Friday July 3rd 2015

In the spotlight

ANA meets with global colleagues at ICN conference

American Nurses Association leaders joined more than 7,000 of their colleagues from around the world to explore [Read More]

U.S. Supreme Court upholds ACA subsidies

A long-time advocate for improving the public’s access to health care, the American Nurses Association lauded [Read More]

National Nurses Week

Ethical practice. Quality care. The American Nurses Association and RNs nationwide celebrated National Nurses Week [Read More]

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Featured Articles

On the front line of quality: The future of health care

In a “wake-up call” to improve health care quality, the Institute of Medicine reported 15 years ago that 98,000 patients died annually from medical errors in To Err is Human, a finding that ANA President Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, pointed to in her opening remarks at the 2015 [Read More]

5 considerations for RNs facing ethical challenges on the job

The American Nurses Association has declared 2015 to be the Year of Ethics and in January released a new edition of its Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements, so now is the perfect time for RNs to re-examine the essential role ethics plays in the nursing profession. Having a strong [Read More]

Policymakers, nurses confronted with proposed measures on assisted suicide

For a few months last fall, 29-year-old Brittany Maynard was the very public face of the aid-in-dying movement. She posted videos and messages describing the progression of her brain cancer and her decision to move from California to Oregon to take advantage of its “Death with Dignity” law. And [Read More]

Aiming for better care

Engaging patients and family members in health decisions, policies In the not too distant past, patients who didn’t follow orders — be it cutting out high-fat foods or skipping doses of an antihypertensive — were often labeled as “non-compliant” by many clinicians. And they were far [Read More]

President’s Perspective

Ethical practice environments, empowered nurses

Almost every nurse practicing today entered the profession after the first Code for Professional Nurses had been adopted by ANA. For 65 years, the Code, renamed in 1976 to its current title, the Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements, has guided ethical practice and decision-making by establishing the goals, values and obligations [Read More]

What’s in OJIN?

New articles this spring on shared governance, long term care, discrimination and more

The term “buy in” can be found in almost any article that reviews individuals’ participation in an initiative. In the article, “Shared Governance: The Role of Buy-In in Bringing About Change,” Matthew French-Bravo, MSN, RN, and Gregory [Read More]

APRN Focus

Words matter

The goal of effective dialogue, collaboration and interprofessional understanding when discussing APRN practice is sometimes hampered by politically and emotionally charged language. Given the [Read More]