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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, […]

Understanding Health Experience of Preterm Mothers

May 24, 2017 by


Our currnet featured article is title “Exploring Preterm Mothers’ Personal Narratives: Influences and Meanings” by Cherie S. Adkins, PhD, RN and Kim K. Doheny, PhD, NNP-BC.  This is an exemplary project focusing on caring in the human health experience, encompassing nursing’s dedication to a wholistic view of that experience.  Visit the ANS website while this […]

Mothering: The Invisible Work of War

May 15, 2017 by


Our current featured article is titled “What About the Next Generation That’s Coming?” The Recontextualization of Mothering Post–Refugee Resettlement by Sarah J. Hoffman, PhD, MPH, MSN, RN and Cheryl L. Robertson, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN; and Jessica Dockter Tierney, PhD. Visit the ANS website to download your copy of this article at no cost while it is […]

The Ethics of Research with Muslim Immigrant Women

May 11, 2017 by


We are delighted to announce the first featured article for the new issue of ANS – Volume 40 Issue 1 – officially published today on the ANS website! The article is timely given the current affairs worldwide placing many people at risk based on their Muslim religion.  The article is titled “A Bicultural Researcher’s Reflections on […]

Theory of Unpleasant Symptoms

April 27, 2017 by


In our current featured article titled “An Analysis and Evaluation of the Theory of Unpleasant Symptoms,” authors Seung Eun Lee, MSN, RN; Catherine Vincent, PhD, RN and Lorna Finnegan, PhD, RN report the results of their analysis of the Theory of Unpleasant Symptoms, first published in ANS in 1995 (see Lenz et al., 1995 and 1997). […]