In this collection you will find unpublished papers and reports written by a variety of authors in various settings. The authors are committed to open dissemination and sharing knowledge for the greater good.

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  • NPD Forecast: Transgender care and LGBTQ health disparities 

    Bodine, Jenn; Russell, Jillian; Zimmerman, DelRay; Houske, Kelly (Association for Nursing Professional Development, 2021-06-14)
    As nurses, we have an obligation to reduce disparities in healthcare. In this episode, Jenn, Jillian, and guests—DelRay Zimmerman and Kelly Houske—explore the reality of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, ...
  • Mental health disparities in the LGBT community: The role of stigma 

    Anderson, Shani (3/26/2018)
    It is widely known that people who identify themselves as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender (LGBT) face systematic oppression and devaluation due to social stigmas.  The purpose of this integrative review was to ...
  • Understanding the concept of Usog among the Aetas of Nabuclod, Pampanga, Philippines 

    Martinez, Rudolf Cymorr Kirby P.; Cortez, Augustine Beth; Contreras, Vanessa Joy (3/2/2018)
    AIMS: In spite of the popular belief that Usog produces physical symptoms, the definition of this concept serves to be complex, varying among the different regions in the Philippines. The apparent lack of literature regarding ...
  • Safe sleep/reading patient education handout 

    Gidden, Tracy L.; Lewis, Lory A. (2017-02-17)
    During the Fall of 2016, student leadership interns of Delta Xi chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) implemented a project to address STTI goals of advancing world health, and celebrating nursing excellence ...
  • Obesity in America 

    Boualaoui, Ihsane (10/22/2015)
    During recent years, tremendous efforts have been made to combat the issue of obesity. Health care professionals warned of the danger of obesity and its negative effects on the individuals’ health. Policy makers ...
  • Enhancing community care for Ontarians (ECCO) 2.0 

    Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario, 2014-04)
    In October 2012, the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) issued Enhancing Community Care for Ontarians (ECCO), a bold model for health system transformation. Subject to significant praise, debate and ...
  • Person- and family- centred care 

    Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario, 2015-05)
    This nursing Best Practice Guideline (BPG) is intended to replace the RNAO BPG Client Centred Care (2002) and its supplement (2006a). It is to be used by nurses and other members of the interprofessional health-care team ...
  • Engaging clients who use substances 

    Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario, 2015-03)
    This Guideline provides evidence-based recommendations for nurses and other members of the interprofessional team across all care settings who are assessing and providing interventions to individuals who use substances and ...
  • Preventing and addressing abuse and neglect of older adults: Person-centred, collaborative, system-wide approaches 

    Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario, 2014-07)
    Best Practice Guidelines are systematically developed statements designed to assist nurses and clients in making decisions about appropriate health care (Field & Lohr, 1990). Initial development of this guideline’s ...
  • Working with families to promote safe sleep for infants 0-12 months of age 

    Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario, 2014-02)
    This guideline has been developed to address the question of how health-care providers can partner with families to promote safe sleep for infants 0-12 months of age to reduce known risk factors for injury and death. It ...
  • Woman abuse: Screening, identification and initial response 

    Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario, 2012-05)
    The overall purpose of this guideline is to facilitate routine universal screening for woman abuse by nurses in all practice settings. The intended outcome is increased opportunity for disclosure, which will promote health, ...
  • Supporting and strengthening families through expected & unexpected life events 

    Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario, 2006-03)
    Focusing on the family is an integral component of nursing practice. The guideline development panel acknowledges that most nurses already have relevant knowledge and skills to care for families. However, this guideline ...
  • Supporting clients on methadone maintenance treatment 

    Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario, 2009-07)
    This guideline will focus on recommendations for any youth, adult or older adult either already on MMT or those who are potential candidates for MMT. Particular attention will be paid to priority populations (for whom there ...
  • Stroke assessment across the continuum of care 

    Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario; Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario, 2005-06)
    This best practice guideline focuses on assisting nurses working in diverse practice settings in the assessment and/or screening of stroke survivors. Nurses working in partnership with the interdisciplinary healthcare ...
  • Strategies to support self-management in chronic conditions: Collaboration with clients 

    Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario, 2010-09)
    The purpose of this guideline is to provide evidence-based recommendations for Registered Nurses and Registered Practical Nurses in self-management support. These recommendations identify strategies and interventions that ...
  • Screening for delirium, dementia and depression in older adults 

    Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario, 2010-05)
    This guideline has been developed to improve the screening assessment of older adult clients for delirium, dementia and depression. This guideline does not include recommendations for the management of these conditions in ...
  • Risk assessment and prevention of pressure ulcers 

    Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario, 2011-09)
    This best practice guideline assists nurses who work in diverse practice settings to identify adults who are at risk of pressure ulcers. This guideline further provides direction to nurses in defining early interventions ...
  • Reducing foot complications for people with diabetes 

    Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario, 2007)
    The focus of this best practice guideline is to support nurses as they help people with diabetes reduce their risk of foot complications. Specifically, this guideline assists nurses who are not specialists in diabetes care ...
  • Promoting safety: Alternative approaches to the use of restraints 

    Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario, 2012-02)
    This guideline provides evidence-based recommendations for Registered Nurses (RNs) and Registered Practical Nurses (RPNs) related to the care of individuals who are at risk for behaviours that may result in harm to self/others ...
  • Promoting Continence Using Prompted Voided 

    Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario, 2011-08)
    Best practice guidelines are systematically developed statements to assist decision-making by healthcare practitioners and clients about appropriate healthcare. The purpose of this guideline is to provide information on ...

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