Nursing and Health Care Perspectives

Articles

Vol. 22, No. 6, November/December

Tomorrow Is Ours to Win or Lose: Responding to a Heightened Demand for Nurses Amidst a National Crisis
911 -the numbers that echo distress and invite rescue will live in United States history as the date our nation was attacked in a mindless, intolerable act of aggression that left thousands dead and wounded and millions inconsolable. September 11, 2001,...
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Three Months and Countless Tears and Prayers Later
FOR ALL OF US, LIFE WILL NEVER BE THE SAME. We have learned a difficult lesson about the fragility of life. Together, we have cried, prayed, hugged, and screamed. Many of us have been on the scenes of the disasters, as workers and volunteers, taking...
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Faculty Matters: Melinda M Swenson
Nominated by her colleagues at the Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis, Melinda M. Swenson, PhD, NP-C, FNP, was the recipient of the 2001 NLN Award for Excellence in Teaching. A certified Family Nurse Practitioner since i 980, she teaches...
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The Lost Art of Caring: A Challenge to Health Professionals, Families, Communities, and Society
The Lost Art of Caring:A Challenge to Health Professionals, Families, Communities, and Society edited by Leighton E. Cluff, MD, and Robert H. Binstock, PhD; Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001: 260 pages; $48.00 I began reading this book...
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The Nursing Profession: Tomorrow and Beyond
The Nursing Profession:Tomorrow and Beyond edited by Norma L. Chaska, PhD, RN, FAAN; Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2001; 1,050 pages, $99.95 Unlike most "issues" books, this thoughtful, fascinating book is not a collection of previously published articles,...
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Transforming Nursing Education through Problem-Based Education
Transforming Nursing Education Through Problem-Based Education by Elizabeth Rideout, PhD, RN; Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett, 2001; 345 pages; $25.00 This book represents a collaborative project of faculty members at the McMaster University School of...
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Vol. 22, No. 5, September/October

The Power of Shared Leadership: Promoting a Way of Being That Will Endure
President's & CEO's Message We shared a passionate commitment to and belief in the significance of the NLN to nursing and nursing education, and we were both students of organizations. Our partnership has focused not on each other, but, rather, on...
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Mentors, Teachers, and Experts among Us
Every time I speak with a group of students, I am struck by their interest in role models among their faculty. They want to be successful as students and as professional nurses. They want to be leaders among their colleagues as much as they want to be...
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Faculty Matters
Elizabeth Speakman, EdD, RN started her 16-year teaching career at the bachelor's level but has taught for 14 years in an associate degree program at the Community College of Philadelphia, in Pennsylvania. Nov. an associate professor of nursing, with...
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Excellence in Teaching End-of-Life Care
A New Multimedia Toolkit for Nurse Educators ABSTRACT Nursing strongly values comfort and patient-centered care at the end of life, but little end-of-life content is included in most basic nursing education programs.An innovative way to improve nursing...
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Web-Based Courses: More Than Curriculum
ABSTRACT Online program development depends on an educationally and technologically sound curriculum supported by a solid infrastructure. Creation of a virtual environment through design of online registration and records, financial aid, orientation,...
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Learning Clinical Teaching: Is It Magic?
ABSTRACT Clinical teaching in nursing is a complex phenomenon that lacks a coherent theoretical base and is perplexing to novices, who tend to teach as they were taught. Nursing educators must find strategies to assist novice clinical teachers to learn...
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Enacting Narrative Pedagogy: The Lived Experiences of Students and Teachers
ABSTRACT Reforming nursing education to meet contemporary challenges in educational and clinical environments is needed through the development and implementation of new pedagogies. Nancy Diekelmann is advancing the science of nursing education by describing...
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Vol. 22, No. 4, July/August

The Learning Academy
THE CULTURE OF MEDICAL CENTERS IS CHANGING: A new service initative in health care, known as the Learning Academy, is the focus of interest among leading hospitals in the United States. Several health systems that embrace the learning organization philosophy...
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Education News
Students Helping Nurse Educators at the University of Texas Incoming freshman and sophomore pre-nursing students at the University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing can profit from a new volunteer program that provides a rich learning experience....
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Faculty Matters
Matters Although Debbie teaches Physical Assessment to juniors and Transition to Professional Nursing to seniors, her doctorate will be in the area of public policy/public administration, with two major areas of concentration, health care and organizational...
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Storytelling as Cultural Assessment
It is through culture that people make sense of their world. We do not have limitless possibilities of ways to act, or an infinite nember of theories concerning existence. Culture is like a template that outlines the possibilities (1, p. 19). ABSTRACT...
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After the Funding Is Gone
Evaluating the Sustainability of a Community-Based Project ABSTRACT The Rural Elderly Enhancement Project was a nurse-initiated grant funded by the WK. Kellogg Foundation and administered by an urban school of nursing. The major purpose of the nine-year...
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Nursing Informatics: Education for Practice
book Nursing Informatics: Education for Practice by Barbara Carty, EdD, RN; New York: Springer Publishing, 2000; 328 pages, $46.95 This timely book provides an excellent foundation in nursing informatics theory and practice and serves as a resource for...
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Peace and Power: Building Communities for the Future (5Th Ed.)
bookENDS Peace and Power: Building Communities for the Future (5th ed.) by Peggy L. Chinn, PhD, RN, FAAN; Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett, 2001; 116 pages, $26.95; member discount 10 percent This small book, a new edition of Peggy Chinn's classic work,...
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NLN Update
NEWS FROM NLNAC New Appointments Announced The Board of Commissioners of the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission has announced the appointment of a new Executive Director and a change in the Commission's organizational structure. Geraldene...
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Vol. 22, No. 3, May/June

Education News
WHAT IS NEW at your school of nursing? Please contact NURSING AND HEALTH CARE PERSPECTIVES, c/o Leslie Block, Managing Editor, National League for Nursing, 61 Broadway, New York, NY 10006; fax 212/812-0393; lblock@nln.org. Nursing Students Without Borders...
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Faculty Matters: Shielda
FOLLOWING 15 years in academia, Shielda G. Rodgers, PhD, RN, returned to teach at her alma mater, North Carolina Central University, a historically black university located in the city of Durham. As an associate professor who moved from a predominantly...
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Global Research Dissemination and Utilization: Recommendations for Nurses and Nurse Educators
ABSTRACT Research conducted by nurses, disseminated to broad populations of health care providers, and then used by nurses who provide direct care to patients, represents the ideal triad of research-based clinical practice. The current state of practice...
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Nursing Education and Mental Health Care in Sweden: Impressions from a Faculty Exchange with the University of Vaxjo
A SABBATICAL LEAVE during the spring of 1999 has led to an ongoing exchange program between CEDAR CREST COLLEGE, a small women's liberal arts college located in northeastern Pennsylvania, and the UNIVERSITY OF VAXJO, a major regional university in southeastern...
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Mobilizing Lithuanian Health Professionals as Community Peer Leaders for AIDS Prevention: An International Primary Health Care Collaboration
An International Primary Health Care Collaboration ABSTRACT Lituanian Mercy lift of chicago and the University of Illinois at Chicago, WHO Collaborating centre for International Nursing Development in Primary Health Care, have trained Lithuanian health...
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Essays on Nursing Leadership
ESSAYS ON NURSING LEADERSHIP by Claire Fagin, PhD, RN, FAAN, New York: Springer Publishing, 2000; 232 pages, $32.95 Essays on Nursing Leadership is an interesting and provocative collection of articles and book chapters written by the author over a period...
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NLNAC: Frequently Asked Questions
What is the rationale for the emphasis NLNAC places on the requirement for an SPE, a systematic plan for program evaluation and assessment of outcomes? To NLNAC, PROGRAM EVALUATION IS THE CONSTANT ASSESSMENT AND REFINEMENT OF THE PROGRAM THROUGH A COMBINATION...
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Vol. 22, No. 2, March/April

Education News
WHAT IS NEW at your school of nursing? Please contact NURSING AND HEALTH CARE PERSPECTIVES, c/o Leslie Block, Managing Editor, National League for Nursing, 61 Broadway, New York, NY 10006; fax 212/812-0393; lblock@nln.org. Integrating Primary and Mental...
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Faculty Matters: Pamela Bayliss Webber
PAMELA BAYLISS WEBBER, PHD, RN, FNP, teaches in both the undergraduate and graduate programs at Shenandoah University, in Winchester, Virginia, where she is professor of nursing. Her areas of expertise include knowledge development and acute and chronic...
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A Regional Collaboration for Educational and Career Mobility: The Nursing Education Mobility Action Group
ABSTRACT Recognizing the need for a regional collaborative systems approach to provide opportunities for access to higher levels of educational preparation for nurses, the Nurse Executive Committee of the Center for Health Affairs in Cleveland, Ohio,...
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A Transdiciplinary Model for Curricular Revision
ABSTRACT Graduates of healths professions programs need to be able to function in integrated health care delivery systems and demonstrate the ability to provide comprehensive, quality, and cost-effective care as members of an interdisciplinary team....
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Analysis and Evaluation of Contemporary Nursing Knowledge: Nursing Models and Theories
Analysis and Evaluation of Contemporary Nursing Knowledge: Nursing Models and Theories by Jacqueline Fawcett, PhD, RN, FAAN; Philadelphia: FA. Davis, 2000; 688 pages, $49.95 I have several responses to the argument that nursing models and theories are...
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A Door Swinging between Two Worlds
Picture a door that has the ability to swing back and forth between two rooms. Now picture the door magically separating two different worlds instead of two rooms. The door enters and leaves each world as it pleases. On one side, the world is filled...
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Vol. 22, No. 1, January/February

Education News
Grand Valley State The Kirkhof School of Nursing at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, MI, is collaborating with high school guidance counselors to bring nursing courses to the high schools and encourage teenagers, both boys and girls, to consider...
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Announcements
Geraldene Felton, EdD, RN, FAAN, executive director of the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, has been named a Living Legend by the American Academy of Nursing. A founding member of the Academy, Dr. Felton is a former dean of the University...
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Faculty Matters
Great teachers are more than actors, performers... They use their self to show, demonstrate, and manifest a deep value for the transmission of knowledge. They stimulate critical thinking. ROSE ANN DIMARIA, PHD, RN, CNSN, joined the faculty at the West...
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Partnership in Primary Health Care: A Process for Re-Visioning Nursing Education
PRIMARY HEALTH CARE ABSTRACT This article describes the process of curriculum change in a baccalaureate nursing program and the design of a competency-oriented learning system in primary health care, community-focused nursing education. A VISIT TO NEARLY...
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Community Partnership: A School of Nrusing Creates Nursing Centers for Older Adults
ABSTRACT A southeastern university school of nursing responded to a request by a local housing authority to provide nursing care and health promotion to the residents of three high-rise complexes for independent living for seniors. This service-learning...
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A Proposed Framework for Differentiating the 21 Pew Competencies for Level of Nursing Education
THE PEW HEALTH PROFESSIONS COMMISSION has been recognized as a leader in health professions workforce policy and planning for the last decade. Sponsored by the Pew Charitable Trusts, its purpose was to explore health professions education and recommend...
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Understanding Nursing Research (2Nd Ed)
Understanding Nursing Research (2nd ed.) by Nancy Burns, PhD, RN, FAAN, and Susan [C Grove, PhD, RN, CS, ANP, GNP; Philadelphia: WB. Saunders, 1999; 522 pages, $37 To understand nursing research, one must know how to define the word research. The authors...
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NLN Press Primary Health Care in Urban Communities
NLN Press Primary Health Care in Urban Communities by Beverly J. McElmurry, EdD, RN, FAAN, Cynthia Tyska, MA, and Rudy Spreen Parker, PhD, RN, C, Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett, 1999, 278 pages, $34.95, member discount 10 percent This book is a compilation...
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Why Accrediation?
Update Corner QUALITY CARE IS EVERYONE'S RESPONSIBILITY. But how can you the nurse or the case manager be assured that the home care provider you have referred your client to is a quality provider? One way would be to ask other nurses and case managers,...
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What Is the Relationship of Collegiality to Accrediation?
The core values of accreditation emphasize learning, community, responsibility, integrity, value, quality, and continuous improvement through reflection and analysis. These values require the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission to measure...
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Weekly Rounds
NOTE Another blustery January day, another Tuesday. Walking into the nursing home, I welcome the rush of warm air. At the same time, I recoil from the musty, antiseptic smell. After all my years as a nurse practitioner I can't get used to this contrast:...
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