José A. Bauermeister, PhD, MPH, Presidential Professor of Nursing, will be the next Chair of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing’s (Penn Nursing) Department of Family and Community Health, effective July 1, 2020.
In a webinar kicking off Penn Nursing’s new Caregiving NOW Initiative, Heather Young, PhD, RN recounted her own experiences as caregiver to her late father.
President Biden’s Build Back Better Framework, currently in the bill stage, introduces major expansions to U.S. social programs, including those created to assist children and their caregivers. The original bill proposed 12 weeks of paid family leave, which affords compensated time off to care for newborn or adopted children and ill family members. However, after heated contention in the House prior to its passing, this provision was ultimately reduced to four weeks.
Growing up as one of 11 kids—five of whom were adopted— gave Kendall Grasela, Nu’20, insight into life and gratitude for having a large, close-knit family. Kendall’s parents are adoption advocates who dedicate their lives to helping others. She calls her mother her role model.
Comprehensive and inclusive sexual health education reduces young gay, bisexual, and queer (GBQ) men’s vulnerability to poor sexual health outcomes like HIV and STIs into adulthood, data shows. However, conservative ideologies continue to dominate policies on school-based sex education and view topics like same-sex attractions as controversial.
Alexandra Drane and ARCHANGELS are on a mission: to reach and support unpaid caregivers, even those who don’t identify themselves as caregivers.
Hospitals, nursing homes, and schools in America are understaffed with nurses. In an invited commentary for the New York Times, Linda Aiken PHD RN FAAN FRCN, Professor of Nursing and founding director of the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research, explains why, and how to fix the problem.
Penn Nursing Rethinks Mental Health in the Age of COVID-19.
Sometimes health workers have to work around system related issues to do what is right for their patients, but what should they do, knowing that because of COVID-19, their system may be unprepared?
Thanks to a $1 million grant from the Joe & Sandy Samberg Foundation and the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation, the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing) and the Columbia University School of Social Work (CSSW) are developing a collaborative initiative to educate social workers and nurses about psychedelic-assisted therapy in anticipation of FDA approval of this type of treatment. This effort will help improve access to affordable, safe treatment facilitated by a large workforce of highly qualified practitioners.