New Issue Topic for 2016: Women & Girls!

August 28, 2014
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For everyone whose scholarship addresses health and health care for women and girls – this is for you!  We have just scheduled ANS 39:2 to focus on “Women & Girls!”  The due date for manuscripts is October 15, 2015, so you have ample time to plan your submission for this issue!  Here is the issue […]

Towards Justice in Health

August 19, 2014
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Our current featured article is by one of nursing’s prominent scholars advocating for social justice in nursing and health care – Adeline Falk-Rafael, PhD, RN, FAAN.  For this article, she and her colleague Patricia A Bradley, PhD, MEd,RN report a critical contextual analysis of 6 issues of a magazine published by “Nurses for Social Responsibility” […]

The Imperative to Confront Inequitable Access to Health Care

August 12, 2014
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In the current Editor’s Pick article, author Deanna Bickford, MN, RN challenges nurses to take a leadership role in confronting inequitable access to health care.  She believes that doing so is achievable to the extent that nurses draw on the diversity reflected in nursing’s fundamental patterns of knowing.  In her article, “Postcolonial Theory, Nursing Knowledge, and […]

ANS 37:3 – “Health Equities” just released!

August 10, 2014
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The new current issue of ANS is now available online!  This issue, focusing on “Health Equities,” affirms the conviction upon which many nurses historically have built their practice – a conviction that social inequities have profound health consequences. The articles in this issue add to a growing body of literature that provides depth and breadth […]

Caring across cultural groups

July 27, 2014
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Our current featured article is an exemplar of research that provides evidence of cultural meanings of health and illness.  The article is titled  “Family Adjustment Across Cultural Groups in Autistic Spectrum Disorders” is by Sandra L. Lobar, PhD, APRN, PPCNP-BC.  Dr. Lobar provides a summary of  literature related to ways in which signs and symptoms […]

Informed Advocacy: An Emancipatory Nursing Perspective

July 12, 2014
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The current ANS featured article is titled “Informed Advocacy: Rural, Remote, and Northern Nursing Praxis.”  In this article, the authors, Karen MacKinnon, PhD, RN; Pertice Moffitt, PhD, RN present present a synthesis of their combined research about nursing practices in Western and Northern Canada. They compared the stories of rural Canadian public health nurses with feminist […]

Nursing as Body Work

June 26, 2014
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The current “Editor’s Pick ” article from the current ANS issue is titled “Critical Perspectives on Nursing as Bodywork,” authored by Karen Anne Wolf, PhD, APRN-BC, DFNAP. In this thought-provoking article, Dr. Wolf  calls for nurses to reject the objectification of the body and instead reclaim body work as integral to a holistic perspective. Dr. Wolf […]

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