Sources of Inner Strength for Elderly People

February 18, 2015
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Our current featured article comes to ANS from Finland authors Erika Boman, MSc, RNT; Anette H¨aggblom, PhD, RNT; Berit Lundman, PhD, RN; Bj¨orn Nygren, PhD, RNT and Regina Santamaki Fischer, PhD, RN.  Their article is titled “Inner Strength as Identified in Narratives of Elderly Women: A Focus Group Interview Study.”  While it is featured on […]

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Editorial messages: Contexts and Patterns of Health Behavior

February 13, 2015
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The current issue of ANS has three important editorial messages that ANS readers will not want to miss.  My own editorial, titled “Editorial Standards of Quality: Examining Patterns of Health in Scholarly Publishing,” is part of the International Academy of Nursing Editor’s initiative focused on exposing the practices of predatory publishers, and affirming the high […]

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ANS Volume 38:1 Just Released! Patterns of Health Behavior

February 7, 2015
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Patterns of health behavior, the topic of this issue of ANS, are at the heart of nursing’s concern. In this issue you will find thought-provoking articles that address specific health behaviors that constitute human responses to health challenges. Several of these articles provide insights that expand understanding of human responses, and evidence that inform nursing […]

Preventing Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

January 15, 2015
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Our current featured article is by Sherri L. McMullen, PhD, RN, NNP-BC and Mary G. Carey, PhD, RN, CNS  title “Predicting Transition to the Supine Sleep Position in Preterm Infants.”  Their article demonstrates how good nursing care, focused on anticipating the needs of families after discharge from the hospital, can make a difference – even to […]

New ANS Topics: “Palliative Care” and “Open Topic”

January 7, 2015
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With the beginning of a new year, we have a big announcement!  First we have added a new topic to the usual line-up of issue topics – Palliative Care for ANS 39:3 with a manuscript submission date of January 15, 2016.  In addition, we are introducing the “Open Topic,” which makes it possible to submit […]

An exemplar of theory-guided practice

December 30, 2014
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All too often nurses wonder what theory has to do with their practice, sometimes even denying the relevance that theory might have to practice!  Our current featured article addresses this issue, providing a wonderful example of the relevance and usefulness of theory-guided practice.  The article, titled “Tried and True Self-Regulation Theory as a Guiding Framework […]

Modifying barriers to screening for memory loss

December 15, 2014
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Our current featured article presents an analysis of research that provides evidence for removing barriers to cognitive screening in rural populations.  The article, titled “Analysis of Barriers to Cognitive Screening in Rural Populations in the United States,” is by Florida Atlantic University scholars  Lisa Kirk Wiese, PhD, RN; Christine L. Williams, RN, DNSc, PMHCHS-BC and […]

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