Societies, Nursing

Publication Title: 
Journal of Nursing Care Quality

Best practice guidelines can support nurses in providing consistent, evidence-based quality care. This article describes the values and beliefs underlying a best practice guideline for client-centered care and the process used by the author to translate this guideline into reflective questions specific to Therapeutic Touch practice. Applying best practice guidelines in this way, to enhance reflection on a particular aspect of practice, can "bring them to life," facilitating implementation and allowing new possibilities to emerge for improving client care.

Author(s): 
Moore, Theresa
Publication Title: 
Pflege

In 1919, Michael Fischer OSC was appointed to the German charity union "Zentrale des Deutschen Caritasverbandes" (DCV) in Freiburg. He assumed his duties as the acting manager and general secretary for the German catholic union of health institutions "Verband Katholischer Kranken- und Pflegeanstalten". For nearly twenty years, he was involved in expanding and strengthening this specialized organisation.

Author(s): 
Kolling, H.
Publication Title: 
International Nursing Review

With their own philosophy and personal approach, ICN presidents have each left an indelible mark on ICN's history. Moreover, ICN progress made during each quadrennium has depended on the impetus provided by the president and the Board of Directors. Mo-Im Kim, ICN's new helmswoman, below gives an insight on her view of the challenges ahead and just where she hopes ICN will place its emphasis over the next four years.

Author(s): 
Kim, M. I.
Publication Title: 
The Nursing Clinics of North America

Holistic nurses believe that the human being, composed of a mind, body and soul integrated into an inseparable whole that is greater than the sum of the parts, is in constant interaction with the universe and all that it contains. Health and well-being depend on attaining harmony in these relationships. Healing is the journey toward holism. Using presence, intent, unconditional acceptance, love, and compassion, holistic nurses can facilitate growth and healing and help their clients to find meaning in their life experiences, life purpose, and reason for being.

Author(s): 
Erickson, Helen L.
Publication Title: 
Nursing Forum

The purpose of this paper is to elucidate contributing factors to the disunity in nursing, and argue that if united nursing would be able to achieve harmony, respect, and, above all, recognition. Social and historical identities imperil nurses, make them defenseless, and cause disunity. The relation between nursing and effects of gender discourses in power struggles is also accentuated.

Author(s): 
Thupayagale-Tshweneagae, Gloria
Dithole, Kefalotse
Publication Title: 
Journal of Advanced Nursing

This paper discusses the goals and strategies used by nurses to achieve professional status. It describes the several interest groups in nursing and identifies the plurality of their goals and the sometimes conflicting strategies used by them. The paper illustrates the constraints experienced by the Royal College of Nursing in policy making and proposes a pluralist structure as a basis for future planning.

Author(s): 
White, R.
Publication Title: 
Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
Author(s): 
Lee, Colleen O.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Nursing Care Quality

Best practice guidelines can support nurses in providing consistent, evidence-based quality care. This article describes the values and beliefs underlying a best practice guideline for client-centered care and the process used by the author to translate this guideline into reflective questions specific to Therapeutic Touch practice. Applying best practice guidelines in this way, to enhance reflection on a particular aspect of practice, can "bring them to life," facilitating implementation and allowing new possibilities to emerge for improving client care.

Author(s): 
Moore, Theresa
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