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A gaming plan for nurse education

Booting up a videogame in class or at home might help students hone nursing skills, a new study suggests. A group of Australian researchers looked at the ways videogame-based learning links to the development of decision-making, motivation and other benefits. ...

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Eyes help spy melanoma risk: study

When it comes to indicating melanoma risk, the eyes have it. University of Queensland researchers have found that freckles and moles appearing on the iris were an effective predictor of the risk of melanoma and complemented traditional factors. Dermatology Research Centre’s ...

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Whistleblowing: what leads a nurse to make the call?

A number of human factors influence the way managers within organisations address patient safety concerns. One is wilful blindness. The phenomenon of wilful blindness has been described by Heffernan (2011, p. 3) as “shirking” the “opportunity for knowledge, and a ...

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