Palliative Care Nursing: A Concept Analysis

December 5, 2017
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The current featured ANS article is titled “A Concept Analysis of Palliative Care Nursing: Advancing Nursing Theory” by Amanda J. Kirkpatrick, MSN, RN-BC; Mary Ann Cantrell, PhD, RN, FAAN; and Suzanne C. Smeltzer, EdD, RN, FAAN. The article is available for download at no cost while it is featured, and we welcome your comments about the article […]

ANS Featured Topics

November 27, 2017
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ANS continues the fine tradition of featuring topics of particular current interest, but we also include articles generally relevant to the purposes of the journal. The purposes of ANS are to advance the development of nursing knowledge and to promote the integration of nursing philosophies, theories and research with practice. We expect high scholarly merit and encourage innovative, […]

Mixed Research Synthesis of Stress in Mothers of Preterm Infants

November 21, 2017
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The current featured ANS article is titled “Posttraumatic Stress in Mothers While Their Preterm Infants Are in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit: A Mixed Research Synthesis” by Cheryl Tatano Beck, DNSc, CNM, FAAN and Jennifer Woynar, BSN, RN.  The article is available to download at no cost while it is featured on the ANS site!  Here […]

Model of Parental Stress in Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care

November 6, 2017
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WE are currently featuring  the article titled “The Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit Parental Stress Model: Refinement Using Directed Content Analysis” by Amy Jo Lisanti, PhD, RN, CCNS, CCRN-K; Nadya Golfenshtein, PhD, RN; and Barbara Medoff-Cooper, PhD, RN, FAAN. Download and read this article at no cost while it is featured, and return here to share […]

ANS 40:4 just released; new featured topics announced!

November 3, 2017
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The latest issue of ANS has just been released, bringing to a close the end of our 40th anniversary year!  See the Table of Contents here and watch for each article to be featured over the next 3 months!  Featured articles are available for download at no cost on the ANS website while they are featured, […]

Description, Critical Reflection and Evaluation of Transitions Theory

October 30, 2017
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The current featured article is by Katja Bohner, MNSc, of Switzerland, titled  “Theory Description, Critical Reflection, and Theory Evaluation of the Transitions Theory of Meleis et al according to Chinn and Kramer (2011).” The article is available to download at no cost while it is featured, and we welcome your comments and questions here!  This is a […]

What is “patient turnover?”

October 16, 2017
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The current featured ANS article is titled “Patient Turnover: A Concept Analysis” by Christopher A. VanFosson, MSN/MHA, RN; Linda H. Yoder, PhD, MBA, RN, AOCN, FAAN; and Terry L. Jones, PhD, RN. This may seem like a simple concept, but as these authors show, it is far more complex, and interrelated with other quality of […]