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American Nurse Today and the National Institute of Nursing Research Announce Partnership to Provide Latest Research News for Nurses in Clinical Practice

Doylestown, PA, January 17, 2009 --( American Nurse Today, the official journal of the American Nurses Association (ANA), and the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md, have partnered to deliver succinct reports of current research to nurses in practice.

“Through this series of articles, we look forward to working with American Nurse Today to get more scientifically tested information into the hands of clinical nurses. Enhancing the connection between research and evidence-based practice will help nurses improve the health outcomes of their patients,” says Patricia A. Grady, PhD, RN, FAAN, director of NINR since 1995.

The first article in this periodic series focuses on research related to palliative care in the intensive care unit (ICU). Specific topics include an examination of clinician communications patterns in the ICU and ways to provide more effective communication with patients and families, including a strategy based on the mnemonic Value: Value what the family members say, Acknowledge their emotions, Listen, Understand the patient as a person, and Elicit questions. To read the article in the January 2009 issue of American Nurse Today, visit www.AmericanNurseToday,com/journal.

“We’re pleased to work with NINR to ensure nurses in clinical practice receive the latest research information,” says Pamela Cipriano, PhD, RN, FAAN, NEA-BC, Editor-in-Chief of American Nurse Today. “Given their busy work lives, nurses need brief summaries so they can quickly apply research results to improve patient care.”

American Nurse Today reaches 175,000 nurses including 160,000 members of ANA. In addition to keeping nurses abreast of ANA’s advocacy for the profession, American Nurse Today provides valuable, peer-reviewed, evidence based clinical, practical and career information that nurses can assimilate into their busy practices immediately.

HealthCom Media is a specialty publishing company located in Doylestown, PA. The company also publishes other specialty journals including Menopause Management, Assisted Living Consult, and Medicare Patient Management.

The American Nurses Association is the only full-service professional organization representing the nation's 2.9 million registered nurses through its 54 constituent member associations. The ANA advances the nursing profession by fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting the economic and general welfare of nurses in the workplace, projecting a positive and realistic view of nursing, and by lobbying Congress and the regulatory agencies on healthcare issues affecting nurses and the public.

NINR is a component of the National Institutes of Health, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NINR supports basic and clinical research that develops the knowledge to build the scientific foundation for clinical practice, prevent disease and disability, manage and eliminate symptoms caused by illness, and enhance end-of-life and palliative care. For more information about NINR, visit the website at

For more information, please contact Tyra London, Associate Publisher, HealthCom Media at (215) 489-7000, ext.117, e-mail: or Eileen Gallen, Editorial Manager, at ext. 131,


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