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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Should Empathy Be a Factor in Medical School Admissions?

Should Empathy Be a Factor in Medical School Admissions?

You've earned a high GPA and you've hit your target scores on the MCAT. The medical school of your dreams should be almost a guarantee, right? But [...]
Auto Brewery Syndrome: Drunk Without a Drink

Auto Brewery Syndrome: Drunk Without a Drink

If you are a beer lover, you're likely always seeking out the best new brews to quench your thirst for barley and hops. But for those living with [...]
Nursing Positions That Don’t Require Working Weekends

Nursing Positions That Don’t Require Working Weekends

From the first day of nursing school, it’s made clear that working nights and weekends are part of the job. Wanting to become a nurse without a wi [...]
New Requirement: Mandatory Opioid Prescription Training

New Requirement: Mandatory Opioid Prescription Training

Beginning in January of 2018, all doctors in Georgia will be required to take three hours of continuing medical education on opioid prescription t [...]
How to Discuss Palliative Care and Hospice with Patients 

How to Discuss Palliative Care and Hospice with Patients 

Discussions about end of life are some of the most difficult to hold with a patient and his or her family. Some clinicians report that they never [...]
CPNP-PC Exam Replaces Retired PPCNP-BC Exam

CPNP-PC Exam Replaces Retired PPCNP-BC Exam

The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Commission on Certification retired the Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (PPCNP-BC) exam [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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