Wednesday June 29th 2016

‘President’s Perspective’ Archives

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 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]

Fighting fear

Fighting fear

Last September, we experienced a new kind of terror. A virus that was killing thousands of West Africans, including health care workers, had come to America. It was not new to the world, but it was new to the American people. After claiming the life of Thomas Eric Duncan [Read More]

What we measure, we can improve

What we measure, we can improve

Nurses provide copious documentation increasingly through the use of electronic health records (EHRs), which serve as the vehicle for automating measurement and reporting quality outcomes. But how do we know what is quality care? In 2004, the National Quality Forum endorsed [Read More]

Technology in transition

Technology in transition

Hardly a day goes by when we don’t read about another new smart application or device that will help us live a healthier lifestyle. What is even more exciting is the promise of expanding and new roles for nurses to leverage technology, and interpret the data and [Read More]

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June 25, 2016: Taking action at the Membership Assembly

June 25, 2016: Taking action at the Membership Assembly

Before the Membership Assembly came to a close, representatives took action on measures aimed at improving care to [Read More]

Membership Assembly: Addressing patient engagement, substance use

Membership Assembly: Addressing patient engagement, substance use

The June 24 afternoon session of the Membership Assembly kicked off with a riveting keynote address by Knitasha [Read More]

June 24, 2015: ANA’s Membership Assembly — Shaping the future

June 24, 2015: ANA’s Membership Assembly — Shaping the future

Nearly 300 representatives to the American Nurses Association’s Membership Assembly and observers convened this [Read More]

June 23, 2016: Nurses head out in full force for ANA Lobby Day

June 23, 2016: Nurses head out in full force for ANA Lobby Day

Nearly 350 nurses participating in the American Nurses Association’s Lobby Day were heading to Capitol Hill today to [Read More]

Presenting ANA’s national awards

Presenting ANA’s national awards

Eleven RNs honored for transforming health care The American Nurses Association announced in May the recipients of its [Read More]

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