Thursday August 22nd 2019

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 Crow, EdD, RN, will discuss the concept of buy-in, identify its prerequisites, consider factors enhancing buy-in and present scenarios of when buy-in happens, when it almost happens and when it fails.

“Changing the Culture of Long Term Care: Combating Heterosexism” by Susan V. Schwinn, BSN, RN, and Shirley A. Dinkel, PhD, RN, discusses how heterosexism impedes the provision of culturally competent care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) residents in long term care (LTC) facilities. Schwinn and Dinkel suggest approaches for changing the LTC culture to one where LGBTQ elders feel safe, valued and encouraged to flourish in what may be their last home.

Although nurses recognize that electronic health records (EHRs) yield data useful in enhancing patient safety, evaluating care quality and measuring staffing needs, they indicate dissatisfaction with its design and cumbersome electronic processes. In the article, “Health Information Technology, Patient Safety, and Professional Nursing Care Documentation in Acute Care Settings,” authors Mary Ann Lavin, ScD, APRN, ANP-BC, FNI, FAAN; Ellen Harper, DNP, RN-BC, MBA, FAAN; and Nancy Barr, MSA, RN, describe Missouri Nurses Association members’ ideas for improving nursing documentation and documentation technology.

Discrimination against internationally educated nurses is a controversial and seldom-explored topic. Internationally educated nurses view this discrimination as an obstacle to career advancement and professional recognition. Maria Baptiste, MSN, NP, RN, in the article, “Workplace Discrimination: An Additional Stressor for Internationally Educated Nurses,” addresses challenges of immigration and describes workplace discrimination and its consequences.

Many new OJIN columns are being posted this spring. Upcoming Cochrane Review Brief columns address discharge planning, interprofessional education, exit interviews, Chinese herbal medicines for osteoporosis, glove type and percutaneous exposure injuries, and sleep disturbances in Alzheimer’s patients. The next Ethics column considers ethical drivers for change in the emergency department. The Informatics column discusses ethical use of genomic information and electronic medical records. Finally, the Legislative column advocates for careful examination and a holistic review admissions process by nursing schools to diversify our nursing workforce.

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


More from category

Summer reading
Summer reading

A new column and three articles on previously published OJIN topics are on the way this summer in OJIN: The Online [Read More]

Discrimination, board leadership and full practice authority among new content
Discrimination, board leadership and full practice authority among new content

New articles and a Legislative Column are on the way this spring in OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing. More [Read More]

New articles: Open-access journals, end-of-life spiritual care, and future  nurse leaders
New articles: Open-access journals, end-of-life spiritual care, and future nurse leaders

Three articles and two Cochrane Review Brief columns are publishing this fall in OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in [Read More]

New topic focuses on trends, challenges in care coordination
New topic focuses on trends, challenges in care coordination

The five new articles in the September OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing topic, Care Coordination: Benefits [Read More]

New articles: Discrimination, professional relationships, and nursing wisdom
New articles: Discrimination, professional relationships, and nursing wisdom

Five articles and several columns arrived this summer in OJIN: Online Journal of Issues in Nursing. The consequences of [Read More]

Insider

Archives