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Creator: Christine Moffa
Duration: 10:25

AJN interim editor-in-chief/senior clinical editor Christine Moffa speaks with Alexa Colgrove Curtis about her article, which uses real study examples to illustrate the basic principles of qualitative research. This article is the 11th in a series on clinical research by nurses, “Nursing Research, Step by Step.”

Creator: Christine Moffa
Duration: 9:54

AJN interim editor-in-chief/senior clinical editor Christine Moffa speaks with Kathlyn Baharaeen and Sarah Fouquet about their article, which compares nursing perceptions, satisfaction, task efficiency, and interruptions before and after introducing the use of hospital-issued smartphones in a pediatric ICU and a satellite ED.

Creator: Christine Moffa
Duration: 17:06

AJN interim editor-in-chief/senior clinical editor Christine Moffa speaks with Mary Ann Leavitt about her article, which reviews current device therapies for heart failure and uses a composite case to demonstrate how bedside nurses can help patients understand treatment options, potential complications of implantation, and post-op care.

Creator: Christine Moffa
Duration: 9:27

AJN interim editor-in-chief/senior clinical editor Christine Moffa speaks with Alexa Colgrove Curtis about her article, which reviews the use of diagnostic and screening tests and tools in nursing research and clinical practice. This article is the 10th in a series on clinical research by nurses, “Nursing Research, Step by Step.”

Creator: Christine Moffa
Duration: 19:52

AJN senior clinical editor Christine Moffa speaks with Melanie Barone and Linda Kim about their quality improvement project, which evaluated the use of serenity lounges—dedicated rooms where nurses can take workday breaks to relax and rejuvenate—and massage chairs on nurses’ anxiety, stress, and burnout.

Duration: 25:11

AJN senior clinical editor Christine Moffa speaks with Elizabeth B. Dowdell and Patricia M. Speck about their article, which presents the six foundational principles of trauma-informed care, using a case study to discuss the application of these core principles in nursing.

Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 18:32

AJNeditor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with Courtney Keeler about her article, which discusses the alignment of research goals with secondary data sources, explores sources of publicly available secondary data that might be of interest to nurse researchers, and outlines the costs and benefits of using secondary data. This article is the ninth in a series on clinical research by nurses, “Nursing Research, Step by Step.”

Creator: Christine Moffa
Duration: 11:48

AJNsenior clinical editor Christine Moffa speaks with Staja Booker about her article, which discusses the importance of assessing pain during movement, especially in postoperative patients; what such an assessment can reveal about the intensity, impact on patient functioning, and tolerability of pain; and protocols and tools for completing these assessments

Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 26:04

AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with Karen K. Giuliano and Kelly Landsman about their article, which highlights the similarities between nursing and engineering, provides a case example, and describes barriers to nurse–engineer partnerships and recommendations for success. This article is the first in a new series on nurse innovators.

Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 25:11

AJNeditor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with Kaveri Roy about her article, which provides an overview of aid in dying in the United States—offering an illustrative case report that highlights the struggles of one patient and his family—and discusses the nurse’s role and nursing implications.

Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 26:50

AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with Lucinda Canty about her article, which discusses a project she and her coauthors launched—often called simply Overdue Reckoning—to encourage honest discussion of racism in nursing and promote meaningful actions all nurses can take to achieve an antiracist nursing profession.

Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 19:42

AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with Alexa Colgrove Curtis about her article, which discusses appropriate uses of and approaches to case–control study design. This article is the eighth in a series on clinical research by nurses, “Nursing Research, Step by Step.”

Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 23:04

AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with Betty Rambur and Joyce Pulcini about their article, which defines key terms, such as public option, single payer, and universal health care; outlines health care–related elements of the American Rescue Plan Act; and offers suggestions to support nursing advocacy.

Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 17:16

AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with Sheri K. Carey and Joshua M. Kies about their article, which describes how participation in vaccination clinics at their university offered students occasions for experiential learning that aren’t normally part of nursing education.

Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 25:48

AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with Alison M. Trinkoff, Sharon J. Tucker, and Sharon M. Weinstein about their article, which discusses causes and challenges of nurse fatigue, evidence-based strategies and solutions for individual nurses and organizations, and changes needed to transform nursing culture and workplaces into more supportive environments for nurses.

Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 16:13

AJN AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with Pamela J. Grace about her article, which explores how the COVID crisis has inspired some nurses to engage in misinformation on social media and other venues; describes the ethical responsibilities of nurses to seriously examine what they think they know and understand; and offers strategies for nurse leaders, managers, and educators to address misinformation.

Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 11:54

AJN AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with Bernadette Capili about her article, which describes prospective and retrospective cohort designs, examines their strengths and weaknesses, and discusses methods for reporting the study results. This article is the seventh in a series on clinical research by nurses, “Nursing Research, Step by Step.”

Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 21:33

AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with Erin E. Emery-Tiburcio and Ellen Carbonell about their article—the first in a new series published in collaboration with the AARP Public Policy Institute—which outlines the 4Ms of an Age-Friendly Health System framework and how it can be implemented by the health care team, including nurses and family caregivers, in the inpatient hospital setting.

Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 23:57

AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with Kartavya Sharma and Faith Newton about their article, which discusses the pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, and management of hypertensive emergency, plus nursing considerations for acute and preventive care.

Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 16:16

AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with Veneine Cuningkin, Elizabeth Riley, and Larronda Rainey about their article, which discusses medical device cybersecurity, the risks and consequences of compromised medical and personal data, and what nurses can do to guard against security threats and educate patients.

Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 11:36

AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with Bernadette Capili about her article, which discusses one type of observational study, the cross-sectional study, examining its strengths and weaknesses and discussing methods for reporting the study results. This article is the sixth in a series on clinical research by nurses, “Nursing Research, Step by Step.”

Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 21:56

AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with Heather H. Washington and Nneka Lotea Ifejika about their article, which reviews ischemic stroke pathophysiology; risk factors; presentation; and the evidence-based treatments, nursing assessments, and monitoring protocols that are critical to patient recovery.

Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 20:45

AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with Ann L. Hendrich about her article, which proposes a new approach to fall prevention—one grounded in evidence-based protocols known to positively impact the health of older adults.

Creator: Christine Moffa
Duration: 18:16

AJN senior clinical editor Christine Moffa speaks with Donna Sabella about her article, which discusses the importance of raising nurses’ awareness about mental health problems and early detection, as well as the need to say and do something when the person experiencing mental illness is in their own home.

Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 16:15

AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with Bernadette Capili about her article, which discusses outcome measures, focusing on questionnaire formats and guidelines for selecting and administering these measures in clinical research. This article is the fifth in a series on clinical research by nurses, “Nursing Research, Step by Step.”

Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 22:51
AJN The American Journal of Nursing  AJN The American Journal of Nursing. 121(7):66-69, July 2021

AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with William E. Rosa about his article, one in a series on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This article highlights SDG 11—making “cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.” You can access the “Nurses for Health Equity” report discussed in the podcast at https://www.wish.org.qa/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Nurses-for-Health-Equity-report.pdf.

Creator: Christine Moffa
Duration: 11:25
AJN The American Journal of Nursing  AJN The American Journal of Nursing. 121(7):32-43, July 2021

AJN senior clinical editor Christine Moffa speaks with Barbara Marie Alba about her article, which presents the latest information on postpartum depression, including risk factors; consequences for the mother, partner, and baby; and screening and treatment options.

Creator: Christine Moffa
Duration: 25:06
AJN The American Journal of Nursing  AJN The American Journal of Nursing. 121(6):34-40, June 2021

AJN senior clinical editor Christine Moffa speaks with Andrew Penn about his article, which discusses the growing interest in psychedelic therapies—such as LSD, MDMA, and psilocybin—for the treatment of mental health disorders, including trauma, depression, and addiction, as well as the potential role of nursing in this emerging field.

Creator: Christine Moffa
Duration: 14:39
AJN The American Journal of Nursing 

AJN senior clinical editor Christine Moffa speaks with Crystal Morales about her article, which describes Care for the Caregiver—a peer-to-peer program that provides support to clinicians who have experienced an unexpected and emotionally distressing event—and how it was adapted in the authors’ health system in response to the pandemic.

Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 17:21
AJN The American Journal of Nursing  March 2021, Volume 121, Issue 3;

AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with Alexa Colgrove Curtis about her article, which discusses sampling design and probability and nonprobability sampling methodologies. This article is the third in a new series on clinical research by nurses, “Nursing Research, Step by Step.”

Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 12:30

AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with Bernadette Capili about her article, an introduction to designing study eligibility criteria and recruiting study participants. This article is the second in a new series on clinical research by nurses, “Nursing Research, Step by Step.”

Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 14:17

AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with Lydia A. Bertschi about her article, which discusses the meaning and function of complete blood count components and highlights the important pathophysiological evidence they provide.

Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 21:35
AJN The American Journal of Nursing  December 2020, Volume 120, Issue 12;

AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with Theresa Brown and Tom Cosgrove about a new report from the Frontline Nurses WikiWisdom Forum—an initiative of New Voice Strategies, the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, and AJN—in which nurses share their COVID-19 experiences and offer strategies to successfully manage future health care crises.

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: 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.”

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: 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.

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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.
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: 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.
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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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.
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