April 2012 - Volume 112 - Issue 4
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Original Research: Interactions of People with Disabilities and Nursing Staff During Hospitalization

Smeltzer, Suzanne C.; Avery, Colleen; Haynor, Patricia

AJN, American Journal of Nursing. 112(4):30-37, April 2012.

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Cultivating Quality: Early Postoperative Ambulation: Back to Basics

Kibler, Valerie A.; Hayes, Rachel M.; Johnson, Dana E.; More

AJN, American Journal of Nursing. 112(4):63,69, April 2012.






Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 7:07
AJN The American Journal of Nursing April 2012, Volume 112, Issue 4;
Editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy and clinical managing editor Karen Roush present the highlights of the April issue of the American Journal of Nursing. This month offers two CE features: one an original research piece (“Interactions of People with Disabilities and Nursing Staff During Hospitalization”), and the other a feature on underutilization of emergency contraception. There are also columns on Policy and Politics, Emerging Infections, and evidence-based management of cancer fatigue, plus Art of Nursing, Reflections, “In the News”, and more. You can listen to podcast interviews with the CE feature authors, too.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 26:40
AJN The American Journal of Nursing April 2012, Volume 112, Issue 4;
An estimated 62 million adult Americans lived with some type of disability in 2001-2005…”, explains researcher Suzanne Smeltzer in her introduction. And many of these people end up in hospitals and often feel unsafe. AJN’s editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy talks with author Smeltzer about her research and is joined by the authors (both of whom have disabilities from multiple sclerosis) of a companion piece who discuss their experiences.
Creator: Karen Roush
Duration: 25:50
AJN The American Journal of Nursing April 2012, Volume 112, Issue 4;
Despite the availability of effective contraceptive methods, unintended pregnancy continues to be a significant health problem for women throughout the world. Clinical Managing Editor, Karen Roush, talks to Kit Devine about her article on the underutilization of emergency contraception. They discuss some of the issues surrounding emergency contraception and Devine talks about how nurses can help increase awareness of emergency contraception, correct common misconceptions, and facilitate patient access.
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