Nursing and Health Care Perspectives

Articles from Vol. 18, No. 6, November-December

A Community Crossword Puzzle: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Community-Based Learning
Finding methods to involve communities in the education of health professionals presents a challenge to educators. An East Tennessee State University program found that a Community Crossword Puzzle helped students and faculty meet course objectives within...
Art in Practice: Bodies of Knowledge
I learned the hard way, the old-fashioned way. I did my first pelvic exam on a colleague, who then did her first on me. We were terrified amateurs, willing to endure all just to get through. "You did great!" we congratulated each other, masking the inevitable...
For the Health of Smith Island
A remote Chesapeake Bay community exposes University of Maryland students to the needs of an underserved community. It is not much more than thirteen miles from Ewell to the hospital in Crisfield, but for residents of the small waterfront community,...
Overcoming Parochialism: Interdisciplinary Training of the Generalist Team
THE WORK FORCE that will staff most health care systems of the future will include a complex array of professionals working together in teams. The traditional inpatient model of patient care has been only multidisciplinary--nurses, medical social...
Reengineering the Corporate Culture of Hospitals
How nursing leadership can prevent the hospital bus from going to Abilene. As we move closer to the turn of the century, the American health care system continues to provide management experts with a wealth of case studies describing the winners and...
Rural Health Care and Interdisciplinary Education
IN RESPONSE TO THE CALL FOR more rural health service providers and health education with an interdisciplinary focus, James Madison University's School of Health and Human Services initiated an undergraduate education program in rural Virginia. The project...
Taking Aim at Interdisciplinary Education for Continuous Improvement in Health Care
Over the last 30 years, nursing faculty have achieved varying levels of success in their efforts to engage in interdisciplinary education. To sharpen the focus, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement sponsored a national demonstration project in which...
What Women Nursing Students Want & What Nursing Education Owes Them
What do women want from nursing? Students have needs, motivations, and expectations related to their selection of a career. What are they? These questions were the subject of a research project in which women nursing students were given the opportunity...
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