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The mission of AHNA is to illuminate holism
in nursing practice, community, advocacy, research, and education. 

AHNA pledges to continue to support nurses during the COVID-19 pandemic by distributing a bi-weekly Tuesday, evidence-based newsletter containing updated guidance in: clinical research, global and USA status reports, pandemic epidemiology, shortages and solutions, and vulnerable populations. 



The COVID-19 updates reflect AHNA's vision for every nurse to be a Holistic Nurse- therefore we incorporate evidence-based research of multiple nursing specialties.



                    COVID-19 UPDATES               


Please click on the week of the report you would like to view / print. 
Utilize Table of Contents to navigate to sections pertinent to your nursing practice:

February 28, 2020 update
February 18, 2020 update
February 25, 2020 update
March 3, 2020 update
March 10, 2020 update
March 17, 2020 update
March 24, 2020 update
March 31, 2020 update
April 7, 2020 update
April 14, 2020 update
April 21, 2020 update
April 28, 2020 update
May 5, 2020 update
May 12, 2020 update
May 19, 2020 update
May 26, 2020 update
June 16, 2020 update
June 30, 2020 update
July 14, 2020 update
July 28, 2020 update
August 11, 2020 update
August 25, 2020 update
September 8, 2020 update 
September 22, 2020 update 
October 6, 2020 update


AHNA augments our updates with free download resources
in holistic nursing stress management to support the core value of self-care.


The first of its kind, our COVID-19 Holistic Nursing Self-Care Strategies Guide
(pictured below) was developed with the knowledge front-line nurses need fast, realistic, self-care strategies for those adventitious, but brief, moments of respite.




                      Holistic Nursing Self-Care Strategies                   

Click images below to download the Holistic Nursing Self-Care Strategies PDF 

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 Click here for Self-Care Strategies Reference List 


    Nurse Resilience during COVID-19    

                  Self-Care Sharing                   Click link--> 
Nurse Resilience Series             

In an effort to sustain ALL Nurses in the Holistic Core Value of Self-Care
AHNA is providing FREE downloadable resiliency tools:


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Dr. Lorna Breen was the head of the Emergency Department at New York-Presbyterian Allen Hospital in New York City. She dedicated her career to helping others and tirelessly treated patients with COVID-19 at the height of the outbreak, eventually contracting COVID-19 herself. Dr. Breen died by suicide after telling her family that she was reluctant to seek help or ask for assistance for overwhelming work-related stress because she feared that she would lose her medical license or be ostracized by her colleagues.

Read the commentary:

 "It is beyond time to speak up." 



National Academy of Medicine Perspectives commentary, Dr. Breen’s sister and brother-in-law reflect on the final weeks of their sister’s life and work and make an impassioned call to break the culture of silence that surrounds mental health support and assistance for clinicians. Stigma kills. 

       COVID-19 Practice Related Resources                                   


The following external resources are designed to assist nurses in providing population specific  'best care' practices during COVID-19. 


AHNA does not monitor the presentation of, nor contribute to, these publications.



The measures required to address the covid-19 pandemic are cutting a swathe through people's lives...

Those with addictive disorders are particularly affected as a result of:

  • poverty
  • physical and mental health vulnerabilities
  • disruption of access to services















"...these [barriers to care] increase the extent and severity of some addictive disorders. research is suffering from the termination of face‐to‐face data collection and other restrictions and there is an urgent need to coordinate efforts nationally and internationally to mitigate these problems and to find innovative ways of continuing to provide clinical and public health services to help people with addictive disorders"

 Marsden, J., Darke, S., Hall, w. et al. (2020)  



 Addiction Assistance: 







Marsden, J., Darke, S., Hall, W., Hickman, M., Holmes, J., Humphreys, K., Neale, J., Tucker, J., & West, R. (2020). Mitigating and learning from the impact of COVID-19 infection on addictive disorders. Addiction (Abingdon, England)115(6), 1007–1010


DeJong, C., DeJong Verhagen, J. G., Pols, R., Verbrugge, C., & Baldacchino, A. (2020). Psychological Impact of the Acute COVID-19 Period on Patients With Substance Use Disorders: We are all in this Together. Basic and clinical neuroscience11(2), 207–216

 COVID-19 Day Hospital 


Studies the long-term physiological and psychological impacts at Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli IRCSS (Rome, Italy) using a multidisciplinary healthcare service.



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The team, comprised of Infectious Disease, Pulmonary, Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology, Neurological, Cardiology, Rheumatology, GI & Nutrition, Gerontology (when applicable) and Psychiatry, developed comprehensive assessment screening tools to track recovery progression in a standardized format. The assessment protocol is below.


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