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Foreign-Born CNAs Get the Brunt of Bigotry Nearly 75 percent of nurse's aides, or CNAs, working in nursing homes experience racism on the job, according to a Northwestern University study (www.northwestern.edu). Racism was expressed by residents, their families, and co-workers. "Remedial attention is called for, and strategies for dealing with diversity in nursing homes are needed," said Celia Berdes, assistant professor of medicine...
Home, Sweet Home The latest catchphrases in the nursing home industry are “resident-centered care” or “culture change movement.” The goal of this new direction is to radically...
CNAs Can’t Quit Quitting Certified nursing assistants don’t have it easy; jobs in nursing homes are unglamorous, low paying, stressful, and low on the prestige scale. Who wouldn’t jump...
CNA Tries to Organize, Gets Disciplined At a nursing home in Palmer Township, Pennsylvania, a young certified nursing assistant was concerned about the understaffing and sought to change...
Certified nurse assistants (CNAs) complete 75 hours of state-approved training and pass a competency evaluation, and can then go to work in nursing care facilities. The less-than-fashionable...
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