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Transcatheter aortic valve replacement

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is indicated in some patients with severe aortic stenosis who are not candidates for surgery. This article explores when TAVR may be preferred over surgical aortic valve replacement and reviews perioperative nursing care.

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Increasing cultural competence with LGBTQ patients

Many nurses lack basic education about LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) patient care. Review this article for insights and strategies that can help nurses recognize health disparities affecting LGBTQ patients, encourage patients to disclose sexual orientation and gender identity to healthcare professionals, and work with LGBTQ patients to improve outcomes.

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Interventions for children with reactive attachment disorder

Characterized by aggressive or violent behaviors, reactive attachment disorder (RAD) affects children who have been repeatedly exposed to traumatic experiences. This article examines the underlying causes of RAD and introduces an evidence-based therapy that supports formation of healthy relationships.

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