What nurses are paid—and how salaries vary, mapped (Monday, Oct. 15)
RNs saw slight increases in compensation between 2016 and 2017, while LPNs wages remained stagnant, according to Medscape's latest RN/LPN Compensation Report. Advisory Board's Carol Boston-Fleischhauer says this stagnation suggests that "organizations should view salaries as a threshold for RN recruitment," but should pursue other strategies to attract and retain their nurses.
The 5 fears that keep doctors up at night (Tuesday, Oct. 16)
From politics to financial concerns, Robert Pearl, a surgeon and former CEO of the Permanente Medical Group, in a Forbes article breaks down the "five intense fears" plaguing doctors today.
6 tips for breaking bad news, according to an oncologist (Wednesday, Oct. 17)
Telling patients that they need further treatment or that their cancer is progressing is a "core function" of an oncologist's job, but that does not make disclosing the unwelcome news any easier, Andrew Neuschatz, a physician and partner with Arizona Oncology, writes for Quartz's "Quartz at Work." After 15 years on the job, Neuschatz has identified six "practical steps" for making bad news "less painful."
There's an easy way to alleviate the stress that comes with public speaking: Treat it like stand-up comedy, Art Markman, a professor of psychology and marketing at the University of Texas at Austin, writes for the Harvard Business Review, listing three public speaking lessons to learn from stand-up comedians.
Time's 50 most influential health care leaders: See who made the list (Friday, Oct. 19)
Time on Thursday released its inaugural Health Care 50 list recognizing the industry's most influential movers and shakers—including Kaiser Permanente CEO Bernard J. Tyson, surgeon and writer Atul Gawande, and numerous other health system stakeholders.