This past summer, in the midst of a global pandemic, three University of Pennsylvania Hillman Scholars, Jessie Axsom (’23), Nina Juntereal (’24), and Anthony Scarpone-Lambert (’24), took on an project aimed at sharpening their innovative skills and creating something to benefit the greater healthcare community. Scholars first completed an online five-module Design Thinking for Health course, then applied the framework to a project of their choosing that relates to the particular health challenge and community that is the focus of their dissertation research. The final project deliverable was for each student to create a brief case study presentation detailing their experience.
Data show that young adult women in the United States have high rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) that increase their risk of HIV. Though epidemiologic and behavioral factors for risk have been studied, we know very little about brain factors that may be linked to STI/ HIV sexual risk.
Researchers from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing) found that nearly half of adolescents who sought specialty care for a concussion were back to driving when asked approximately two weeks after the injury, even though few had returned to exercise and sports.
Sainabou Barra Cham, a 2019 recipient of the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, joined Penn Nursing’s Center for Global Women’s Health (CGWH) for a one-month training opportunity. On Thursday, August 29th, she will share her experience as a Fellow, and what her time here was like. She will also detail her work as a nurse and midwife in The Gambia. For details about the special presentation and to RSVP, please click here.
NSRH members get trained in supporting patients through gynecologic procedures.
During the pandemic, nurses continue to deliver a crisis standard of care, which requires allocating and using scarce medical resources. This care, in the context of COVID-19, an infectious and potentially fatal illness, requires nurses to balance their duty to care for patients while protecting themselves and their families. Crisis standards of care cause high moral distress for clinicians. The lack of preparedness of U.S. hospitals to initiate crisis care standards is likely amplifying such distress. Could better leadership communication mitigate this distress and consequential poorer mental health?