Dr. Stephen Trzeciak did not always believe that compassion makes a difference in health care – even if that seemed like the idealistic viewpoint to hold. Then he took a look at the data. Trzeciak – an intensivist who heads Cooper University Health Care's critical care unit – not only became a believer, but an ardent advocate. "Does it really matter?" Trzeciak said. "I would hope that most people in health care would answer the question, 'Well, of course it matters, because we have both a moral obligation and an ethical obligation.' We ought to be compassionate."Yet, nearly 50 percent of American patients do not believe that health care professionals provide "compassionate care," according to the Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare in Boston. And 56 percent of physicians say they do not have time to show compassion to their patients, according to a study published by the Journal of General Internal Medicine. That amounts to a compassion crisis in health … [Read more...] about Compassionomics 101: How kindness can make a big difference in health care
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ACCRA, Ghana — It had been 12 years since Rita Sarpong went home to Ghana. She’d missed siblings’ weddings, the births of nieces and nephews, even the death of her father, sacrificing time with her own family so that she could help frail, aging Americans stay at home with theirs.Almost up to the moment she boarded the plane, Sarpong was working nearly around the clock. A home health aide, she cared for a 90-year-old retired insurance agent with severe arthritis by day. Then at night, she drove from Newton to Wrentham to look after a woman in her 80s who was prone to falling. Related Links Stranger in the house That made for 104 hours a week of work that was equal parts tedious, stressful, exhausting, and essential. After she reached Logan Airport, dragging three suitcases loaded with gifts for her family — mainly used clothes from her closet — Sarpong collapsed in her seat. For the next nine hours, as food carts rolled by carrying lunch, dinner, … [Read more...] about PIPELINE FROM AFRICA: Recent immigrants do much of the low-paying, back-breaking work of caring for frail Americans at home. Back home, they’re seen as success stories.
Whether you’re hoping to move to France to continue with your studies, to further your career, or even if you’re relocating for love, having your diploma/s recognised by French authorities could be essential depending on your situation and your plans for life in France. French bureaucracy is renowned for being fairly complex and tedious, even more so if you aren’t fluent in French, so The Local has cut through the noise and red tape to get to the nitty-gritty of degree validation in France, whether you’re from inside or outside the EU. When do I need to get my foreign diploma recognised in France? In France, the legal principle of academic or professional equivalence with other countries does not exist. That means that if you’re a foreigner looking to work or study in France, your prospective employer or educational institution may require a certificate of comparability for your qualification, a document that makes it as transparent as … [Read more...] about How to get your foreign qualifications recognised in France
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Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Jill Terreri Ramos Globe Correspondent May 16, 2018 Quincy College President Peter Tsaffaras announced his resignation Tuesday, acknowledging that he had lost the support of the college’s board of governors amid a tumultuous time for the school.The board selected Quincy Mayor Tom Koch to temporarily lead the school until a new president is chosen, according to a spokesman for the college.Tsaffaras’ announcement came a week after the state Board of Registration in Nursing effectively shut down Quincy College’s nursing programs after finding serious deficiencies, meaning more than 250 students will have to find another institution to finish their degrees. Advertisement Tsaffaras read his resignation letter during a board of governors meeting, and said he had let the board know of his decision during a closed-door session on May 3. He … [Read more...] about Quincy College president resigns after state shuts down nursing programs