Resource topic: Safety and Patient Outcomes
Empathy and Burnout in Medicine-Acknowledging Risks and Opportunities.

The following article highlights the importance of demonstrating empathy in clinical practice for patient safety and outcomse. Physicians who are facing burnout...

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Gender Disparities in Clinical Decision Making

The following article discusses the lack of research data on women, which limits the understanding of women's health needs. One concern is that medical treatments...

Peer-Reviewed Literature
A parallel curriculum in lifestyle medicine

The gap in patient–clinician dialogue is perhaps the result of a lack of structured training in medical school surrounding the components of lifestyle medicine....

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Artificial Intelligence and the Augmentation of Health Care Decision-Making

Information technology in health care, such as the EHR, patient portals, digitized medical devices, and wearables are becoming increasingly used to improve patient...

Article
Changes in functional independence measure ratings associated with a safe patient handling and movement program

Safe patient handling and movement (SPHM) programs are effective in reducing healthcare worker injuries. This study aims to evaluate the perception among...

Article
Nursing Injury Rates and Negative Patient Outcomes: Connecting the Dots

The following study evaluates the connection between nursing injury rates and patient outcomes in the health care occupational health setting. The article...

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An Evaluation of a “best practices” Musculoskeletal injury Prevention Program in Nursing Homes

The following study conducted an intervention trial of a "best practices" musculoskeletal injury prevention program designed to safely lift physically dependent...

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Safe-Patient-Handling Equipment in Therapy Practice: Implications for Rehabilitation

The following study aims to determine how safe-patient-handling (SPH) equipment is used in rehabilitation and how it affects therapists, patients, and therapy...

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Long-Term Effectiveness of “Zero-Lift Program” in Seven Nursing Homes and One Hospital

This study aims to reduce injuries to health care workers resulting from manul lifting and transferring of patients. "Zero-lift programs" were implemented by...

Peer-Reviewed Literature
Improving Patient and Worker Safety: Opportunities for Synergy, Collaboration and Innovation

The following report, created by The Joint Commission, intends to stimulate greater awareness of the potential synergies between patient and worker health and...

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