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. 17, No. 2, May

Application of a Marketing Concept to Patient-Centered Care: Co-Producing Health with Heart Failure Patients
AbstractIncreasing numbers of patients are being treated for heart failure each year. One out of four of the heart failure patients who receives care in a hospital is readmitted to the hospital within 30 days of discharge. Effective discharge instruction...
Evolving Public Health Nursing Roles: Focus on Community Participatory Health Promotion and Prevention
AbstractPublic health nursing (PHN) practice is population-focused and requires unique knowledge, competencies, and skills. Early public health nursing roles extended beyond sick care to encompass advocacy, community organizing, health education, and...
Improving Communication with Low-Income Women Using Today's Technology
AbstractThe authors of this article examine reasons for missed appointments and preferences for appointment reminders among inner city obstetrics and gynecology clinic patients having a high missed-appointment rate. Sixty low-income women, including...
Informatics: The Standardized Nursing Terminologies: A National Survey of Nurses' Experience and Attitudes - SURVEY II: Participants, Familiarity and Information Sources
It was 50 years ago when Harriet Werley prevailed upon the American Nurses Association (ANA) to recognize the value of data in improving health policy and health care for the patient (Ozbolt, 1997V She also spearheaded the development of the Nursing...
Primary Care Nursing Role and Care Coordination: An Observational Study of Nursing Work in a Community Health Center
AbstractCare coordination is a core element of the Patient-Centered Medical Home and requires an effective, well educated nursing staff. A greater understanding of roles and tasks currently being carried out by nurses in primary care is needed to help...
Rising to the Challenge of Health Care Reform with Entrepreneurial and Intrapreneurial Nursing Initiatives
AbstractHealth reform worldwide is required due to the largely aging population, increase in chronic diseases, and rising costs. To meet these needs, nurses are being encouraged to practice to the full extent of their skills and take significant leadership...
Transformacion Para Salud: A Patient Navigation Model for Chronic Disease Self-Management
AbstractIncreased cost of chronic illnesses in United States is an urgent call to develop a cost effective approach to improve chronic disease self-management, especially among vulnerable populations. An emerging role for professionals and paraprofessionals...
Transitions in Dementia Care: Theoretical Support for Nursing Roles
AbstractThere are several predictable transitions in the course of dementia, and care is often provided by family members in the earlier stages. Later stages often include the move to one or more care settings. Important transitions for those with dementia...
When the Business of Nursing Was the Nursing Business: The Private Duty Registry System, 1900-1940
AbstractIn the initial decades of the 20th century, most nurses worked in the private sector as private duty nurses dependent on their own resources for securing and obtaining employment with individual patients. To organize and systematize the ways...
Who Will Show Up? Estimating Ability and Willingness of Essential Hospital Personnel to Report to Work in Response to a Disaster
AbstractDisaster planning in the healthcare setting requires consideration of surge capacity, specifically the community's ability to provide care for a rapid increase in numbers of patients having varied conditions. Adequate staffing is a key component...
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