday blamed poor culture, coordination and leadership for preventing long-standing problems from being fixed. “Patients are… Read More »

Nurses struggle with burnout, harassment and mental health issues, study finds

Burnout, overwork and harassment continuing to affect nurses and impact patient care in 2018, due in large part to the national nurse shortage, finds a new study from travel nurse staffing provider RNnetwork. According to the study, 49 percent of all respondents have considered leaving nursing in the past two years, a number that has… Read More »

Fertility Awareness Week: Mum's IVF story of struggle and success shows why you should never give up hope

Clinics carry out 68,000 cycles of IVF every year for wannabe UK mums. For many it’s an emotional, gruelling journey. In Fertility Awareness Week, journalist Punteha van Terheyden tells her story to encourage those longing for a baby to stay strong and not suffer in silence. Glimpsing my reflection, I took in my huge bump… Read More »