Research has shown that people with severe mental disorders are at higher risk for physical health complications that lead to a lower life expectancy.
This is a look at the differences between nurse practitioner and physician assistant careers — from the pre-requisite education requirements to the scope of practice.
More than 100 facilities worldwide give IV drug users a space to safely inject. Nursing@USC explains safe injection sites and what they could mean for the United States.
More than 216,000 women go without housing on a given night in the United States. What can be done to help them?
One in six Americans suffers from a diagnosable, treatable mental health condition. However minority groups — African Americans, Hispanics, Asian Americans and Native Americans — are more likely to experience the risk factors that can cause such disorders. See Nursing@USC’s infographics showing the barriers to access and rates of minority mental health issues.
Diagnoses of Alzheimer’s disease are rising in tandem with the aging population in the United States, but the disease isn’t spreading evenly across racial and ethnic groups. While Latinos are 50 percent more likely to develop Alzheimer’s than non-Latino whites, they’re less likely to pursue treatment for the disease. What can nurse practitioners do to help?
When patients diagnosed with diabetes can’t — or won’t — see a health care provider, they’re left to their own devices, which often leads to self-care, a practice that many people take for granted. What does self-care mean for these individuals?
“Women are more than their ability to reproduce,” said Dr. Ellen Olshansky, chair of the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work Department of Nursing. How do we highlight the importance of women’s sexual health so it’s valued just as much as their reproductive health?
In December 2016, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs granted full practice authority to their nurse practitioners. While 28 states prohibit nurses from practicing at the full scope, the VA is paving the way for more organizations to improve quality of care for our nation’s veterans.
When only 13 states in the nation require sex education to be medically accurate, students’ health literacy suffers. How can we make sex ed more comprehensive? USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work Department of Nursing professor Dr. Theresa Granger says everyone — nurse practitioners, teachers, parents — has to take responsibility.