Dear Fellow Nurse Leaders,
In the October edition of JONA, researchers published their new model of Compassionate Connected Care. The research is focused on expanding our knowledge of both anticipated and unanticipated suffering and using this knowledge to educate staff to improve the patient experience. The article "Reducing Patient Suffering Through Compassionate Connected Care" will be offered free to the readers of JONA though the month of November. The article can be accessed here.
In the November edition of JONA, researchers Marlene Kramer, PhD, RN, FAAN and Barbara Brewer, PhD, RN and their team of researchers have presented new data supporting the updated nursing practice assessment instrument, Essential Professional Nursing Practices. This new instrument can be used to support a gap analysis or to provide baseline data for nursing strategic planning.
The November issue of JONA has a wide variety of topics presented. Projects range from new case management delivery models to the application of Lean in Emergency Services. John Welton, PhD, RN, is the guest editor and presents information about the new mandatory staffing laws in Massachusetts.
The 2014 Magnet supplement is a compilation of reprinted articles focused on different aspects of patient safety. These articles were selected by Linda Lewis, MSN, RN and her leadership team at ANCC to profile outcomes based work supporting patient safety and nursing excellence.
I appreciate the positive feedback about the quality of the articles in JONA. My goal is to provide data based information to support administrative practice in a variety of settings. As always, I am happy to answer questions about prospective topics to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Karen S. Hill, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, FAAN