Sunday May 26th 2019

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Everyday heroes

Everyday heroes

In the aftermath of the tragic day when two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, the city has returned to a semblance of normalcy. However, the images and the experience of the bombings, the carnage they caused and the massive manhunt for the [Read More]

Ensuring resources exist so nurses can ask the right questions

Ensuring resources exist so nurses can ask the right questions

This issue of The American Nurse is largely devoted to the topic of nursing research, and I am using my column to share some related thoughts. Nursing research co-evolved along with evidence-based clinical practice and became an established academic discipline in the 20th [Read More]

What keeps me up at night?

What keeps me up at night?

On one of my recent monthly calls with the leadership of the American Academy of Nursing (AAN), Joanne Disch, PhD, RN, FAAN, the AAN president, asked that we describe something that is keeping us up at night. I spoke about an upcoming summit that I was attending that week [Read More]

Person-centered care — What does it actually mean?

Person-centered care — What does it actually mean?

On Sept. 6, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) report entitled, Best Care at Lower Cost: The Path to Continuously Learning Health Care in America, was released.  It is a report I’ve heard characterized as one of the most important IOM reports since the 2001 Quality Chasm [Read More]

Health care as a basic human right

Health care as a basic human right

In a long-awaited decision this past June, the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). As a staunch supporter of the ACA and longtime advocate for reform of health care that is illness-focused and inaccessible to millions of uninsured in [Read More]

Courage to shape our future

Courage to shape our future

Recently, I came across a quote from Winston Churchill that puts into words what I saw firsthand at our House of Delegates (HOD) meeting in June.  It says, “Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak, and courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” Faced [Read More]

Transforming ANA

Transforming ANA

Nurses are busy people.  Demanding schedules, easy access to information on the internet, increased specialization, and transformations in health care have changed what nurses want from a professional association.  The American Nurses Association (ANA) is listening, and [Read More]

ANA’s race for relevance

ANA’s race for relevance

In my position, I have an opportunity to meet with nurses around the country.  I have been inspired by the innovative things nurses are doing in their hospitals, schools of nursing, clinics, and private practices.   Recently, I had the privilege of spending the day at my [Read More]

For a healthier 2012

For a healthier 2012

For generations, people across the world have been marking and reflecting on the end of one year and the beginning of another. The first written account of a New Year’s observance is reported to date back to Babylonian times — around 2000 BC — to welcome the first day [Read More]

Weathering the storm with safe nurse staffing

Weathering the storm with safe nurse staffing

A “perfect storm” is emerging in health care:  a series of sweeping and dramatic changes that are placing a great strain on the entire system.  The burden of rising health care costs alongside falling revenues, the coming health care demands of aging baby boomers, [Read More]

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Study, resources on OTC pain relievers

Study, resources on OTC pain relievers

A national survey recently found that while nearly all consumers say they feel confident when choosing which [Read More]

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]

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