News from the American Nurses Association

Finding Joy in Volunteering

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nurse altruism American nurses association journal frontlineAdvantages of altruism Volunteering has positive impact on nurses’ well-being

It’s been said that it’s better to give than to receive. While it may be difficult to say that one truly edges out the other, research shows there are health benefits associated with altruism.


Spreading happiness through therapeutic laughterSpreading happiness through therapeutic laughter

If you want to create positive change in your life, you first have to change your reality,” writes Shawn Achor, Harvard researcher, lecturer, and author of Before Happiness: The 5 Hidden Keys to Achieving Success, Spreading Happiness and Sustaining Positive Change.


Tener Goodwin Veenema american nurses association frontlineVeenema named Distinguished Nurse Scholar-in-Residence at National Academy of Medicine

Tener Goodwin Veenema, PhD, MPH, MS, RN, FAAN, has been chosen as the 2017–2018 Distinguished Nurse Scholar-in-Residence at the National Academy of Medicine (NAM). The program provides a year-long leadership opportunity to participate in shaping health policy.


excellence nurse leaders awards program2017 ANA National Awards: Call for nominations

The Committee on Honorary Awards is now accepting nominations for ANA’s National Awards and encourages you to take this opportunity to acknowledge exceptional colleagues for their outstanding contributions and achievements. By identifying those who exemplify the very best, you honor the individual, advance the profession, and educate other health professionals and the general public about the significant contributions of registered nurses to the delivery of health care.


organ donor American nurses association journalAltruistic organ donation

The nurse manager at a dialysis clinic recently donated a kidney to one of her patients. This seems like a collapse of professional boundaries as well as showing favoritism.

Recently, the healthcare organization gave this RN an award for her actions. How should this situation be addressed?


american nurses association speaks against trump healthcareANA speaks out against harmful cuts to health care

This summer, the American Nurses Association (ANA) continues to lead efforts to protect access to health care for millions of Americans.


family centered care intensive care unitsShifting toward family-centered care in ICUs

Family members of critically ill patients, once relegated to the waiting room, are increasingly being welcomed into the patient’s room. New guidelines encourage hospitals to engage family members more actively as collaborative participants in patient care.