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New ANS issue just published!

ANS 37:4 was just published! This issue contains Part II of our focus on “Health Equities.” Both of these articles address equities related to specific populations – African American mothers living with HIV, and children with mental health symptoms. The planned topic for this issue – “Post-Hospital Nursing” is one that is becoming increasingly significant for 37-4 covernurses, as health care shifts more and more to the home and the community. Each article in this issue will appear on the ANS blog with messages from the authors, inviting you to engage in discussions of their work. Join us in this conversation!

Here is what you will find in this issue!

Health Equities Part II

Using an Intersectional Approach to Study the Impact of Social Determinants of Health for African American Mothers Living With HIV by Courtney Caiola, MSN, MPH, RN, Sharron Docherty, PhD, PNP-BC, FAAN, Michael Relf, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, AACRN, CNE, FAAN, and Julie Barroso, PhD, ANP-BC, APRN, FAAN

Perceived Discrimination and Children’s Mental Health Symptoms by Cheryl L. Cooke, PhD, MN, RN, Bonnie H. Bowie, PhD, MBA, RN, and Sybil Carr `ere, PhD

Post-Hospital Nursing

Can Nurses Tell the Future?: Creation of a Model Predictive of 30-Day Readmissions by Adonica Dugger, MSN, Susan McBride, PhD, and Huaxin Song, PhD

Analysis of Barriers to Cognitive Screening in Rural Populations in the United States by Lisa Kirk Wiese, PhD, RN, Christine L. Williams, RN, DNSc, PMHCHS-BC, and Ruth M. Tappen, RN, EdD, FAAN

Tried and True: Self-Regulation Theory as a Guiding Framework for Teaching Parents Diabetes Education Using Human Patient Simulation by Susan Sullivan-Bolyai, DNSc, CNS, RN, FAAN, Kimberly Johnson, BSN, CDE, RN; Karen Cullen, BSN, CDE, RN, Terry Hamm, BSN, CDE, RN, Jean Bisordi, BSN, CDE, RN, Kathleen Blaney, MPH, RN, Laura Maguire, MS, RN, and Gail Melkus, EdD, RN, FAAN

Predicting Transition to the Supine Sleep Position in Preterm Infants by Sherri L. McMullen, PhD, RN, NNP-BC, and Mary G. Carey, PhD, RN, CNS

Critical Cultural Competence

In the current, very timely “Editor’s Pick” article titled “Critical Cultural Competence for Culturally Diverse Workforces: Toward Equitable and Peaceful Health Care, Dr. Adel F. Almutairi and Dr. Patricia Rodney describe the concept of “critical cultural competence” as essential to peace and health.  In their analysis, they view peace as not only a political responsibility of the state, but also a sociocultural concept that is relevant to all human encounters, animated by the ideal of human dignity.  The basis for this perspective is described in the article as follows:

The theoretical underpinnings of the approach to critical  cultural competence that we articulate in this article is an extension of the findings from Almutairi’s doctoral research project, which was a qualitative exploration of the cultural competence of a multicultural nursing workforce in a tertiary hospital in Saudi Arabia.  The nursing workforce in that Saudi tertiary hospital includes nurses from more than 25 nationalities from different parts of the world who provide care to the indigenous people of Saudi Arabia. The findings in Almutairi’s doctoral research project explicated the complex nature of cultural and linguistic diversity during clinical encounters. He found that this diversity poses threats to the physical, psychological, emotional, spiritual, and cultural safety of nurses, patients, families, and their communities. Such threats are caused by the increased potential for cultural clashes, negative attitude, and misunderstandings related to both communication and behavior. (p. 203)

Using evidence from Dr. Almutairi’s research, they present an analysis of the challenges of working in a multicultural environment, as well globe300as insights that can lead to peace in health care delivery.  They conclude:

 In this article, we have argued that because of its foundations in postcolonial theory and cultural safety—as well as its operationalization through critical awareness, critical knowledge, critical skills, and empowerment—critical cultural competence offers an action orientation from which to enact our shared responsibility and address structural injustices. It is our conviction that as a nursing profession we are well positioned to look toward the future and share responsibility locally, nationally, and globally to foster equitable and peaceful heath care. (p. 209)

I hope that ANS readers will find this message relevant, will share this work broadly, and will join the challenge to foster equitable and peaceful health care.  To download your copy of the article at no cost, visit the ANS web site now!


Update on Future Issue Topics!

We  have added a new issue topic for ANS 37:3 – Health Equities!  Here is our complete list of future topics; follow the links for the issue topics to see a description of the kinds of manuscripts we are seeking for each.

36:3 – Peace & Health – September 2013
Manuscript Due Date – January 15, 2013

36:4 – Innovations in Health Care Delivery – December 2013
Manuscript Due Date – April 15, 2013

37:1 – Emerging Theories for Practice – March 2014
Manuscript Due Date – July 15, 2013

37:2 – Relationships & Health – June 2014
Manuscript Due Date – October 15, 2013

37:3 – Health Equities – September 2014
Manuscript Due Date – January 15, 2014

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