September 11, 2017

Weekly review: A nurse was arrested for protecting an unconscious patient's rights. Here's how her hospital is responding

Daily Briefing

    A nurse was arrested for protecting an unconscious patient's rights. Here's how her hospital is responding. (Sept. 5)

    The University of Utah Hospital has implemented new policies that bar officers from direct contact with nurses after a police officer placed a hospital nurse under arrest for refusing to draw blood from an unconscious patient. The blood draw, if it had occurred, would have violated hospital policy and according to experts likely would have been illegal.

    The 25 best hospitals to work for, according to Indeed (Sept. 6)

    Indeed has released the 2017 "Best Places to Work" for hospitals, with teaching hospitals taking many of the top spots. All honorees are Advisory Board members.

    The mystery of the 'perfect diet' deepens: New study recommends more fat, fewer carbs (Sept. 7)

    Countering global dietary guidance, a diet that incorporates more fats and fewer carbohydrates—and some fruits and vegetables—may be tied to lower mortality rates, according to three new papers in the Lancet.

    A doctor asked, 'Should I have saved your life?' The answer was 'No.' (Sept. 8)

    A critical care physician reflects on what he learned from a decision to proceed with treatment for a family member with a life-threatening illness against the patient's previously expressed wishes.

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