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June 2011 - Volume 111 - Issue 6
pp: 7-72

Original Research: Tragedy into Policy: A Quantitative Study of Nurses' Attitudes Toward Patient Advocacy Activities

Black, Lisa M.

AJN, American Journal of Nursing. 111(6):26-35, June 2011.

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Creator: Christine Moffa/Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 7:11
AJN The American Journal of Nursing June 2011, Volume 111, Issue 6;
Interim editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy and clinical editor Christine Moffa discuss the highlights of the June issue of the American Journal of Nursing, which features two CE articles:  original research of nurses’ attitudes towards advocating for safe practices that was used to support passage of whistleblower protections in Nevada, and a review of the evidence around menopausal hormone therapy.  Other articles include a piece on the rise of pertussis infections, and article on managing Kawasaki Disease, a piece on improving the nursing workforce in Malawi, a historical piece on the Italian device to protect the identify of unwed mothers giving their children up for adoption, and of course, News, Drug Watch, Art of Nursing, and Reflections. There’s also a podcast with the nurses portrayed on our cover – Anne Mitchell and Vicki Galle - the Texas nurses who were arrested for whistleblowing against unsafe medical practice.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 24:29
AJN The American Journal of Nursing June 2011, Volume 111, Issue 6;
After investigation into a hepatitis C outbreak in Las Vegas revealed that nurses knew there were poor infection control practices but did nothing for fear of retaliation, the Nevada Nurses Association enlisted Lisa Black to survey Nevada nurses to determine their experiences and workplace attitudes about advocating for patients. AJN’s editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy, along with senior editor Sylvia Foley, discuss the results with Black, including the survey’s use in successful passage of whistleblower protection laws in Nevada.