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The Roy Adaptation Model to guide nursing practice

December 19, 2017 by

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Karen Jennings, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC is the author of our current featured article titled “The Roy Adaptation Model: A Theoretical Framework for Nurses Providing Care to Individuals With Anorexia Nervosa.” Her article is available for download at no cost while it is featured – we invite you to read the article and return here to share […]

Palliative Care Nursing: A Concept Analysis

December 5, 2017 by

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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 […]

Description, Critical Reflection and Evaluation of Transitions Theory

October 30, 2017 by

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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 […]

Promoting Health for Hispanic Women

June 7, 2016 by

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The current featured ANS artice addresses the challenge of cultural diversity and understanding cultural factors that influence health.  This article, titled “Evaluation of 3 Behavioral Theories for Application in Health Promotion Strategies for Hispanic Women” by Daisy S. Garcia, PhD, MSN, examines these complex issues.  The article is available to download at no cost while it is featured on […]

Producing Environments of Care

May 28, 2015 by

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The current featured ANS article is titled “A Practice Theory Approach to Understanding the Interdependency of Nursing Practice and the Environment: Implications for Nurse-Led Care Delivery Models” by Miriam Bender, PhD, RN and Martha S. Feldman, PhD.  The article is available for free download while it is featured on the ANS web site.  Dr. Bender has shared this story of how […]

Health Change Trajectory Model

April 15, 2015 by

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The discipline of nursing now has a growing and rich body of theoretical models that provide useful perspectives from which we can build practices addressing some of the most pervasive health challenges we and our patients face.  These models also facilitate the design and implementation of research projects that add to the evidence required for […]

Informed Advocacy: An Emancipatory Nursing Perspective

July 12, 2014 by

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The current ANS featured article is titled “Informed Advocacy: Rural, Remote, and Northern Nursing Praxis.”  In this article, the authors, Karen MacKinnon, PhD, RN; Pertice Moffitt, PhD, RN present present a synthesis of their combined research about nursing practices in Western and Northern Canada. They compared the stories of rural Canadian public health nurses with feminist […]