Ebola, Epidemics, and Nursing Care

Medical staff treating Ebola victim in West Africa (Photo Credit: Sylvain Cherkaoui)

By Connie Ulrich, PhD, RN and Julie Fairman, PhD, RN, FAAN

The World Health Organization has now estimated that 5,000 to 10,000 new cases of Ebola a week are projected within two months if more is not done to combat this emerging crisis.   Two health care workers have now been diagnosed in the United States, and several other providers have contracted the disease abroad and returned to the US for treatment.

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Recap from Professionalizing Nursing and Medicine: The Early Years Colloquium

(left to right) Jeffrey Brosco, Amanda Mahoney, Steven Peitzman, Patricia D'Antonio, Barron Lerner, and Jean Whelan, gather during recent colloquium (photo credit: Daniel Burke)

(left to right) Jeffrey Brosco, Amanda L. Mahoney, Steven Peitzman, Patricia D’Antonio, Barron Lerner, and Jean Whelan, gather during recent colloquial (photo credit: Daniel Burke)

The Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing held the first Enduring Issues in American Health Care colloquial, Professionalizing Nursing and Medicine: The Early Years on Saturday, September 27th at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. Continue reading