Thursday September 3rd 2015

‘President’s Perspective’ Archives

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]

Meet ANA’s new president

Meet ANA’s new president

Newly elected American Nurses Association (ANA) President Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, recently sat down with The American Nurse to discuss her vision for ANA and how nurses can help transform health care. You’ve shared your perspective through your [Read More]

A grateful leader at this time of transition

A grateful leader at this time of transition

It is bittersweet for me as I collect my thoughts for my last president’s column in The American Nurse. Serving as ANA president has been the greatest privilege of my professional career. I can think of no higher honor and opportunity for me as a nurse, particularly [Read More]

Caring and learning: Interwoven components of leadership

Caring and learning: Interwoven components of leadership

I recently read an editorial written by a person with lung cancer who described the strength and comfort he gained from his caregivers — not just from the confidence and technical expertise of his oncologist — but also from the caring encounters that inspired and [Read More]

Nursing innovation — Beyond the status quo

Nursing innovation — Beyond the status quo

One of the high points of the fall each year for me is the opportunity to attend the National Magnet Conference® of the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). At this year’s conference, more than 7,100 nurses exuded an infectious sense of energy, pride and [Read More]

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Nurse participants address workplace and health care issues, ANA governance

Nurse participants address workplace and health care issues, ANA governance

Nurse leaders from around the nation and numerous specialty organizations gathered at the American Nurses [Read More]

ANA events serve as an arena for innovative thinking, interaction, recognition

ANA events serve as an arena for innovative thinking, interaction, recognition

A number of events were held along with the Membership Assembly — giving nurses even greater opportunities to learn, [Read More]

ANA elects VP, other leaders

ANA elects VP, other leaders

Representatives at the American Nurses Association’s Membership Assembly elect-ed Ernest James Grant, PhD, MSN, RN, [Read More]

Court upholds ACA subsidies

Court upholds ACA subsidies

A long-time advocate for improving the public’s access to health care, the American Nurses Association lauded the [Read More]

Walk forward with a strong ethical agenda

Walk forward with a strong ethical agenda

As part of the American Nurses Association’s focus on 2015 as the “Year of Ethics,” which coincides with the [Read More]

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