Nursing and Health Care Perspectives

Articles from Vol. 18, No. 5, September-October

Dissolution of Tradition: A Reprise
Last summer, within the pages of this journal, an essay described the uncertainty surrounding the future of our small but independent VNA ("Dissolution of Tradition into Fantasy: A Lament," May/June, 1996). Supposedly, harsh financial pressures bombarded...
From Motivation to Action: Understanding Nurses' Political Involvement
Nurses comprise the largest group of health care providers in the nation, but few are in positions to definitively influence public health policy. If the nursing profession is to meet the challenges of the 21st century, political action is necessary,...
Let Me Tell You about Bedpans
You see it worked. This title grabbed your attention just like Suzanne Gordon said it would. Suzanne Gordon is a journalist, not a nurse, so she ought to know something about grabbing a readers attention. As it happens, she also knows something about...
Painful Stimulus: Absorbing and Assimilating Grief and Loss in HIV Nursing Practice
To explore grief and loss in nursing care, it is not enough to touch upon it as an occupational hazard to be dealt with. It is also necessary to touch upon our feelings. Internal emotions motivate our external reactions and motivations. The, also teach...
Through the Looking Glass at the Labor Market for Registered Nurses in the 21st Century
From the 1950s through the early 1990s, nurses enjoyed employment security. Now supply outstrips demand and nursing student enrollments are declining. What are the forces at work and how can the rules of the marketplace be used to predict the future?...
Violence and the Nursing Curriculum: Nurse Educators Speak Out
VIOLENT CRIME IN THE UNITED STATES IS INCREASING AT AN ALARMING RATE. NURSES ARE THE FIRST TO ENCOUNTER ITS VICTIMS--BUT ARE THEY PREPARED FOR THEM? TWO ACTIVITIES AT THE 1995 NLN CONVENTION GATHERED THE OPINIONS, CONCERNS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF NURSE...
When Cultures Collide: Decision Making in a Multicultural Environment
The health care system mirrors the growing diversity of America's population. This changing face of the nation is particularly evident to nurses who care for increasing numbers of foreign-born individuals with varying cultural beliefs, values, and practices....
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