June 1993
Volume 74, Number 5

Using a common-good or community-based ethic as a framework for medical treatment decision making may provide appropriate balance to the emphasis on patient desires.

To survive in a reformed healthcare system, long-term care facilities can initiate hospital-based skilled nursing facilities.

The final excerpt of a Catholic Health Association document on the euthanasia debate, this article discusses the theological, moral, and pastoral care needed by patients, their families, and their care givers.

A three-year training program for new graduates in health administration gives them time to develop their managerial style and explore career paths.

Nurses can shape their profession by getting involved in healthcare reform.

Training staff to confront problems and communicate openly can improve the work climate.

In an increasingly secular culture, nursing schools must make explicit the values on which their practices are based.

Collaborative care (case) management makes nurses partners in the care-planning process.