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 […]

Preventing Hospital Readmission

December 1, 2014
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The current “Post-Hospital Nursing” featured article provides a report of a study to determine hospital admission variables that might predict a risk for re-admission.  The article, titled “Can Nurses Tell the Future? Creation of a Model Predictive of 30-Day Readmissions,” is authored by Adonica Dugger, DNP; Susan McBride, PhD; and Huaxin Song, PhD.  Dr. Dugger […]

Open Access: What it is and what it is not

November 26, 2014
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The recent rapid explosion of online publishing and the parallel emergence of “open access” publishing has created a huge challenge – and heaps of confusion – for publishers, editors, and authors in all scientific disciplines, nursing included!  To add to the confusion, there is now an abundance of shady practices that affect anyone who engages […]

Racism and Children’s Mental Health: Evidence for Practice

November 18, 2014
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The authors of the current ANS feature article titled “Perceived Discrimination and Children’s Mental Health Symptoms,” Cheryl L. Cooke, PhD, MN, RN; Bonnie H. Bowie, PhD, MBA, RN; and Sybil Carr`ere, PhD, present the results of their study the association between perceived discrimination and children’s symptoms of anxiety and depression. The results of their study […]

New ANS issue just published!

November 3, 2014
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ANS 37:4 was just published! This issue contains Part II of our focus on “Health Equities.” Both of these articles address equities related to specific populations – African American mothers living with HIV, and children with mental health symptoms. The planned topic for this issue – “Post-Hospital Nursing” is one that is becoming increasingly significant […]

Toward an understanding of social determinants of health

November 3, 2014
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The current featured article in ANS, titled “Using an Intersectional Approach to Study the Impact of Social Determinants of Health for African American Mothers Living With HIV,” addresses the very difficult challenges involved in ameliorating social determinants of health that result in health inequities.  The authors, Courtney Caiola, MSN, MPH, RN; Sharron L. Docherty, PhD, PNP-BC, […]

Ethics and Democratic Professionalism in Nursing

October 22, 2014
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Our current featured article, titled “Discourses of Social Justice Examining the Ethics of Democratic Professionalism in Nursing” by Janice L. Thompson, PhD, RN is a thought-provoking article that challenges all nurses – in practice, academics or research – to contribute to social justice in health care.  Dr. Thompson has shared this My article “Discourses of […]

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