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May 22, 2020
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with Sara Wohlford and Kimberly Ferren Carter about their article, which describes how nurses can promote workplace environmental sustainability initiatives in three areas: linen efficiency, supply waste reduction, and proper waste sorting.
April 24, 2020
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with Leslie Mancuso, president and chief executive officer of Jhpiego, and Patricia M. Davidson, professor and dean of the School of Nursing, Johns Hopkins University, about the first-ever report on the State of the World’s Nursing.
April 24, 2020
AJN clinical editor Betsy Todd speaks with Christine Carlson about a QI project to improve the experiences of hospitalized visually impaired patients.
March 26, 2020
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with Liselotte Dyrbye about a study in which she and her colleagues surveyed a random sample of American Nurses Association members to find out the extent of career choice regret among U.S. nurses and whether burnout is an independent predictor.
March 26, 2020
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with Mary C. Zonsius and Joanne M. Miller about their article, which describes the unique care needs of hospitalized patients with dementia, highlighting evidence-based strategies and person-centered care principles nurses can incorporate into practice.
March 26, 2020
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with Lynn Greenleaf Brown about her article, which discusses how a nursing faculty member and a pharmacy resident collaborated to offer free glycated hemoglobin testing and diabetes counseling at alocal community festival.
February 19, 2020
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with Hanna B. Demeke and Eugene McCray about their article, which discusses a new initiative proposed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that aims to reduce new HIV infections by 75% within five years and by 90% within 10 years.
February 19, 2020
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with Aimee Milliken and Melissa Uveges about their article, which reviews the development of brain death criteria, describes recent controversies and criteria updates, and discusses considerations for nurses who care for patients declared dead by neurologic criteria.
January 23, 2020
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with Jaclyn Gabauer about her article, which explores the factors that contribute to polypharmacy in older adults, examines its negative physiological and economic effects, and outlines strategies to promote safe and appropriate medication prescribing.
January 23, 2020
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with Laura E. Britton, Amy Alspaugh, and Madelyne Z. Greene about their article—a comprehensive review of the major characteristics of nonpermanent contraceptive methods, including combined hormonal contraceptives, progestin-only methods, nonhormonal methods, and recent innovations in contraception.
December 21, 2019
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with Franklin A. Shaffer and Mukul A. Bakhshi about their article, which discusses the current state of international recruitment and reports on the findings of their study of foreign-educated health professionals and recruiters to further illuminate the recruitment experience.
December 21, 2019
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with Timiya S. Nolan and Kristine Browning about their article, which describes the concept of spiritual distress, and illustrates how nurses can incorporate into practice evidence-based recommendations for addressing cancer survivors’ spiritual needs.
November 21, 2019
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with Jessica Lynne Spruit about her article, which provides an overview of the approaches used to treat hematologic childhood cancers, explains which treatments are indicated for the various types of leukemia and lymphoma, and discusses nursing care of the child and family.
October 24, 2019
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with Susan C. Reinhard about her guest editorial, which discusses the critical role nurses play in providing support to family caregivers.
September 26, 2019
AJN senior editor Corinne McSpedon speaks with school nurse Dawn Wilcox, who created and maintains the United States Femicide Database, which provides details on women and girls killed by men and boys annually.
September 26, 2019
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with authors Ruth Lebet and Paule V. Joseph about their article, which provides a background in precision health care and the “omics” sciences—those that use genomic technologies to investigate the molecules in an organism’s cells—and discusses the implications for nursing practice, research, and education.
September 26, 2019
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with authors Lindsey Danielson and Lori Boyle about their article, which explores the evidence behind vaccine safety and efficacy and discusses nurses’ role in correcting misinformation and advocating for immunization.
August 22, 2019
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with author Rose O. Sherman about her article, which provides best-practice strategies for giving effective feedback—through building trust, promoting a growth mindset, and developing the courage to tackle difficult performance conversations.
August 22, 2019
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with author Jeffrey Kwong about his article, which describes the current state of HIV treatment and prevention—including HIV risk reduction strategies such as PrEP and PEP—and highlights the common comorbidities often seen in older people living with HIV.
August 22, 2019
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with author Edie Brous about her article, the second in a four-part series that will discuss the elements of a nursing malpractice case, specifically duty, breach, causation, and harm.
July 25, 2019
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with author Anne Katz about her article, which discusses the role of obesity in the development and recurrence of breast, gynecologic, and colorectal cancers in women; describes weight loss interventions that may help overweight or obese patients reduce their cancer risk; and explains interviewing techniques to address the often sensitive topic of overweight and obesity.
June 20, 2019
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with author Susan B. Hassmiller about her guest editorial, which discusses a new report assessingthe nursing profession: The Future of Nursing 2020-2030, to be released at the end of 2020.
June 20, 2019
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with author Mary Curry Narayan about her article, which describes the ways that implicit, or unconscious, bias among health care providers can contribute to health care disparities, and offers strategies nurses can use to discover and overcome their own implicit biases.
June 20, 2019
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with author Edie Brous about her article, the first in a four-part series that will discuss the elements of a nursing malpractice case, specifically duty, breach, causation, and harm.
May 23, 2019
AJN clinical editor Betsy Todd speaks with author Deborah Wilson about her study, which explored the perceptions and concerns of Liberian RNs who work for international nongovernmental organizations in Liberia, yielding insights on how to improve collaboration between national and expatriate nursing staff.
May 23, 2019
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with author Patricia J. Kelly about her work and observations while volunteering at and visiting migrant shelters in Tucson, Arizona, and San Diego, California.
April 25, 2019
AJN senior editor Corinne McSpedon speaks with Red Cross nurse Debby Dailey about her article, which describes her experience supporting a California woman in the days and months after a fire destroyed the woman’s home.
March 21, 2019
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with author Sharon J. Tucker about her article, the first in a new series focused on the most challenging of the seven EBP steps—implementation.
March 21, 2019
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with author Rose O. Sherman about her article, which discusses a four-step strategy to help clinicians restore purpose and meaning to their work.
March 21, 2019
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with author Genevieve Beaird about her article, which examines how the nurse’s role in bedside rounding has evolved since the 19th century.
February 21, 2019
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with authors Patricia Keresztes and Annette Peacock-Johnson about their article, which reviews established and newer type 2 diabetes medications, plus nursing implications for patient education and monitoring for adverse effects.
January 24, 2019
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with lead author Maria Pinero about her article, which describes how clinical nurses developed and successfully incorporated a peer review program within a busy nursing unit, strengthening professional relationships and practice.
January 24, 2019
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with authors Xin Lin and Stacie Corcoran about their article, which provides an overview of Hodgkin lymphoma, the most common late effects of treatment, and current recommendations for survivor surveillance and screening.
December 20, 2018
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with author Linda Koharchik about her article, which offers strategies for fostering grit—a trait marked by perseverance and resilience and associated with success—in nursing students.
November 20, 2018
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with author Blima Marcus about her article, which discusses why nurses should serve on boards, the barriers to doing so, and how these barriers can be overcome.
November 20, 2018
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with authors Ruth Ludwick and Kristin R. Baughman about their study, which surveyed RNs and LPNs working in skilled nursing facilities to learn about the similarities and differences in their advance care planning–related beliefs, sense of self-efficacy, education, and practices.
October 26, 2018
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with Gail Powell-Cope and Deborah Rugs, coauthors of “Patient Handling and Mobility Course Content: A National Survey of Nursing Programs.”
October 26, 2018
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with authors Martha A. Q. Curley and Sandy M. Quigley about their article, which offers guidance on use of the Braden QD Scale—a pediatric risk assessment instrument that reliably predicts both immobility-related and medical device–related pressure injuries.
September 27, 2018
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with author Robin G. Brown about her article, which describes how an interdisciplinary team at an Ohio health system developed and piloted a training program to address workplace violence, which included classroom learning, simulation training, and hands-on self-defense techniques.
September 27, 2018
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with author Edie Brous about her article, which discusses how workplace violence affects health care, which providers are most affected, and what management and staff can do about it.
August 22, 2018
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with author Linda Eanes about her article, which examines compelling evidence that overall daily sitting time—regardless of whether a person engages in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity—may be an independent health risk for cardiometabolic health conditions, certain cancers, and all-cause mortality.
July 26, 2018
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with authors Ellen Elpern and Joanne M. Disch about their article, which describes the benefits of using retired nurses to complement existing hospital staff and offers recommendations for setting up a program to effectively use these volunteers in the hospital setting.
July 26, 2018
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with author Michael J. Deem about his article, in which he argues for greater nurse involvement in practices’ decisions regarding dismissal policies.
July 26, 2018
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with author Jessica Castner about her article, which provides an overview of particulate matter exposure and health, and management strategies for practice.
June 27, 2018
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with Maureen Cannon, coauthor of “Breast Cancer Screening: A Review of Current Guidelines.”
June 27, 2018
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with authors Karen Trotochaud, Heather Fitzgerald, and Angela D. Knackstedt—all of whom lead ethics champion programs at their respective institutions—about their article, which discusses how these programs prepare nurses to function as unit-based ethics resources for colleagues as they face various ethical issues and challenges.
May 22, 2018
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with author Erika R. Vucko about her article, which reviews the epidemiology and pathophysiology of Gaucher disease—an inherited metabolic condition that can affect the spleen, liver, bone, bone marrow, and central nervous system—and discusses recent advances in screening, diagnosis, and management.
May 22, 2018
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with author Edie Brous about her article, which discusses legal considerations for providers regarding the dismissal of vaccine-refusing families.
April 26, 2018
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with author Ann B. Hamric about her article, which presents the panel discussion that occurred during a policy dialogue on aid in dying (AID) at the American Academy of Nursing’s annual conference in 2016. The discussion explored the arguments for and against the growing state expansion of AID legislation, and the role of nurses in assisting patients who request AID.
April 26, 2018
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with author Margaret Carman about her article, which reviews the blood products that are commonly transfused, discusses the potential complications of transfusion—including TACO, TRALI, and TRIM—and outlines current recommendations for transfusion
March 28, 2018
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with Barbara J. Polivka about her article, which discusses the impact of the Great London Smog of 1952 on human health and subsequent pollution legislation—including the U.S. Clean Air Act—and its implications for nurses today, as dangerous air quality events continue and environmental regulations are increasingly under threat.
March 28, 2018
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with author Cheryl Holly about the findings of her study, in which she and her colleagues examined the evidence regarding the risk factors for and characteristics of acute pediatric delirium in hospitalized children.
February 21, 2018
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with author Anne Shea-Lewis about her study, in which she and her colleagues compared the maternal and neonatal outcomes among laboring women permitted ad lib oral intake with those permitted nothing by mouth except for ice chips. The findings support relaxing the restrictions on oral intake in cases of uncomplicated labor.
February 21, 2018
AJN clinical editor Betsy Todd speaks with Ann Reed Mangels about her article, which reviews the many cognitive, psychological, social, and economic factors that can affect the nutritional status of older adults, and discusses how nurses can intervene to prevent and address malnutrition in these patients.
January 24, 2018
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with author Mary Beth Flynn Makic about her article, which discusses recent updates to the Surviving Sepsis Campaign’s sepsis treatment guidelines, changes in the sepsis bundle interventions, and the new definitions and predictive tools introduced in the Third International Consensus Definitions for Sepsis and Septic Shock.
January 24, 2018
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with author Tina Gerardi about her article, which reports findings from the four-year Academic Progression in Nursing initiative to identify and develop the most promising strategies for creating a more highly educated nursing workforce.
October 27, 2017
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with author Cydnee Sankey-Deemer about her study, which explored whether rural Pennsylvania providers offered military service screening to their patients.
October 27, 2017
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with author Cindy M. Anderson about her article, which reviews current practice related to preeclampsia risk assessment, prediction, and management, plus updated diagnostic criteria from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Task Force on Hypertension in Pregnancy.
September 29, 2017
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with author Nancy Berlinger about her article, which discusses how nurses can be creative problem solvers without resorting to workarounds that may be ethical in intent yet potentially harmful in their consequences.
September 29, 2017
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with author Elizabeth Bridges about her article, which discusses how to integrate capillary refill time and skin mottling score into the perfusion reassessment after initial fluid resuscitation—as recommended by revisions to the Surviving Sepsis Campaign six-hour bundle.
September 29, 2017
AJN AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with authors Joanne Disch and Jane Barnsteiner about their study, which investigated nursing school policies and practices for reporting and tracking student errors and near misses.
August 24, 2017
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with author Loren Staplin about his article, which discusses the specific driving risks adults face as they age and how nurses can raise older patients’ awareness of these risks.
August 24, 2017
AJN clinical editor Betsy Todd speaks with author Nancy O’Connor about her article, which suggests six changes to make in your practice to prevent transmission of C. difficile.
August 24, 2017
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with author Kathleen Czekanski about her article, which describes a qualitative study she conducted to explore the lived experiences of people who transitioned to the role of caregiver for a family member with dementia, with the aim of understanding the caregiver’s transition experience, the meaning caregivers attributed to their experience, and strategies they identified as effective in facilitating their transition.
August 24, 2017
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with AJN’s legal and ethical contributing editors Edie Brous and Douglas P. Olsen about their article, which offers insight on the issues raised by a case in which a Canadian nurse’s Facebook post complaining about a family member’s medical care resulted in disciplinary action by the licensing board.
July 27, 2017
AJN editor-in-chief Maureen Shawn Kennedy speaks with Judith Shamian, outgoing president of the International Council of Nurses, at the 2017 ICN conference in Barcelona.
July 27, 2017
AJN contributing editor Amanda Anderson speaks with Frances Hughes, chief executive officer of the International Council of Nurses, at the 2017 ICN conference in Barcelona.
July 27, 2017
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with Annette Kennedy, incoming president of the International Council of Nurses, at the 2017 ICN conference in Barcelona.
July 27, 2017
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with author John Parmer about his article, which provides an overview of tuberculosis transmission, pathogenesis, and epidemiology, presents preventive care recommendations for targeted testing among high-risk groups, and discusses the nursing implications of a new U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement on latent tuberculosis infection testing.
July 27, 2017
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with author Regina Cardaci about her article, which describes the practices and policies of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative—a program developed by the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children’s Fund to promote breastfeeding in hospitals and birthing facilities worldwide.
June 22, 2017
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with author Katie Gresia McElroy about her article, which provides an overview of the current state of knowledge about the human microbiome—with a focus on the microbiota in the GI tract and the vagina, the two most commonly studied body sites—and discusses implications for nursing practice.
June 22, 2017
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with Linda M. MacIntyre, the chief nurse of the American Red Cross, about her article, which discusses how demographic shifts in the United States are creating a greater need for ethnically and racially diverse blood donors—and what nurses can do to help.
May 26, 2017
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with Geraldine Rose Britton, lead author of “The Experiences of Pregnant Smokers and Their Providers.”
April 27, 2017
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with Kathleen G. Burke, Tonya Johnson, and Christine Sites about their study, in which they developed eight nursing competency domains and 186 related knowledge, skills, and attitudes for professional nursing practice, then sought to validate them and to determine their developmental progression within a clinical advancement program.
April 27, 2017
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with Laura Anderko and Barbara Polivka about “Project TENDR,” a collaborative initiative of scientists, health professionals, and children’s health advocates to promote chemical policy reform to reduce exposure to hazardous chemicals.
March 23, 2017
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with nurses from Shawnee Mission Medical Center in Shawnee Mission, Kansas, about a study they conducted to determine how an electronic risk assessment tool would compare with nurses’ judgment in identifying patients at risk.
March 23, 2017
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with Mary H. Palmer about her article, which provides an evidence-based review of the screening, assessment, and management of overactive bladder in women—many of whom do not seek help for the condition and try to self-manage its symptoms, which may inadvertently worsen them.
March 23, 2017
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with Stephanie Chalupka about her article, which examines the evidence on the likely effects of climate change on mental health and well-being, and discusses these health impacts, their mechanisms of action, and the unique vulnerabilities of some populations, as well as the need to build resilience.
February 23, 2017
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with Linda MacIntyre, chief nurse of the American Red Cross, about what nurses do as volunteers.
February 23, 2017
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with author Karen Roush about her article, which offers suggestions for developing good writing habits and tips on getting started. It’s the first in a new series designed to help nurses sharpen their writing skills.
January 26, 2017
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with authors Gayle Romancito, Stephanie Mahooty, and Andrew S. Narva about their article, which provides an overview of chronic kidney disease, describes identification and etiology, and discusses ways to slow disease progression.
January 26, 2017
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with authors Sonya L. Kowalski and Maureen Anthony about their article, in which they explore the nurse’s historical and contemporary role in promoting patient safety by discussing a content analysis they conducted of 1,086 AJN articles published from 1900 through 2015.
December 22, 2016
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with author Anne Katz about her article, which describes the risk factors, clinical features, and treatment of human papillomavirus (HPV)–related oral cancers, and suggests ways for nurses to educate patients on and correct misconceptions about HPV transmission
October 27, 2016
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with Susan C. Reinhard and Heather M. Young about their guest editorial, which address the need for nurses to provide family caregivers with more guidance on performing increasingly complex tasks.
October 27, 2016
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with author Christine Anne Ganzer about her article, which reviews research confirming that both active-duty and veteran women are at increased risk for postdeployment mental health problems, and also addresses the nursing practice implications, including screening.
September 26, 2016
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with authors Douglas P. Olsen and Mary Alison Smania about their article, which examines the ethical and practical significance of making a distinction between research and not research when using data to identify best practices and improve care.
September 26, 2016
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with author Tonja M. Hartjes about her article, which provides an overview of clinical considerations related to the assessment and treatment of pain, agitation, and delirium, which often occur together as parts of a syndrome that may be difficult to recognize in older adults.
August 23, 2016
The experience of military sexual trauma (MST), which can result from assault, battery, or harass¬ment of a sexual nature, may jeopardize the mental health of service members as well as that of their fam¬ily members, colleagues, and community members. AJN’s editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with lead author Denise M. Eckerlin about her article, which examines the unique ways in which men experience MST and explores the influence of stereotypes of masculinity, myths surrounding sexual assault, and military culture and structure on victims.
August 23, 2016
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with author Debra L. Campo about her article, which provides an overview of the signs and symptoms of myocardial infarction in women and highlights how the failure to recognize them in the case of one woman—herself a nurse—led to misdiagnosis and could have resulted in death.
July 18, 2016
Young adult burn survivors who were burned before they reached young adulthood face particular challenges in meeting their needs for socialization. AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with author Marie S. Giordano about a qualitative study she conducted to explore young adult burn survivors’ use of social media as a way to find social support, express their identity while safeguarding their privacy, and further their healing.
July 18, 2016
The overall incidence of head and neck cancer has declined in the United States over the past 30 years due to reduction in tobacco use. Over that same period, however, the worldwide incidence of oropharyngeal cancer has escalated significantly—an epidemic rise that is largely attributed to certain genotypes of the human papillomavirus (HPV). AJN’s editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with lead author Janet McKiernan about her article, which provides an overview of head and neck cancer—its incidence, risk factors, treatment, and posttreatment sequelae—with a focus on HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer.
June 21, 2016
Moral distress is a pervasive problem in the nursing profession. An inability to act in alignment with one’s moral values is detrimental not only to the nurse’s well-being but also to patient care and clinical practice as a whole. AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with Cynda Hylton Rushton, who wrote about the concept and prevalence of moral distress in nursing, and how it can lead to moral resilience.
June 21, 2016
Over the past two decades, the use of opioids to manage chronic pain has increased substantially. Within this same period, unintentional death related to prescription opioids has been identified as a public health crisis, owing in part to such factors as insufficient professional training and medication overprescription, misuse, and diversion. AJN’s editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with Risa Denenberg and Carol P. Curtiss about their article, which offers an overview of current best practices for prescribing opioids for chronic pain.
May 24, 2016
In the rural setting, women who experience intimate partner violence (IPV) face unique challenges. AJN’s editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy with Karen Roush about a study she conducted to analyze the perceptions of rural health care providers regarding IPV prevalence, how comfortable they feel asking about emotional and physical abuse, and whether they feel able to help those women who disclose it.
May 24, 2016
AJN’s editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks to author Amanda Anderson about the initial installment of her new column for recent graduates, “Transition to Practice,” in which she shares preparation tips for the first day on the job.
May 24, 2016
AJN’s editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks to Marianne Matzo, author of “Perspectives on Palliative Nursing: Palliative Chemotherapy,” and Sally Welsh, CEO of the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association, about the use of chemotherapy in patients with end-stage cancer.
May 6, 2016
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy discusses Theresa Brown’s latest What I’m Reading column as well as her book, “The Shift.”
April 27, 2016
Although napping is used to reduce sleepiness and fatigue in other safety-sensitive industries, it has not had widespread acceptance in nursing. AJN’s editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks to lead author Jeanne Geiger-Brown about the results of a project conducted to assess the barriers to successful implementation of night-shift naps and to describe the nap experiences of night-shift nurses.
March 23, 2016
Research has shown that nurses who participate in shared decision making (SDM) have more control over their practice and greater job satisfaction, and hospitals that have instituted SDM have lower rates of nurse turnover and better patient outcomes. AJN’s editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with Karen Murray, who wrote about the successful implementation of a shared decision-making structure at a pediatric Magnet hospital and the lessons learned from the project.
March 23, 2016
AJN’s editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks co-author Deborah Greenwald about a study of nurses’ self-reported health-promoting behaviors, which revealed that many nurses may not practice adequate self-care, and underscored the importance of prioritizing nurses’ health at both the individual and institutional levels.
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