Saturday May 30th 2015

In the spotlight

Nursing, consumer coalition stresses need for 24-hour RN duty in nursing homes

The American Nurses Association joined with geriatric nursing and consumer advocacy organizations on May 28 to [Read More]

Repositioning patient leads to debilitating injury, exit from bedside

Jean Lucas’ life changed in an instant, because she lacked safe patient handling equipment on her care unit to [Read More]

American Nurses Association urges Congress to prevent nurse injuries

Rep. Conyers Working with Senate on National Standard for Handling Patients The American Nurses Association, Rep. [Read More]

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Featured Articles

On the front line of quality: The future of health care

In a “wake-up call” to improve health care quality, the Institute of Medicine reported 15 years ago that 98,000 patients died annually from medical errors in To Err is Human, a finding that ANA President Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, pointed to in her opening remarks at the 2015 [Read More]

5 considerations for RNs facing ethical challenges on the job

The American Nurses Association has declared 2015 to be the Year of Ethics and in January released a new edition of its Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements, so now is the perfect time for RNs to re-examine the essential role ethics plays in the nursing profession. Having a strong [Read More]

Policymakers, nurses confronted with proposed measures on assisted suicide

For a few months last fall, 29-year-old Brittany Maynard was the very public face of the aid-in-dying movement. She posted videos and messages describing the progression of her brain cancer and her decision to move from California to Oregon to take advantage of its “Death with Dignity” law. And [Read More]

Aiming for better care

Engaging patients and family members in health decisions, policies In the not too distant past, patients who didn’t follow orders — be it cutting out high-fat foods or skipping doses of an antihypertensive — were often labeled as “non-compliant” by many clinicians. And they were far [Read More]

President’s Perspective

Ethical practice environments, empowered nurses

Almost every nurse practicing today entered the profession after the first Code for Professional Nurses had been adopted by ANA. For 65 years, the Code, renamed in 1976 to its current title, the Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements, has guided ethical practice and decision-making by establishing the goals, values and obligations [Read More]

What’s in OJIN?

New articles this spring on shared governance, long term care, discrimination and more

The term “buy in” can be found in almost any article that reviews individuals’ participation in an initiative. In the article, “Shared Governance: The Role of Buy-In in Bringing About Change,” Matthew French-Bravo, MSN, RN, and Gregory [Read More]

APRN Focus

Words matter

The goal of effective dialogue, collaboration and interprofessional understanding when discussing APRN practice is sometimes hampered by politically and emotionally charged language. Given the [Read More]