Nursing and Health Care Perspectives

Articles from Vol. 21, No. 1, January

10 TRENDS to Watch
The millennium has become the metaphor for the extraordinary challenges anti opportunities available to the nursing profession and to those academic institutions responsible for preparing the next generation of nurses. Signal change is all around us,...
An Inside View
NP/MD Perceptions of Collaborative Practice The pressing dilemma in this era of health care reform is how to provide cost-effective, high quality health care for all Americans. At the present time, due to a number of complex factors, including attrition...
Announcements
Margaret Applegate, EdD, RN, a retired member of the faculty, was honored with the Emily Holmquist Lifetime Achievement in Nursing Award from the Indiana University School of Nursing. Diana M. Bonta PhD, RH, has been appointed head of the California...
A Single Garment
We cannot survive into the future with beliefs and actions that create the reality, or the appearances, of "we" and "they." We must create our preferred future from a commitment to "us." "WE ARE CAUGHT in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied...
How Does NLNAC Support the Pew Health Commission Competencies?
During 1997, 1998, and 1999, NLNAC expressed support for the Pew Health Professions Commission Competencies for 2005 and the 21 Competencies for the 21st Century as the basis for preparing the practitioner of the future to meet society's evolving health...
MILES to Go before We Sleep
The discoveries of the Human Genome Project (HGP), established in 1990 at the National Institutes of Health and the United States Department of Energy, are bringing important new technologies for genetic diagnosis and treatment to nearly all areas...
NEW VISTAS for NURSING
"The challenge now is to educate nurses to adapt their political and policy strategies to the new health care milieu." During the past two decades, the drive to rein in rising health care costs has shifted some of the power in health care policy...
RECREATING Nursing Practice for A New Century
RECOMMENDATIONS AND IMPLICATIONS of the Pew Health Professions Commission's Final Report THE ERRATIC PATH of evolution of health care in the United States creates daunting threats as well as new opportunities for institutions, professionals, and...
Resource Center
NEW RESOURCES Complementing Advance Directives End-of-life issues are often avoided but they are vitally important. "Finding Your Way: A Guide for End-of-Life Medical Decisions," a 13-page booklet issued by the nonprofit Sacramento Healthcare...
Strengthening the Faculty Role: 1951-1971
SINCE ITS INCEPTION, the National League for Nursing has been committed to the goal of strengthening nursing education throughout the United States. In the spring of 1951, NLN's predecessor organization, the National League of Nursing Education, established...
The Other Side of Illness
I HEARD A NURSE SAY, your operation is over. I had been a long time waking. As I swam back toward the sounds of the recovery room, I was aware of bands touching my arms and adjusting what seemed to be an endless number of new appendages -- tubes and...
Understanding Accreditation: How It Differs from Licensure and Certification
What is the difference between accreditation, certification, and licensure? Don't these terms all mean the same? That an external body has made some determination? These questions are often asked in the practice setting about terms that are used interchangeably...
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