July/August 2017 - Volume 47 - Issue 7/8

  • Karen S. Hill, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, FAAN
  • 0002-0443
  • 1539-0721
  • 11 issues / year
  • 1.386
​Dear Nurse Leaders,

The July/August issue of JONA is our annual combined edition. As I surveyed the articles in this edition of JONA, it struck me that many of the articles have implications for finance. Cross-continuum care continuity, instituting safe work practices and an innovative model of an academic/service partnership in a rural setting are just a few examples.

Authors led by Carol Boston-Fleischhauer document a case study of a chronic care model. The authors pose the question: "Do we really ever discharge patients anymore?" As I read this article, it occurred to me that this paradigm shift supports the wellness continuum we are expected to promote and is a truly patient focused approach. Outcomes of the Model are included in the article.

Stress has been documented as a contributing factor related to turnover. In "Decreasing Stress and Burnout in Nurses:Efficacy of Blended Learning With Stress Management and Resilience Training" the authors report findings of teaching mindfulness and resiliency to a group of nurses. Outcomes include decreases in anxiety, stress and burnout.

Dr. Soo-Jeong Lee and her co-author, Joung Hee Lee report the outcomes of a study evaluating the association between occupational safety practices with physical workload and work-related injuries among hospital nurses. The study reported higher perceptions of safety practices were significantly associated with lower job strain, lower work-related injuries and lower work-load.

Melora Ferren, MSN, RN-BC, the Social Media Coordinator for JONA is posts a topic weekly on Twitter highlighting a topic from the journal. The Twitter address for JONA is #JONANurseLeader.  

Thanks for the emails I receive exploring interest in a topic for possible submission. You can reach me at jonaeditor@gmail.com. Please refer to the Guidelines for Authors located at www.jonajournal.com for guidance about manuscript development and citation information.




Please see our new JONA collection on Patient Safety in the Collections tab above. http://journals.lww.com/jonajournal/Pages/collections.aspx?Collection=Topical

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