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Conscientious objection

Conscientious objection

When care collides with nurses’ morals, ethics Last winter, two high-profile — and very tragic — cases pitted family members against hospital administrations and stirred debates nationwide about brain death, policies and laws, and ethics. No matter where they [Read More]

The power to change

The power to change

Nurse Athlete program focuses on energy management for better health Being healthy and fit may be even more of a state of mind than one thinks. David Hrabe, PhD, RN, recalled a conversation he had with a trainer at the beginning of the year about the number of people [Read More]

Staking our claim

Staking our claim

ANA promotes nurses’ unique contributions to care coordination RNs in all practice settings carry out essential care coordination activities every day, working to ensure patients get the right care, at the right time, by the right person. Whether it’s educating patients [Read More]

The war on superbugs

The war on superbugs

Addressing the issue of antibiotic resistance With his discovery of penicillin, Alexander Fleming helped pave the way for the golden era of antibiotics, which began full force in the 1950s as more of these bacteria-fighting drugs were developed and prescribed. Many in the [Read More]

Nurses explore trends, take action & celebrate

Nurses explore trends, take action & celebrate

Representatives attending the American Nurses Association’s (ANA) inaugural Membership Assembly had opportunities to brainstorm about nursing’s future, take actions to continue ANA’s transformation, and discuss licensure issues related to cross-border nursing [Read More]

A study in de-stressing

A study in de-stressing

Helping nursing students to better cope and manage their overall health Nursing students repeatedly put aside their own health and wellness to get through the rigors of challenging courses and clinical rotations. But some students and practicing nurses are working to [Read More]

The state of mental health care revisited

The state of mental health care revisited

ANA, nursing organizations call for improving access to care, better funding Once again it has taken a tragedy, this time at an elementary school, to restart a national dialogue about the need for better access to mental health services, including early assessment and [Read More]

An issue of weight

An issue of weight

Calling all nurses to get healthy and reverse a trend A troubling trend is continuing: More Americans are on a path toward becoming overweight and obese. And that translates to more patients and nurses weighing in at higher, less healthy numbers. Like many Americans with [Read More]

Flooding and fury

Flooding and fury

Nurses respond to needs during hurricane, suffer losses Despite gale-force winds, flooding, and at times, no electricity or heat, RNs throughout the area affected first by Hurricane Sandy and then a blizzard-carrying nor’easter continued to focus on their patients and [Read More]

Behind the technology

Behind the technology

Nurses develop and use e-systems to make patient care, RNs’ working life better Health information technology can be a great asset to direct care RNs and a strong safety benefit to patients. That’s particularly true when nurses who specialize in making the electronic [Read More]

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Time for RNs to get out the vote

Time for RNs to get out the vote

If today were Election Day, do you have a plan to vote? Or have you already participated in absentee or early voting? [Read More]

Outbreaks emphasize need for precaution

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Since late summer, two infectious diseases have dominated the health care scene: Ebola and enterovirus D68. These [Read More]

Tune in to President Cipriano’s fall message

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New ANA President Pam Cipriano provides an update on ANA activities and a look at what’s in store for the [Read More]

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