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Appelt, C., Simpson, A., Devido, J., Greenwald, S., & Urban, B. (2021). Working together for health equity: How a multidisciplinary, community-engaged partnership reframed our understandings of Pittsburgh’s maternal-child health crisis. Kalfou: A Journal of Comparative and Relational Ethnic Studies, 9(1),72-96. An interdisciplinary team reflects on how community engagement has helped us to reframe maternal-child health inequality as a social problem, rethinking common assumptions about health.

Brown, A., Hellem, T., Schreiber, J., Buerhaus, P., & Colbert, A. (2022). Suicide and altitude: A systematic review of global literature. Epub ahead of print 10 May 2022, Public Health Nursing. This review synthesizes a small but growing body of literature examining the relationship between altitude and suicide, suggesting a positive relationship.

Glasgow, M., & Colbert, A. M. (2022). Nursing’s wicked problems: Partnering with academic leadership to develop solutions. Nursing Administration Quarterly, 46(4), 275-282. This article discusses issues that prevent nurse leaders from elevating nursing as a profession, with a particular focus on the academic nurse leader as an agent of positive change.

Inocian, E. P., Hill, M. B., Felicilda-Reynaldo, R. F. D., Kelly, S. H., Paragas, E. D., & Turk, M. T. (in press, 2022). Factors in the clinical learning environment that influence caring behaviors of undergraduate nursing students: An integrative review. Epub ahead of print 24 June 2022, Nurse Education in Practice. This review explores the influence of the clinical learning environment on caring behaviors of undergraduate nursing students, suggesting how to enhance caring, and in turn, optimize patient outcomes.

Inocian, E., Ignacio, E., Pandaan, I., Felicilda-Reynaldo, R. F (2022). Pharmacotherapeutics and Vaccines for COVID-19. MEDSURG Nursing, 31(3). 188-192. This article presents an overview of the vital role nurses play in the safe administration of COVID-19 vaccines and pharmacotherapeutics is presented.

Karakachian, A., & Halligan, M. (2022) Child maltreatment and neglect. In M. Fitzgerald & D. Jack (Eds.) Pediatric nurse certification review manual (Chapter 18). Springer Publishing. This chapter is designed to help prepare for the PNCB® Certified Pediatric Nurse (CPN) and ANCC Pediatric Nursing (PED-BC™) certification exam.

Klotzbaugh, R., Hopwood, R., & Spencer, G. (2022). She came to me for care, why would I say no? Survey results of advanced practice nurses caring for transgender and gender diverse patients. Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 34(7), 893–900. This study identifies emerging themes related to the care of TGD individuals among advanced practice nurses.

Leak, R. K., & Schreiber, J. B. (2022). Mechanistic Research for the Student or Educator (Part I of II). Frontiers in Pharmacology, 13, 775632. This two-part series describes how to test hypotheses on molecular mechanisms that underlie biological phenomena, with Part I focused on technical practicalities and common pitfalls of cellular and animal models designed for drug testing.

Leak, R. K., & Schreiber, J. B. (2022). Mechanistic Research for the Student or Educator (Part II of II). Frontiers in Pharmacology13, 741492. Part II describes in simple terms how to leverage a full-factorial ANOVA, to test for causality in the link between drug-induced activation (or inhibition) of a biological target and therapeutic outcomes.

Lee, M. H., Min, A., Park, C., & Kim, I. How do sleep disturbances relate to daytime functions, care-related quality of life, and parenting interactions in mothers of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder? Epub ahead of print 20 Apr 2022, Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. This study found that sleep disturbance was related to all daytime functions (sleepiness, fatigue, mood, cognitive alertness) and frustrations with childcare among 20 mothers of children with autism spectrum disorder with implications for intervention development.

Lockhart, J. S., Orberleitner, M. G., & Nolfi, D. A. (2022). The African Caribbean immigrant cancer survivor experience in the United States: A scoping review of the literature. Oncology Nursing Forum49(4), 337–348. Third in a series of reviews on immigrant cancer survivors, results indicate a need to identify root causes of disparity and track treatment outcomes by country of birth.

Lyons, R., Colbert, A., Browning, M., & Jakub, K. (2022). Urban greenspace use among adolescents and young adults: An integrative review. Public Health Nursing39(3), 700–718. The purpose of this integrative review was to explore how adolescents and young adults used the social determinant of the built environment, specifically greenspace, as a potential point of intervention to address overall well-being, specifically mental health symptoms.

Neft, M. W., Sekula, K., Zoucha, R., Glasgow, M., Van Pelt, M., & Mitchell, A. M. (2022). Support methods for healthcare professionals who are second victims: An integrative review. AANA Journal, 90(3), 189–196. Many of the studies addressed in this integrative review suggest that having a trusted colleague or staff member with whom to discuss a critical event is therapeutic for the healthcare provider who has been involved in the event (a second victim).

Nicholson, E., Doherty, E., Guerin, S., Schreiber, J., Barrett, M., & McAuliffe, E. (2022). Healthcare utilisation and unmet health needs in children with intellectual disability: a propensity score matching approach using longitudinal cohort data. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 66(5), 442–453. After accounting for potential confounding variables, investigators found that children with intellectual disability (ID) are more likely to receive health care in a hospital setting than in primary care settings as compared with children without ID.

Schultz, T. R., Zoucha, R., & Sekula, L. K. (2022). The intersection between youth who identify as LGBTQ+ and emergency care for suicidality: An integrative review. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 63, e82–e94. This integrative review suggests that youth who identify as LGBTQ+ and are seeking emergency care for suicidality value acceptance, safety, strength, and approach/intervention.

Spigelmyer, P. C., Kalarchian, M., Lutz, C., & Brar, P. (2022). Mindfulness self-compassion: Helping family caregivers cope with cognitive behaviors of dementia. Epub ahead of print 13 Sept 2022, Journal of Holistic Nursing. This pilot study establishes the feasibility of recruiting family caregivers for individuals with dementia to participate in a holistic mindfulness self-compassion (MSC) intervention to decrease perceived distress among caregivers.

Spigelmyer, P. C., & Loughran, M. C. (2022). Simulation: An active learning pedagogy for an undergraduate nursing leadership course. Epub ahead of print 7 June 2022, Nursing Forum. This paper shows how low-fidelity simulation in a senior nursing leadership and management course can be successfully used as an alternative to traditional clinical experiences.

Steers, M. N., Mannheim, L. C., Ward, R. M., & Tangyin, A. B. (2022). The alcohol self-presentation model: Using thematic qualitative analysis to elucidate how college students self-present via alcohol-related social media posts. 28 June 2022, Drug and Alcohol Review. Presents the Alcohol Self-Presentation Model, developed through in-depth, qualitative interviews with college students (n = 15) who drink heavily and post alcohol-related content regularly.

Ward, R. M., Steers, M. N., Gou, Y. Teas, E., & Crist, N. Posting alcohol-related content on social media: Comparing college student posters and non-posters. Epub ahead of print 14 August 2022, Alcohol. This study compared posters and non-posters of alcohol-related content (ARC), and developed a new measure, The Reasons Not to Post ARC Scale.

Wood, K. C., Pergolotti, M., Marshall, T., Leach, H. J., Sharp, J. L., Campbell, G., Williams, G. R., Fu, J. B., Kendig, T. D., Howe, N., & Bundy, A. (2022). Usability, acceptability, and implementation strategies for the Exercise in Cancer Evaluation and Decision Support (EXCEEDS) algorithm: a Delphi study. Epub ahead of print 26 May 2022, Supportive Care in Cancer. This study demonstrates the EXCEEDS algorithm can be a pragmatic and acceptable clinical decision support tool for CR/ES recommendations, with further work warranted to establish its usability and acceptability in real-world clinical pathways.

Turk, M. T., & Tremblay, B. (2022). Advocating for diabetes prevention in older adults. Nursing Management, 53(4), 20–24. This article explores how nurses can increase awareness of and advocate for the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program among older adult patients, healthcare providers, and policy makers.


Articles Needed for Partner Magazine

Melissa Kalarchian is seeking volunteers to contribute short articles to our magazine partner, Oncology Nursing News. If you or your students are interested in this relatively easy publishing opportunity, please contact Melissa (kalarchianm@duq.edu) about contributions.