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  • Resource paper on global health and nursing research priorities 

    Sigma Theta Tau International (Sigma Theta Tau International, 2005-06-09)
    It is recommended that Sigma Theta Tau International accept the following list of research priorities to guide its decision-making during the next biennium: promotion of healthy communities through health promotion, disease ...
  • Resource paper and position statement on: Leadership and leadership development priorities 

    Sigma Theta Tau International (Sigma Theta Tau International, 2005)
    The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International has long recognized and supported the importance of leadership and leadership development in the nursing profession. As the honor society works to improve the ...
  • Supporting universal access to affordable, quality health care 

    Sigma Theta Tau International (Sigma Theta Tau International, 2009)
    Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International support for efforts to ensure access to equitable, affordable, quality health care services across the world.
  • International Collaborative Research Guidelines 

    Sigma Theta Tau International (Sigma Theta Tau International, 2003)
    Sigma provides leadership in research to enhance the health of the world’s people. Its vision is to create a global community of nurses who lead in using scholarship to accomplish this mission. Advancing the scientific ...
  • Excellence and evidence in staffing 

    Douglas, Kathy
    Staffing in hospitals and healthcare systems is complex, increasingly regulated, and closely associated with patient safety... Consequently, healthcare administrators are under pressure from insurers, patient advocates, ...
  • The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International: Diversity resource paper 

    Wilson, Astrid H.; Sanner, Susan J.; McAllister, Lydia E. (Sigma Theta Tau International, 2003)
    In 1985, the House of Delegates voted to add international to Sigma Theta Tau's name making possible one action strategy, that of the development of an international network of nursing scholars in the Ten-Year Plan adopted ...
  • Clinical Scholarship Resource Paper 

    Sigma Theta Tau International (Sigma Theta Tau International, 1999)
    The task force conceived this publication as a means of communicating its deliberations to the wider membership of Sigma Theta Tau and the profession. It is intended less as a definitive statement on clinical scholarship ...
  • Arista3 report executive summary: Nurses and health, a global future 

    Sigma Theta Tau International (Sigma Theta Tau International, 2003)
    Now completed, the Arista series, an initiative of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, was designed to bring the best thinking to bear in confronting health issues of global significance, providing ...
  • Summary Report: 2006 TIGER Summit - Evidence and informatics transforming nursing 

    Sigma Theta Tau International
    This report provides the context for the Summit, descriptions of each of the activities over the two days, notes on the participant experience, and photographs of the event, as well as insights and reflections from speakers. ...
  • The Woodhull study on nursing and the media: Health care's invisible partner: Final report 

    Sigma Theta Tau International (Sigma Theta Tau International, 1997)
    This important study analyzes 20,000 articles (2,600 health articles) published in 16 US newspapers, magazines and health trade publications in September 1997. Less than 1% of the articles in the magazines US News & World ...
  • Evidence-Based Nursing Position Statement 

    Sigma Theta Tau International (Sigma Theta Tau International, 2005)
    Issue being addressed: Evidence-based nursing as the foundation for professional nursing practice.
  • Global Development Position Statement 

    Sigma Theta Tau International (Sigma Theta Tau International, 2005)
    Issue being addressed: Global development and global knowledge network building.
  • [Global Health] Policy Position Statement 

    Sigma Theta Tau International (Sigma Theta Tau Internaitonal, 2005)
    Issue being addressed:Defining and/or supporting health, nursing and other positions which influence global health.
  • International Nurse Migration [Position Statement] 

    Sigma Theta Tau International (Sigma Theta Tau International, 2005)
    Issue being addressed: International nurse migration as a solution to nursing shortages
  • Global Health Policy Position Statement 

    Sigma Theta Tau International (Sigma Theta Tau International, 2018-03-16)
    Issue being addressed: Clarification of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society’s desired role in health policy.
  • The Scholarship of Reflective Practice 

    Freshwater, Dawn; Horton-Deutsch, Sara; Sherwood, Gwen D.; Taylor, Beverly J. (Sigma Theta Tau International, 2005)
    This resource paper describes definitions of reflection and reflective practice, and their historical context, methods, processes, applications, benefits, and limitations. Recommendations are made regarding policy and ...
  • 2015 Sigma: International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame, Conversation with the Honorees 

    Panel Presentation (Sigma Theta Tau International, 2016-07-14)
    19 nurse researchers were inducted into the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame at STTI’s 26th International Nursing Research Congress, 23-27 July 2015 in Puerto Rico. On Saturday, 25 July, the 19 nurses, representing ...
  • 2010 Sigma, International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame: Conversation with the honorees 

    Panel Presentation (Sigma Theta Tau International, 2016-07-13)
    On July, 22 esteemed nurse researchers will be inducted into the newly created Sigma Theta Tau International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame. This unique recognition eternally honors nurse researchers who are Honor Society ...
  • 2014 Sigma, International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame: Conversation with the honorees 

    Panel Presentation (Sigma Theta Tau International, 2016-03-23)
    The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) inducted 25 nurse researchers into the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame at STTI’s 25th International Nursing Research Congress in Hong Kong, ...
  • 2013 Sigma, International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame: Conversation with the honorees 

    Panel Presentation (Sigma Theta Tau International, 2016-03-23)
    Nineteen nurse researchers were inducted into the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International’s (STTI) International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame at STTI’s 24th International Nursing Research Congress in Prague, ...

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