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Listing of articles in 2006 -> March/April.
Nursing Protocol for Telephonic Supervision of Clients
Elisabeth Moy Martin, RNC MA • Mary Kathleen Coyle, MS APRN BC
Access to care, client vulnerabilities, technology, and health costs affect not only the delivery of health care but also the roles, responsibilities, and opportunities for nurses. Patients are often managed in the home or discharged ...

Financial Gerontology and the Rehabilitation Nurse
Kristen L. Mauk, PhD RN CRRN-A APRN BC • James M. Mauk, BS ChFC CASL
Rehabilitation nurses, particularly those who work in geriatrics, recognize that the elderly have become increasingly heterogeneous, with many remaining active well into their 80s and beyond. As the baby boomers enter older adulthood,...

Access to the World After Myocardial Infarction: Experiences of the Recovery Process
Cathrine Hildingh, RNT PhD • Bengt Fridlund, RNT PhD • Evy Lidell, RNT PhD
Myocardial infarction (MI) is a traumatic health event and at the same time a transition of vital importance in human life. The purpose of this study was to elucidate recovery patterns after myocardial infarc...

Commentary: Access to the World After Myocardial Infarction: Experience the Recovery Process
Barbara Zimmerman, DNSc RN
Rehabilitation Nursing Editorial Board Member Hildingh et al. have shown the process of recovery from the perspective of the client who suffered a Myocardial Infarction (MI). This rich data may be utilized in the rehabilitation setting to assist clients

A Comparison of Stroke Risk Factors Between Men and Women with Disabilities
Janice L. Hinkle, PhD RN CNRN • Rosalind Smith, RN • Karen Revere
There are many adults with disabilities currently in the United States, yet little is known about how gender differences affect stroke risk factors in this population. This article presents a descriptive stud...

Commentary: A Comparison of Stroke Risk Factors Between Men and Women with Disabilities
Rehabilitation Nursing Editor This article addresses an important but frequently neglected topic—stroke prevention in people with preexisting disabilities. A review of the literature quickly reveals evidence-based preventative guidelines for major med

Making a Difference: Nursing Assistants’ Perspectives of Restorative Care Nursing
Barbara Resnick, PhD CRNP FAAN FAANP • Marjorie Simpson, MS CRNP • Elizabeth Galik, MS CRNP •Anita Bercovitz, PhD • Ann L. Gruber-Baldini, PhD • Sheryl Zimmerman, PhD MSW • Jay Magaziner, PhD MS Hyg
This article explores the experiences of nursing assistants who participated in the Res-Care Pilot Intervention. A qualitative study used a focus group methodology. An interview guide was used and data from focus groups were audiotape...

Perspectives: Addressing the Predicament of Wandering in Patients with Dementia
Theresa Pietsch, MSN RN CRRN CNA BC
I never anticipated being 7 months pregnant and suddenly facing caring for my mother. My father’s death was totally unexpected, given the fact that he had never been sick nor had any ailments. My mother, diagnosed with dementia 2 years ...

Current Issues: Magnet Recognition for Nursing Excellence—Is Your Organization There Yet?
Sandra Kenney Weeks, MSN RN CRRN CNAA • Barbara Custard Smith, MSN RN BC CNAA • Elizabeth Hubbartt, MSN RN CRRN
Patient safety, quality of care, nursing research, nursing excellence—are you working in an organization where these are more than words in the news? Dean-Barr (2003) was defining Magnet when she wrote, “Research...

Clinical Consultation: Patient Safety: The Changing Face of Error Reporting
Sharon Saracino, CRRN
Situation: This article explores the ways in which medical error reporting is evolving in response to the increased focus on patient safety. It gives an example of a “near miss” incident, why it would be reportable, and what the benefits of report...

Elaine Tilka Miller, DNS RN CRRN FAHA FAAN Editor
What characterizes heroes? Is it something spectacular that they have done, a special gift or ability they possess, or perhaps a desire or passion that is highly admired? Is it an incredible accomplishment or achievement, or is it deeper...