Caring for and Dealing with Difficult Patients

Difficult patients can be defined as abusive, drug-seeking, delirious, demanding, angry, manipulative, or sexually explicit. They may frequently “fire” nurses or other healthcare team members by requesting new ones. Sometimes they will even refuse treatment or leave the hospital against medical advice. Sooner or later, these patients are bound to end up in your care,… Read more »

How to Overcome Nursing Stress

There are so many rewards to nursing; administering life-saving treatments, caring for and educating patients, and providing emotional support are just some of them. The same parts of the job that are rewarding, though, can be stressful. A study conducted by the American Nurses Association found that many nurses don’t prioritize their mental and emotional… Read more »

Becoming an Oncology Nurse

As the number of patients with cancer continues to rise, researchers and healthcare providers struggle to find a cure. This year, an estimated 1,735,350 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in the United States. It is currently the second leading cause of death in America. Based on data from 2013 to 2015, approximately 38.4… Read more »

A Biotech Industry Primer

Biotechnology has existed for thousands of years. It was an important part of how the earliest farmers produced food and bred crops. Any technology that is based on biology qualifies as biotechnology. Most people have heard of biotechnology because of its modern applications, which help treat diseases, protect the environment and improve manufacturing processes. What… Read more »

Career Profile: Chief Information Officer

The chief information officer (CIO) is the most senior technology executive in an organization. Tasked with overseeing information and technology strategies for the company, the CIO takes on a leadership role alongside other C-level executives. Often, the CIO reports to the chief executive officer or, in some cases, the chief financial officer. CIOs exist in… Read more »

What is Biotechnology?

Any technology that is based on biology could be considered biotechnology. Though it may feel like a modern concept, biotechnology has been around for thousands of years. The earliest farmers bred crops and produced food through biotechnology. Today, biotechnology helps treat diseases, expands agricultural capabilities and improves manufacturing processes. What is Biotech? The term “biotechnology” was… Read more »

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Pursuing A Career In Biotechnology

Share This Infographic Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Pinterest Embed this Image On Your Site [Transcript] Biotechnology is a field that combines biology and technology to produce new innovations or reimagine existing solutions in our day-to-day lives. From spurring health breakthroughs like vaccines to reducing energy waste in food and beverage packaging,… Read more »

Cool Innovations in Biotechnology (Part 2)

In the first installment of cool innovations in biotechnology, the article examined oil-eating bacteria, the possibility of growing human organs in pigs (or pig organs to be transplanted into humans), advanced biofuel technology and lab-grown meat and plants. Given the technological breakthroughs in biotechnology, there are plenty of additional innovations to examine. Here are some… Read more »

What’s the Difference Between Biotech and Biopharma?

Biotechnology is any technology that’s based on biology. Products that use living systems and organisms qualify as biotechnology. For thousands of years, the earliest farmers produced food and bred crops by utilizing a form of biotechnology. Most people, however, associate biotechnology with modern applications. These applications help treat disease, enhance the environment and improve manufacturing… Read more »

Consumer Behavior Theories: Psychoanalytic Theory

The science of marketing developed from other disciplines such as psychology, sociology, social psychology, anthropology and economics. Consumer behavior theories emerged as marketers started applying work to customers’ wants, needs and identities. Sigmund Freud’s 20th century psychoanalytic theory of personality was a major development in the field of psychology. Let’s examine the theory and its… Read more »