We must think and act as one global society

A family wearing protective masks takes a walk after restrictions were partially lifted for children for the first time in six weeks, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Bilbao, Spain, on April 26, 2020. Photo: Reuters The growing magnitude of this pandemic makes it more critical than ever that public and private stakeholders come … Continue reading We must think and act as one global society

Healthcare workforce crisis: The challenges and way forward

Photo by RODNAE Productions on Pexels.com Case Study for Projects MBA Healthcare Management, XYZ University Around the world there is a known and exacerbating healthcare workforce crisis, estimating a shortfall of nearly 18 million staff by 2030 (WHO 2020). This is highly likely to have a direct impact on patient care, staff wellbeing, and therefore … Continue reading Healthcare workforce crisis: The challenges and way forward

What healthcare organizations should do to increase nurse retention

Photo by RODNAE Productions on Pexels.com The COVID-19 pandemic has been a major disruptor of nurse retention and contributes to increased burnout and related risks of higher nurse turnover. Employers must respond to nurse burnout and retention challenges because theyhave a duty of care for their workforce, and because it is in their own interests. … Continue reading What healthcare organizations should do to increase nurse retention

COVID-19 and its impact on nurse supply

Photo by Павел Сорокин on Pexels.com The global nursing workforce was estimated in 2019-20 as being 27.9 million nurses. Prior to the pandemic, the global shortage of nurses was estimated at 5.9 millionnurses; nearly all of these shortages were concentrated in low- and lower middleincome countries. The pandemic has exacerbated the existing nurse supply shortfalland … Continue reading COVID-19 and its impact on nurse supply

YouTube allegedly profiting from quack health solution videos

YouTube is profiting from quack health cure videos which promote pills containing the discharge of men infected with gonorrhoea. A MailOnline investigation found dozens of videos glorifying the use of medorrhinum, even on children. The videos, largely from channels based in India, have clocked up more than half a million views.   YouTube ran adverts for various companies — … Continue reading YouTube allegedly profiting from quack health solution videos

Everything you should know about snake bites

Animal bites are a significant cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide.Worldwide, up to five million people are bitten by snakes every year; the majority in Africa and South-East Asia.Prompt medical treatment with appropriate antivenom is required for poisonous snake bites.Dog bites account for tens of millions of injuries annually; the highest risk is among children.Rabies … Continue reading Everything you should know about snake bites

Naked Qualms. German doctors go nude to protest shortage of equipment

German doctors are stripping off their clothes to protest shortages of personal protective equipment. Photos appearing to show nude medical workers with body parts artfully obscured by stethoscopes and other medical equipment have been posted to the website Blanke Bedenken, which translates to "Naked Qualms," according to the Guardian. "We are your GPs. To be able … Continue reading Naked Qualms. German doctors go nude to protest shortage of equipment

The world needs more investment in nursing

A global shortage of nurses is highlighted in a report from the World Health Organization (WHO), released on World Health Day, at a time when nursing staff and other health professionals are working around the clock responding to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The WHO report State of the World’s Nursing 2020 projects that, without action, there will … Continue reading The world needs more investment in nursing

Challenges of Health Care in Africa

  Technology is transforming how health care is delivered in Africa, giving more people in remote areas there and around the world access to better care. Likewise, easier access to data helps both doctors and policymakers make better-informed decisions about how to continue to improve the system. Even with these strides, however, the continent’s health … Continue reading Challenges of Health Care in Africa

Common leadership mistakes every employer should avoid

  Workplace stress is exacting an ever-higher physical and psychological toll on workers and it adversely affects productivity, drives up voluntary turnover as well costs US employers nearly $200 billion every year in healthcare costs. Many companies are aware of these negative effects, and some have gotten busy devising ways to counteract them. Efforts range from … Continue reading Common leadership mistakes every employer should avoid

An analysis of the Healthcare System in India

  India has a vast health care system, but there remain many differences in quality between rural and urban areas as well as between public and private health care. Despite this, India is a popular destination for medical tourists, given the relatively low costs and high quality of its private hospitals. International students in India … Continue reading An analysis of the Healthcare System in India