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Health Care

Manage stress of caregivers in the workplace

A 2010 study sponsored by the MetLife Mature Market Institute and the National Alliance for Caregiving amplified a 2008 workplace forecast by the Society for Human Resource Management. The forecast said that an aging general population and an expanding definition of family will lead to an increase in the amount of caregiving responsibilities for many full-time employees, especially baby boomers.

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Learning by simulation

Virtual reality has been the real world in medicine for decades. Humans have robotic parts, surgeons operate via video screens and nursing students learn CPR on mannequins.
That technology extends to medical students' training. Simulation labs help medical students learn procedures and keep physicians' skills sharp. Whereas those skills once were acquired in individual labs, the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center opened a $6.6 million, 10-room simulation center in January 2010.

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