Sunday May 26th 2019

Workplace violence, hearing loss, and moral courage among new OJIN articles

Barriers to Effective Implementation of Programs for the Prevention of Workplace Violence in Hospitals

Effective workplace violence prevention programs are essential, yet challenging to implement in health care. In this article, authors James D. Blando, PhD; Marilyn Ridenour, MBA, MPH, RN; Daniel Hartley, EdD; and Carri Casteel, PhD, describe seven barriers to effective implementation of workplace violence programs and offer suggestions for innovative approaches for prevention and improvement.

Nurses With Undiagnosed Hearing Loss: Implications for Practice

Hearing loss affects 36 million people in the United States. Some nurses will have hearing losses that can affect communication skills and their ability to provide safe care. In the article, authors Cara S. Spencer, MSN, FNP-BC, and Karen Pennington, PhD, RN, describe various types of hearing loss, discuss noise levels in hospitals, review resources for hearing-impaired nurses, and note nurses’ responsibility to maintain healthy hearing.

Strengthening Moral Courage Among Nurse Leaders

Author Cole Edmonson, DNP, RN, FACHE, NEA-BC, describes results of testing an intervention to strengthen the moral courage of nurse leaders. Edmonson evaluates the benefits of this intervention, discusses findings and lessons learned, and concludes with a call for health care leaders to both demonstrate moral courage individually and create environments that promote morally courageous acts.

Transitioning the Older Adolescent Living With Autism Spectrum Disorder to Adult Primary Medical Home: A Call for Nursing Action

The upcoming Legislative Column by Kathleen Rogers, MSN, RN, CNE, and Mary Beth Zeni, ScD, RN, describes the need for transitional medical homes to serve older adolescents and young adults living with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The authors call for a nursing presence in transitional medical homes and recommend several approaches to promote effective transition for this population from adolescent to adult services.

Employer-Sponsored Wellness Programs for Nurses: The Ethics of Carrots and Sticks

In addition to the September 2014 OJIN topic about healthy nurses, Ethics Column author Jeanne Merkle Sorrell, PhD, RN, FAAN, discusses ethical considerations surrounding employer-sponsored wellness programs. Her column describes ethical concerns about two approaches to employee wellness programs: the carrot or reward approach, and the stick or penalty approach.

The Standardized Nursing Terminologies: A National Survey of Nurses’ Experience and Attitudes — SURVEY II: Participants’ Perception of the Helpfulness of Standardized Nursing Terminologies in Clinical Care

An upcoming Informatics Column by Linda Q. Thede, PhD, RN-BC, and Patricia M. Schwirian, PhD, RN, is the final column to report results of a survey addressing nurses’ attitudes and perceptions regarding standardized terminology.

Read these articles at www.nursingworld.org/OJIN.

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