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October 2015 - Volume 115 - Issue 10
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CE: Integrative Care: The Evolving Landscape in American Hospitals

Halm, Margo A.; Katseres, Julie

AJN The American Journal of Nursing. 115(10):22-29, October 2015.

Intergenerational Lessons and ‘Fabulous Stories’

Lewenson, Sandra B.; Welch, Cathryne A.; Hassmiller, Susan B.

AJN The American Journal of Nursing. 115(10):45-51, October 2015.

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Pathfinding on the Frontier

Sylvia, Eldonna; Parks, Burlay; Grund, Chrysanne

AJN The American Journal of Nursing. 115(10):58-63, October 2015.





Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 6:59
AJN The American Journal of Nursing October 2015, Volume 115, Issue 10;
Editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy and Clinical Editor Betsy Todd present the highlights of the October issue of the American Journal of Nursing. This month’s cover celebrates AJN’s 115th anniversary with a collage showcasing archival photographs and past covers. Our first CE, “Integrative Care: The Evolving Landscape in American Hospitals,” provides an overview of some of the integrative care initiatives being introduced in hospitals throughout the U.S. and reports on findings from a survey of nursing leaders at hospitals that have implemented integrative care programs. Our second CE, “Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation,” gives an overview of the procedure, its possible complications, and best practices for nursing care. In “Intergenerational Lessons and ‘Fabulous Stories’,” Robert Wood Johnson Foundation senior adviser for nursing Susan B. Hassmiller, along with two nurse historians, shares five lessons learned from interviewing her mother, Jacqueline J. Wouwenberg, a 1947 graduate of the Bellevue Hospital School of Nursing, and being interviewed herself. “The NP: Celebrating 50 Years”—which includes an illustrated timeline from the Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing—highlights important events in the history of the NP and shows how the NP role has changed and expanded through the decades. Finally, “Pathfinding on the Frontier” describes the success of a patient care coordination program in a primary care practice in rural Kansas. In addition, there’s News, Reflections, Drug Watch, Art of Nursing, and more.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 16:07
AJN The American Journal of Nursing October 2015, Volume 115, Issue 10;
2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the NP role with the launch of the first NP program at the University of Colorado in 1965. AJN’s editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with the authors, both at the Barbara Bates Center for the Study of Nursing History at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, about the significance of the role and future directions
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 7:55
AJN The American Journal of Nursing October 2015, Volume 115, Issue 10;
AJN launches the first in a five-part series of articles that will examine various aspects of holistic nursing and integrative care. AJN editor in chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with Margo Halm, co-author of this overview of how hospitals are incorporating these therapies for patients, families and staff. Subsequent articles will focus on the most common modalities, including imagery, massage, acupressure and essential oils.
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