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October 2017 Archives

Nurse Faces Disciplinary Action Because He Answered "No" to the Question of Intemperate Use of Alcohol After a Recent DUI Arrest

In my blog of September 10, 2015, I wrote that the Pennsylvania Nursing Board revised its Application for Exam and/or Graduate Temporary Practice Permit (TPP) and Re-Exam to include the following question: Do you currently engage in, or have you engaged in, the intemperate or habitual use or abuse of alcohol or narcotics, hallucinogenic or other drugs or substances that impair judgment or coordination.

Nurses often don't realize how fragile their licenses are

You may feel that your nursing license is secure. You come to work prepared for your duties. You may do your job well and keep thorough records. However, your clientele is typically people who are not feeling well and may not be thinking rationally. Depending on your area of specialty, you may have patients who don't survive their stay with you, and their family members may look for someone to blame.

Licensing board coming down hard on 85-year-old physician

Many Pennsylvania residents are frustrated with the current state of health care in this state and throughout the nation. A physician who has been successfully practicing pediatric and internal medicine in another state for nearly half a century says the system has become too computerized and is no longer focused on personalized care and treatment of patients. Her opinion has apparently led to licensing board problems. Because of the way she does business, she has been made to surrender her license.

When the counselor's boundaries blur

How often have you heard someone refer to you as a people person? You probably see this as a compliment. It is even possible that you chose to go into psychology because of the satisfying feeling of helping people who come to you with their problems.

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