Nursing and Health Care Perspectives

Articles from Vol. 21, No. 3, May

A Mission That's Possible
It is clear from our early, as well as our recent history, that nursing and nurses need an array of organizations. Our diversity, encompassing umbrella and specialty organizations, has the potential to be a strength for nursing, just as a diversity...
A REFLECTIVE TEACHING-LEARNING PROCESS to Enhance PERSONAL KNOWING
PERSONAL KNOWING has been identified by Carper as one of the patterns of knowing essential to the "kinds of knowledge that are held to be of most value in the discipline of nursing" (1, p. 19). Carper emphasizes that patterns are interrelated to form...
CHAP and the Department of Veterans Affairs
In 1965, when the Community Health Accreditation Program was established as a joint venture between the American Public Health Association and the National League for Nursing, its main purpose was to assure the consumer that organizations providing...
CLINICAL TEACHING STRATEGIES for a Caring Curriculum
There's been little real innovation in our clinical teaching model for over 30 years. We still expect our students to use linear thought processes, despite the increasing degree of ambiguity facing nurses in practice.... We must rediscover how to teach...
COMPLEMENTARY/Alternative Strategies in a Baccalaureate Curriculum
Responding to dramatic and rapid changes taking place in the health care delivery system, many clients choose to incorporate less hectic, more comfort-focused healing strategies into their regimes. Therefore, nurses are challenged to integrate the...
Creating an Adolescent Health Promotion
INTERNET.SITE A Community Partnership Between University Nursing Students and an Inner-City High School ADOLESCENTS have a unique set of health needs and concerns that can be most successfully addressed with their participation and in a manner...
Faculty Development in Environmental Health
As we begin to better understand the relationship between our health and our compromised environment, nurses must adopt strategies with which to assess and address our individual patients' and communities' environmental health needs. The University...
In the Footsteps of Mary Breckinridge
A Glorious 75th Anniversary Celebration SIX YEARS AFTER establishing the Frontier Nursing Service (FNS) in 1925, the indomitable Mary Breckinridge proclaimed that her rural health model could never have progressed as far as it did without the spirit...
Reaching outside the Box
An Academic-Community Model to Prepare Nurses for the Future "One does not discover new lands without consenting lose sight of the shore for a very long time." ANDRE GIDE FACULTY AND PRACTITIONERS, responding to changes in the health care system,...
Resource Center
NEW RESOURCES Self-Help for Parents Nurses Gloria Mayer and Ann Kuklierus have authored a self-help medical book to enable parents to make knowledgeable decisions when caring for a sick child. What To Do When Your Child Gets Sick presents 50...
What Is an Interim Report? Why Is It Used?
An Interim report is a request for specific information that may be recommended to NLNAC by either the Site Visit Team or the Evaluation Review Panel. If affirmed, the program is required to report to the Commission between accreditation evaluations,...
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