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Understanding parkinsonisms

Parkinsonism describes a group of neurologic disorders associated with signs and symptoms similar to Parkinson disease. This article focuses on four types of parkinsonism: Lewy body dementia, multiple system atrophy, progressive supranuclear palsy, and corticobasal degeneration.

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Renal cell carcinoma, part 3

In this article, the last in a three-part series, the author presents treatment options for renal cell carcinoma as well as nursing care for patients undergoing partial or radical nephrectomy.

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Identifying and tackling racial disparities in healthcare

The US healthcare system is plagued with inequities that disproportionately impact people of color and other marginalized communities. Here, the authors discuss some of the key reasons behind these historic and current health disparities, identify key terms, and discuss strategies for nurses who are interested in allying with efforts to tackle inequity and racism in American healthcare.

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COVID-19 and opioid use disorder: Expanding treatment access in rural settings

This article examines the evidence supporting the use of telehealth in treating patients with opioid use disorder and explores other promising options that can help overcome pandemic-related barriers to treatment.

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Evidence-based practice knowledge, attitudes, practices, and barriers

This study assessed nurses' knowledge, attitudes, practices, and perceived barriers related to evidence-based practice (EBP). Nurses reported highly positive attitudes toward EBP, and relatively strong EBP knowledge and practices, but they also identified several barriers.

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