March 15, 2014 | American Society of Registered Nurses®
Journal of Advanced Practice Nursing
Featured Research

Nurse Practitioners as Entrepreneurs: Constrained Or Liberated?

Nurse entrepreneurs are nurses who have control over and responsibility for an increased proportion of indirect processes of care in their roles. Nurse entrepreneurs have the capability to plan, organize, finance, operate their own businesses, and they work outside of an organization (Ieong, 2005). An advanced practice nurse entrepreneur is an individual who can identify a patient's need and find a way for nursing to respond to that need in an effective way, formulate and execute a plan to meet that need (Dayhoff et.al, 2003).

The Motivation of Advanced Practice Nurses to Explore

Nursing profession today has the essential elements of accountability and autonomy meaning that a nurse is responsible, professionally and legally for the nursing care provided. Nursing practice is liable for six kinds of legal authority, viz, 'The federal or central law', 'The law of the state', 'The international code of physicians', 'Institutional rules and regulations', 'Standing orders of the chief' and 'Precedent court decisions'( Zwemer,1995).

Transcultural Treatments towards a Dying Person

Problems pertaining to the ‘End-of–life’ care are on the rise especially when concepts of euthanasia and physician assisted deaths are trying to find legitimate positions in the society. The states of Oregon, Washington, Vermont and New Mexico already have made it legal and a hot issue in the chain of debates on the ethical aspects of assisted death of the terminally ill. The concepts of Palliative care and Hospice have primarily evolved only to meet the needs of these terminally ill patients (Potter, 2005). The Palliative care is the comprehensive care for patients, whose disease is not responsive to cure and hence, are terminally ill.

Despondent Nurse Practitioners - Disabling Postmodern Punishment

The essence of postmodernism theme is that of an epochal shift, discontinuity, or rupture with modernity, bringing new social conditions and sociological principles with it (Baudrillard, 1988). Postmodernism views that the authority and status of the medical professionals does not exist anymore in the area of health care consistent with the postmodern message about the deconstruction of traditional centers of postindustrial authority (Cockerham et.al, 1997). For example, postmodern theorists advocate deinstitutionalization of the mentally ill in the United States (Pescosolido and Rubin 2000).

Advance Practice Nurses Attitudes towards Reconciling Abused Women

Domestic abuse towards women can be defined as any abuse of power that violates the rights of a woman by a socially unacceptable behavior and has a negative impact on the wellbeing of herself and her community. Psychology points to an evolutionary imbalance of power between men and women resulting in a situation where more than 90% of the victims of this power abuse are women. Women abuse occurs as physical, sexual, emotional, verbal, economic, intellectual and spiritual abuse. Due to the confidential and accessible service offered to the clients abused or battered women who frequently present with injuries both visible and non-visible are treated solely for their injuries and pass through the healthcare system unnoticed (Corbally, 2001).

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Editor-in Chief:
Alison Palmer

Editorial Staff:
Alison Palmer
Laura Fitzgerald
Kimberly McNabb
Lisa Gordon
Stephanie Robinson

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Design Director:
Daria Dillard

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Agency San Francisco
San Francisco, California

Contributors:
Charles L. Berman
Liz Di Bernardo
Cris Lobato
Elisa Howard
Susan Cramer


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