AJN in March: Post-ICU Syndrome, Workplace Conflict Resolution, Prostate Cancer Options, More

AJN0315.Cover.OnlineAJN’s March issue is now available on our Web site. Here’s a selection of what not to miss.

New program for postintensive care syndrome (PICS). With increased ICU survival rates, we are seeing more complex cognitive, physical, and psychological sequelae. The authors of “Critical Care Recovery Center: An Innovative Collaborative Care Model for ICU Survivors” share how they created and implemented an evidence-based collaborative care program for ICU survivors to reduce morbidities that can affect their quality of life. This CE feature offers 2.5 CE credits to those who take the test that follows the article.

Helping men with localized prostate cancer make informed decisions. The information men receive at diagnosis of prostate cancer can be overwhelming. “Early Localized Prostate Cancer” reviews the multiple treatment options available for men with newly diagnosed, low-risk, localized prostate cancer and explains how nurses can help these men make informed decisions. This CE feature offers 2.5 CE credits to those who take the test that follows the article.

Further explore this topic by listening to a podcast interview with the author (this and other free podcasts are accessible via the Behind the Article podcasts page on our Web site, in our iPad app, or on iTunes).

Interprofessional collaboration. The Institute of Medicine report The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health identifies interprofessional collaboration as an essential part of improving health care in the United States. “Interprofessional Collaboration and Education,” the second article in our Advancing Health Through Nursing: Progress of the Campaign for Action series, casts light on this important topic.

New series on conflict resolution. It’s essential for health care leaders to learn how to work with conflict within the context of an organization and to understand their own personal approach and contribution to conflict. “Conflict Engagement: A New Model for Nurses” (summary only; log-in required), the first in a new six-part series included in AJN‘s ongoing Perspectives on Leadership column, presents a model for addressing conflict based on recognizing the importance of relationships and the patterns they create.

Other articles of note in this issue include an AJN Reports on moral distress among nurses and a Policy and Politics article on advocating for vulnerable patients.

See the full table of contents on our Web site.

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