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October 2013 Peer-Reviewed Feature  Comments

Prescription for physical activity: A survey of Canadian nurse practitioners

Although nurse practitioners are well placed to counsel patients about getting enough exercise, little is known about their attitudes and practice in this area of health promotion. The authors used a self-administered Internet-based questionnaire to explore how Canadian NPs perceive their competence...

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June 2013 Peer-Reviewed Feature  Comments

Hospital Nurses' Attitudes toward Patients with a History of Illicit Drug Use

Illicit drug use refers to regular, long-term illicit consumption of either prescription or non-prescription drugs, such as opiates and narcotics, including the injection of opioids, amphetamines or cocaine (Degenhardt, Hall, Warner-Smith, & Lynskey, 2004). Health-care professionals’...

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February 2013 Peer-Reviewed Feature  Comments

Adverse Events Following Immunization Evaluating an Enhanced Nursing Role for PHNs

ABSTRACT Maintaining confidence in vaccine safety is critical to successful public health immunization programs. Surveillance and assessment of adverse events following immunization (AEFIs) are important for maintaining vaccine safety. The authors describe the evaluation of an initiative at Fraser...

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