Electronic Documentation and Care-giving

February 5, 2016


Cynthia Gaudet

Our first featured article for the new ANS issue focuses on the most frequently used technologies of the digital age – electronic documentation. The article, by Cynthia A. Gaudet, PhD, RN, CNE, is titled “Electronic Documentation and Nurse-Patient Interaction.”  Dr. Gaudet reports the outcome of her micro-ethnographic study to examine the culture that has emerged with the […]

Lisa Karhe

January 27, 2016



Our featured article starting January 27th is titled “Patient Experiences of Loneliness: An Evolutionary Concept Analysis,” authored by Liisa Karhe, RN, MNSc and Marja Kaunonen, RN, MNSc, PhD.  Their analysis provides useful insights about patient loneliness in relationships with healthcare professionals. Visit the ANS website to download this article at no cost while it is […]

Re-designing patient education for immigrant women

January 19, 2016


Our current ANS featured article addresses the challenges of individualizing care for people whose social context differs from the white middle-class context on which much of nursing health care is based.  The article is titled “Promoting Immigrant Women’s Cardiovascular Health: Redesigning Patient Education Interventions,” authored by Suzanne Fredericks, PhD, RN and Sepali Guruge, PhD, RN.  Their work uses the […]

Health Implications of Religiosity and Spirituality

January 11, 2016



Starting on January 11, 2016 we are featuring the article titled “The Influence of Religiosity and Spirituality on Rural Parents’ Health Decision Making and Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Choices” by Tami Thomas, PhD; Amy Blumling, BSN; Augustina Delaney, BSN. Their analysis reveals possibilities for nursing interventions that are based on understanding of the relationship between people’s faith beliefs and their health. While […]

A Tribute to Nursing Leadership: Dr. Joyce Clifford

January 2, 2016


Dr. Joyce Clifford

As we start the new year, ANS features an article honoring one of our historically significant leaders who paved the way for the future of nursing – Dr. Joyce Clifford (pictured above).  The article is authored by Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN and M. Patricia Gibbons, DNSc, RN, and is titled “Joyce Clifford the Scholar In Her Own […]

Nursing Practice Inspires Theory for Diabetes Self-management Theory

December 22, 2015



The current ANS featured article is titled, “A middle range theory for diabetes self-management mastery.”  It is authored by Jennifer A. Fearon-Lynch, MSN, RN, doctoral student at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and Caitlin M. Stover, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor, Chairperson of Community Nursing Department, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Ms. Fearon-Lynch shared this background of […]

Knowledge for Nonviolent Social Change

December 14, 2015



Our featured article for the coming 2 weeks is titled “Transcendent Pluralism: A Middle-Range Theory of Nonviolent Social Transformation Through Human and Ecological Dignity” by Donna J. Perry, PhD, RN.  Dr. Perry identifies transcendent pluralism as a framework for advancing human dignity.  She further explains: The social problems impacting health cannot adequately be addressed within the health care encounter […]


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