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The ability to make in-situ performance measurements of MEMS operating at high speeds has been demonstrated using a new image analysis system. Significant improvements in performance and reliability have directly resulted from the use of this system.
Values-based recruitment is a process being introduced to student selection for nursing courses and appointment to registered nurse posts. This article discusses the process of values-based recruitment and demonstrates why it is important in health care today. It examines the implications of values-based recruitment for candidates applying to nursing… (More)
Holly Sidford is president of Helicon Collaborative, a consulting company that helps people and organizations understand their evolving contexts and generate innovative strategies to propel change through arts and culture (www.heliconcollab.net). She is a strategic planner, program developer and fundraiser with more than 30 years of experience working with… (More)
The Department of Health has tasked Health Education England with introducing values-based recruitment (VBR) for all applicants to NHS-funded healthcare programmes. This article discusses the mandate with reference to the process of VBR, how this is used in an academic setting and how it is beginning to influence appointments to all healthcare posts. The… (More)
All students undertaking a nursing programme are required to complete clinical practice placements. These placement hours are an essential component of the training necessary to join the Nursing and Midwifery Council register and to practise as a nurse. Clinical practice placements can be stressful for students, and this can compromise their learning.… (More)
There is a shortage of family physicians in Louisiana. This manuscript reports on the current status of primary care in Louisiana. It compares these data with national averages and assesses current needs. Finally, it proposes necessary steps by which this shortage can be decreased. Medical schools, residency programs, and practicing physicians will need to… (More)