Keeping up to date is important to me as a nurse, case manager and as a Nurse Advocate. That is why each year I put together my Professional Reading List to assist you, the readers of Nurse Advocate to keep up with your continuous learning efforts. There is a lot of information that is pushed out via the Intenet on a daily basis. Some are good and some are not so good.  In this year’s Professional Reading List, I share the various e-letters that come across my desk each day that help me stay up to date with the trends and issues impacting healthcare.

Most of these are free and provide me with information that I share with YOU, the followers of Nurse Advocate. Each morning as I have my first cup of coffee, I scan the various e-letters. If I find an interesting article, I share it through my various social media outlets so you can read it.

I have listed the e-letters in alphabetical order and share why I like the e-letter and a little about it. I invite you to check them and subscribe to them. If you have an e-letter that you like that is not on the list, please feel free to share in the comment section!

Before I begin with the e-letters, I wanted to highlight two new books written by my colleagues and friends. They are:

The Essential Guide to Interprofessional Ethics in Healthcare Case Management by Ellen Fink-Samnick, MSW, ACSW, LCSW, CCM, CRP: The Essential Guide to Interprofessional Ethics in Healthcare Case Management will help case managers navigate the ethical conundrums they face as they interact with one another, the healthcare team, and patients and families. Rather than providing a broad-strokes overview of ethics, author Ellen Fink-Samnick takes a focused approach and considers specific scenarios unique to healthcare and case management. The book covers industry disruptors, including technology and social media; workplace bullying; licensure across state lines; patient care considerations, such as end-of-life care, LGBT patients, and traumatic brain injury; and the impact of ethics on models of care, such as value-based care and population health. Click here to learn more.

Leadership and Nursing Care Management by Diane Huber Ph.D. RN FAAN NEA-BC. If you are looking for ways to develop your management and leadership skills. Leadership and Nursing Care Management, 6thEdition maintains would be a good book to consider.  The book shares competencies and features the most up-to-date, evidence-based blend of practice and theory related to the issues that impact nursing management and leadership today. The book is written with a fresh, conversational writing style that provides you with an easy-to-understand, in-depth look at these prevalent issues. Key topics include the nursing professional’s role in law and ethics, staffing and scheduling, delegation, cultural considerations, care management, human resources, outcomes management, safe work environments, preventing employee injury, and time and stress management. Click here to learn more.

Now onto the E-Letters:

Association News NOW (ASAE) Associations Now’s team of experienced editors and bloggers offer an essential daily roundup of the headlines, business smarts, big ideas, and career opportunities every weekday morning. Each day’s newsletter offers a must-read report on the top issues in one of five areas: Leadership, Technology, Money & Business, Membership, and Meetings—all in a mobile-friendly format. Subscribe to Associations Now’s free Daily News to get a pulse on what’s driving the world of associations.

Axios offers a series of e-newsletters that will keep you up to date with the news happening here in the US and Abroad. The information gets you smarter, faster with news & information that matters. To check out the Axios e-letters, click here.

Benefits Pro newsletters provide essential info for EVERY employee benefits professional, bringing you breaking news, trend analysis, sales tips, and expert insight so you and your business get a competitive advantage. Start receiving BenefitsPRO.com’s free email newsletters to keep your finger on the pulse of the employee benefits market!

Beryl Newsletter: Beryl is the national association focused on Patient Experience. They put out a free monthly E-Newsletter Patient Experience Monthly, which chronicles how the industry is changing to meet the critical issue of the patient experience head on and Patient Experience Newslink, which highlights important policy analysis, leading research and current press to enhance and inform your work. Receive The Beryl Institute’s newsletters by completing the provided form

Commonwealth Fund: The Commonwealth Fund — among the first private foundations started by a woman philanthropist, Anna M. Harkness — was established in 1918 with the broad charge to enhance the common good. Today, the mission of The Commonwealth Fund is to promote a high-performing health care system that achieves better access, improved quality, and greater efficiency, particularly for society’s most vulnerable, including low-income people, the uninsured, and people of color. The Fund carries out this mandate by supporting independent research on health care issues and making grants to improve health care practice and policy. An international program in health policy is designed to stimulate innovative policies and practices in the United States and other industrialized countries. To sign up to receive the Commonwealth Fund e-letters, click here.

Conquer Cancer E-newsletter: CONQUER® magazine is the premier forum for patients with cancer initiated by the Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+). CONQUER features articles written by and for patients with cancer, survivors, nurse navigators, and other oncology team members. This magazine addresses the issues that patients, their family members, and caregivers face every day in an easy-to-read format. Issues include interviews with patients with cancer, information on access to care, and articles on lifestyle topics such as nutrition, stress management, personal finance, and legal and employer issues. To subscribe, click here

CURE Connections: Receiving a cancer diagnosis is life-altering. Although every situation is unique, the emotional experience and need for guidance and support is universal. You will undoubtedly have many questions and concerns. At CURE Connections®, we recognize the power of information and community. Our medical experts, patient guests, caregivers, and family members are here to share their insights based on their own knowledge and experiences. To subscribe, click here

Fierce Healthcare: Hospital and health system leaders, health insurance executives, physicians, nurses and the financial and IT leaders of healthcare organizations can turn to FierceHealthcare for the latest industry news, analyses, and resources. To review the various e-letters, click here to subscribe.

FHI Communications: Game Changers is a weekly e-letter that keeps me up to date on Florida healthcare News. Click here to check it out!

Health Affairs is the leading journal of health policy thought and research on health reform, health care costs, and health system innovations. They have a magazine that you have to pay for, but also several free e-letters. To Subscribe click here.

Health Catalyst is a mission-driven data warehousing, analytics, and outcomes-improvement company that helps healthcare organizations of all sizes improve clinical, financial, and operational outcomes needed to improve population health and accountable care. They have a robust learning center that is free to access. They provide an e-letter and also free webinars that always provide excellent information for all healthcare professionals. To learn more, visit their website.

Healthcare Dive is a leading industry publication operated by Industry Dive. Their journalists take a Deep Dive into various sectors of the healthcare industry and spark ideas and shape agendas for 5+ million decision makers in the most competitive industries. They provide original analysis of the latest happenings in the healthcare industry. To learn more, click here.

Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Newsletter: IHI is an influential force in health and health care improvement in the US and has a rapidly growing footprint in dozens of other nations, including Canada, England, Scotland, Denmark, Sweden, Singapore, Latin America, New Zealand, Ghana, Malawi, South Africa, the Middle East, and elsewhere. To learn about IHI, click here

Managed Care Matters is a free e-letter with insights and information for those working in the area of workers compensation. The information can use to be up to date on the latest trends and issues impacting the industry. The e-letter provides Insight, analysis & opinion from Joe Paduda Click here to learn more.

 Mindful Magazine supports people seeking to learn more as well as those leaders working to bring genuine mindfulness practices into the mainstream. They offer personal stories, news-you-can-use, practical advice, and insights that speak to anyone from novice mediators looking for guidance to corporate managers exploring new ways to cultivate workplace engagement and fulfillment. To learn more visit the website

Medium taps into the brains of the world’s most insightful writers, thinkers. Sign up for Medium’s Daily Digest and get the best of Medium, tailored for you.

MedPage Today, a CE and CME accredited medical news service, provides free continuing education to healthcare professionals in addition to the latest news. To learn more, visit the website.

The NEJM Catalyst Connect newsletter provides actionable ideas and practical solutions to help drive value and change within your organization. Each week advisers and thought leaders who are successfully increasing efficiency, expanding access and improving the overall quality of care in their own organizations share articles, cases, talks, interviews and blog posts with you. To learn more, visit the website.

Navihealth Essential Insights a weekly e-letter that provides information to healthcare professionals on a variety of topics that impact today’s acute and post-acute industry. To learn more, visit Essential Insights.

Today In-Patient Advocacy & Health: A daily e-newsletter for professionals involved in Patient/Health Advocacy. To learn more and subscribe click here.

Stat News: Stat is a health-oriented news website reporting from the frontiers of Health and Medicine. Click here to learn more.

The Skimm breaks down the most important stories of the day and explains why they matter. To learn more, click here.

Hope you add a few of these e-newsletters to your inbox! Let me know what you reading!

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