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New Advance Care Planning Tools Available for Kidney Care Patients and Providers

Posted on Mar 23, 2017

The Coalition for Supportive Care of Kidney Patients (CSCKP) has created two new tools to assist patients and their kidney care teams in advance care planning:

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ANNA President Discusses Nurse-Patient Partnerships in Article Featured in USA Today Supplement

Posted on Mar 22, 2017

An article by ANNA President Sheila Doss-McQuitty, MBA, BSN, CNN, CCRA, was included in a USA Today supplement, "Kidney and Liver Health." The supplement was distributed nationally March 16, 2017, in print and online to an estimated 30 million readers.

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Taking a Position on Mental Health Policy

Posted on Mar 17, 2017

On March 14, 2017, the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) Board of Directors adopted a position paper on mental health policy entitled “Whole Health Begins with Mental Health.” Recognizing that the prevalence of mental illness and substance use disorders continues to exact a toll in our nation, APNA calls for immediate action to ensure that policies are put into place that promote a proactive approach to wellness.

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Patient Safety Awareness Week ~ March 12-18, 2017

Posted on Mar 06, 2017

March 12-18 is Patient Safety Awareness Week. An annual initiative of the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF), Patient Safety Awareness Week focuses on raising awareness about patient safety among health care professionals and the public. The following activities are planned for the week:

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Will Power Shift on Capitol Hill Impact the Renal Care Community?

Posted on Jan 05, 2017

Nephrology News & Issues recently interviewed members of the renal care community, including ANNA member Donna Bednarski, regarding the impact of the upcoming shift in power on Capitol Hill. Will potential changes in health care policy impact the ESRD program? Will the expansion of nurse practice acts be affected? What new legislation is important to nephrology nurses? How do we maintain momentum on Capitol Hill?

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