University of British Columbia: New COVID-19 study links nurses’ mental health to quality of care

University of British Columbia: New COVID-19 study links nurses’ mental health to quality of care. “The study, published recently in the journal Healthcare, found that the more severe the mental health symptoms reported by nurses, the more likely they will rate the quality of care in their work units in hospitals, long-term care homes and community health centres as poor.”

Nurse .org: ANA Launches Hub of COVID Vaccine Facts For Nurses

Nurse .org: ANA Launches Hub of COVID Vaccine Facts For Nurses. “Today, the American Nurses Association (ANA), along with 19 other leading nursing and healthcare organizations launched COVID Vaccine Facts for Nurses, an educational resource to bring ‘critical, current, and culturally sensitive COVID-19 vaccine information to the nation’s nurses on the frontlines of the pandemic and those caring for patients in every community across the country.’”

Nursing Times: Nursing from the past recorded on new local history website

Nursing Times: Nursing from the past recorded on new local history website. “Photographs of nursing staff taken at Christmas time during the 1920s and 1930s are among those featured in a new digital archive of the history of healthcare services in Salisbury. The new website has been launched by the Salisbury District Hospital ArtCare team to give an insight into the development of health services in and around Salisbury over the last 250 years.”

Arizona State University: ASU nursing alum creates online community to fight pediatric misinformation

Arizona State University: ASU nursing alum creates online community to fight pediatric misinformation. “A passion for accurate and accessible medical information led Arizona State University College of Nursing and Health Innovation alumna Danielle Stringer to come up with a unique solution. The pediatric nurse practitioner found that her patients’ parents were often turning to the internet in order to get questions answered outside the exam room. The problem was that a lot of what they came across online was inaccurate, contradictory or both. ‘I honestly thought the best way to fix the confusion my parents were suffering while reading blogs online was to simply start writing the truth and publishing it myself,’ Stringer said. That’s how KidNurse.org was born.”

New Online: Mary Ann “Mother” Bickerdyke’s Papers (Library of Congress)

Library of Congress: New Online: Mary Ann “Mother” Bickerdyke’s Papers. “During the Civil War, thousands of Union soldiers in the Western Theater affectionately called Mary Ann Bickerdyke (1817–1901) ‘Mother’ for the tender maternal care she provided as a nurse and relief worker with the United States Sanitary Commission. Bickerdyke’s papers at the Library of Congress are now available online. They include lists of provisions supplied for soldiers’ aid during Bickerdyke’s time in the field as well as grateful letters from soldiers who benefitted from her nursing skills, donors on the home front and relief workers who shepherded food and other material to the front.”

Florence Nightingale Correspondence Archive

Florence Nightingale is getting a new online archive of correspondence. “Now more than 2,000 of Nightingale’s letters are available for viewing online, thanks in large part to Boston University’s Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center (HGARC), which embarked on a pioneering international collaboration two years ago with the Florence Nightingale Museum, the Royal College of Nursing, and the Wellcome Library to create a comprehensive digital database of Nightingale’s voluminous correspondence. Known as the Florence Nightingale Digitization Project, the database offers scholars, biographers, students, and anyone interested in the history of nursing free, public access to letters that have long been held in private collections.”