Spirituality is a central tenet of 12-step recovery programs like Alcoholics Anonymous. Its value, particularly regarding alcohol addiction, has been recognized by many health care practitioners as well. But what does research science say about the role spirituality plays in the prevention and treatment of and recovery from addictions? A special issue of the Journal of Addictions Nursing [December 2013], co-edited by associate professor and addictions expert Joan Kub, PhD, PHCNS, BC, is dedicated to that very topic....Click here to read more.
No longer just a tool for free education on health-related topics, the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing’s (JHUSON) MOOCs are now presenting some additional bangs for just a few bucks....Click here to read more.
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An aging population and an old health scourge are the driving forces behind two massive open online courses (MOOCs) being offered this fall by the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing (JHUSON).
TB’s Deadly Touch
Though today relatively rare in the United States, “tuberculosis remains the leading cause of death globally among patients with HIV,” says Jason E. Farley, PhD, MPH, CRNP, who adds for emphasis that TB is the leading cause of death—period—in South Africa.
Dealing With Dementia
With no cure in sight, understanding dementia, its underlying pathophysiology, the impact of the disease on individuals and families, and care considerations is a worldwide priority.
Gitlin and Hodgson are internationally recognized researchers for their work in applied gerontology. Each has over 25 years of experience in nonpharmacologic approaches to caring for persons with dementia.
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