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Published twice a month, Caring Headlines shares stories of best practices, innovations in care, clinical narratives, professional achievements, and topics of interest to healthcare professionals throughout the MGH community.

AccessAbility Fair - December 15, 2011

In this Issue: AccessAbility Fair - Jeanette Ives Erickson: A Look Back, a Look Ahead - AccessAbility Fair - Life Experience Narrative: Helen Brandt, RN - Comfort and Support after Loss - Memorial Service - Fielding the Issues: Disabilities Awareness - Professional Achievements - Announcements - The Circle of Life

Common Clinical Systems - November 17, 2011

In this Issue: Common Clinical Systems - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Common Clinical Systems - Physical Therapy Month - Health Literacy - Clinical Narrative: Jane D’Addario, RN - 2012 Knowles Nurse Preceptor Fellows - Former Knowles Fellow Checks In - pink tips - Announcements - Fielding the Issues: The Center for Perioperative Care

Celebrating the life and career of Judy Newell, RN - November 3, 2011

In this Issue: A Tribute to Judy Newell, RN - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Gregg Meyer, MD, on Care Re-Design - Judy Newell, RN, a Legacy of Kindness - Nurse Residency Program - Clinical Narrative: Laurie Carlsoon, RN - Collaborative Governance Welcomes Michael Bleich, RN - Police & Security: The New SMART Team - REBPC Journal Club - Changes to Fire Drill Procedure - Professional Achievements - Nursing Research Expo - Fielding the Issues: Beacon On-Line Request System - Announcements - Solidarity on Blake 4

The history of Physical Therapy at MGH - October 20, 2011

In this Issue: The History of Physical Therapy at MGH - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Affordable Care and Cost-Containment - The Rich History of Physical Therapy - Nursing Symposium - Clinical Narrative: Tessa Rowin, PT - One Celebration of Many Stars - Blum Center Lecture Series: Pain Management - The Norman Knight Visiting Scholar Program - Fielding he Issues: Patient Affordability and Innovation Units - Announcements - Nursing Research Opportunities

Case Management
A key component of patient-centered care - October 6, 2011

In this Issue: Case Management - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Infection Control Survey - AMMP Scholarships - Clinical Recognition Program: Key to Successful Recognition Process - Case Management Celebrates 16th Year - ACD Fair - Clinical Narrative: Susan Lozzi RN - Holistic Nursing - Fielding the Issues I: The Knight Center for Clinical & Professional Development - A Nursing Reflection: Clare Swan, RN - Professional Achievements - Fielding the Issues II: What You Need to Know about the Flu

The Hausman Fellowship
Advancing diversity in the nursing workforce - September 15, 2011

In this Issue: The Hausman Fellowship - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Regulatory Readiness and Excellence Every Day - The Hausman Fellowship - Clinical Narrative: Melissa Bryant, RN - Norman Knight and Gil Minor Scholarships - Announcements - Acute Care Documentation Update

Iftar at MGH
a family, community, and multi-cultural affair - September 1, 2011

In this Issue: Iftar at MGH - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Innovation Units - Ramadan - Ben Corrao Clanon Memorial Scholarship - Paul W. Cronin and Ellen S. Raphael Award - Clinical Narrative: Lori Lancaster, RN - An Update from MGH Imaging - Journal Club MGH Youth Scholars - Fielding the Issues I: Flu and Pneumococcal Vaccines - Announcements - Fielding the Issues II: Changes to Collaborative Governance

A fond and fitting farewell to Ann Daniels - August 4, 2011

In this Issue: Fond Farewell to Ann Daniels - Jeanette Ives Erickson: New EED Website - Celebrating Ann Daniels' Distinguished Career - A Tribute to Judy Newell - Clinical Narrative: Jennifer Podesky, PT - Linda Kelly, RN, Visiting Scholar Program - Prayer Shawls Bring Home and Comfort - Fielding the Issues: Changes in AcuityPlus - Announcements - Professional Achievements - Oncology Nursing Career Development Award

Holistic Nursing at MGH - July 21, 2011

In this issue: Holistic Nursing at MGH - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Social Media - Holistic Nursing at MGH - Diversity Exhibit at Treadwell Library - Carol A. Ghiloni Oncology Fellowship - Clinical Narrative: Karen Turner, OTR/L - S Our SKIN Campaign - Tthe Knight Nursing Cener: In response to Your Feedback - Fielding the Issues: Health Literacy for Patients and Families - In Memoriam: Catherine Gouzoule, RN - Announcements - Infection Control: Vaccines Protect againt Pneumonia and Flu

Clinical Ethics Residency for Nurses - July 7, 2011

In this issue: Clinical Ethics Residency for Nurses - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Privacy Policies for PHI - Clinical Ethics Residency for Nurses - Journal Club - Bicentennial Scholars - Clinical Narrative: Kelly McDermott, PT - Linking Nursing Care to Obesity Solutions - Nurse Executives Complete DNP Program at IHP - Fielding the Issues 1: The LEAF Program - Announcements - Fielding the Issues 2: New Chaplaincy Paging System

Are the 7Ps in your tool kit? - June 16, 2011

In this issue: 7Ps Tool Kit - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Picker Institute Always Event Grant and the 7Ps - Simple Act of Kindness - Ethics Forum: Caring for Individuals with Newly Aquired Disability - The Hausman Young Scholars Program - Bicentennial Scholars - MGH Chapel Celebrates 70th Anniversary - Clinical Narrative: Maria Sweeney, RN - Susan Dasilva Psychiatric Nursing Award - The Orren Carreere Fox Award - Women's Health Fair - Advance Care Planning Booth - New Leadership: Kevin Whitney, RN and Marie Elena Gioiella, LICSW - Announcements - Inter-Disciplinary CPE Program - Tools of Innovation

Nurse Week 2011, May 26, 2011

In this issue: A Tribute to those who, hands-down, provide the best nursing care int he world - New regulatory expectations focus on patient safety and patient outcomes - Ethical Considerations in Nursing: preserving the dignity and values of our patients - Yvonne L. Munn Nursing Research Lecture: A closer look at the way we do things here - Yvonne L. Munn Nursing Research Awards - Transition Theory figures into entry-into-practice for first-and-second-career nurses - Experiences of humanitarian care providers: an inspiring look at global health - MGH Nursing at 200 - Interactive Poster Display Showcases nursing knowledge and research

Pathology - May 5, 2011

In this issue: Speech-Language Pathology - Jeanette Ives Erickson: 2011 National Patient Safety Goals - The Allen Moore, MD, Memorial Medical Services Blood Drive - Cardiac Nursing Visiting Scholar Program - Speech-Language Pathology - Patient Memorial Service for Staff - Journal Club: Diabetes-Education in the hespanic Population - Clinical Narrative: Kristen Cina, RN - Ambulatory Practice of the Future - Clinical Recognition Program - Clinical Support Services: Infection Prevention - Fielding the Issues: Way-Finding in the Lunder Building - The Mary C. Forshay Scholarship - The Molly Catherine Tramontana Award - Professional Achievements - Announcements - The Knight Center: Preparing for the Electronic Medical Record

Occupational Theapy
...and now - April 7, 2011

In this issue: Occupational Therapy - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Nursing-Sensitive Indicators - Occupational Therapy Month - The Wii comes to Blake 11 - Clinical Narrative: Claire deMercado, RN - A Week in Burundi - New Graduate in Critical Care Nursing Program - Fielding the Issues: IPOP vs. VPOP - Announcements - Vascular Nursing Lunch & Learn

Child life specialist
Normalizing the hospital experience for children and families - March 17, 2011

In this Issue: 2011: Child Life Specialists - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Excellence Every Day - 106 Years of Medical Social Work - Child Life Specialists - Cliniical Narrative: Amy Krasner, LICSW - Job Shadow Day - Videophones Come to MGH - NERBNA Excellence in Nursing Awards - Blum Center: Kidney Health - Announcements - Professional Achievements

2011 Our bicentennial year;
a time to look back at our long and storied past - March 3, 2011

In this Issue: 2011: Our Bicentennial Year - Jeanette Ives Erickson: A Brief History of Patient Care Services - Looking Back at the MGH School of Nursing - Quality & Safety: The Importance of Filing Safety Reports - Fielding the Issues: A Virtual Tour of the Lunder Building - Clinical Narrative: Sarah Zumsande, RN - Dedicated Education Unit - The Knight Center - Nurse Residency Program - Professional Achievements - Announcements

A closer look at the Clinical
Recogniton Program - February 17, 2011

In this Issue: The Clinical Recognition Project - Jeanette Ives Erickson: The Lunder Building - Excellence Revealed Through Story-Telling - Clinical Narrative: Carol Doherty, RN - Improving Access to Care - Leadership Book Club - Fielding the Issues - Healthcare Reform: on the Local
and National Level - Announcements - Blum Center’s National Health - Observance Dis cussion Series: Heart Disease in Women

Creating a welcoming
and inclusive environment for
patients with disabilities - February 3, 2011

In this Issue: Creating a Welcoming Environment for Patients with Disabilities - Jeanette Ives Erickson: A Closer Look at 2011 Strategic Goals - Disabilities Awareness - A Bicentennial Reflection - Clinical Narrative: Jennifer Curran, RN - A Nursing Reflection: Lin Wu, RN - Blum Center Launches National Health - Observance Discussion Series - Announcements - Fielding the Issues: Diversity Initiatives Strong in 2011

Management - January 20, 2011

In this Issue: Proactive Budget-Management - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Meeting the Economic Challenges of 2011 - A Wedding on Ellison 14 - New Programs from The Blum Center - Clinical Narrative: Suzanne Hally, RN - The Knight Center: Website Gets Face-Lift - NRC Journal Club: Linda Evans, RN, Presents - Fielding the Issues: Enhancement to ‘Wall of Fame’ - Announcements - Professional Achievements

Holiday time at MGH
a multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary affair - January 6, 2011

In this Issue: Holiday Time at MGH - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Volunteer Pin Week - Celebrations - Jackie Somerville, RN, goes to BWH - Paul Arnstein, RN, Inducted into AAN- Clinical Narrative: Helen Brandt, RN - The Knight Center: Physiologic Monitoring - Bicentennial Moments - Professional Achievements - Announcements - Fielding the Issues - More on Physiologic Monitoring

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