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Family Support in the Self-Management of Type 2 Diabetes Among Hispanics

Family Support in the Self-Management of Type 2 Diabetes Among Hispanics

Diabetes is one of the most persistent health disparities affecting Hispanic communities. Fortunately, Hispanic patients rarely face the disease alone, bolstered by their culture of strong family support.

Late Diagnosis: Autism in Minority Communities

Late Diagnosis: Autism in Minority Communities

Although autism awareness is growing, research indicates health care for African Americans with autism is lacking. From late diagnosis to misdiagnosis to inadequate resources for autistic adults, these inequalities further stress families already fighting a daily battle.

Breast Cancer: Finding the Roots of Disparities

Breast Cancer: Finding the Roots of Disparities

Female breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among all races, yet mortality rates differ between ethnicities and early detection numbers falter among minorities. A challenging yet rewarding specialty, oncology nursing puts nurses against such inequalities.

Diversity: A Public Health Issue

Diversity: A Public Health Issue

It's no secret that health care professionals must identify, respect, and care about their patients' differences, values, preferences, and expressed needs. Some patients' backgrounds might be similar to those of the care provider and some may be different. It's the differences that cry out for attention.

An Exploratory Study of Student Nurses' Perceptions of Gender

An Exploratory Study of Student Nurses'  Perceptions of Gender

Though they may be half a world away, nursing schools in India face problems similar to those in the United States when it comes to recruiting men. The results of this research of nursing students in Pondicherry, India, may surprise you.

African American Men and Prostate Cancer: The Need for Innovative Education

African American Men and Prostate Cancer: The Need for Innovative Education

Prostate cancer is one of the most frequently diagnosed forms of cancer in the United States. When compared with Caucasian males, African American males are diagnosed much later and the mortality rate is 2.4 times higher. Part of the problem is a lack of knowledge in the African American community, but nurses can combat the disparities through creative outreach.

Trust: The Barrier Between Minorities and Clinical Research

Trust: The Barrier Between Minorities and Clinical Research

Given the major health issues disproportionately affecting minorities, there are life-altering reasons to target such communities for clinical trials and research. But doing so requires combating lingering mistrust, reaching out to neighborhood allies, and even educating yourself.

The Nursing Shortage: Exploring the Situation and Solutions

The Nursing Shortage: Exploring the Situation and Solutions

The already fragile health care infrastructure is at risk of becoming completely
handicapped by ineffective recruitment and retention, lack of nurse educators,
and a growing elderly population requiring care.

Leadership in Style

Rowena Elliott, or "Dr. E" as her students call her, at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Her drive, ambition, and determination have led Rowena Elliott to become the first African American president of the American Nephrology Nurses Association. The strength of her leadership qualities and character has made her a memorable nurse educator and role model for minority nursing students everywhere.

From Hate to Hope: A Nursing Journey

From Hate to Hope: A Nursing Journey

One nurse recounts her years in the field, climbing the professional ladder while watching the sociopolitical climate of the United States change around her—for better or worse.

NBNA 40th Anniversary Celebration

Debra A. Toney, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N.

It was 40 years ago—half a lifetime—that Dr. Lauranne Sams founded the National Black Nurses Association. Today, the NBNA represents 150,000 nurses, a resource for black nurses everywhere.

Balancing Baby: Returning to Work After Maternity Leave

Balancing Baby: Returning to Work After Maternity Leave

The most joyful and life-changing period of nurses' lives can often be stressful without a plan for balancing work and family life after maternity or paternity leave. Here is a review of some of the best practices to make sure this transition is as smooth and happy as possible.

Informatics: New Opportunities in Nursing

Informatics: New Opportunities in Nursing

The expanding role of computers and technology in our lives has pervaded health care settings. This first column in a series on nursing informatics explores the future careers and job functions of nurses in technology.

Minority Pediatric Health

Gwenda Grant, R.N.

From the neonatal ward to young adults, minority nurses are fighting for the future health of their communities. These nurses are leading innovative new programs and advocating for disparities that exist even for their smallest patients.

Danger on the Job: Nurses Speak Out Against Hospital Violence

Danger on the Job: Nurses Speak Out Against Hospital Violence

Nurses are implementing measures to protect themselves at work. With a patient's most stressful days being a nurse's everyday, pressure is bound to build up. Hospitals and health care institutions around the country are increasing their security for everyone's safety.

Essential Tips for First-Year Nurses

Essential Tips for First-Year Nurses

A nurse educator of 15 years outlines best practice tips that new nurses aren’t usually taught in the classroom. From the clinical to the personal, these bedside words of wisdom can help new nurses achieve balance in their careers.

Licensing Board Complaints and Investigations: What Every Nurse Should Know

Licensing Board Complaints and Investigations: What Every Nurse Should Know

Though you're probably aware of the legal troubles nurses sometimes face, no one starts a day on the hospital
floor braced for a legal showdown. But these things happen to the best of nurses. Hopefully, your career will be nothing but smooth sailing, but you should still prepare yourself with knowledge. Lawyer and former Texas Board of Nursing counselor Phong P. Phan offers an introduction to the process and some do's and don'ts for nurses.

Man Enough: The 20 X 20 Choose Nursing Campaign

Man Enough: The 20 X 20 Choose Nursing Campaign

The American Assembly for Men in Nursing profiles the progress of its campaign for a 20% increase in the number of male nurses in the workforce by 2020. Through image marketing, research, and advocacy, male nurses are increasing their presence at the bedside as well as in today's culture.

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