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Monday, May 4, 2015
  Clinical Accuracy Spoken Here  

Athena Forum Celebrates
National Nurses Week May 6-12, 2015

This year the theme for Nurse's Week celebration is "Ethical Practice, Quality Care".

"Thousands of nurses, social workers and other health professionals have completed the Athena Forum course "Ethics in Case Management" and rate the course 94.5% Excellent and Relevant to my job."

[Reference: Tom Rasmussen, Editor and CEO, Athena Forum Institute]

  Excellence in Case Mgmt  

Professional Identity:
Influences of Education

There is a growing body of evidence that ethical climates and education can positively influence patient safety and job satisfaction.

Case managers interested in nursing education, recruitment and retention, transforming the work environment, and improving patient care might visit Charting Nursing's Future, a web site produced by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The site informs nurses, nursing education leaders, and hospital executives about issues relating to the role of nurses in improving health care.

Athena Forum provides CMs access to evidence based, self-study education in support of improved patient care and ethical practice.

[Reference: Professional Identity, Module E, Leadership]

  Improving Patient Care...  

Professional Identity: CM Essentials

Health Care education has emphasized critical thinking as an essential skill and an integral part of medical curriculum for more than 50 years.

Caring for patients with complex health problems requires a strong knowledge base and critical thinking skills.

Learning to be an effective, safe practitioner requires not only technical expertise but also the ability to form helping relationships and engage in clinical reasoning which is:

  • Practical
  • Ethical

[Reference: Professional Identity, Module B, Critical Thinking]


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