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‘President’s Perspective’ Archives

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]

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]

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