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pigWomen and families in rural areas of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have been beaten down physically and mentally by years of war, poverty, and violence, but a Johns Hopkins School of Nursing researcher and her team suggest that a baby pig has the power to turn despair into hope, even reducing symptoms of PTSD and depression....Click here to read more.

Pick a holiday – any holiday – at this time of year, and thoughts turn to family, of bringing the generations together to re-live memories and make new ones. For many families, this means bringing a grandparent, a parent, an aunt, or a cousin with dementia home from a full-time care facility or assuring that persons with dementia living at home are able to meaningfully participate in festivities....Click here to read more.


In the wake of media focus on the trials and bravery of nurses in the context of the Ebola crisis, leaders in the fields of nursing and clinical ethics have released an unprecedented report on the ethical issues facing the profession, as the American Nursing Association prepares to release a revised Code of Ethics in 2015....Click here to read more.


The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing applauds Kaci Hickox, the nurse who was recently placed under and then released from mandatory quarantine in New Jersey after returning from treating patients in Sierra Leone....Click here to read more.


glass_szantonThe Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (SON) took home half of the awards given at the Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research (FNINR) Nightingala Celebration on October 15:  Nancy Glass, a global leader for health promotion and gender equality, received the Path-Paver Award and Sarah Szanton, a leader in nursing and gerontology, received the Protégé Award....Click here to read more.