Nursing and Health Care Perspectives

Articles from Vol. 20, No. 6, November

A Model to Restructure Nursing Education
A vision is only an idea or an image of a more desirable future... but the right vision is an idea so energizing that it in effect jump starts the future by calling for the skills, talents, and resources to make it happen. Since 1993, the Cleveland...
Announcements
The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing at New York University named three nurses from the Midwest as 1999 Geriatric Nursing Research Fellows: Elizabeth Beattie, PhD, RH, of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; Karen Veldt, PhD, RN, CS, GNP,...
A Student's Experiences in El Salvador
I had the privilege of doing a community health nursing clinical in the village of Arcatao, El Salvador, with the support of a faculty team that had organized previous travel study trips for medical, nursing, physician assistant, and pharmacy students....
CLAIMING THE Wisdom & Worth OF CLINICAL PRACTICE
In this article, Dr. Patricia Benner expands on themes she introduced in a plenary session at the 24th Biennial Convention in Miami Beach, Florida, in June 1999. The convention explored The Nursing Renaissance: New Ways of Being, Learning, and Leading....
Coming Full Circle with the Nightingale Legacy
As society has evolved from an industrial to an information age, so too has nursing. With the revolution of the information age, nursing will complete the process of transforming the way society in general and we as nurses ourselves view and portray...
New Resources
A tool designed to identify older persons at risk for poor nutritional health status has been validated for its ability to predict disability and depressive symptoms. For a copy of the DETERMINE Checklist and the validating study, send a self-addressed...
NLNAC Frequently Asked Questions
How does emphasis on core criteria make clear that different levels of nursing education lead to differences in practice, as opposed to homogenizing evaluation of programs? NLNAC accredits five types of nursing education programs -- baccalaureate...
Oasis: A Welcoming Patch of Green?
OASIS, according to Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary, is "a fertile or green area in an arid region, or something providing refuge or relief from boring or dreary routine." Nurses employed in Medicare-certified home health agencies will tell you...
One Hundred Years Ago
Nursing Education at the Dawn of the 20th Century THE LATE 19TH AND EARLY 20TH centuries ushered in a number of significant events that helped advance the nursing profession in its early development. Nursing leaders began to show interest in the...
On the Web
www.fda.gov/medwatch FDA MedWatch Instructions on this Food and Drug Administration site explain how to report medical product safety information online. In addition, the site provides summaries of FDA-approved drug labeling changes and other...
Outcomes from Project IMPART
In Becoming Gentlemen, Lani Guinier describes the experience of women who sit on the margin of the male dominant culture of law school. "It is time" she contends, "to use the information from the margin to rethink the whole" (I, p. 17). Application...
Public Health Education for Liberian Refugees
During June of 1996, I served on a short-term mission team that worked with Liberian refugees living in the Cote d'Ivoire. I taught public health, while colleagues taught the Bible and general education principles. We understood that refugees are persons...
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