Online Journal of Issues in Nursing

The Utah Nurses Association publishes the Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, a journal specifically for nurses.

Articles from Vol. 14, No. 1, January

Advocating for the Prevention of Childhood Obesity: A Call to Action for Nursing
AbstractIn this article the authors provide a background for the discussion of childhood obesity, examine factors contributing to overweight and obesity in children, review the literature describing interventions and prevention strategies for childhood...
Essentials of a Bariatric Patient Handling Program
AbstractThere is a noticeable increase in the number of bariatric admissions to healthcare facilities. This trend presents a challenge to healthcare providers and facilities striving to provide dignified care that is effective and safe both for the patient...
Informatics: Electronic Personal Health Records: Nursing's Role
Citation: Thede, L., (December 12, 2008) "Electronic Personal Health Records: Nursing's Role" OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing Vol. 14 No. 1. Available:
Legislative: The Nursing Shortage: A Public Health Issue for All
Citation: Glazer, G., Alexandre, C. (November 14, 2008) Legislative: "The Nursing Shortage: A Public Health Issue for All" OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing. Vol. 14 No. 1. Available:
Obesity: An Emerging Concern for Patients and Nurses
AbstractThe challenges of caring for larger, heavier patients arise in all healthcare settings. When an obese patient needs nursing care, physical size can complicate even the most basic interventions, regardless of the practice setting. In this article,...
Obesity in Older Adults
AbstractThe prevalence of obesity in the United States is increasing in all age groups. During the past 30 years, the proportion of older adults who are obese has doubled. In this article the author describes the prevalence and causes of obesity among...
Overview and Summary: Obesity on the Rise: What Can Nurses Do?
Citation: Rowen, L. (January 31, 2009) "Overview and Summary: Obesity on the Rise: What Can Nurses Do?" OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing Vol. 14, No. 1, Overview. Available:
The Informal Power of Nurses for Promoting Patient Care
AbstractThere is a large body of literature devoted to physicians' abilities to communicate effectively regarding medical interventions. However, nurses' use of a variety of communicative techniques to advocate appropriate patient care effectively has...
Using Telehealth to Deliver Nursing Case Management Services to HIV/AIDS Clients
AbstractThe purpose of this qualitative, descriptive study was to explore the use of telehealth technology to assist case managers to effectively manage their caseloads of HIV/AIDs clients, increase responsiveness to their clients' changing medical conditions,...
Weight-Loss Surgery
AbstractAs the prevalence of obesity sky rockets worldwide, the search for successful weight- management strategies follows. For select individuals, surgical intervention is the most appropriate weight-management intervention for sustained weight loss....
Where Have All the Young Ones Gone: Implications for the Nursing Workforce
Abstract The global nursing shortage, coupled with an ageing nursing workforce, has placed significant pressure on the Australian Government to implement strategies to meet future nursing demands as well as develop strategies to manage the current crisis....
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