Thursday February 23rd 2017

‘President’s Perspective’ Archives

Safe nurses, safe patients

Safe nurses, safe patients

Primum non nocere, translated as “first, do no harm,” is an axiom familiar to every health care provider. Keeping patients free from harm is embodied in the Nightingale pledge, “… I will abstain from whatever is deleterious and mischievous, and will not take or [Read More]

ANA: Leading in a changing world

ANA: Leading in a changing world

The 2016 Membership Assembly gathering in Washington, DC, June 23-25, delivered something for everyone! From advocating on Capitol Hill to taking action on bylaws and electing ANA leaders, from adopting our declaration for addressing gun violence to unveiling a new [Read More]

EHRs and the glide path to value

EHRs and the glide path to value

Ask any health care professional about pain points in current care settings and at the top of most lists is “the EHR.” We have a love-hate relationship with electronic health records, yet very few would concede paper was better. The vision of a connected world, however, [Read More]

No health without mental health

No health without mental health

More than half a century ago psychiatrist Brock Chisholm, the first director-general of the World Health Organization, professed that without mental health there can be no true physical health. Today evidence illustrates a bidirectional relationship between mental illness [Read More]

Nurses unite with pride (and stethoscopes)

Nurses unite with pride (and stethoscopes)

The original “shot heard round the world” commemorated the start of the Revolutionary War in 1775. But another shot heard round the world came on Sept. 14, 2015, when the hosts of the television show “The View” offended nurses by mocking Miss Colorado, Kelley [Read More]

Nurses unite with pride (and stethoscopes)

Nurses unite with pride (and stethoscopes)

The original “shot heard round the world” commemorated the start of the Revolutionary War in 1775. But another shot heard round the world came on Sept. 14, 2015, when the hosts of the television show “The View” offended nurses by mocking Miss Colorado, Kelley [Read More]

Nurses at the table: in the United States and around the world

Nurses at the table: in the United States and around the world

A few words to the wise—if you are having a discussion about health care, look to your left and to your right. If one (or more) of those individuals is not an RN, there is a serious and inexcusable gap in the conversation. Any conversation about health care without the [Read More]

Ethics: Integrity, courage and leadership

Ethics: Integrity, courage and leadership

Words are powerful. They reflect our thoughts and feelings, and can ignite passion, advocacy and action. Such was the case at the American Nurses Association’s Ethics Symposium in June. From staff nurses to scholars, powerful, evocative words shaped discussions about the [Read More]

Mitigating the risks of emotional labor

Mitigating the risks of emotional labor

As caregivers, we relieve or prevent the physical and emotional suffering of others. Sometimes it is the obvious — pain relief; other times, it is the not so obvious — ensuring privacy for grieving or setting up an undisturbed period of sleep to promote healing and [Read More]

Ethical practice environments, empowered nurses

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 [Read More]

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New! Enhanced communications for ANA members in 2017

New! Enhanced communications for ANA members in 2017

The American Nurses Association and its official journal, American Nurse Today, are pleased to announce the launch of [Read More]

Supply and demand

Supply and demand

Health care professionals share information, strategies on drug shortages  It is deeply ingrained in RNs to focus [Read More]

ANA’s policy development process – for and by ANA members

Member involvement in the development of professional policies is critical. Your voice can and should be heard in the [Read More]

Applauding the 2016 Foundation Scholars

Applauding the 2016 Foundation Scholars

Through the generosity of supporters during the last 61 years, the American Nurses Foundation has awarded more than $5 [Read More]

Beyond folding washcloths: An innovation for diversional activity

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Finding ways to keep patients safe in today’s complex hospital settings is an ongoing challenge. RNs experience a [Read More]

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