Research has provided significant insight into the abuse liability and negative health consequences associated with tobacco and nicotine-containing products. As novel nicotine-containing products and alternative nicotine products are introduced and selectively marketed to vulnerable populations, more research is necessary to guide regulatory efforts to protect public health.
Seven Penn Nursing undergraduate students, hailing from across the United States, and three PhD students traveled to Hong Kong with Sarah H. Kagan PhD, RN. They spent the first two weeks of May studying at the University of Hong Kong. The undergraduate students completed a course, taught jointly between Penn Nursing and the University of Hong Kong School of Public Health (HKU) while the PhD students helped Professor Kagan manage the course, each working on her own goals related to teaching elder care. The students delved deeply into their task of comparing care for older people in Hong Kong with the American systems for elder care with which they are more familiar.
The students especially enjoyed taking the course with students enrolled in the HKU MPH program with whom they shared great conversations over dim sum as well as stimulating analyses of their respective societies’ healthcare systems.
Hospitals that employ more nurse assistants relative to the number of professionally qualified nurses have higher mortality rates, lower patient satisfaction, and poorer quality and safety of care, according to a new European study published today in the leading scientific journal BMJ Quality and Safety.