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Putting Patients First

Putting Patients First

Learn what it takes to provide patient-centered care through CE and webinars!

Take the online-only CE offering on the Planetree series and earn 4.6 contact hours.

FREE archived webcasts from the Webinar series based upon Planetree's “Putting Patients First” series published in AJN.
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How to Try This
How to Try This Series

AJN published a series of articles and videos on evidence-based geriatric assessment tools and best practices in partnership with the New York University College of Nursing’s Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing with partial support by a grant from the John A. Hartford Foundation. Called “How to Try This,” the series translates materials from the Hartford Institute’s “Try This series” into free, web-based resources for educators, students, and clinicians.

Special Supplements
March 2012
State of the Science: Prevention and Management of Osteoarthritis
November 2009
State of the Science: Transforming Care at the Bedside: Paving the Way for Change
September 2008
State of the Science: Professional Partners Supporting Family Caregivers
June 2007
State of the Science on Diabetes Self-Management: Strategies for Nursing
March 2006
State of the Science on Nursing Approaches to Managing Late and Long-Term Sequel of Cancer and Cancer Treatment



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On the Blog!

Information for Nurses on Voluntarily Stopping Eating and Drinking (VSED)

"Which types of patients is such a choice appropriate for? How much suffering does it involve? Are there legal pitfalls for nurses and physicians who in any way support this process?"

She's Alive Because of You: A Nurse's Advocacy Pays Off

"Ms. A. was suffering from locked-in syndrome, a condition in which the patient is conscious and eye movement is functional despite full body paralysis."

The Primary Care Confessions of Traumatized Patients

"The life of trauma plays itself out over time in the body and mind."