Category Archives: Articles of Interest

PLOS Collection on Maternal Health

PLOSOneIn an effort to explore why the efforts to meet the Millennium Development Goal on maternal mortality are falling short in some areas, the The Maternal Health Task Force (MHTF) at the Harvard School of Public Health have partnered with PLOS on a three year project to provide an open access collection on Maternal Health, which started in 2011.

Because of the interest in maternal health in the field nursing, I wanted to call your attention to this collection.  Below you will find a link to collections for the first two years, along with another collection on the topic maternal, newborn and child health that I thought may be of interest as well.

Maternal Health Task Force (MHTF)-PLOS Collection on Maternal Health Year 1: Quality of Maternal Health Care

Maternal Health Task Force (MHTF)-PLOS Collection on Maternal Health Year 2 (2012-13) – “Maternal Health is Women’s Health

Measuring Coverage in Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health

I hope this note finds you doing well.  I wanted to pass along the article citations from the August issue of the Journal of Nursing Education.  This issue has a special focus on the Doctor of Nursing Practice and because the SON is in the planning stages of implementing a DNP program I thought these articles would be of particular interest.  As of January, 2014 we will have a current subscription but until then any articles from this journal have to be requested through inter library loan.

Dunbar-Jacob, J., Nativio, D. G., & Khalil, H. (2013). Impact of Doctor of Nursing Practice Education in Shaping Health Care Systems for the Future. Journal Of Nursing Education52(8), 423-427. doi:10.3928/01484834-20130719-03

Kirkpatrick, J. M., & Weaver, T. (2013). The Doctor of Nursing Practice Capstone Project: Consensus or Confusion?. Journal Of Nursing Education52(8), 435-441. doi:10.3928/01484834-20130722-01

Melnyk, B. (2013). Distinguishing the Preparation and Roles of Doctor of Philosophy and Doctor of Nursing Practice Graduates: National Implications for Academic Curricula and Health Care Systems. Journal Of Nursing Education52(8), 442-448. doi:10.3928/01484834-20130719-01

Frantz, R. A. (2013). Resource Requirements for a Quality Doctor of Nursing Practice Program. Journal Of Nursing Education52(8), 449-452. doi:10.3928/01484834-20130713-01

Sebastian, J. G., & Delaney, C. (2013). Doctor of Nursing Practice Programs: Opportunities for Faculty Development. Journal Of Nursing Education52(8), 453-461. doi:10.3928/01484834-20130722-02

Grey, M. (2013). The Doctor of Nursing Practice: Defining the Next Steps. Journal Of Nursing Education52(8), 462-465. doi:10.3928/01484834-20130719-02



Online Journal of Issues in Nursing: Patient-Centered Care Articles

In the May, 2011 issue of OJIN, there is a series of articles on patient-centered care.   With this increasingly becoming the focus of medical care in the United States, I thought it wise to share the series with you.   If you want access to the articles, just go to the library website .

OJIN:  Patient-Centered Care Articles Series

Hughes, R. G. (2011). Overview and Summary: Patient-Centered Care: Challenges and Rewards. Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 16(2)

McCance, T., McCormack, B., & Dewing, J. (2011). An Exploration of Person-Centredness in Practice. Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 16(2)

Small, D. C., & Small, R. M. (2011). Patients First! Engaging the
Hearts and Minds of Nurses with a Patient-Centered Practice Model. Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 16(2), 1.

McCormack, B., Dewing, J., & McCance, T. (2011). Developing
Person-Centred Care: Addressing Contextual Challenges Through Practice
Development. Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 16(2), 1.

Hoff, T. (2010). The Patient-Centered Medical Home: What We Need to Know More About. Medical Care Research & Review, 67(4)

Campinha-Bacote, J. (2011). Delivering Patient-Centered Care in the
Midst of a Cultural Conflict: The Role of Cultural Competence. Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 16(2), 1.

Smith-Stoner, M. (2011). Teaching Patient-Centered Care During the Silver Hour. Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 16(2), 1