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Study names Wisconsin top place to work for nurses

Many things can have major impacts on the life and career of a nurse. Among these are nursing license issues. When issues come up that could negatively impact a nurse’s license status, it can give rise to a lot of worries and anxiety for a nurse. Health lawyers understand how much a nurse’s career and life as they know it can depend on their license status. They can advise nurses here in Wisconsin on what they can do to defend their license when matters arise that could put their license in danger, such as disciplinary matters.

Survey: Many nurses feel overworked, considering leaving the field

The nursing shortage that the U.S. is currently experiencing has the potential to impact a great many people. This includes the nurses that are out there working in the field. For one, the shortage could lead to these individuals facing particularly big workloads. Unreasonably big workloads could lead to nurses feeling burned out or overworked.

Communication challenges when it comes to pain treatment

Good doctor-patient communication is important in all manner of situations. This includes in the treatment of pain. Communication break-downs during the course of such treatment could result in situations that create significant problems for both doctors and patients. For doctors, it could lead to facing allegations that they didn’t act properly in relation to patient care.

Could Wisconsin soon see changes in the rules for some health care professions?

Among the things that are very impactful on health care practitioners here in Wisconsin are the state’s rules for their particular profession. These rules set various things for a given health care profession, including what individuals in that profession are and are not authorized to do when it comes to patient care.

Many nurses face violence at work

Many things can affect what kinds of legal issues end up coming up for a nurse in relation to their work. One is the work environment at the health care facility they work at. Among the aspects of work environment that can be remarkably impactful on nurses is how likely violent incidents (such as attacks by patients) are to arise in their place of work. Being exposed to workplace violence, and the aftermath of such violence, could impact a nurse’s career in many ways.

Many U.S. doctors still not using electronic information sharing

One thing that has come to play a bigger and bigger role in the health care industry in recent years are electronic health record (EHR) systems. The increased prevalence of such systems has had many different impacts, including effects on doctors. For one, it has shifted what the day-to-day practice of medicine involves. Also, there are some new types of legal issues that could come up for a doctor in relation to their use of such systems. This includes issues coming from allegations that a doctor made impactful mistakes in their EHR use. When EHR-related legal matters arise for physicians, skilled health law attorneys can give them guidance throughout the process of responding to the issues.