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The candidates for the 2008 presidential election have offered a range of proposals that could bring significant changes in health care. Although few are aimed directly at the nurse and physician workforce, nearly all of the proposals have the potential to affect the health care workforce....
The purpose of this article is to discuss the problem of cervical cancer, examine policy solutions, and analyze factors that contributed to the failure of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine requirement legislation in Kentucky. During 2007, a Kentucky representative introduced legislation that...
In 1999, California passed the first legislation in the United States to establish minimum staffing levels for licensed nurses in hospitals. Implementation of the regulation began in 2004. This article examines whether nurses who work in hospitals in California have perceived improvements in...
Rural health care organizations struggle to attract and retain nurses, yet much of the research has focused on characteristics of the nurse work environment or empowerment in urban hospitals. The purpose of this study was to examine the nurse work environment in rural areas across settings by...
On February 20, 2008, Dr. Mary Elizabeth Carnegie, an internationally renowned nursing leader, died after 71 years of a professional nursing career. In this tribute, Dr. Catherine Alicia Georges offers her reflections on Dr. Carnegie's contributions, leadership, and mentorship.
Pap smear is a screening test that detects abnormal cells before they advance to cancer. Unfortunately, not all women obtain routine screening. The method used was a qualitative study exploring personal influences regarding Pap smears. Face-to-face interviews with 7 low-income African American...
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