Nursing and Health Care Perspectives

Articles from Vol. 18, No. 4, July-August

Helping-at-Home Caregivers Ask for Help
NINETEEN AND A HALF YEARS AGO, IN 1977, MY HUSBAND JEFF, A PHYSICIST AT THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, WAS DIAGNOSED WITH MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS. WE HAD BEEN MARRIED THIRTEEN YEARS; OUR THEN TWO CHILDREN WERE AGES FOUR AND SEVEN. AT FIRST IT WAS ONLY A...
Isn't It Time?
Last fall during the heat of the presidential campaign I read with curiosity about wedge issues. In California, there were two such issues: legal and illegal immigrants; and Proposition 209, the so-called anti-affirmative action measure. The newspaper...
Life-Terminating Choices: A Framework for Nursing Decision Making
INTRODUCTION During the 1990s, assisted suicide has become the subject of public debate and legislative action across the nation. In 1997, the U.S. Supreme Court reviewed two critical Circuit Court decisions involving the legalization of physician-assisted...
NLN Challenges Nursing Schools Nationwide
Dr. Sheila Ryan, immediate past-president of the National League for Nursing, used the occasion of her opening presidential address at the League's 23rd biennial convention to summon the nation's more than 1,600 nursing programs to each identify and...
NLN President's Acceptance Speech
I accept this gavel and the responsibilities that it symbolizes on behalf of all members of the National League for Nursing and on behalf of the various constituencies that we intend to serve. I accept the gavel and responsibilities of this office...
Nurse Practitioner Extraordinaire
She dispenses stuffed animals and antibiotics. She treats hunger as well as coughs and earaches. She gives away clothes to keep out the cold. And for success in life, she prescribes massive amounts of education. Mariah Taylor, MA, RN, founder...
Nursing Creativity
Knowing that I was laboring over "the words" for some new note cards for Window on Nursing, a small company in which I am heavily invested, a friend passed along an article from the Washington Times that he thought would interest me. It was titled...
Passover
Ron opened the door and smiled. Trim, with pleated slacks and a pale yellow shirt, he motioned me in and said gently, "Larry, the nurse is here." We walked across a polished floor past healthy plants enjoying the good air and light. In the bedroom,...
Reauthorization '97: The Calm before the Storm
The student financial assistance programs of the Higher Education Act of 1965 are reauthorized by the Congress every five years. Reauthorization usually involves a comprehensive review of these programs and the conditions under which students and...
Stay Informed: Informational Resources for the Community Health Nurse
Ever since the days of Lillian Wald, the community health nurse has needed to be a jack-of-all-trades in providing nursing care across the lifespan and to aggregates at risk. The American Nurses Association's Code for Nurses (1985) recommends all...
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