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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Moving beyond Rhetoric to Action: Understanding Inequalities to Health Care Services

October 9, 2014
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Rhetoric admonishing nurses and other health care professionals to address inequalities in health care is a common message; it is less often that we learn about concrete action to do just that!  In our current featured article, titled “Understanding Inequalities in Access to Health Care Services for Aboriginal People: A Call for Nursing Action” the […]

Reflections on experience researching LGBT health

September 29, 2014
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Our current featured article titled “Enhancing our Understanding of Emancipatory Nursing: A Reflection on the Use of Critical Feminist Methodologies” by Judith Ann MacDonnell, PhD, RN, provides a rare glimpse in to the life of a researcher.  Dr. MacDonnell’s reflections are particularly significant given the focus on her scholarship – LGBT health.  Dr. MacDonnell shared […]

When the Unimaginable is Real

September 19, 2014
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Dilmi S. Aluwihare-Samaranayake, MSN, MBA, author of our current featured article titled “Representations, Forbidden Representations, and the Unrepresentable Creating Visibility for Mapping Emancipatory and Transformative Nursing Praxis,” brings to light the plight of people who suffer unimaginable suffering and harm.  She proposes that our inability, even unwillingness, to represent these horrific experiences in written and […]

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