Posted on February 28, 2013
Caring in Nursing Classics: An Essential Resource collects the classic chapters and articles written by caring science leaders over a span of four decades. It offers a living history of the caring science field, illuminating its evolution—from its beginnings as a philosophical/ethical/theoretical guide to nursing, to implications for its future development.
We recently talked with Dr. Marlaine Smith,...
Posted on February 27, 2013
No society can survive without children. The rhetoric that holds children to be our greatest national resource is true, but the reality is that we do little to demonstrate any conviction of its truth….”
Shelia B. Kamerman (1980)
We concluded the first edition of our book, The African American Child: Development and Challenges,...
Posted on February 26, 2013
In this weekly feature, the editors of SpringBoard highlight one career in the health care professions–including a basic description, educational requirements, core competencies/key...
Posted on February 25, 2013
Tamara A. Baker, PhD
“Aging should not be regarded as an affliction. It is a stage in life, like all others, that deserves to...
Posted on February 23, 2013
Almost 19 million people worldwide are victims of sex trafficking, a $32 billion a year industry¹ and the fastest growing criminal enterprise. Our recent book, ...
Posted on February 22, 2013
I teach at a public college in New England. As far as I can ascertain, our students are fairly typical of their generation. They work hard, managing multiple responsibilities while attending college. They have enormous difficulty expressing themselves in writing.
At the beginning of my teaching career, 30-plus years ago, I was appalled at student writing. In addition to mechanical errors of grammar, punctuation and sentence structure, most could not express themselves in a coherent...
Posted on February 21, 2013
Nurses: They take care of you, and they can make you laugh. We asked you to submit your favorite nursing jokes and we've picked the top 13.
Special congrats to Nancy Palutis whose joke made us laugh the hardest! She won a special gift for sharing her sense of humor with us. Thanks to all who participated and submitted jokes!
Posted on February 18, 2013
In this weekly feature, the editors of SpringBoard highlight one career in the health care professions–including a basic description, educational requirements, core competencies/key skills...
Posted on February 14, 2013
Natural or man-made, disasters can be frightening, chaotic, and tragic events. In these events, nurses play a fundamental role in response and patient care. In our series, “Nursing and Disasters”, prominent voices in the field give voice to ensure that all nurses are personally and professionally prepared for a disaster.
During late October 2012, the eighteenth named storm and the tenth hurricane of the Atlantic hurricane season was a Category 2 with winds reaching 96 to...
Posted on February 12, 2013
Ligia M. Houben, MA, FT, FAAGC, CPC
I recently attended a Toastmasters meeting where a speaker...