Nursing | December 18, 2019
Sharon Richman DHSc, MSPT, PT is EBSCO’s Nursing and Allied Health Executive Editor and Continuing Education Director. Learn how her expertise helps EBSCO create top-notch content for nurses and allied health professionals.
A. I’m a physical therapist with a passion for research, writing, and editing. I’ve recently completed my doctorate which focused on post-professional education for healthcare providers. I keep my clinical skills and license current by working per diem in a community hospital.
A. Before I joined EBSCO’s Nursing and Allied Health Editorial Leadership team, I was a full-time physical therapist at a hospital in East Los Angeles and a contract writer for EBSCO’s nursing and allied health information resources including Nursing Reference Center™ Plus and Rehabilitation Reference Center™ .
A. I wanted to help people while maintaining work-life balance. My academic strengths are science and math and I like being active. Physical therapy was a perfect match.
When I can create and edit point-of-care topics that relate directly to my patients, I can experience first-hand the benefits of the products I’ve helped create.
A. It was a natural evolution. As a newly graduated physical therapist, I started writing on a contract basis for Nursing Reference Center™. An opportunity came up to create physical therapy content, and I had already learned so much from the team’s leadership about continuing education. It was easy decision to transition from full-time physical therapist to full-time writer and editor. Becoming an editorial leader is the best “surprise” of my career.
A. My favorite part of the job is when my editorial and clinical work align. When I can create and edit point-of-care topics that relate directly to my patients, I can experience first-hand the benefits of the products I’ve helped create.
A. Helping healthcare professionals to improve their clinical practice and working directly with underserved older adults in acute care.
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