New Articles on Previously Published OJIN Topics

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New articles have been posted on three previously published OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing topics.

Facilitating Change Among Nursing Assistants in Long Term Care, by François Aubry, PhD; Francis Etheridge, MA; and Yves Couturier, PhD, discusses the implementation of change in long term care organizations (LTCOs).  This article adds to the May 2003 OJIN topic, “Health Care and the Aging Population: What are Today’s Challenges?

The ever popular January 2001 OJIN topic, “The Nursing Shortage: Is This Cycle Different?” adds an article from an international perspective. In the article, Nursing Shortage: The Facts and Strategies in Macao Society, authors Ming Liu, PhD, RN; Bernice Lam, MSc, RN; Pedro Fong, PhD, MRPharmS; and Hao Bin Yuan, PhD, RN, describes the nursing shortage in Macao SAR, discuss contributing factors and present successful strategies used to manage the shortage.

A new addition to the May 2007 OJIN topic, “Environmental Health: Important Choices for a Greener World ” is the article, Think before you flush! A Sustainable Aquatic Eco-System’s Relation to Human Health by A. Elaine McKeown, MSN, RN, and Judith Pawloski, MSN, RN.

The OJIN journal editors invite you to share your response to previously posted OJIN topics by sending a Letter to the Editor or by submitting a manuscript that will further the discussion of these or any other OJIN topic.