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On Nursing Identity: What We Can Learn from African Nurses’ Oral Histories

 By Sylvia Foley, AJN senior editor

“I have chosen this profession and nobody can take it away from me.”—Sophie Makwangwala, study participant

In the summer of 2009, at the International Council of Nurses (ICN) Quadren­nial Congress in Durban, South Africa, a small group met to discuss collaborating on joint history projects. 493 more words

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Editing a Journal: Not Bedside Nursing, But Still an Urgency to Get Things Right

By Maureen Shawn Kennedy, MA, RN, AJN editor-in-chief

‘Nurses practice based on what’s in the literature; we need editors who will draw lines and stand firm against publishing biased and inaccurate papers.’

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End-of-Life and Palliative Needs of Adolescents and Young Adults (AYA) with Serious Illnesses (R01)

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End-of-Life and Palliative Needs of Adolescents and Young Adults (AYA) with Serious Illnesses (R01) Department of Health and Human Services – National Institutes of Health… 394 more words

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Evidence-Based Practice and the Curiosity of Nurses

By Betsy Todd, MPH, RN, CIC, AJN clinical editor

In a series of articles in AJN, evidence-based practice (EBP) is defined as problem solving that “integrates the best evidence from well-designed studies and patient care data, and combines it with patient preferences and values and nurse expertise.” 263 more words

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Five Steps to Make Writing a Research Paper Less Daunting

By Amanda Anderson, a critical care nurse and graduate student in New York City currently doing a graduate placement at AJN.

It takes a certain kind of super strength to be a grad student in springtime. 1,610 more words

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Cochrane Reviews: An Oft-Overlooked Evidence Source for Nurses at the Bedside

By Amanda Anderson, a critical care nurse and graduate student in New York City currently doing a graduate placement at AJN.

Long ago, in an ICU far away, I picked up the habit of saying, during rounds, “Well, you know, research suggests the practice…” I have trouble remembering who taught me this tactic, but it has always been a highly effective way of advocating for my patients. 804 more words

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Breathing Training May Ease Depression in Dialysis Patients: Study Findings

By Sylvia Foley, AJN senior editor

It’s estimated that depression afflicts between 25% and 50% of people who have chronic kidney disease. And depression has been associated with numerous adverse outcomes in this population, including poor sleep, reduced quality of life, and higher rates of hospitalization and death. 319 more words

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