Patient Care

February 2019 Andrew Schwartz
California has a significant shortage of primary care providers. Nurse practitioners can help plug the gap, but they must first overcome some significant hurdles.
January 2017 Efrat Lelkes
Inspired by what she heard at the 2016 Thelma Shobe Endowed Lectureships in Ethics and Spirituality at UC San Francisco School of Nursing, a pediatric intensivist writes of how bioethics can help clinicians of all kinds cope with the moral distress associated with having to make high-stakes decisions with and for their patients.
August 2016 Diana Austin
Alarm safety is a significant problem with no easy solutions. UCSF Medical Center and UCSF San Francisco School of Nursing are approaching it as a team effort.
July 2016 Andrew Schwartz
UCSF’s Office of Population Health and Accountable Care is leading a series of experiments to help UCSF Health adapt to a period of truly disruptive health care change.
July 2016 Diana Austin
Nonprescribing nurses have largely been invisible in the discussion about the effects of industry marketing to clinicians. A new study makes the case for more scrutiny.
June 2016 Diana Austin
Epidemiologist Anne Lown combines epidemiology and personal experience to advocate for better psychosocial care for pediatric cancer patients and survivors.
May 2016 Andrew Schwartz
Pediatric nurse practitioner Barbara Bratton teams with surgeon Lan Vu and an interdisciplinary team to help children born with rare congenital anomalies navigate a lifetime of health challenges.
May 2016 Diana Austin
Changes in the health care environment are expanding roles for nurse practitioners in both the inpatient and outpatient settings while adding new challenges to schools trying to meet demand for a highly skilled workforce.
February 2016 Andrew Schwartz
For many years, many clinicians assumed hospital-induced delirium was a temporary condition about which little could be done. At UCSF – and in hospitals across the country – those beliefs have changed.
January 2016 Jenny Wang
Alumna Rory Caygill-Walsh draws on personal history, UC San Francisco School of Nursing and a NURSE Corps scholarship to become part of the country’s primary care solution.