Patient Care

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.
November 2015 Andrew Schwartz
Nursing staff at UCSF Medical Center – including MS-HAIL graduate Tristin Penland – play an important role in advancing telehealth.
September 2015 Andrew Schwartz
Mary Naylor – a national leader in transitional care for chronically ill older adults – is the UCSF Presidential Chair for 2015-2016. We spoke with her about her work, the role of transitional care in health care reform and how she plans to use her time at UCSF.
May 2015 Andrew Schwartz
In California, there are not nearly enough mental health providers. County-run programs are particularly hard-pressed to meet the needs of the severely mentally ill. Psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioners (PMHNPs) have the right skill set to help, but can counties make full use of those skills?
March 2015 Andrew Schwartz
Patients and families with critically ill children often gain unique insights into nurses’ clinical role – a role that is far too often misunderstood.
March 2015 Andrew Schwartz
When 19-year-old Steven Rodriguez entered UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco with a rare brain tumor, highly skilled nurses were central to his clinical care and to the emotional health of Steven and his family.

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