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Viral hepatitis causes more deaths than HIV, malaria, TB

Viral hepatitis causes more deaths than HIV, malaria, TB
September 22, 2017

Despite recent advances in hepatitis C treatment and the availability of hepatitis vaccinations, deaths attributable to viral hepatitis have exceeded those caused by all other chronic infectious diseases, including HIV, malaria and tuberculosis, according to findings from the Global Burden of Disease study.

“It’s outrageous, but not surprising,” Charles Gore, president of the World Hepatitis Alliance said in a press release. “This is largely due to a historic lack of political prioritization coupled with an absent global funding mechanism.”

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Doctorate of Nursing Practice Students' Impressions of Uses for Visual Thinking Strategies

The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, August 2017, Volume 48 Issue 8
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Development and Implementation of an Educational Module to Increase Nurses' Comfort With Spiritual Care in an Inpatient Setting

The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, August 2017, Volume 48 Issue 8
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Structured Coaching Programs to Develop Staff

The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, August 2017, Volume 48 Issue 8
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