Critical Research Links Integration of Midwifery into State Health Care Systems to Improved Birth Outcomes

In light of a new state-by-state “report card,” ACNM President Lisa Kane Low, CNM, PhD, FACNM, FAAN calls for a renewed push for full practice authority and the passage of other laws supporting midwifery practice.

We received some exciting news just before Christmas that we are now able to share! 'Quality and Safety in Nursing: A Competency Approach to Improving Outcomes, 2nd Edition' has been awarded first place in the 2017 American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Awards in the ‘Nursing Education/Continuing Education/Professional Development’ category for their title. Many congratulations to Editors Gwen Sherwood and Jane Barnsteiner and all the contributors who worked on this award-winning book! Find out more about this title here

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New: Managing distractions to maintain focus on patients

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How much do you know about our festive food and drink? Take our Holiday Quiz and find out!

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New virtual issue on #EBP. Barriers to and Best Practices in Advancing Evidence-based Care

New - in the latest issue of the Journal of Advanced Nursing - a special feature on the important role nurses play in the prevention of violence against women

JAN is highlighting the issue of VAW by contributing to the UN campaign of ‘16 days of activism’ starting on International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 25 November - there will be regular posts on the JAN blog. Please share.

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“Predatory publishers harm academics, are not good or academic publishing and they publish poor quality work which, generally and demonstrably, has not been peer-reviewed.” Roger Watson, EiC of Nursing Open, discusses the many issues with predatory publishers and what Universities could do to take action. Read the latest issue for free today!

Simen A. Steindal, Jane Österlind, Kristin Halvorsen, Therese Schjelderup, Ellen Kive, Liv Wergeland Sørbye and Alfhild Dihle

The challenges of #CKD on diet & nutrition - new free research in a special collection from the Journal of Renal Care and the Journal of Human Nutrition & Dietetics.

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The latest issue from the peer reviewed open access journal Nursing Open is now available. Featuring high quality research on nursing, midwifery, research, education, and policy, the October issue contains thirteen new research articles as well as an editorial from Roger Watson. Don’t miss this must-read issue.

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To support #WorldHospiceandPalliativeCareday here is a collection of JAN articles. Pls share

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Listen to Sara Lister, co-Editor of The Royal Marsden Manual, talk about her experiences of using it as a student nurse through to making it what it is today royalmarsdenNHS

Recognised as the definitive guide to clinical nursing skills, The Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures has provided essential...

Did you know that 1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetime?

Please read and share this collection during #ProstateCancerAwarenessMonth

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It is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and this must-read collection is available for you to read for a limited time only.

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Children’s palliative care is a critically under researched and ethically sensitive area. In this virtual issue in JAN we highlight some of the protocols and studies that have been published in support of developing the evidence-base to inform children’s palliative care policy and practice.
Promoting research evidence to support children’s palliative care - free to read

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New editorial from @ACNMmidwives Midwifery Is Not Obstetrics
"Referring to midwifery as obstetrics makes midwifery invisible in women's health care and fails to distinguish the differences between the 2 professions. Separate language is important in describing the distinct models of care, not only for professional dialogue, but also for women to make informed decisions about their health care provider options. Calling midwifery obstetrics reinforces the myth that midwives only provide pregnancy, birth, and postpartum care rather than reflecting the full scope of midwifery practice." - Frances E. Likis DrPH, NP, CNM, FACNM, FAAN
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RINAH Journal is recruiting a new Editor in Chief - are you interested? If so check here for more details: Apply by August 28th.

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One in three women has experienced violence from an intimate partner in their lifetime. Abuse and violence in families occurs in varying forms. As women and children are more likely to interact with health services, nurses and midwives are ideally positioned to respond to those affected by abuse.

The latest special issue from JCN highlights the important role nurses and midwives play and looks at the various approaches nurses can take in this key area of health care.

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