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Listing of articles in 2005 -> January/February.
Editorial: Six Steps to Innovation
Elaine Miller, DNS RN CRRN FAHA Rehabilitation Nursing Editor
 
Reflecting upon the various stimulating presentations at the ARN annual conference held this past October in Atlanta, it is apparent that many extremely busy and talented rehabilitation nurses are r...

Modifications of Bed Systems and Use of Accessories to Reduce the Risk of Hospital-Bed Entrapment
Gail Powell-Cope, PhD ARNP FAAN • Andrea S. Baptiste, MA CIE • Audrey Nelson, PhD RN FAAN
 
Despite the long history of hospital-bed use, only in the past decade have bed-related patient-safety hazards, including falls and life-threatening entrapment, been discussed publicly. Entrapment is an event in whi...

Analysis of the Explanatory Model of Health Promotion and QOL in Chronic Disabling Conditions
Lorraine J. Phillips, MSN RN FNP
 
Until recently, persons with disabling conditions have not had adequate attention paid to their health promotion and disease prevention needs. This lack has resulted in a scarcity of relevant data on which to base ...

Commentary: Analysis of the Explanatory Model of Health Promotion and QOL in Chronic Disabling Conditions
Janet Secrest, PhD RN
 
Rehabilitation Nursing Editorial Board Member This article is an important contribution to rehabilitation nursing. As the specialty of rehabilitation has matured and those with disabilities are integrated into society, concerns ...

Social Support in Cyberspace: Lessons Learned
Shirley Cudney, MA RN GNP • Charlene Winters, DNSc RN CS • Clarann Weinert, SC PhD RN FAAN • Kerri Anderson, BS
 
The lessons learned from the implementation of phase one of Women to Women (WTW1), a research-based computer outreach program for rural women with chronic illness, and their influence on the development of phase two of Women to Women ...

Commentary: Social Support in Cyberspace: Lessons Learned
Teresa L. Thompson, PhD RN CRRN-A
 
Rehabilitation Nursing Editorial Board Member The Internet houses a vast amount of health information from a variety of sources. Today one can use the Internet to find and participate in interactive support groups for most health conditions and interest

Commentary: Social Support in Cyberspace: Lessons Learned
Janet Secrest, PhD RN
 
Rehabilitation Nursing Editorial Board Member The use of computer-assisted technology has become commonplace in health care, but nursing applications are lagging. These authors report their experience in implementing a technolog...

A Study of Spirituality and Life Satisfaction Among Persons with Spinal Cord Injury
Barbara Brillhart, PhD RN CRRN
 
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship of spirituality and life satisfaction among persons with spinal cord injury. A nationwide sample of 230 persons with long-term spinal cord injury completed the Satisfaction...

Perspectives: Challenges of Mentoring a Brain-Injured Peer
Jennifer A. Spalding, RN CRRN
 
As a rehabilitation nurse, I find it a challenge to care for a traumatic brain-injured patient, no matter what occupation that person performs. It is an even greater challenge to care for a peer who is brain-injured. I took on that challe...

Current Issues: Implications of Advances in Human Genetics for Rehabilitation Nursing
Nancy R. Bowers, MSN RN CNS
 
The genetic revolution is here, a revolution some say may have a greater impact on medical science and practice than the discovery and use of penicillin. The Human Genome Project of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science, begun i...

Clinical Consultations: How Do We Handle Conflicts with Parents over Unsafe Oral Feedings?
 
Situation: S, an 11-year-old girl who experienced significant brain injury 6 years earlier from a near drowning, is admitted to an inpatient rehabilitation hospital after hip surgery. The goal for this current admission is to improve ...