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. 13, No. 1, January

An Overview of Enzyme Replacement Therapy for Lysosomal Storage Diseases
AbstractThe lysosomal storage diseases (LSDs) are a group of disorders heralding in a new era in the treatment of genetic diseases. Enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) moves the treatment of these disorders from symptomatic management to therapeutic interventions....
A Resource Guide for Learning about Genetics
AbstractThe Human Genome Project is one of the most significant, health-related advances of modern times. Genetic research has already provided significant interventions for patients diagnosed with cancer and those receiving prenatal care. It has also...
Clinical Aspects of Genomics: An Update
AbstractWith each passing year genomic technology and information increases in relevance for clinical practice in diverse healthcare settings. This article focuses on three examples of how genomics is impacting the care of patients in diverse healthcare...
Critical Need to Address Accuracy of Nurses' Diagnoses
AbstractStudies published from 1966 to 2006 describe how nurses' interpretations of clinical data vary widely, thus significant percentages of nurses' diagnoses may be of low accuracy. This is important because data interpretations, or diagnoses, serve...
Ethics: The Expanding Circle of Environmental Ethics
Citation: Dinkins, C.S., & Sorrell, J.M. (Nov. 30, 2007). Ethics Column: "The Expanding Circle of Environmental Ethics" OJIN: Online Journal of issues in Nursing, Vol. #13, No. #1. Available: www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/ANAMarketplace/ANAPeriodicals/OJIN/Columns/Ethics/EnvironmentalEthics.aspxEnvironmental...
Ethics: The Power of One
Citation: Parker, F., (Nov. 26, 2007) Ethics Column: "The Power of One" OJIN: Online Journal of Issues in Nursing. Vol. #13, No. #1. Available: www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/ANAMarketplace/ANAPeriodicals/OJIN/Columns/Ethics/Power.aspxThe ability...
Facilitating Acculturation of Foreign-Educated Nurses
AbstractThe United States (US) is in the midst of a critical nursing shortage that is projected to worsen unless long term and sustainable solutions are instituted. The hiring of foreign-educated nurses (FENs) has been identified in the literature as...
Genetic and Genomic Healthcare: Ethical Issues of Importance to Nurses
AbstractThe complete sequencing of the human genome in 2003 has opened doors for new approaches to health promotion, maintenance, and treatment. Genetic research is now leading to a better understanding of the genetic components of common diseases, such...
Genomics and Nursing Practice: Advancing the Nursing Profession
AbstractThe remarkable advances in genetics and genomics over the last three decades have necessitated initiatives on the part of all healthcare disciplines to assist providers in applying this new knowledge in practice. Nursing has responded by planning...
Legislative: Economics of Nursing Invitational Conference Addresses Quality and Payment Issues in Nursing Care
Citation: Unruh, L., Hassmiller, S. (Dec. 15, 2007). Legislative: "Economics of Nursing Invitational Conference Addresses Quality and Payment Issues in Nursing Care." OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, Vol. 13 No. 1. Available: www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/ANAMarketplace/ANAPeriodicals/OJIN/Columns/Legislative/EconomicsandQuality.aspxAs...
Manmade Disasters: A Historical Review of Terrorism and Implications for the Future
AbstractRecent terrorist events have brought combat trauma care (e.g., different spectrum of injuries occurring in austere environments, dealing with mass casualties, and inherent treatment delays) to the civilian community. Consideration of the historical...
Overview & Summary: First Genetics, Now Genomics: What Do Nurses Need to Know?
My DreamI have a dream that only you as a nurse can help fulfill. The dream is that individuals and their families receive the best healthcare possible. That they can ask their nurse about cutting-edge options of care and get knowledgeable answers. That...
Standardized Nursing Language: What Does It Mean for Nursing Practice?
AbstractUse of a standardized nursing language for documentation of nursing care is vital both to the nursing profession and to the bedside/direct care nurse. The purpose of this article is to provide examples of the usefulness of standardized languages...
The Cultural Lens of Genomics
AbstractCultural diversity continues to increase in many countries around the world. In the United States this diversity has increased significantly over the past decade. It is essential that healthcare professionals provide genomic-focused care in a...
Why Emotions Matter: Age, Agitation, and Burnout among Registered Nurses
AbstractKnowledge of the emotional demands facing today's nurses is critical for explaining how work stressors translate into burnout and turnover. Following a brief discussion of how the experience of burnout relates to the nursing shortage, we examine...
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