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Address by Distinguished Alumna for 2005, University of Virginia

Geolot discusses her career as a nurse and talks about the changing nursing profession.
Ivy (By Request)

The Army Nurse: Soldier of Mercy

The story of the Army Nurse Corps. It begins its story in colonial days, and moves forward in time to the activities and heroism of U.S. Army nurses in World War II, highlighting their contribution to the fight on the Anzio beachhead. From the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, 1950-1975.
1950; 1975

The Feminist Disdain for Nursing

Dr. Baer, professor of nursing at the University of Pennsylvania addresses the issue that certain feminists have virtually ignored women who have chosen traditionally female roles and careers, in particular the nursing profession. She argues that real feminists should address the needs of women doing women's work. Dr. Brodie and Mr. Kirchgessner of the UVa School of Nursing also present their views.
Health Sciences (Rare Shelves)

Commitment [electronic resource]: Patients, Professionalism, and Boundaries-Ethical Issues in Nursing

Highlighting the second provision of the American Nurses Association Code of Ethics, this program focuses on aspects of nursing pertaining to commitment. It emphasizes the role of the nurse as patient advocate. Through engaging on-screen scenarios and expert interviews, the video addresses the primacy of patient interests and the nurse's role as a moral agent who will invariably make the patient's welfare an overriding priority. Viewers also receive a thorough grounding in avoiding conflicts of interest, respecting professional boundaries, and taking the proper actions or channels when the wishes of the patient clash with others. Explores the importance of collaboration in the workplace while maintaining personal commitment and a productive, professional focus.

Introduction [electronic resource]: Concepts, Values, and Decision Making-Ethical Issues in Nursing

Using expert interviews and illustrative scenarios, this program provides a solid introduction to the fundamental ethical terms and concepts that nursing trainees need to know. It clearly defines justice, fidelity, autonomy, moral distress, and other touchstones of ethical practice. The video also explores the vital role that personal values play in ethical situations, how to best understand and address value conflicts, the importance of a nurse's self-regard, and key steps to sound, ethical decision-making. Viewers learn about the JCAHO mandate that health care institutions address ethical issues related to patient care. Utilizes the ethical codes of the American Nurses Association, the Canadian Nurses Association, and the International Council of Nurses.

Nurses at Risk [electronic resource]

The demands of nursing can affect an individual physically, mentally, and emotionally. This program is designed to teach nursing staff members how to cope with the unique demands of their duties, examining specific stressors and highlighting strategies nurses can use to decrease the possibility of stress-related disorders. Identifying negative coping mechanisms commonly used by nursing personnel, the video discusses their health impact and describes positive stress-management techniques. Viewers learn to recognize characteristics commonly associated with a co-dependent personality and how those characteristics could manifest in a co-dependent nurse. Safety and security issues and their corresponding protective measures are also explored.

Protection [electronic resource]: Privacy, Safety, and Standards-Ethical Issues in Nursing

Exploring the third provision in the American Nurses Association Code of Ethics, this program looks at confidentiality standards mandated under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) as well as the role of ethics in medical research. The video also addresses the proper methods for reporting unethical, illegal, or impaired practices. With help from illustrative scenarios and expert interviews, viewers learn about the importance of patient privacy and confidentiality and various ways that nurses can successfully advocate for their patients, including those who might participate in research. Also covered: review mechanisms and the role of an ethics committee.

Respect [electronic resource]: Dignity, Autonomy, and Relationships-Ethical Issues in Nursing

Focusing on the first provision of the American Nurses Association Code of Ethics, this program presents short scenarios and commentary from health care professionals to illustrate key knowledge points. Viewers are familiarized with the central concept of respect. The video explores the importance of establishing positive relationships with patients, offering practical ways that nurses can show respect and emphasize human dignity in their work. Other vital concepts include factors of diversity, a patient's right to self-determination, and end-of-life issues. The program clearly describes the nurse's role in supporting patient autonomy, informed consent, and the practice of extending respect beyond patients to one's colleagues as well.

The Healing Years [electronic resource]: Surviving Incest and Child Sexual Abuse

This powerful documentary - an acclaimed film in the field of child sexual abuse prevention - tells the stories of three courageous incest survivors: former Miss America Marilyn Van Derbur, an inspirational author and motivational speaker; poet and community activist Janice Mirikitani, founding president of the Glide Foundation, through which she helps inner-city female addicts to address the trauma of incest; and Barbara Hamilton, author of The Hidden Legacy: Uncovering, Confronting, and Healing Three Generations of Incest. The Healing Years has been endorsed by many organizations, including Childhelp USA, Justice for Children, and the American Psychological Association.

Boys and Men Healing From Child Sexual Abuse [electronic resource]

This wise and compassionate documentary shares the stories of three courageous non-offending men whose determination to deal with the terror, denial, and shame of the sexual abuse they experienced as children has assisted them in reclaiming their lives - and in the process has empowered them to open up, speak out, and take bold action toward prevention for other boys. Topics discussed include the effects of childhood sexual abuse; benefits of support groups; coming to terms with feelings of isolation and mistrust; anti-abuse advocacy and legislation; long-term post-traumatic stress disorder; matters of masculinity, sexual identity, and intimacy; and more. Child sexual abuse perpetrated by clergymen is given special emphasis.

Antilipemics, Anticoagulants, and Antihypertensives [electronic resource]

This video presents an overview of the cardiovascular system and examines how cardiac medications affect the system in general. It explains specific features and functions of the anatomy of the heart and the arterial and venous systems as well as stroke volume, contractility, and cardiac output.

Antianginals, Cardiac Glycosides, and Diuretics [electronic resource]

This video follows a patient experiencing a myocardial infarction from ER to discharge. It examines contraindications as well as common side effects and interventions associated with these classes of medications.

Antiarrhythmics [electronic resource]

This video illustrates electrical properties of the heart, including conduction system electrophysiology and the abnormal conduction problem of reentry. In addition, the program discusses specific properties such as automaticity, excitability, conductivity, refractoriness, contractility, and electrical impulse generation while examining the relationship between anti-arrhythmic medications and their impact on the electrophysiology of the heart as measured by an EKG.

Safe Medication Practices [electronic resource]: Oral and Topical Meds

This video provides information about the Six Rights of Medication Administration. It describes oral medications, reasons for their use, and topical medications. Teaching and reinforcing concepts with realistic scenarios, the video also outlines and demonstrates practices and systems with a focus on patient safety.

IV Medications and Additives [electronic resource]

This video discusses and describes the various types of IV access and their uses, including advantages, disadvantages, and safety precautions. It discusses the role of the nurse with regard to central lines. It also describes infusion procedures using realistic scenarios.

Special Considerations for Elders [electronic resource]

This video discusses the physiological changes brought on by aging, and how these affect the administration of oral and parenteral medications and the administration of IV fluids. Viewers learn about safety needs and other special considerations when working with older individuals. The problem of polypharmacy is included as a topic.

Special Considerations for Pediatric Patients [electronic resource]

This video underscores the vulnerability of the pediatric patient due to a higher risk of injury or death from medication errors. Viewers learn about the physiologic differences that affect reaction to both illness and medications. The video features special medication administration techniques and methods for assuring proper dose using the West Nomogram and the Broselow tape. Also discussed are the Joint Commission risk-reduction strategies regarding pediatric medication errors, as well as information on effective pain management techniques, safe practices for parenteral medications, and central venous and PICC lines.