American Academy of Nursing on Policy Women's Sexual/Reproductive Health and Access Challenges Amid COVID-19 Pandemic From the Women's Health Expert Panel of the American Academy of Nursing
The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, commonly referred to as the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, and its consequences have and are continuing to impact women by amplifying unique sex and gender health-related challenges and interfering with access to support and health services. This is particularly so for women who are socio-culturally disadvantaged or in sociocultural minority groups. In this commentary by the AAN Women's Health Expert Panel members, we aim to briefly outline key extant knowledge regarding COVID-19 pandemic sex and gender factors impinging on women's health and access to care as underpinnings for resea...
Source: Nursing Outlook - January 12, 2022 Category: Nursing Authors: Judith A. Berg, Joan Shaver, Nancy Fugate Woods, Elizabeth A. Kostas-Polston Source Type: research

Six part series on value-informed nursing practice
As practitioners, educators, leaders, researchers and policy makers, nurses are bound together by a common dedication to provide health care that meets the needs of all people, and to advance the nursing profession. Nurses require resources to achieve each of these aspirations. In the realm of clinical practice, resources used to produce patient care are particularly costly. Clinical resources can provide meaningful, even lifesaving benefits, and they can also provide marginal if any benefit to patients. (Source: Nursing Outlook)
Source: Nursing Outlook - December 22, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Peter I. Buerhaus, Olga Yakusheva Source Type: research

The Nurse+Engineer as the Prototype V-Shaped Professional
A formalized course of study executed through an institution of higher education, often known as a “discipline”, is widely recognized as an essential requirement for a “trade” to mature into a “profession” (Algase et al, 2021; Oerther, 2021; Oerther et al, 2020). The knowledge, skills, and attitudes (KSAs) that make up the content of this course of study often is known as a “ body of knowledge” (BoK), and specialized faculty often contribute to and steward this knowledge. Signature pedagogies, or the methods and practices of teaching a parti...
Source: Nursing Outlook - December 16, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Daniel B. Oerther, Mary Ellen Glasgow Source Type: research

The impact of California's staffing mandate and the economic recession on registered nurse staffing levels: A longitudinal analysis
The Great Recession of 2008 drove a decline in the growth rate of health care spending and a reduction in capital investments by health care providers as households, governments, and businesses faced economic hardship (Martin  et al., 2011). National unemployment rates increased from 5.0 percent in December 2007 to 9.5 percent in June 2009 (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2012). However, the health care industry historically experiences employment growth during recessions. Nursing jobs are no exception to this “co untercyclical” trend (Dolfman et al., 2017), but how this impacts a...
Source: Nursing Outlook - December 15, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Andrew Dierkes, Duy Do, Haley Morin, Monica Rochman, Douglas Sloane, Matthew McHugh Source Type: research

A competency roadmap for advanced practice nursing education using PRIME-NP
Clinical competency validation is essential for advanced practice education and public accountability. To achieve that goal, an authenticated assessment of clinical performance is needed with clear and objectively measured components that include progressive performance. While there have been robust discussions around what constitutes clinical competency and assessment, clear and consistent definitions remain abstract (Lejonqvist  et al., 2012; Nabizadeh-Gharghozar et al., 2021). Clinical competency performance spans a number of settings: didactic, clinical, and simulation; therefore, any assessment too...
Source: Nursing Outlook - December 12, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Rita F. D'Aoust, Kristen M. Brown, Kimberly McIltrot, Jehan-Marie Daley Adamji, Heather Johnson, Diane C. Seibert, Catherine G. Ling Source Type: research

Childhood Trauma Differentially Impacts Depression and Stress Associations with Reintegration Challenges Among Post-9/11 U.S. Veterans
Of nearly 3 million post-deployed post-9/11 United States (U.S.) veterans, almost half reported difficulties with post-military reintegration (Tanielian  et al., 2017), or the return to their family, community, and vocational roles (Elnitsky et al., 2017). Challenges faced by veterans as they reintegrate into civilian life after military service are a major concern for Congress and the Department of Veterans Affairs (Blakeley& Jansen,  2013; U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, 2015). Chronic reintegration challenges impair veterans’ health, relationships, work performance, and ...
Source: Nursing Outlook - December 9, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Anna G. Etchin, Jennifer R. Fonda, Elizabeth P. Howard, Catherine B. Fortier, William P. Milberg, Karen Pounds, Regina E. McGlinchey Source Type: research

Eliminating the buprenorphine DEA X waiver is critical to promote health equity
Expanding access to nurse-managed medication for opioid use disorder (2021) provides an assessment of challenges that advanced practices nurses (APRNs) experience in providing buprenorphine, a partial opioid agonist, and life-saving treatment for Opioid Use Disorder (OUD). While Cos  et al. (2021) put forward recommendations to facilitate nursing contributions, eliminating the required DEA X waiver to prescribe buprenorphine was only briefly mentioned. (Source: Nursing Outlook)
Source: Nursing Outlook - December 8, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Katie Fitzgerald Jones, Monica O'Reilly-Jacob, Mathew Tierney Source Type: research

Development of an academic-practice partnership model to anchor care coordination and population health
In recent years, the health care delivery system in the United States has undergone a number of revolutionary changes, including a shift from a fee-for-service reimbursement model to a value-based reimbursement model (Putera,  2017; U.S. Department of Health& Human Services, 2016). The Institute for Healthcare Improvement's Triple Aim framework emphasizes the optimization of the U.S. health care system performance by (a) improving the patient experience of care, (b) improving the health of populations, and (c) reducing the per capita cost of health care (Institute  for Healthcare Improvement, 2...
Source: Nursing Outlook - November 17, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Eun-Shim Nahm, Mary Etta Mills, Greg Raymond, Linda Costa, Lynn Chen, Priya Nair, Kristin Seidl, Jenni Day, Linda Murray, Lisa Rowen, Jane Kirschling, Peg Daw, Sheila Haas Source Type: research

Ethics in nursing: Progress on National Nursing Ethics Summit
Nurses work in dynamic environments that are rapidly changing, yet a core principle holds constant: nurses ’ have a legitimate interest in serving their patients, families, and communities while fulfilling nursing values and safeguarding their integrity and trustworthiness (Rushton& Stutzer,  2015). Nursing work environments are increasingly influenced by social, economic and cultural diversity, technological advancements that create opportunities for some and harms for others, growing numbers of patients with chronic conditions, hard to treat infections or complex diseases, and shorta ges of trained nurses ...
Source: Nursing Outlook - November 11, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Binu Koirala, Patricia M. Davidson, Cynda H. Rushton Source Type: research

Variations in nursing baccalaureate education and 30-day inpatient surgical mortality
In 2010, the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), formerly the Institute of Medicine, published The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health report, which called for an increase in the proportion of nurses in the United States educated at the baccalaureate level to at least 80% by 2020 (IOM,  2011). Beginning in 2003 and continuing to the present, a number of empirical studies in the U.S. and internationally have demonstrated the link between hospitals with higher proportions of BSN nurses and decreased odds of surgical mortality and failure to rescue (Aiken et al., 2014; Aiken et al ., 2003; Haegd...
Source: Nursing Outlook - November 8, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Joshua Porat-Dahlerbruch, Linda H. Aiken, Karen B. Lasater, Douglas M. Sloane, Matthew D. McHugh Source Type: research

Leadership corner: Focusing on flashes
In this month's Leadership Corner, I continue the focus on women's health to bring attention to a poorly understood, often overlooked, and nearly universal symptom for women at mid-life. Hot flashes affect 88% of the 1.2 billion women around the world who are transitioning through menopause, the time when women's menses become irregular and stop. My intent is that this column serves as a call to action to address the symptom in your home, social circles, clinical practice, research, and policy endeavors to effect change. (Source: Nursing Outlook)
Source: Nursing Outlook - November 5, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Janet S. Carpenter Source Type: research

A qualitative understanding of nurses ’ challenges with pain management
Before discussing the perceptions and challenges of pain management care delivery, it is first important to describe the magnitude of the opioid epidemic. Of the estimated 50,000deaths related to opioids overdoses in 2019, a staggering 28% of those individuals had a prescription for opioids (Centers for Diseases Control [CDC]a,  2020; WONDER, 2020). The mortality rate has decreased 4.6% from 2017. Similarly the use of opioid prescriptions in the ED (emergency department) has decreased from 38% to 13% from 2012 to 2018, and the use of non-opioid medications increased from 6% to 11% and “no prescription&rdquo...
Source: Nursing Outlook - November 5, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Kristin A. Schuller, Sherleena A. Buchman Source Type: research

The presidential partnership: leaving a trail
The words change and transition are used frequently to describe a shift in focus or organizational necessity. However, as leaders, we know these words are not synonyms. According to the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL, 2020), “Change is defined as the situations and occurrences that impact organizations and individuals (CCL, 2020).” Change encompasses the adaptation from the previous way of doing things to the new way and should be met with flexibility. “Transition is the internal psychological process of adapting to a new situation, (CCL, 2020). (Source: Nursing Outlook)
Source: Nursing Outlook - November 1, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Kenneth White, Eileen Sullivan-Marx Tags: President's Message Source Type: research

2021 Advanced methods conference: Inclusion by design was a great success
On behalf of the National Advisory Council, I want to thank everyone who joined us for the 2021 Advanced Methods Conference. Your enthusiasm and engagement made all the difference. The focus of this year's conference was Inclusion by Design: Methods and Approaches Advancing Diversity, Equity, Inclusivity and Accessibility in Nursing Research. The CANS Program Committee did an outstanding job putting together a conference that was timely, thought-provoking, and informative. (Source: Nursing Outlook)
Source: Nursing Outlook - November 1, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Susan M. Rawl Source Type: research

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Lost in translation: stewardship vs. interdisciplinarity
During the past several months, there has been much commentary in response to the questions raised by Algase and colleagues (2021) in the January/February issue of Nursing Outlook. Most of the focus seems to be on the value of interdisciplinary nursing faculty and their contribution to nursing and/or team science. However, what seems to be lost in translation and interpretation is the need to ensure that we adequately prepare individuals with research doctorates in nursing to steward the discipline now and into the future. (Source: Nursing Outlook)
Source: Nursing Outlook - November 1, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Linda D. Scott Tags: Guest Editorial Source Type: research

Covid-19 Vaccine Confidence and Hesitancy in Nursing Students and Faculty at a Large Academic Medical Center.
The spring term of 2020 for colleges and universities was unprecedented in academic history due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The majority of nursing schools instructed students to return home mid-term to finish classes online while in-person clinical experiences for nursing students were concluded. Uncertainty and the associated stress about the changing academic landscape was experienced by both students and faculty and continued into the fall term when both groups returned to campus. While didactic classes were primarily conducted remotely and most nursing faculty worked from home, clinical rotations were expected to be con...
Source: Nursing Outlook - October 31, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Jonna L. Morris, Lynn Baniak, Faith Luyster, Jacqueline Dunbar-Jacob Tags: COVID-19 VACCINE CONFIDENCE AND HESITANCY Source Type: research

Understanding RN job decisions with a lens of equity and wellness
Conclusion 3-1: A substantial increase in the numbers, types, and distribution of members of the nursing workforce and improvements in their knowledge and skills in addressing social determinants of health are essential to filling gaps in care related to sociodemographic and population factors. (Source: Nursing Outlook)
Source: Nursing Outlook - October 26, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Kyla F. Woodward Source Type: research

American Academy of Nursing Expert Panel consensus statement on nursing's roles in ensuring universal palliative care access
The purpose of this consensus paper was to convene leaders and scholars from eight Expert Panels of the American Academy of Nursing and provide recommendations to advance nursing's roles and responsibility to ensure universal access to palliative care. Part I of this consensus paper herein provides the rationale and background to support the policy, education, research, and clinical practice recommendations put forward in Part II. On behalf of the Academy, the evidence-based recommendations will guide nurses, policy makers, government representatives, professional associations, and interdisciplinary and community partners ...
Source: Nursing Outlook - October 25, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: William E. Rosa, Harleah G. Buck, Allison P. Squires, Sharon L. Kozachik, Huda Abu-Saad Huijer, Marie Bakitas, Juli McGowan Boit, Patricia K. Bradley, Pamela Z. Cacchione, Garrett K. Chan, Nigel Crisp, Constance Dahlin, Pat Daoust, Patricia M. Davidson, S Source Type: research

Interventions to boost enrollment in nursing doctor of philosophy (PhD) programs
Nurses with a Doctor of Philosophy degree or other research doctorate (hereafter, PhD) are central figures in the nursing discipline and are indispensable to the profession. They are knowledge brokers (Thompson& Schwartz  Barcott, 2019), stewards of the discipline (Morris et al., 2021), and leaders in nursing education (America Association of Colleges of Nursing [AACN], 2010; Bednash et al., 2014). Furthermore, nurses with a PhD are educated as scientists, equipped to generate new knowledge through independent research that informs healthcare delivery systems, health policy, and best pract...
Source: Nursing Outlook - October 21, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Lauren R. Mu ñoz Source Type: research

Defining the social determinants of health for nursing action to achieve health equity: A consensus paper from the American academy of nursing
The 2019 to 2020 American Academy of Nursing (American  Academy of Nursing, 2019) policy priorities document states that “they have a clear and distinct focus on social determinants of health and uses this lens to advance policies and solutions within each of the three overarching priorities”– advancing health equity and championing wellness; pr omoting innovation and sustainability; and reducing patient, provider, and system burden. As representatives of five Academy expert panels, we acknowledge the importance of this statement, placing social determinants of health in the center of the policy...
Source: Nursing Outlook - October 8, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Paul Kuehnert, Jacqueline Fawcett, Kelli DePriest, Peggy Chinn, Lakeshia Cousin, Naomi Ervin, Jane Flanagan, Eileen Fry-Bowers, Cheryl Killion, Sally Maliski, Erin D. Maughan, Cathy Meade, Teri Murray, Beth Schenk, Roberta Waite Source Type: research

Barriers for BSN students to pursue a PhD in nursing and recommendations to address them: A scoping review
Nurses with advanced education are needed in large numbers to serve as teachers, scientists, and leaders in the increasingly complex healthcare system in the U.S. (National  League for Nursing NLN, 2010). Unfortunately, less than 2% of nurses have their doctoral degree in nursing (American Association of Colleges of Nursing [AACN], 2019). To address this shortage, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation recommended in 2010 that at least 10% of baccalaureate program graduates enter masters or doctoral degree programs within five years of graduation, and that the number of nurses who purs...
Source: Nursing Outlook - October 7, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Josephine R. Granner, Adejoke B. Ayoola Source Type: research

International consensus-based policy recommendations to advance universal palliative care access from the American Academy of Nursing Expert Panels
The purpose of this consensus paper was to convene leaders and scholars from eight Expert Panels of the American Academy of Nursing and provide recommendations to advance nursing's roles and responsibility to ensure universal access to palliative care. On behalf of the Academy, these evidence-based recommendations will guide nurses, policy makers, government representatives, professional associations, and interdisciplinary and community partners to integrate palliative nursing services across health and social care settings. (Source: Nursing Outlook)
Source: Nursing Outlook - October 6, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: William E. Rosa, Harleah G. Buck, Allison P. Squires, Sharon L. Kozachik, Huda Abu-Saad Huijer, Marie Bakitas, Juli McGowan Boit, Patricia K. Bradley, Pamela Z. Cacchione, Garrett K. Chan, Nigel Crisp, Constance Dahlin, Pat Daoust, Patricia M. Davidson, S Source Type: research

Black nurse scientists and the undeniable role of historically black colleges and universities
The pandemics of COVID-19 and systemic racism (Laurencin& Walker,  2020) bring considerable attention to persistent health disparities and inequities that have plagued Black American communities for decades. There are many complex and varied reasons for these alarming inequities. Due to historical injustices, factors such as limited access to healthcare, distrust of the healthcare system, systemic racism and implicit bias, low socioeconomic status, poorer and limited health education, and lower health care quality limit opportunities for Black Americans and their families to reach an optimal health status (Bahls,&...
Source: Nursing Outlook - October 6, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Dawn M. Aycock, Kamila A. Alexander, Fawn A. Cothran, Schenita D. Randolph, Heather M. Young, J Taylor Harden Source Type: research

A scoping review of nurse-led advance care planning
The Institute of Medicine report Dying in America: Improving Quality and Honoring Individual Preferences Near the End of Life recommends that clinicians encourage advance care planning (ACP) conversations throughout an individual's lifespan, including childhood if they have capacity to do so (Institute of Medicine, 2014). ACP is a conversation to consider medical decisions that could arise due to serious illness or medical emergencies and convey preferences to loved ones and their healthcare team (National  Institute on Aging, National Institute of Health. (Source: Nursing Outlook)
Source: Nursing Outlook - October 6, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Phyllis Whitehead, Erica Frechman, Marianne Johnstone-Petty, Jeannette Kates, Djin L. Tay, Kristen DeSanto, Regina M. Fink Source Type: research

Building capacity through integration of advanced practice nurses in research
Interest in symptoms and associated outcomes in children with cancer is at the forefront of pediatric oncology nursing research (Baggott,  Cooper, Marina, Matthay,& Miaskowski, 2012; Dupuis  et al., 2017; Johnston et al., 2018; Linder et al., 2015; Miaskowski et al., 2017). Children with advanced cancer experience a constellation of distressing physical and psychological symptoms (Montgomery et al., 2020; Wolfe et al., 2015; Zhukovsky et al., 2015), that are highly correl ated with a decreased quality of life (Rosenberg et al., 2016). ...
Source: Nursing Outlook - October 5, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Kathleen E. Montgomery, Jessica Ward, Jennifer L. Raybin, Chelsea Balian, Elizabeth A. Gilger, Corey Smith Source Type: research

Strategies to enhance the success of mid-career nurse scientists
Nurse scientists are active in scientific inquiry across a wide range of academic (e.g., research, teaching) and other institutional (e.g., hospital, clinic, community) settings (Thompson  et al., 2019). For academic nurse scientists, many research-intensive universities go to great lengths to protect assistant professors, by providing sufficient research time, lighter teaching loads, carefully selected service assignments, and regular one-on-one senior mentor meetings (Conn et a l., 2018). During the years taken to earn the rank of associate professor, the faculty member has demonstrated success in sec...
Source: Nursing Outlook - October 5, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Annette M. Bourgault, Joachim G. Voss, Ansley Grimes Stanfill, Ann Marie McCarthy, Ellyn E. Matthews, AkkeNeel Talsma, Victoria Loerzel, Wendy A. Henderson, Patricia A. Kinser, Patricia E. Hershberger Source Type: research

Leadership corner: Maternal infant health
This month's Leadership Corner highlights the work of several leaders who are addressing disparities in maternal infant health within the United States: Drs. Kupiri W. Ackerman-Barger, Susan Stone, and Monica R. McLemore. We posed a single question to each leader based on their expertise. For each leader, we provide an introduction, the question we posted, and their responses. (Source: Nursing Outlook)
Source: Nursing Outlook - October 4, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Janet S. Carpenter, Carli A. Zegers, Darina V. Petrovsky Source Type: research

Non-nurse faculty in schools of nursing
We want to applaud Algase et al. for their provocative article on non-nurse faculty (NNF) in schools of nursing. We appreciate the courage it takes to open a dialogue to discuss a difficult and controversial topic of our own making. The authors have done an excellent job of providing the history of NNFs within nursing as well as discussing the consequences of including NNFs in schools of nursing. (Source: Nursing Outlook)
Source: Nursing Outlook - October 4, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Holli A. DeVon, Lauren Clark Source Type: research

State and national data on the Georgia nursing workforce
The enduring absence of robust nursing workforce data creates gaps to support evidence-based workforce planning and policy development. (Source: Nursing Outlook)
Source: Nursing Outlook - October 4, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Yin Li, Leanna Greenwood, Lisa Wright Eichelberger, Lucy Marion, Jim Cleghorn, Rebecca Wheeler, Jeannie P. Cimiotti Source Type: research

The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Future of Telehealth in Primary Care
The COVID-19 pandemic radically transformed the delivery of primary care in the United States (U.S). In the face of a highly contagious virus, the fragility of the nation's reliance on in-person primary care was dramatically revealed, with implications for patient access to primary care, cost, and the financial sustainability of providers and primary care practices (Beau, Phillips, Phillips, Peterson and Landon, 2020). Thus, to facilitate access to primary care for people and address revenue streams in primary care after the initial severe disruption, telehealth services regulations, administrative rules, payer policies, a...
Source: Nursing Outlook - September 23, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: P. Ann Solari-Twadell, Margaret Flinter, Betty Rambur, Susan Renda, Stephanie Witwer, Patricia Vanhook, Lusine Poghosyan Source Type: research

How and why nurses became involved in politics or political action, and the outcomes or impacts of this involvement
Nurses ’ political engagement is needed for societal advancements. (Source: Nursing Outlook)
Source: Nursing Outlook - September 4, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Donna M. Wilson, Leah Underwood, Sungmin Kim, Mary Olukotun, Bego ña Errasti-Ibarrondo Source Type: research

A comparative study of PhD and DNP nurses in an integrated health care system
Doctoral education for Registered Nurses (RNs) is not a new phenomenon. Indeed, it is a growing phenomenon. In 2008, according to The Registered Nurse Population: Findings from the 2008 National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses (US DHHS, 2010), there were 954 doctorally-prepared RNs in the nation, representing 0.3% of the nursing workforce. The vast majority held academic positions. A decade later, the 2018 Sample Survey reported 1.9% of the RN workforce was doctorally-prepared (US DHHS, 2019), a five-fold increase in just 10 years. (Source: Nursing Outlook)
Source: Nursing Outlook - September 3, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Peri Rosenfeld, Kimberly Glassman, MaryJo Vetter, Beverly Smith Source Type: research

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New Questions, More Questions, The Same Questions: How Covid - 19 is Impacting the Profession
Alpha, Beta, Delta, and now the Mu variant continue to cloud how we will see past the grip the pandemic has on the public's health, safety, and economic stability. Variants create more questions. And while we are building a tool chest filled with knowledge, each time one variant spreads across a country, the path forward is never immediately clear. What remains certain for the profession — amongst this uncertainty— is that attention must be placed on investing in the nursing workforce. From supporting nurses’ physical, mental, and emotional health to considering education and training in the future, there...
Source: Nursing Outlook - September 1, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Eileen Sullivan-Marx Tags: President's Message Source Type: research

Supporting emerging leaders to soar
This report is clearly not business as usual. Thinking about and planning for what and how nurses must exercise their social and moral responsibility and mobilize their power to address the myriad challenges surrounding health inequities provides just the challenge we need. Given our profession's history rooted in advocacy and care of those in vulnerable communities of color, that bear the burnt of poverty, poor education and illness, many would assume we will accept that responsibility once more. (Source: Nursing Outlook)
Source: Nursing Outlook - September 1, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Marion E. Broome Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Building on the Legacy of Nursing Science to Address Emerging Health Care Needs: “Either-or” or “And-Both”?
The discipline of nursing has a distinguished legacy of research, practice, and policy that improves health in the US and abroad. Nurses provide care for individuals, families, groups, and communities across the human lifespan and the trajectory of health. We provide evidence-based wellness, health promotion, and preventative care for healthy people and those who are at-risk or suffer from chronic health problems of all kinds. This includes nursing care across the trajectory of chronic conditions, including acute/critical care, support for self-management and management of symptoms, palliative care, and care at the end of ...
Source: Nursing Outlook - September 1, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Nancy S. Redeker Source Type: research

Gender inequality and health disparity amid COVID-19
Gender inequalities could lead to grave human and economic consequences, especially amid global health crises of the coronavirus 2019 ′s (COVID-19) scale. The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated gender inequalities women face and introduced new challenges that are unprecedented to society at large. Adverse effects of COVID-19, compounded by unintended consequences caused by public health policies such as lockdowns (e.g., delayed or ca nceled health services), have forced women to face issues ranging from COVID-19 infections and deaths, prolonged unemployment, to unparalleled scale and severity of domestic violence. (Source: Nursing Outlook)
Source: Nursing Outlook - September 1, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Zhaohui Su, Ali Cheshmehzangi, Dean McDonnell, Sabina Šegalo, Junaid Ahmad, Bindi Bennett Source Type: research

From florence to fossil fuels: Nursing has always been about environmental health
Since its founding, professional nursing has applied an environmental lens to healing. The fact that the nursing paradigm looks beyond the linear progression of ‘symptom-diagnosis-treatment-outcome,’ and instead cultivates a holistic understanding of the people, communities, and systems within which diseases emerge is a key differentiator of nursing from other health disciplines. This paradigm assumes that, regardless of specialty or practice setting, n urses of all levels should seek to understand and solve for the social determinants of health (SDOH) and environmental exposures that promote and exacerbate dis...
Source: Nursing Outlook - August 27, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Linda McCauley, Rose Hayes Source Type: research

Practice environment, independence, and roles among DNP- and MSN-prepared primary care nurse practitioners
The role of nurse practitioners (NP) in primary care will likely grow significantly over the next several decades. The NP workforce is expected to increase by 93% between 2013 and 2025, facilitated by rapid growth in NP programs across the United States (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2016). In 2020, 505 schools across the United States offered NP education, and 161 new NP progrmas have opened since 2007 (AACN, 2008; AACN, 2021). NPs are employed in a variety of health care settings, and they represent an important component of the primary care provider workforce to help the country meet the increasing deman...
Source: Nursing Outlook - August 23, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Grant R. Martsolf, Amy Komadino, Hayley Germack, Jordan Harrison, Lusine Poghosyan Source Type: research

Failing to address racism: A commentary on “From Florence to Fossil Fuels: Nursing Has Always Been About Environmental Health”
“From Florence to Fossil Fuels: Nursing Has Always Been About Environmental Health” (McCauley, 2021), provides readers with a historical perspective of nursing's role in environmental health, stresses the danger of climate change, sheds light on heath disparities associate with poor environmenta l conditions, and puts forth a call to action for more nursing education and research in this area of health. We do not disagree that climate change is a threat to health, environmental health disparities exist, or that more education and research is needed in environmental health. (Source: Nursing Outlook)
Source: Nursing Outlook - August 10, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Felesia R. Bowen, Teresa Ward Source Type: research

State Responses to COVID-19: Potential Benefits of Continuing Full Practice Authority for Primary Care Nurse Practitioners
The COVID-19 pandemic has proven to be a shock to our healthcare system, producing a sudden growth in the need for health care services. It has exposed the vulnerabilities of our health care system, particularly a shortage of adequately trained health care providers (Lopez, Hart,& Katz, 2021). The pandemic disproportionately affected historically marginalized groups and accentuated the health disparities and unequal access to care facing millions of Americans (Lopez et al., 2021). The pandemic has brought attention to the fragile primary care system and its inability to meet the demand for health care services. (Source: Nursing Outlook)
Source: Nursing Outlook - August 6, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Lusine Poghosyan, Joyce Pulcini, Garrett K. Chan, Lynne Dunphy, Grant R. Martsolf, Karen Greco, Barbara A. Todd, Sandra C. Brown, Margaret Fitzgerald, Amy L. McMenamin, P. Ann Solari-Twadell Source Type: research

Addressing mental and emotional health concerns experienced by nurses during the COVID-19 pandemic
Nurses are the majority of the world's health work force and the frontline responders during pandemics. They provide direct knowledge to the community, educating people about the agent causing the outbreak, how it is transmitted, and how it can be prevented. They provide contact tracing and dispel stigma. They diagnose and treat, often with inadequate personal protective equipment (PPE). They too often become infected and die. The mental and emotional toll during pandemic response, including isolation, stigmatization, and exhaustion can be profound and lasting if it is not identified and treated. (Source: Nursing Outlook)
Source: Nursing Outlook - August 5, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Jennifer Dohrn, Yu-hui Ferng, Ruby Shah, Erica Diehl, Lorraine Frazier Source Type: research

Addressing mental and emotional health concerns experienced bynurses during the COVID-19 pandemic
Nurses are the majority of the world's health work force and the frontline responders during pandemics. They provide direct knowledge to the community, educating people about the agent causing the outbreak, how it is transmitted, and how it can be prevented. They provide contact tracing and dispel stigma. They diagnose and treat, often with inadequate personal protective equipment (PPE). They too often become infected and die. The mental and emotional toll during pandemic response, including isolation, stigmatization, and exhaustion can be profound and lasting if it is not identified and treated. (Source: Nursing Outlook)
Source: Nursing Outlook - August 5, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Jennifer Dohrn, Yu-hui Ferng, Ruby Shah, Erica Diehl, Lorraine Frazier Source Type: research

Should Nurses take a COVID-19 Vaccine?
SARS-CoV-2, and its resultant COVID-19 disease, has presented – and continues to present with its variants of concern – a major hazard to public health around the world (Zhou et al., 2020, p. 126& p. 127; also see Shekhar et al., 2021). The onset of the virus and its expeditious, widespread, infection of people has represented a climacteric event in the narrative of humanity. The present COVID-19 range of vaccines – as well as other potential vaccine candidates in the pipeline – offer a promising weapon in the public health fight against this virus and thereby providing a possible route back to ...
Source: Nursing Outlook - August 5, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Dr Alan J. Kearns Source Type: research

Content Analysis of Dissertations for Examination of Priority Areas of Nursing Science
While nursing as a profession can be traced to Nightingale, nursing as a discipline made its debut into academe relatively recently (McEwen& Bethel, 2000) in the United States and internationally (Ketefian et al., 2001). Over the last forty years, research-focused doctoral education has changed little. A dissertation mentorship model is ubiquitous (Bova et al., 2018). Required core curricular components and competencies are staid and poorly adopted across schools (Gill, 2012; McEwen& Bethel, 2000; Thompson et al., 2018; Wyman& Henly, 2015) and consensus related to core disciplinary knowledge and nursing ontolog...
Source: Nursing Outlook - August 4, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Patricia K. Strobehn, Lanell M. Bellury, Angie C. King, Justus J. Randolph Source Type: research