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Evidence guiding culturally safe nursing practice

June 30, 2015 by


The current ANS featured article titled “Toward Cultural Safety Nurse and Patient Perceptions of Illicit Substance Use in a Hospitalized Setting”  is based on a collaborative project that focuses on cultural safety in health care.  The authors, Bernadette (Bernie) Pauly, PhD, RN; Jane McCall, MSN, RN; Annette J. Browne, PhD, RN; J. Parker, MA and Ashley Mollison, MA shared this […]

Modifying barriers to screening for memory loss

December 15, 2014 by


Our current featured article presents an analysis of research that provides evidence for removing barriers to cognitive screening in rural populations.  The article, titled “Analysis of Barriers to Cognitive Screening in Rural Populations in the United States,” is by Florida Atlantic University scholars  Lisa Kirk Wiese, PhD, RN; Christine L. Williams, RN, DNSc, PMHCHS-BC and […]

Preventing Hospital Readmission

December 1, 2014 by


The current “Post-Hospital Nursing” featured article provides a report of a study to determine hospital admission variables that might predict a risk for re-admission.  The article, titled “Can Nurses Tell the Future? Creation of a Model Predictive of 30-Day Readmissions,” is authored by Adonica Dugger, DNP; Susan McBride, PhD; and Huaxin Song, PhD.  Dr. Dugger […]

Racism and Children’s Mental Health: Evidence for Practice

November 18, 2014 by


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 […]

What’s the Point of the Evidence Debate?

December 10, 2013 by


We have just published ahead of print an article that will be published in the first issue of 2014!  The article is titled “Particularizing the General: Sustaining Theoretical Integrity in the Context of an Evidence-Based Practice Agenda” by Sally Thorne, PhD, RN, FAAN, FCAHS and Richard Sawatzky, PhD, RN.  Dr. Thorne and Dr. Sawatzky have extended their discussion of […]

Evidence for creating distance delivery systems

April 28, 2013 by


We are now featuring the article titled “Barriers to Mental Health Care: Perceived Delivery System Differences” by Patricia Lingley-Pottie,  PhD, BNRN, CCRC; Patrick J. McGrath, PhD, OC, FRSC; and Pantelis Andreou, PhD.  This article reports the results of a study designed to explore differences between distance and face-to-face delivery of care for families with children who […]

Designing Evidence-based Practice

January 17, 2013 by


If you are interested in a model for designing approaches in practice that are evidence-based, this is the article for you!  The article is titled Development and Testing of an Intervention to Improve Outcomes for Partners Following Receipt of an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator in the Patient” and is authored by Cynthia M. Dougherty, PhD, FAHA, FAAN, ARNP; Elaine A. Thompson, PhD, RN; […]