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Caring for People with Dementia

April 12, 2018 by

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Our current featured article is a report of a phenomenological, hermeneutic investigation titled “Former Work Life and People With Dementia” authored by Bente Nordtug, PhD, MA, RN; Karin Torvik, PhD, MA, RN; Hildfrid V. Brataas, PhD, MA, RN; Are Holen, PhD, MD (psychiatrist); and Birthe Loa Knizek, PhD, MA.   The research team was led by Dr. Bente […]

Emancipatory Policies for Environmental Health

March 26, 2018 by

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Our current featured article addresses one of the most pressing issues of our time – environmental health.  The article is titled “Environmental Health: Advancing Emancipatory Policies for the Common Good,” authored by Sarah K. Valentine-Maher, MSN, RN, FNP; Patricia G. Butterfield, PhD, RN, FAAN; and Gary Laustsen, PhD, RN, FNP, FAANP, FAAN.  The article is available […]

Healing Genocide Rape Trauma

March 14, 2018 by

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Our current featured article is representative of a long ANS tradition – articles that address topics that are rarely brought to public attention.  The article is titled “Genocide Rape Trauma Management: An Integrated Framework for Supporting Survivors” authored by Donatilla Mukamana, PhD, RN; Petra Brysiewicz, PhD, RN; Anthony Collins, PhD; and William Rosa, MS, RN, […]

Standards of Rigor in Literature Reviews in Nursing

March 2, 2018 by

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We are currently featuring an article focused on methodology for literature reviews titled “Characteristics of Reviews Published in Nursing Literature: A Methodological Review” authored by Coleen E. Toronto, PhD, RN, CNE; Brenna L. Quinn, PhD, RN, NCSN; and Ruth Remington, PhD, AGPCNP-BC. The article is available for download at no cost while it is featured, […]

Deliberative Dialogue and Knowledge-to-Action

February 19, 2018 by

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The currently featured ANS article is titled “Toward Relational Practices for Enabling Knowledge-to-Action in Health Systems: The Example of Deliberative Dialogue” by Katrina Plamondon, MSc, RN; Susana Caxaj, PhD, RN (available at no coast while featured). In this article the authors raise critical questions that deserve our consideration, and offer promising approaches for addressing these […]

End-of-Life Communication

February 7, 2018 by

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The current ANS featured article is titled “End-of-Life Communication: Nurses Cocreating the Closing Composition With Patients and Families” by Mary J. Isaacson, PhD, RN, CHPN and Mary E. Minton, PhD, RN, CNS, CHPN.  This article also is the first ANS continuing education offering, and the article is available to download at no cost while it is featured.  […]

Delineating parenting competence concepts

January 30, 2018 by

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We are currently featuring the article titled “Delineating Among Parenting Confidence, Parenting Self-Efficacy, and Competence” by Ashlee J. Vance, MA, RN, RNC-NIC and Debra H. Brandon, PhD, RN, CNS, FAAN (avaliable at no cost while it is featured!). Here is a message from Ms. Vance about her work: “Always remember you are braver than you believe, […]