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Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 13:48
AJN The American Journal of Nursing October 2020, Volume 120, Issue 10;

AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with Bernadette Capili about her article, which focuses on how to start the research process by identifying a topic of interest and developing a well-defined research question. This article is the first in a new series on clinical research by nurses, “Nursing Research, Step by Step.”

Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 30:50
AJN The American Journal of Nursing October 2020, Volume 120, Issue 10;

AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with Patricia A. Patrician about her and her colleagues’ study, which sought to determine the number of suicides and estimated rate of suicide among RNs.

Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 15:15

AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with Kimberly Smith Sheppard about her and her colleagues’ study, which sought to determine hospital nurses’ knowledge of firearm safety and current state law, and their comfort with asking patients about gun access and educating them on gun safety.

Duration: 25:11

AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with Douglas P. Olsen and Linda J. Keilman about their article, which examines the moral compromise of nurses whose patients refuse care they can’t afford—and makes an appeal to the nursing profession to advocate for systemic change on behalf of these patients.

Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 24:32
AJN The American Journal of Nursing August 2020, Volume 120, Issue 8;
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with Bernardine Lacey and Sandra B. Lewenson about the article in which Lacey is featured, which details, in her own words, her experiences with racism in her education and career.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 14:11
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with Christine Pabst about her article, which reviews the pathogenesis, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of pediatric neuropsychiatric disorders associated with strep infection.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 14:13
AJN The American Journal of Nursing July 2020, Volume 120, Issue 7;
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with Stephanie Niu and Fidelindo Lim about their article, which reviews the effects of smoking on bone health, the importance of smoking cessation among patients scheduled for or recovering from orthopedic surgery, and the vital role nurses play in supporting patient efforts to quit.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 19:42
AJN The American Journal of Nursing June 2020, Volume 120, Issue 6;
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.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 18:41
AJN The American Journal of Nursing May 2020, Volume 120, Issue 5;
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.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 13:55
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.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 13:26
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.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 22:43
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.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 17:30
AJN The American Journal of Nursing March 2020, Volume 120, Issue 3;
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.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 23:25
AJN The American Journal of Nursing March 2020, Volume 120, Issue 3;
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.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 11:53
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.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 17:11
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.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 25:01
AJN The American Journal of Nursing January 2020, Volume 120, Issue 1;
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.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 19:05
AJN The American Journal of Nursing January 2020, Volume 120, Issue 1;
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.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 12:56
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.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 19:19
AJN The American Journal of Nursing October 2019, Volume 119, Issue 10;
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.
Duration: 12:44
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.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 16:24
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.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 11:42
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.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 12:19
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.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 16:27
AJN The American Journal of Nursing July 2019, Volume 119, Issue 7;
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.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 13:58
AJN The American Journal of Nursing July 2019, Volume 119, Issue 7;
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.
Creator: Betsy Todd
Duration: 14:18
AJN The American Journal of Nursing June 2019, Volume 119, Issue 6;
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.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 6:52
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.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 8:49
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.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 11:42
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.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 7:49
AJN The American Journal of Nursing March 2019, Volume 119, Issue 3;
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.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 11:39
AJN The American Journal of Nursing February 2019, Volume 119, Issue 2;
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.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 9:03
AJN The American Journal of Nursing February 2019, Volume 119, Issue 2;
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.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 10:32
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.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 12:11
AJN The American Journal of Nursing December 2018, Volume 118, Issue 12;
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.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 13:35
AJN The American Journal of Nursing November 2018, Volume 118, Issue 11;
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.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 14:09
AJN The American Journal of Nursing November 2018, Volume 118, Issue 11;
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.”
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 9:17
AJN The American Journal of Nursing October 2018, Volume 118, Issue 10;
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.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 9:02
AJN The American Journal of Nursing September 2018, Volume 118, Issue 9;
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.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 11:00
AJN The American Journal of Nursing August 2018, Volume 118, Issue 8;
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.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 15:04
AJN The American Journal of Nursing August 2018, Volume 118, Issue 8;
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.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 11:46
AJN The American Journal of Nursing July 2018, Volume 118, Issue 7;
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.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 13:48
AJN The American Journal of Nursing June 2018, Volume 118, Issue 6;
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.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 10:05
AJN The American Journal of Nursing May 2018, Volume 118, Issue 5;
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.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 12:30
AJN The American Journal of Nursing May 2018, Volume 118, Issue 5;
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
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 13:10
AJN The American Journal of Nursing April 2018, Volume 118, Issue 4;
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.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 9:59
AJN The American Journal of Nursing April 2018, Volume 118, Issue 4;
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.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 15:19
AJN The American Journal of Nursing March 2018, Volume 118, Issue 3;
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.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 12:33
AJN The American Journal of Nursing March 2018, Volume 118, Issue 3;
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.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 10:23
AJN The American Journal of Nursing February 2018, Volume 118, Issue 2;
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.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 11:52
AJN The American Journal of Nursing February 2018, Volume 118, Issue 2;
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.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 10:05
AJN The American Journal of Nursing November 2017, Volume 117, Issue 11;
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.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 7:00
AJN The American Journal of Nursing November 2017, Volume 117, Issue 11;
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.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 8:43
AJN The American Journal of Nursing October 2017, Volume 117, Issue 10;
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.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 14:10
AJN The American Journal of Nursing October 2017, Volume 117, Issue 10;
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.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 17:37
AJN The American Journal of Nursing October 2017, Volume 117, Issue 10;
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.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 10:04
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.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 15:56
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.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 10:51
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.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 8:16
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.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 9:11
AJN The American Journal of Nursing August 2017, Volume 117, Issue 8;
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.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 16:19
AJN The American Journal of Nursing August 2017, Volume 117, Issue 8;
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.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 6:42
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.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 7:41
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.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 10:12
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with Geraldine Rose Britton, lead author of “The Experiences of Pregnant Smokers and Their Providers.”
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 14:47
AJN The American Journal of Nursing May 2017, Volume 117, Issue 5;
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.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 17:51
AJN The American Journal of Nursing May 2017, Volume 117, Issue 5;
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.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 12:09
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.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 8:14
AJN The American Journal of Nursing April 2017, Volume 117, Issue 4;
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.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 14:32
AJN The American Journal of Nursing April 2017, Volume 117, Issue 4;
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.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 9:19
AJN The American Journal of Nursing March 2017, Volume 117, Issue 3;
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.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 17:00
AJN The American Journal of Nursing February 2017, Volume 117, Issue 2;
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.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 9:06
AJN The American Journal of Nursing February 2017, Volume 117, Issue 2;
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.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 14:31
AJN The American Journal of Nursing January 2017, Volume 117, Issue 1;
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
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 13:47
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.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 12:08
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.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 17:25
AJN The American Journal of Nursing October 2016, Volume 116, Issue 10;
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.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 11:27
AJN The American Journal of Nursing October 2016, Volume 116, Issue 10;
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.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 9:19
AJN The American Journal of Nursing September 2016, Volume 116, Issue 9;
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.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 11:51
AJN The American Journal of Nursing September 2016, Volume 116, Issue 9;
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.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 15:07
AJN The American Journal of Nursing August 2016, Volume 116, Issue 8;
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.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 13:37
AJN The American Journal of Nursing August 2016, Volume 116, Issue 8;
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.
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