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Not being socially and behaviorally ready for kindergarten has future consequences Illustration by Lindsey Balbierz Children who enter kindergarten behind in social-behavioral development are more likely to be held back, need more individualized supports and services, and be suspended or expelled, write Deborah Gross, DNSc, RN, FAAN, Grace Ho, PhD, RN, and Amie Bettencourt, PhD, 
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Midwives key to thwarting or at least undermining abuse Women experiencing pressure about reproductive health decisions may not always recognize the patterns of an intimate partner’s behavior as reproductive coercion. Factors like age differences, previous violence, or romantic feelings may prevent a woman from seeking help. In “Caring for Women Experiencing Reproductive Coercion,” PhD student Karen
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Patient uncertainty can lead to poorer quality-of-life outcomes A breast cancer diagnosis triggers a flood of physical and emotional challenges as well as uncertainty about treatment options, and support for patients' decisions can have significant outcome implications. “An evidence-based practice (EBP) change that supports the patient decision-making preference during the critical period of treatment decision
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School nurse-psychologist alliance can prevent or at least limit damage Illustration by Lindsay Bolin Lowery Independently, school nurses and psychologists can treat the hurtful outcomes of childhood bullying. Together, they can make great strides toward its prevention, report Joan Kub and a colleague in “Bullying Prevention: A Call for Collaborative Efforts Between School Nurses and
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To break free, women sacrifice stability, and suffer even more for it The inability to find safe, affordable housing is one reason so many women are forced to remain in abusive relationships. It's a problem reinforced in “House to House, Shelter to Shelter: Experiences of Black Women Seeking Housing After Leaving Abusive Relationships,” a pilot
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Personal perceptions can affect reporting of suspected child abuse Nurses are required by law to report any “reasonable suspicion” of abuse or neglect to child protection agencies, yet their perceptions on what discipline is acceptable and what is over the line can be poles apart, even in the same medical setting. Understanding how nurses make
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GLASS HALF-EMPTY Increased drinking among older adult women who are especially vulnerable to alcohol-related health risks speaks volumes about the job cut out for care providers. Nancy Goldstein, DNP, ANP-BC; Nancy Hodgson, PhD, RN, FAAN; Christine Savage, PhD, RN, CARN, FAAN; and Benita Walton-Moss, PhD, FNP-BC, report in “Alcohol Use and the Older Adult Woman”
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Preliminary findings: 80 percent of elder participants see daily life, health improved An 80 percent success rate at anything is great. Helping 80 percent of elder residents stay safely, independently in their own homes longer, with a potentially tremendous cost savings to the U.S. healthcare systems, is an astonishing accomplishment. According to preliminary findings, that’s
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Hired to care for those aging at home, many suffer abuse, poor health Research by Nancy Glass, PhD, MPH, RN, and colleagues reveals that homecare workers—frequently employed by older adults who want to live independently—experience substantial levels of workplace violence carried out by the consumer or others in the home. Negative health outcomes like fear,
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Judged harshly for meager marriage payments, wives perish in fire In India, “dowry death” refers to the often grisly killing of a woman by a husband and/or in-laws who judge her wedding dowry (a marriage payment of property or money) inadequate or too slow to come. Of domestic violence homicides in India, 54.1 percent were