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Journal: The American journal of nursing

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: A firsthand account of combating Ebola in West Africa.

Concepts: Africa

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: The difficulties patients and family members face in the aftermath of head trauma.

Concepts: Traumatic brain injury, Psychological trauma, Concussion

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What our profession needs to look like in the upcoming decade.

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In 2007 AcademyHealth published a landmark report on the U.S.-based international nurse recruitment industry. This article provides an update to that report, describing the current state of recruitment of foreign-educated health professionals (FEHPs), in particular foreign-educated nurses (FENs), to the United States. Areas covered include the regulatory landscape, economic issues, recruitment industry changes, and current demographic and migration trends.

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Nurses have a historic opportunity to address social determinants of health in America.

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: By the 1920s, Lillian Wald’s model of care, with nurses working side by side with social workers at the intersection of medicine and society, had become an important component of the U.S. health care system. Over subsequent decades, however, a confluence of historic forces resulted in its marginalization. Today, people are recognizing that medical cures alone, although important, will not reduce the epidemic of diseases of despair or the growing challenges involved in achieving health equity. Wald’s approach, extended to a broader range of settings in which nurses work today, could be the missing ingredient.To provide background for the National Academy of Medicine Committee on the Future of Nursing 2020-2030, as it develops its follow-up to the Institute of Medicine’s 2010 Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation commissioned a report on nursing’s historic role in advancing health. This article summarizes that report, which can be found in its entirety at www.rwjf.org/content/dam/farm/reports/reports/2019/rwjf452706.

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An integrative review of the literature and its implications for nurses.

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Quiet thoughtfulness can be a powerful intervention.

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: Climate change is an enormous challenge for our communities, our country, and our world. Recently much attention has been paid to the physical impacts of climate change, including extreme heat events, droughts, extreme storms, and rising sea levels. However, much less attention has been paid to the psychological impacts. This article examines the likely psychological impacts of climate change, including anxiety, stress, and depression; increases in violence and aggression; and loss of community identity. Nurses can play a vital role in local and regional climate strategies by preparing their patients, health care facilities, and communities to effectively address the anticipated mental health impacts of climate change.

Concepts: Health care, Psychology, Precipitation, Illness, Climate change, Meteorology, Community, Ocean