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Community-engaged Research: Working Effectively Across Diverse Communities

September 19, 2017 by


Our current featured article is titled “Advancing Nursing Science Through Community Advisory Boards: Working Effectively Across Diverse Communities” by Rosa M. Gonzalez-Guarda, PhD, MPH, CPH, RN, FAAN; Emily J. Jones, PhD, RNC-OB; Elizabeth Cohn, PhD, RN; Gordon L. Gillespie, PhD, DNP, RN, CEN, CNE, CPEN, PHCNS-BC, FAEN, FAAN; and Felesia Bowen, PhD, DNP, APN.  While this […]

A Humanizing Model for Nursing Social Justice Action

August 21, 2017 by


The latest featured article from the current issue of ANS is titled “Exercising Nursing Essential and Effective Freedom in Behalf of Social Justice: A Humanizing Model” by Donna J. Perry, PhD, RN; Danny G. Willis, DNS, RN, PMHCNS-BC; Kenneth S. Peterson, PhD, FNP-BC; and Pamela J. Grace, PhD, RN, FAAN. Using powerful personal narratives, the authors […]

Theory of Social Justice in Nursing

August 8, 2017 by


Our current featued article is titled “Emancipatory Nursing Praxis: A Theory of Social Justice in Nursing” by Robin R. Walter, PhD, RN, CNE.  In the short video below, Dr. Walter shares what she sees as the important take-aways from her study.  I hope you will not only view the video, but also download this article […]

The “As-if” World of Nursing Practice: Nurses, Marketing and Decision-Making

July 31, 2017 by


We are currently featuring the article titled “The “As-If” World of Nursing Practice: Nurses, Marketing, and Decision-Making” by Quinn Grundy, PhD, RN and Ruth E. Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN. Based on an ethnographic study, the authors conclude that “nursing must deconstruct the “as-if” nondecisional myth by confronting conflicts of interest and owning fully its rightful clinical […]

Weight beliefs among African American Women

July 14, 2017 by


Our featured article for the next couple of weeks is titled “Development and Validation of the Beliefs About Personal Weight Survey Among African American Women” by Stephanie Pickett, PhD, RN; Rosalind M. Peters, PhD, RN, FAAN and Thomas Templin, PhD. This article reports the development of an empirical measure that integrates culturally related beliefs. The article […]

Help for Veterans with PTSD

July 5, 2017 by


Our current featured article addresses one of the most pressing health problems for those who have served in military combat – post-traumatic stress disorder.  The article, titled “Efficacy of the Mantram Repetition Program for Insomnia in Veterans With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Naturalistic Study” is authored by Danielle Beck, MPH, CCRC; Lindsay Cosco Holt, PhD, RN; […]

Enhancing Person-Centered Care

June 26, 2017 by


For the next couple of weeks, the ANS featured article will be “Development of Hermes, a New Person-Centered Assessment Tool in Nursing Rehabilitation, Through Action Research” by Kristin Thórarinsdóttir, RN, BScN, MScN; Kristing Björnsdóttir,EdP, RN; Kristján Kristjánsson, PhD. In the article they describe the clinical application of a tool based on existentialist and hermeneutical phenomenology, […]