Author: Deborah Chiaravalloti

Deborah Chiaravalloti is an award-winning writer and former hospital executive. Her insider experience helps healthcare clients launch medical procedures, products including artificial intelligence software and knowledge sharing platforms. Deborah writes websites, blogs, opinion pieces, and marketing strategy for elder care, health care consumerism, revenue cycle management (RCM), and the business of healthcare. Her printed pieces have been published and her radio shows syndicated nationally.

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Learning to Use “People First” Language with Patients 

Learning to Use “People First” Language with Patients 

With all the regulations and documentation and cultural requirements you have to absorb into your daily practice, changing the language you use to [...]
It’s Official, Burnout is a Disease

It’s Official, Burnout is a Disease

It’s official: burnout is recognized as a disease. The World Health Organization (WHO) insisted that burnout should be part of the International C [...]
Do I Have to Report My Mental Illness as a Physician?

Do I Have to Report My Mental Illness as a Physician?

Despite the fact that mental illness is talked about more openly than in decades past, and in some corners, its stigma is being reduced, many rema [...]
Nurses: Unwritten Rules for Dating Physicians and Patients

Nurses: Unwritten Rules for Dating Physicians and Patients

Given the long hours spent on the job, sooner or later there is bound to be a love interest. Depending upon your point of view, this may be a bene [...]
7 Famous People You Never Knew Were Doctors and Nurses

7 Famous People You Never Knew Were Doctors and Nurses

If the daily grind has you dreaming of leaving medicine to pursue a different career, let's just say you wouldn't be the first. Honestly, who know [...]
Twitter & Instagram Profiles For Medical Students to Follow

Twitter & Instagram Profiles For Medical Students to Follow

In a sea of options for people to follow for a good laugh, quality information, or motivation, social media is well-ingrained into the fabric of o [...]
6 Reasons Nurses Get Fired: Social Media Mistakes, and More

6 Reasons Nurses Get Fired: Social Media Mistakes, and More

The unfortunate truth is that nurses get fired. Not laid off, not transferred - fired. It’s uncomfortable to contemplate and discuss, but nurses n [...]
Nurses Going Above and Beyond the Call of Duty

Nurses Going Above and Beyond the Call of Duty

Nurses are the most honored and trusted profession in the United States. A Gallup poll shows that 84% of Americans - four out of every five - rank [...]
Are APRNs Happy with Their Career Choice?

Are APRNs Happy with Their Career Choice?

When you ask if advanced practice registered nurses (APRN) are happy with their career choices, you hear a resounding “yes”. Of course, there are [...]
How to Nail Your Nursing Interview

How to Nail Your Nursing Interview

Interviewing can be tough. It can rattle even the most seasoned nurse. It seems that the more you want a job, the more stressful the process becom [...]
Instagram & Twitter Profiles For Nursing Students to Follow

Instagram & Twitter Profiles For Nursing Students to Follow

Depending upon the platforms you access, social media can be either a source of entertainment and laughter or a swamp of divisiveness and useless [...]
More Pediatricians Are Dismissing Patients Who Refuse to Vaccinate

More Pediatricians Are Dismissing Patients Who Refuse to Vaccinate

  The anti-vaccination movement was born of one report in the British journal, The Lancet, in 1998 by Dr. Andrew Wakefield (this has since [...]
Telehealth Nursing: RN Jobs Beyond the Hospital

Telehealth Nursing: RN Jobs Beyond the Hospital

Congratulations! You passed your NCLEX® exam and now you’re ready to find the perfect job. Many of your classmates may be researching opportunitie [...]
The Origins of Common Medical Terminology and Acronyms

The Origins of Common Medical Terminology and Acronyms

Healthcare is full of acronyms and terminology, from STAT and b.i.d, to “attending” physicians and coccyx. The words roll off our collective tongu [...]
The Essential Items Nurses Keep In Their Nursing Bags

The Essential Items Nurses Keep In Their Nursing Bags

If you want to read one of the very best essays ever written on handbags, (probably the only one ever written on the subject, you have to read Nor [...]
Traveling with Medication: How to Avoid Possible Jail Time

Traveling with Medication: How to Avoid Possible Jail Time

You pack for a long anticipated vacation. Your toiletry bag contains your toothbrush, comb, shaving gear, makeup, Vicks for your chest congestion, [...]
Football, The Superbowl, & Concussions: What You Need to Know

Football, The Superbowl, & Concussions: What You Need to Know

Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta is nearly here. While the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams are preparing for the biggest game of the year, you [...]
Pharmacists: Do You Know Your Rights to Refuse?

Pharmacists: Do You Know Your Rights to Refuse?

This past summer, two incidents shined a harsh light on pharmacists who refused to fill prescriptions on moral grounds. Although they had very dif [...]
ABIM Knowledge Check-In Explained

ABIM Knowledge Check-In Explained

It’s meant to make life easier for physicians but is still very complicated. The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) is offering a two-year ass [...]
The Rising Rate of STDs: A Public Health Crisis?

The Rising Rate of STDs: A Public Health Crisis?

As a physician, of course you know about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). However, did you know that the rate of STDs in the US is climbing s [...]
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