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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.

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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A Day in the Life of a Trauma ICU Nurse

Career Analysis - Trauma ICU Nursing

Responding to an overhead page, nurses and doctors rush to the emergency room or intensive care unit stat. Once they arrive, they work furiously to save a patient’s life. If you have ever watched a medical drama on television, you […]

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Career Options in Respiratory Therapy

Career Options in Respiratory Therapy via Healthcare Career Resources Blog

Whether you’re a new grad or an experienced respiratory therapist, it’s nice to know what your employment options include. Although respiratory therapists often work with patients who have lung diseases, such as asthma, COPD, and cystic fibrosis, they also do […]

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Five Reasons Why You Are Not Getting Hired

5 Reasons Why You're Not Getting Hired

If you’re in the market for a new position, you might be working hard to land the right job. You think you’re doing everything right; after all, you’re networking, scouring online job boards, and fine-tuning your resume. But despite your […]

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Ethical Dilemmas in Nursing

Ethical Dilemmas in Nursing | Healthcare Career Resources

One of the many reasons you may have chosen a career in nursing was a desire to help people. Even though you want to provide the best care possible for your patients, sometimes there are gray areas. If you work […]

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