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Listing of articles in 2010 -> March/April.
Editorial: Self-Advocacy: An Essential Skill
Elaine Tilka Miller, DNS RN CRRN FAHA FAAN, Editor
One disturbing media trend is increased speculation about the impact of budget cuts on health care. To make matters worse, several state governments are considering a franchise fee on hospital operating expenses. Although some hospitals may get money ...

Evidence-Based Advocacy: Using Photovoice to Identify Barriers and Facilitators to Community Participation After Spinal Cord Injury (CE)
Susan D. Newman, PhD RN CRRN • SCI Photovoice Participants
People with spinal cord injury (SCI) face many environmental barriers to community participation. In this article, a community-based participatory research (CBPR) project that implemented the Photovoice method with 10 individuals with...

Palliative or Hospice Care? Understanding the Similarities and Differences (CE)
Nancy Henne Batchelor, MSN RN CNS
With advances in health care and medical technology, the focus of medical care has been on curing. As people live longer, the possibility of experiencing chronic and life-limiting disease not only increases but also spurs the ethical ...

Effects of a Skin Rehabilitation Nursing Program on Skin Status, Depression, and Burn-Specific Health in Burn Survivors
Young Sook Roh, PhD RN • Cheong Hoon Seo, MD • Ki Un Jang, PhD MD
The objective of this study was to identify the effects of a skin rehabilitation nursing program (SRNP) on skin status, depression, and burn-specific health in Korean burn survivors. A pretest-posttest design with a nonequivalent cont...

Incorporating Bedside Reporting into Change-of-Shift Report (CE)
Dawn Laws, BSN RN CRRN • Shelly Amato, MSN RN CNS CRRN
Communication failures during shift reports are a leading cause of sentinel events in the United States. Providing adequate information during change-of-shift reporting is essential to promoting patient safety. In addition, patients w...

Rheumatoid Arthritis: Coping with Disability
Tara L. Barker, MSN RN CCRP • Theresa L. Puckett, PhD(c) RN CPNP CNE
This article explains the components of disability as related to rheumatoid arthritis (RA) using an expansion of Nagi’s Model of Disability (Jette, 2006) and the World Health Organization's (WHO) International Classification of Fu...

Efficacy of Combined Oral-Intravesical Oxybutynin Hydrochloride Treatment for Patients with Overactive Detrusors and Indwelling Urethral Catheters
Murat Ersoz, MD • Necmettin Yildiz, MD • Mufit Akyuz, MD • Fusun Koseoglu, MD
The purpose of this article is to investigate the efficacy of intravesical oxybutynin hydrochloride (OH) to treat patients with overactive detrusors who are unresponsive to oral anticholinergic therapy alone. Twenty-five patients who ...