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All Posts by MaryAnn DePietro

About MaryAnn DePietro

MaryAnn DePietro has been a health and medical writer for over a decade. Her work has appeared in newspapers, magazines and health websites. MaryAnn holds a degree in rehabilitation and also in respiratory therapy. In addition to writing, she works as a respiratory therapist at a trauma center in northern California.

Nutritional Tips for Busy Nurses

Good nutrition for work lunches

Nurses work in an environment that’s stressful and almost always busy, so eating healthy can be difficult to balance on top of all the other responsibilities. However, a nutritious diet is an important aspect of life that many neglect. So how can one best implement healthy eating practices into such an involved profession?

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Seven Reasons to be Thankful for Your Healthcare Career This Holiday Season

Thanksgiving feast with family

As Thanksgiving approaches, we realize it has been a difficult year. However, this can still be a time of thoughtful reflection. It is a nice time to let a healthcare worker know you appreciate what they do. If you work in the medical field yourself, take stock this holiday season. Take a minute and think about the many reasons to be thankful for your healthcare career, including those below.

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Six Ways to Keep That “New Grad” Enthusiasm in Healthcare

A young male nurse is smiling on the job

Working in healthcare is a rewarding career. But it also can be stressful and exhausting. It’s easy for the excitement you once felt to fade. But with awareness and by making a few small adjustments, you can keep your enthusiasm for your healthcare career long after you graduate. 

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Healthcare Workers and Vaccines: What you Need to Know

A healthcare provider prepares a vaccine injection

At times, vaccines can become a controversial topic. People often have strong opinions about where protecting society as a whole stops and an individual’s rights start. With COVID-19 in the news and the potential for a vaccine, the topic is not going away any time soon…

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How to Prevent and Resolve Difficult Patient Encounters

How to Handle Challenging Patient Encounters

Having difficult patient encounters is often part of the job when you work in healthcare. Whether it’s helping a grieving family member or defusing an angry patient, your finesse in dealing with these challenging encounters makes a difference in the lives of the people you care for.

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Ten Ways to Be a Better Coworker

How to Be a Better Coworker

Your coworkers can make all the difference in how well you like going to work. Even if you love the job, if relationships with colleagues are weak, it can make you dread your next shift. Positive relationships with coworkers are essential for the following reasons…

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How Nurses Can Prevent Injuries and Keep Their Backs Healthy

How Nurses Can Prevent on the Job Injuries

Although caring for your patients is usually your first thought, don’t neglect your own well-being. Injuries will not only interfere with your career, but an injury can also adversely affect your entire life. Take precautions and be diligent about protecting yourself from injuries. Remember, taking care of yourself helps you to be there for your patients.

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Losing Steam as an RN: How to Get out of the Rut

How to Recognize and Correct RN Burnout

You might have become a nurse for several reasons. Maybe you dig science or have a strong desire to help people. Whatever your reasons for becoming an RN, you may be surprised if one day you don’t feel the same enthusiasm for your career.

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Don’t Let Negative Coworkers Bring You Down

How Not to be Brought Down by Negative Coworkers

Hopefully, your work environment is filled with great managers and full of supportive co-workers. But even if you have a good working relationship with most of your colleagues, you might occasionally come across a negative co-worker. You may know the […]

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Jobs in Healthcare that are Mostly Behind the Scenes

Working in healthcare is the perfect choice for many people. After all, jobs in healthcare often offer a stable career, good salaries, and a chance to make a difference each day. You also have a lot of choices. Jobs, such […]

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