The Locums Link

Staff Care presents The Locums Link, a locum tenens blog offering employment and staffing information for physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners.

Educating Patients on the Risks of Vaping

What are they smoking? The latest teen trend may be one of the riskiest for their health. And they could be completely clueless about it. Learn how physicians can educate teens and adults on the real dangers of smoking e-cigarettes, or vaping.

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How Nurse Practitioners Are Filling the Gaps in Healthcare

As demand for nurse practitioners continues to grow, more and more NPs are following the call to work in rural and underserved areas. New studies reveal where NPs are providing care, where they find the most job satisfaction and how they are uniquely qualified to fill gaps in healthcare delivery.

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Building Patient Trust with Effective Doctor–Patient Communication

Effective communication in healthcare is possible, but it takes mindfulness and effort on the physician’s part. Leading experts on doctor-patient communication emphasize the importance of getting it right, and share tips for building patient trust through conversations that ultimately improve outcomes.

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The Link Between Smartphones and Teen Depression

Pediatricians, family physicians and mental health professionals have seen a steep increase in teen depression rates in recent years, which researchers say may correlate to increased smartphone use. Catch up on the latest findings plus new AAP guidelines for identifying and managing adolescent depression.

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The Top Ethical Challenges for Physicians

Ethics in medicine is a daily challenge for physicians, who must deal with issues like access to care, genetic testing and care vs. cost. A panel of experts in medical ethics highlight the top challenges for physicians, plus resources to aid in decision-making and delivery of patient care.

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