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March 2016 - Volume 116 - Issue 3
pp: 7-72










CE: Original Research: End-of-Life Care Behind Bars: A Systematic Review

Wion, Rachel K.; Loeb, Susan J.

AJN The American Journal of Nursing. 116(3):24-36, March 2016.

Original Research: The Benefits of Rapid Response Teams: Exploring Perceptions of Nurse Leaders, Team Members, and End Users

Stolldorf, Deonni P.

AJN The American Journal of Nursing. 116(3):38-47, March 2016.


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Anencephaly: An Ongoing Investigation in Washington State

Barron, Sara

AJN The American Journal of Nursing. 116(3):60-66, March 2016.


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Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 6:50
AJN The American Journal of Nursing March 2016, Volume 116, Issue 3;
Editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy and Clinical Editor Betsy Todd present the highlights of the March issue of the American Journal of Nursing. On this month’s cover, an elderly prisoner is handcuffed before being transported to a local hospital. In our first CE, “End-of-Life Care Behind Bars: A Systematic Review,” the authors review the literature and reveal the challenges of providing end-of-life care to prisoners, and suggest steps nurses can take to improve this care and address the challenges faced by dying inmates and the inmate volunteers who care for them. Our next article, “The Benefits of Rapid Response Teams: Exploring Perceptions of Nurse Leaders, Team Members, and End Users,” investigates the perceptions of nurse leaders, rapid response team (RRT) members, and rapid response team users concerning the benefits of RRTs. Our second CE, “Revisiting Child Sexual Abuse and Survivor Issues,” focuses on the prevalence, potential risk factors, and possible signs and symptoms of child sexual abuse, and also provides information about what nurses can do should they suspect that a child has been or is being abused. In “Anencephaly: An Ongoing Investigation in Washington State,” the nurse who reported an alarming cluster of babies born with anencephaly in 2012, which triggered a still-ongoing investigation, reviews the many risk factors for neural tube defects and discusses the roles nurses can play in addressing their puzzling rise. In addition, there’s News, Reflections, Drug Watch, Art of Nursing, and more.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 14:21
AJN The American Journal of Nursing March 2016, Volume 116, Issue 3;
Child sexual abuse is a global issue that all nurses must be aware of and knowledgeable about as they care for children in various settings. AJN’s editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with Donna Sabella, who wrote about the prevalence, potential risk factors, and possible signs and symptoms of child sexual abuse, as well as long-term issues faced by survivors.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 14:50
AJN The American Journal of Nursing March 2016, Volume 116, Issue 3;
From 1995 to 2010, U.S. prisons saw a 282% rise in the number of older inmates (ages 55 and older), and between 2001 and 2007, nearly 8,500 prisoners ages 55 and older died while incarcerated. AJN’s editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with one of the authors about their review of the literature, in which they reveal the challenges of providing end-of-life care to prisoners and suggest steps nurses can take to improve this care and address the challenges faced by dying inmates and the inmate volunteers who care for them.
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