Got an Original Idea? Hold that Thought

July 27, 2018 at 3:55 PM / by UC College of Nursing posted in research

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The night before she intended to file a patent application for her original online learning concept, Christine Colella, DNP, APRN-CNP, FAANP, received crushing news.

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Article: Gabapentin Use as Opioid Alternative Not without Risks

July 13, 2018 at 8:33 AM / by UC College of Nursing posted in research

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With a nationwide effort to cut back on opioid prescriptions, care providers are turning to medications considered less addictive, namely gabapentin, but two University of Cincinnati College of Nursing researchers say this drug is becoming a problem.

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Caring for the Family Caregiver

July 9, 2018 at 3:32 PM / by UC College of Nursing posted in magazine, research

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Tamilyn Bakas has dedicated more than 20 years of research to improving quality of life for family caregivers of stroke survivors. In 2004, she developed the Telephone Assessment and Skill-Building Kit (TASK), an eight-week educational program, to address caregivers’ needs. Now almost three years into its third version, Bakas is leveraging technology to make the program more accessible.

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Preventing Workplace Violence

April 23, 2018 at 3:58 PM / by UC College of Nursing posted in research

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Nearly a year ago, footage of a police officer forcibly arresting a nurse in a Utah hospital horrified millions of viewers and shed a brighter light on an unfortunate reality—that health care providers, especially nurses, experience some of the highest rates of workplace violence in the U.S.

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Discussion: Racial Disparities in Health Care

March 14, 2018 at 4:49 PM / by UC College of Nursing posted in research

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 A survey by the University of Cincinnati shows African-American adults in Greater Cincinnati are more likely than white adults to perceive their race and health insurance negatively impacted their health care treatment.

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Thwarting Teen Dating Violence

March 5, 2018 at 1:37 PM / by UC College of Nursing posted in research

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The “Me Too” movement has brought to light the pervasiveness of sexual harassment and violence against women (and men) — and according to research, young adults experience some of the same abuses in relationships.

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