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Letter to the Editor

  • As the general public slowly recognizes the nurse practitioner as a primary care provider, society has a right to question whether or not the profession is in keeping with their own unique code of ethics.

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  • Saba, Virginia K., EdD, RN, FAAN, FACMI
    Home Health CAre Classification System (HHCC): An Overview (Aug. 20, 2002)
  • Sabo, Brenda, PhD, RN
    Reflecting on the Concept of Compassion Fatigue (Jan. 31, 2011)
  • Saint-Eloi, Suzelle, MS RN
    The Power of Professional Nursing Practice – An Essential Element of Patient and Family Centered Care(Jan. 31, 2007)
  • Salehi, Tahmine, Msc, BSc in Nursing
    Ethics: Patients’ Rights and the Code of Nursing Ethics in Iran (July 14, 2010)
  • Sand-Jecklin,Kari, EdD, MSN, RN, AHN-BC
    Educating Nursing Students about Health Literacy: From the Classroom to the Patient Bedside (July 23, 2010)
  • Sanford, Kathleen D., DBA, RN, CENP, FACHE
    Overview and Summary: Nurse Advocates: Past, Present, and Future (Jan. 31, 2012)
  • Sarsfield, Eileen, MSN, RN
    The Nursing Shortage: What Does the Nurse Reinvestment Act Mean to You? (Dec. 12, 2002)
  • Sattler, Barbara,  RN, DrPH, FAAN
    Healthy Choices: Transforming Our Hospitals into Environmentally Healthy and Safe Places (May 31, 2007)
  • Schloman, Barbara F., PhD, AHIP
    • Information Resources Column: Overview and Summary: Information Resources (Dec. 31, 1998)
    • Information Resources Column: Whom Do You Trust? Evaluating Internet Health Resources (Jan. 28, 1999)
    • Information Resources Column: Needle in a Haystack? Finding Health Information on the Web (Aug. 19, 1999)
    • Information Resources Column: Breaking Through the Foreign Language Barrier: Resources on the Web (June 30, 2000)
    • Information Resources Column: Information Literacy: the Benefits of Partnership (Mar. 7, 2001)
    • Nursing Faculty and Scholarly Publishing: Survey of Perceptions and Journal Use (Apr. 1, 2001)
    • Information Resources Column: Using Health Statistics: a Nightingale Legacy (Aug. 31, 2001)
    • Information Resources Column: The Internet as Community: Communication Avenues for Health Professionals and Health Consumers (Dec. 31, 2001)
    • Information Resources Column: Plumbing the Depths: Using the Invisible Web (Apr. 22, 2002)
    • Information Resources Column: Images on the Web: Findable, Usable, but What's Legit? (Sept. 16, 2002)
    • Information Resources Column: Quality of Health Information on the Web: Where Are We Now? (Dec. 16, 2002)
    • Information Resources Column: Now You See it, Now You Don’t: The Ephemeral Nature of Digital Information (Apr. 2003)
    • Information Resources Column: Creative Commons: An Opportunity to Extend the Public Domain (Oct. 13, 2003)
    • Information Resources Column: Health Literacy: A Key Ingredient for Managing Personal Health (Feb. 19, 2004)
    • Information Resources Column: The Digital Divide: How Wide and How Deep? (May 7, 2004)
    • Information Resources Column: Securing Your PC and Protecting Your Privacy (Oct. 22, 2004)
    • Information Resources Column: Google Extends its Reach (Feb. 14, 2005)
    • Information Resources Column: Health Care Report Cards: Pass or Fail? (May 9, 2005)
    • Information Resources Column: Staying Current: What RSS Can Do for You (Oct. 7, 2005)
    • Information Resources: Is it Time to Visit the Blogosphere? (Oct. 20, 2006)
  • Schmitt, Terri L., PhD, RN, FNP-BC
    Social Media Use in Nursing Education (Sept. 30, 2012)
  • Schneider, Susan M., PhD, RN, CS, AOCN
    Cancer-Related Fatigue (Sept. 23, 2003)
  • Schutte, Debra L, MSN, RN
    Genetic Testing and Mental Health: The Model of Huntington Disease (Sept. 30, 2000)
  • Schwiran, Patricia M., PhD, RN
    • Informatics: The Standardized Nursing Terminologies: A National Survey of Nurses’ Experiences and Attitudes (Feb. 25, 2011)
    • Informatics: The Standardized Nursing Terminologies: A National Survey of Nurses’ Experience and Attitudes - SURVEY II: Participants, Familiarity and Information Sources (May 21, 2012)
  • Sechrist, Karen R., RN, PhD, FAAN
    The Nursing Shortage In California: The Public Policy Role Of The California Strategic Planning (Jan. 31, 2001)
  • Sedlak, Carol , PhD, RN, CNS, ONC, CNE
    Faculty Perceptions of Implementing an Evidence-Based Safe Patient Handling Nursing Curriculum Module (Aug. 18, 2008)
  • Selanders, Louise C., RN, EdD, FAAN
    The Voice of Florence Nightingale on Advocacy (Jan. 31, 2012)
  • Seymour, Rosalee, EdD, RN
    The Nursing Shortage In California: The Public Policy Role Of The California Strategic Planning (Jan. 31, 2001)
  • Shaner-McRae, Hollie, RN, MSA, FAAN
    Environmentally Safe Health Care Agencies: Nursing’s Responsibility, Nightingale’s Legacy (May 31, 2007)
  • Sharps, Phyllis W., PhD, RN
    Intimate Partner Violence In African American Women (Jan. 31, 2002)
  • Sherman, Rose O., EdD, RN, NEA-BC, CNL
    • Leading a Multigenerational Nursing Workforce: Issues, Challenges and Strategies (May 31, 2006)
    • Growing Future Nurse Leaders to Build and Sustain Healthy Work Environments at the Unit Level (Jan. 31, 2010)
  • Siantz, de Leon, M.L., PhD, RN, FAAN
    Migration of Nurses: A Latin American Perspective (May 31, 2008)
  • Sieckert, Ann M., BAN
    Nurse-Physician Workplace Collaboration (Jan. 31, 2005)
  • Silva, Mary Cipriano, PhD, RN, FAAN
    • Financial Compensation and Ethical Issues in Health Care (June 10, 1998)
    • Organizational and Administrative Ethics in Health Care: An Ethics Gap (Dec. 31, 1998)
    • Whistleblowing As a Failure of Organizational Ethics (Dec. 31, 1998)
    • Ethics Column: Overview and Summary
      (July 2, 1999)
    • Interstate Nursing Practice and Regulation: Ethical Issues for the 21st Century (July 2, 1999)
    • Nursing Around the World: Cultural Values and Ethical Conflicts (Aug. 14, 2000)
    • Overview and Summary: The Genetic Revolution: What? Why? How? (Sept. 30, 2000)
    • Ethics Column: Domestic Violence, Nurses, and Ethics: What Are the Links? (May 14, 2002)
    • Ethics Column: Ethical Grounding for Entry into Practice: Respect, Collaboration, and Accountability (Aug. 30, 2002)
    • Ethics Column: Ethics and Terrorism: September 11, 2001 and its Aftermath (Jan. 31, 2003)
    • Ethics Column: Errors, The Nursing Shortage and Ethics: Survey Results (Aug. 15, 2003)
    • Ethics: What Would You Do? Ethics and Infection Control (Nov. 6, 2006)
  • Simms, Lillian M., PhD, RN, FAAN
    Factors Influencing Nursing-Sensitive Outcomes in Taiwanese Nursing Homes (Aug. 3, 1999)
  • Sims-Giddens, Susan S., EdD, RN
    Social Media Use in Nursing Education (Sept. 30, 2012)
  • Singleton, Kate, MSW
    Understanding Cultural and Linguistic Barriers to Health Literacy (Sept. 30, 2009)
  • Sitterding, Mary, MSN, CNS, CNRN
    Overview and Summary: Creating a Culture of Safety: The Next Steps (Sept. 30, 2011)
  • Skiba, Diane J., PhD, FAAN, FACMI
    Adapting Your Teaching to Accommodate the Net Generation of Learners (May 31, 2006)
  • Small, Deborah C., RN, MSN, NE-BC
    Patients First! Engaging the Hearts and Minds of Nurses with a Patient-Centered Practice Model (May 31, 2011)
  • Small, Robert M., MBA
    Patients First! Engaging the Hearts and Minds of Nurses with a Patient-Centered Practice Model (May 31, 2011)
  • Smeltzer, Suzanne C., EdD, RN, FAAN
    Accessible Online Health Promotion Information for Persons with Disabilities (Nov. 14, 2003)
  • Smith, Timothy G., PhD, MPA, BA, LPN
    A Policy Perspective on the Entry into Practice Issue (Oct. 5, 2009)
  • Smith-Stoner, Marilyn, PhD, RN, CHPN
    Teaching Patient-Centered Care During the Silver Hour (May 31, 2011)
  • Smolenski, Mary C., EdD, RN, CS, FNP
    Assuring Continued Competence - Policy Questions and Approaches: How Should the Profession Respond? (June 30, 2000)
  • Snyder, Mariah, PhD, RN, FAAN
    • Overview and Summary: Complementary Therapies: Are These Really Nursing? (May 31, 2001)
    • Issues in Complementary Therapies: How We Got to Where We Are (May 31, 2001)
  • Sochalski, Julie, PhD, RN
    An Overview of Health Care Spending Patterns in the United States: Using National Data Sources to Explore Trends in Nursing Services (June 10, 1998)
  • Sorrell, Jeanne Merkle, PhD, RN, FAAN
    • Whistleblowing as a Failure of Organizational Ethics (Dec. 31, 1998)
    • The Ethics of Diversity: A Call for Intimate Listening in Thin Places (Aug. 25, 2003)
    • Ethics: The Expanding Circle of Environmental Ethics (Nov. 30, 2007)
    • Ethics: Ethics in Healthcare Organizations: Struggling with New Questions (Aug. 20, 2008)
  • Sparber, Andrew RN, MS, CS
    State Boards of Nursing and Scope of Practice of Registered Nurses Performing Complementary Therapies (Aug. 31, 2001)
  • Spasser, Mark A., PhD, AHIP
    Classifying Nursing Work (Mar. 2001)
  • Spector, Nancy, PhD, RN
    Guidelines for Using Electronic and Social Media: The Regulatory Perspective (Sept. 30, 2012)
  • Spellman, Joy, MSN, RN
    Overview and Summary: Emergency Preparedness: Planning for Disaster Response (Sept. 30, 2006)
  • Speros, Carolyn I., DNSc, APRN, ANP/FNP-BC
    More than Words: Promoting Health Literacy in Older Adults (Sept. 30, 2009)
  • Stack, Joan M., RN, BSN, MS
    Empowerment Theory in Action: The Wisdom of Collaborative Governance (Mar. 31, 2008)
  • Stallknecht, Kirsten
    American Nurses Association Convention Speech- June 24, 2000 Indianapolis, Indiana (Mar. 31, 2001)
  • Star, Susan Leigh, Ph.D.
    Classifying Nursing Work (Mar. 2001)
  • Stein-Parbury, Jane, RN, PhD, FRCNA
    Nursing Around the World: Australia (May 31, 2000)
  • Strobel, Karen, RN, MSN
    Measuring Fall Program Outcomes (Mar. 2, 2007)
  • St-Amant, Oona, MScN, RN
    Compassion Fatigue Within Double Duty Caregiving: Nurse-Daughters Caring for Elderly Parents (Jan 31, 2011)
  • Sullivan, Paula L., DHSc, MSN, APRN
    Influenza Vaccination in Healthcare Workers: Should it be Mandatory? (Nov. 2, 2009)
  • Summers, Barbara, MSN, RN
    Educating Nursing Students about Health Literacy: From the Classroom to the Patient Bedside (July 23, 2010)
  • Suresky, Jane, ND, APRN, BC
    • Hirsh Institute: Psychiatric/Mental Health - Evidence for Psychiatric Nursing Practice: An Analysis of Three Years of Published Research (Dec. 19, 2003)
    • Hirsh Institute: Psychiatric/Mental Health - Moving from Tradition to Evidence: A Review of Psychiatric Nursing Intervention Studies (May 14, 2007)
  • Swanson, Jane W., PhD, RN, NEA-BC
    Improving the Culture of Patient Safety Through the Magnet® Journey (Sept. 30, 2011)
  • Swayze, Sonia C., RN, MA 
    Promoting Safe Use of Medical Devices (Oct. 17, 2011)
  • Taft, Susan H., PhD, MSN, RN
    • An Inclusive Look at the Domain of Ethics and its Application to Administrative Behavior (Nov. 8, 2000)
    • Overview and Summary: Nursing Shortage (Jan. 31, 2001)
  • Taglaireni, M. Elaine, EdD, RN
    Career Pathways in Nursing: Entry Points and Academic Progression (Sept. 30, 2008)
  • Tao, Hong
    Legislative Column: Obesity: From a Health Issue to a Political and Policy Issue (Mar. 28, 2005)
  • Taylor, Laura, MS, RN
    The Nursing Shortage: What Does the Nurse Reinvestment Act Mean to You? (Dec. 12, 2002)
  • Taylor, Robert E., M.D., PhD, FACP, FCCP
    The Cultural Lens of Genomics (Jan. 31, 2008)
  • Terhaar, Mary, DSNc, RN
    Using Maslow’s Pyramid and the National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators™ to Attain a Healthier Work Environment (Dec. 7, 2010)
  • Thatcher, Esther, MSN, RN
    Evolving Public Health Nursing Roles: Focus on Community Participatory Health Promotion and Prevention (May 31, 2012)
  • Thede, Linda Q., PhD, RN-BC
    • Development of an Online Journal (Aug. 16, 2000)
    • Overview and Summary: Telehealth: Promise of Peril? (Sept. 30, 2001)
    • Informatics: Electronic Personal Health Records: Nursing’s Role (Dec. 12, 2008)
    • Informatics: The Electronic Health Record: Will Nursing Be on Board When the Ship Leaves? ( Aug. 18, 2008)
    • Informatics: Electronic Records and Organizational Culture (June 15, 2009)
    • Informatics: Electronic Health Records: A Boon or Privacy Nightmare? (Mar. 30, 2010)
    • Informatics: The Standardized Nursing Terminologies: A National Survey of Nurses’ Experiences and Attitudes (Feb. 25, 2011)
    • Informatics: Where Is It? (Jan. 23, 2012)
    • Informatics: The Standardized Nursing Terminologies: A National Survey of Nurses’ Experience and Attitudes - SURVEY II: Participants, Familiarity and Information Sources (May 21, 2012)
  • Thompson, Barbara, RN, Dip Medical Nursing
    A Journey, Not an Event – Implementation of Shared Governance in A NHS Trust (Jan. 31, 2003)
  • Thrower, Carol, RN, Diploma in Nursing
    A Journey, Not an Event – Implementation of Shared Governance in A NHS Trust (Jan. 31, 2003)
  • Tidwell, EdD, RN-BC, Candice A. 
    Improving the Culture of Patient Safety Through the Magnet® Journey (Sept. 30, 2011)
  • Tõke, Joanna, MPH
    Early Detection and Surveillance for Biopreparedness and Emerging Infectious Diseases (Jan. 31, 2006)
  • Tomajan, Karen, MS, RN, NEA-BC
    Advocating for Nurses and Nursing (Jan. 31, 2012)
  • Turner, Martha, PhD, RN
    Genomics and Nursing Practice: Advancing the Nursing Profession (Jan. 31, 2008)
  • Tyrrell, Rosalie, RN, MS
    The Power of Professional Nursing Practice – An Essential Element of Patient and Family Centered Care (Jan. 31, 2007)
  • Unruh, Lynn Y., PhD, RN, LHRM
    Legislative: Economics of Nursing Invitational Conference Addresses Quality and Payment Issues in Nursing Care (Dec. 15, 2007)
  • Vanhook, Patricia M., PhD, APRN, BCM
    Cost-Utility Analysis: A Method of Quantifying the Value of Registered Nurses (Sept. 30, 2007)
  • Veenema, Tener Goodwin, PhD, MPH, MS, CPNP
    Early Detection and Surveillance for Biopreparedness and Emerging Infectious Diseases (Jan. 31, 2006)
  • Vesala-Husemann, Maija, MSc, RN, RHV, QNT
    Nutrition and Disaster Preparedness: Focusing on Vulnerability, Building Capacities (Sept. 30, 2006)
  • Vidal, Kathleen, MSN, RN
    Mindful Communication: A Novel Approach to Improving Delegation and Increasing Patient Safety (May 31, 2010)
  • Vigue, Brenda, PhD(c), MS, APRN, BC
    Legislative Column "Safe Staffing in Massachusetts: A Year of Legislative Action" (May 15, 2006)
  • Villaire, Michael , MSLM
    Enhancing Written Communications to Address Health Literacy (Sept. 30, 2009)
  • Visovsky, Constance, PhD, RN, ACNP
    • Cancer-Related Fatigue (Sept. 23, 2003)
    • Exercise and Cancer Recovery (Mar. 28, 2005)
  • Washington, Deborah, PhD(c), RN
    The Power of Professional Nursing Practice – An Essential Element of Patient and Family Centered Care (Jan. 31, 2007)
  • Walker, Charles A., PhD, RN
    Application of a Marketing Concept to Patient-Centered Care: Co-Producing Health With Heart Failure Patients (April 3, 2012)
  • Walker, Patricia Hinton, PhD, RN, FAAN
    • Competency Assessment: Methods for Development and Implementation in Nursing Education (Sept. 30, 1999)
    • Collaboration: Leadership in a Global Technological Environment (Jan. 31, 2005)
  • Walton-Moss, Benita J., DNS, RNCS, FNP
    Intimate Partner Violence: Implications for Nursing (Jan. 31, 2002)
  • Ward, Jackye, MSHRM, RN, CNAA-BC
    A Healthy Work Environment: It Begins With You (Jan. 31, 2010)
  • Ward-Griffin, Catherine, PhD, RN
    Compassion Fatigue Within Double Duty Caregiving: Nurse-Daughters Caring for Elderly Parents (Jan 31, 2011)
  • Warino, Linda S., BSN, RN, CPAN
    Tractional and Non-Traditional Collective Bargaining: Strategies to Improve the Patient Care Enviornment (Jan. 31, 2004)
  • Waters, Thomas, PhD, CPE
    State of the Science in Ergonomics (Apr. 22, 2005)
  • Watson, Joanne, MSN, RN
    Educating Nursing Students about Health Literacy: From the Classroom to the Patient Bedside (July 23, 2010)
  • Watson, Mary, MSN, ARNP, BC
    Measuring Fall Program Outcomes (Mar. 2, 2007)
  • Watts, Rosalyn J., Ed.D, RN, FAAN
    Race Consciousness and the Health of African Americans (Jan. 31, 2003)
  • Weaver, Betsy, EdD
    Communication Technology and Social Media: Opportunities and Implications for Healthcare Systems (Sept. 30, 2012)
  • Weckman, Heather N., MS, CNL-BC, BSN, RN-BC
    The Critical Nature of Early Nursing Involvement for Introducing New Technologies (May 31, 2009)
  • Weiner, Elizabeth, PhD, RN, BC, FAAN
    Preparing Nurses Internationally for Emergency Planning and Response (Sept. 30, 2006)
  • Welker-Hood, Kristen, DSc, RN
    Regulatory, Institutional, and Market-Based Approaches Towards Achieving Comprehensive Chemical Policy Reform (May 31, 2007)
  • Welton, John M., PhD, RN
    Mandatory Hospital Nurse to Patient Staffing Ratios: Time to Take a Different Approach (Sept. 30, 2007)
  • Werner, Kathryn E., MPA
    Moving Forward Together: The Practice Doctorate in Nursing (Sept. 30, 2005)
  • West, George
    Some Do's and Don'ts in Establishing Your Electronics Journal (Jan. 31, 2000)
  • Weston, Marla J., PhD, RN
    • Integrating Generational Perspectives in Nursing (May 31, 2006)
    • Strategies for Enhancing Autonomy and Control Over Nursing Practice (Jan. 31, 2010)
  • Weydt, Alice, RN, MS
    Developing Delegation Skills (May 31, 2010)
  • White, Pamela, MS, MLS, RN
    Legislative: Searching for Health Policy Information on the Internet: An Essential Advocacy Skill (March 30, 2010)
  • Whittaker, Susan, MSN, RN
    Assuring Continues Competence - Policy Questions and Approaches: How Should the Profession Respond? (June 30, 2000)
  • Wilburn, Susan Q., MPH, RN
    • Needlestick and Sharps Injury Prevention (Sept. 30, 2004)
    • Overview and Summary: Environmental Health: Important Choices for a Greener World (May 31, 2007)
    • Regulatory, Institutional, and Market-Based Approaches Towards Achieving Comprehensive Chemical Policy Reform (May 31, 2007)
  • Willard, Barbara, ND, RN
    Difficult Professional Choices: Deciding Between the PhD and the DNP in Nursing (Dec. 22, 2006)
  • Williams, Janet K., PhD, RN, CPNP, CGC
    Genetic Testing and Mental Health: The Model of Huntington Disease (Sept. 30, 2000)
  • Williamson, Susan H., MPH, RN
    Nursing Regulation for the New Millennium: The Mutual Recognition Model (May 31, 1999)
  • Winfrey, Marion, EdD, RN
    The Power of Professional Nursing Practice – An Essential Element of Patient and Family Centered Care (Jan. 31, 2007)
  • Woods, Stephanie J., PhD, RN
    One Year Later: The Impact and Aftermath of September 11 (Sept. 30, 2002)
  • Wright, Marilyn, BSN, RN.C
    Measuring Fall Program Outcomes (Mar. 2, 2007)
  • Wright, Marion E., BSc, MSc, PhD, RN, RM, RHV
    Nutrition and Disaster Preparedness: Focusing on Vulnerability, Building Capacities (Sept. 30, 2006)
  • Wynd,Christine A., PhD, RN, CNAA
    A Proposed Model for Military Disaster Nursing (Sept. 30, 2006)
  • Wyss, Lora L., PhD, RN, CNS
    Using Theory to Interpret Beliefs in Migrants Diagnosed with Latent TB (Nov. 16, 2006)
  • Yang, Ke-Ping A., PhD, RN
    Factors Influencing Nursing-Sensitive Outcomes in Taiwanese Nursing Homes (Aug. 3, 1999)

  • Yin, Jeo-Chen T., PhD, RN
    Factors Influencing Nursing-Sensitive Outcomes in Taiwanese Nursing Homes (Aug. 3, 1999)

  • Young, Heather M., PhD, ARNP, FAAN
    Challenges and Solutions for Care of Frail Older Adults (May 31, 2003)
  • Zauszniewski, Jaclene A., PhD, RN-BC, FAAN
    • Hirsh Institute: Psychiatric/Mental Health - Evidence for Psychiatric Nursing Practice: An Analysis of Three Years of Published Research (Dec. 19, 2003)
    • Moving from Tradition to Evidence: A Review of Psychiatric Nursing Intervention Studies (May 14, 2007)
  • Zielstorff, Rita D., MS, RN, FAAN
    What's in a Name: Characteristics of a Good Nursing Nomenclature from an Informatics Perspective (Sept. 30, 1998)
  • Zimmerman, Vanessa, MSN, RN
    Accessible Online Health Promotion Information for Persons with Disabilities (Nov.14, 2003)

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