Monthly Archives: June 2012

Posted on June 29, 2012 by SpringBoard | 1 comment
Springer Publishing Company recently exhibited at the CNA Conference from June 18 through June 20 in beautiful Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada. CNA represents more than 143,000 Canadian registered nurses and brings their contributions to organizations and governments, nationally and internationally. This convention’s theme was Nurses: Movers and Shapers, and focused on the latest trends in health care. The CNA convention was an exciting opportunity for us to more widely...
Posted in: Nursing
Posted on June 27, 2012 by SpringBoard | 0 comments
June 27th marks National HIV Testing Day, an annual campaign coordinated by the National Association of People with AIDS.  The campaign, founded in 1995, is intended to encourage people to “Take the Test, Take Control.”  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 1,178,350 Americans are living with HIV; of those, approximately 240,000...
Posted in: Nursing, Public Health
Posted on June 27, 2012 by SpringBoard | 0 comments
Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is defined as an anxiety disorder that arises following an emotionally or physically devastating experience.  Though many people are familiar with the term, they typically think of it affecting adults, particularly soldiers who were in combat.  However, PTSD is often found in children.  According to the Department of Veteran Affairs, “Child protection services...
Posted in: Psychology
Posted on June 25, 2012 by SpringBoard | 1 comment
We just got back from the very successful American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) 27th National Conference, June 20-24, in Orlando, FL. According to conference organizers, the conference had over 4,300 registered attendees, with approximately 71% specializing in Family Nurse Practice, followed by 21% in Adult Nurse Practice, with 64% having 0-5 years in practice. The majority of attendees were nurse practitioners in clinical practice, 78%, followed by a distant 15% of...
Posted in: Nursing
Posted on June 20, 2012 by | 2 comments
Ordinarily the publication of one’s book is a very joyous event, a cause for celebration, and in this case, after enduring a six-year course of collecting our data from more than 600 bereaved parents, writing up results, and endless revisions, we do indeed feel a sense of great relief and profound accomplishment. Yet, at the same time, at least two members of our coauthor team must now acknowledge bitter-sweet feelings, having profound sadness, knowing that two weeks after our book’s official...
Posted on June 18, 2012 by Shannon Hodges | 0 comments
“101 careers in counseling?” “Are you kidding me?” “Can you count?” These are types of questions people have asked me both in virtual and in-person formats regarding my recent book 101 Careers in Counseling. I can understand the skepticism in such questions. When former Acquisitions Editor Jennifer Perrrillo first mentioned the topic,...
Posted on June 14, 2012 by SpringBoard | 0 comments
(This is a modified repost from Debbie Wilson's Family Brain Injury Blog) ...
Posted in: Nursing
Posted on June 12, 2012 by | 2 comments
Since 2001, when the Child Health Act was passed mandating surveillance and research on autism spectrum disorder, there has been consistent discourse and sustained interest regarding the topic  in popular and professional literature.  The focus, and rightly so, has been primarily on understanding the rising rate, risk factors, and causes.  Of course, the most worthy goal is to find a cause so we can find a cure.  But, until then we are neighbors, friends, caretakers, and observers of people...
Posted in: Nursing
Posted on June 8, 2012 by | 1 comment
I have been involved in Nursing education for over 25 years, and have worked as a nursing instructor in all types of programs. For the past 10 years I have taught a course called Fundamentals of Nursing. This course is taken by sophomore nursing students, and is often their first exposure to their chosen major. It has been my observation that many new nursing students do not have a clear understanding of what it means to be a registered nurse, and the educational demands that will be...
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Posted on June 6, 2012 by | 2 comments
Summer is fast approaching; a season often associated with rising anxieties about wearing bathing suits in public and renewed commitments to lapsed New Years’ resolutions or $150/month gym memberships.  According to the latest numbers, the average American is carrying around an extra 20 pounds, and about one third of Americans would have to lose 40 pounds or more to achieve a healthy weight.  Just how close will those weekly spinning classes get you toward your weight-loss goal?  Likely,...
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