New articles in the GANM Library - COVID 19, Vaccines, and Nursing

Dear GANM Community, 


In this week’s edition of the GANM Library Research Brief we bring to you two articles in English and one in Spanish. Our English articles focus on the topics of the COVID-19 vaccine, specifically, strategies for a health promotion program and the ethics behind a placebo in the vaccine trials. Our Spanish article focuses on the changes that nurses are leading at a global level, as this is the year of the nurse and midwife.



Volpp, K. G., Loewenstein, G., Buttenheim, A. M. (2020). Behaviorally informed strategies for a national COVID-19 vaccine promotion program. JAMA. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.24036


In this viewpoint article the authors discuss the national efforts it will take to not only develop the COVID-19 vaccine, but also distibute it to the people. Stratitigies such as using public endorsements to increase uptake, creating a Public Act, and more are key talking points! In addition, the role out of this vaccine will be during a transition of power from one president to another. This could have lasting effects on the timelieness of distribution as well. 



Rid, A., Lipsitch, M., Miller, F.G. (2020). The Ethics of Continuing Placebo in SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine Trials. JAMA.doi:10.1001/jama.2020.25053


Rid et al. Sought to further understand the ethics behind the continued use of a placebo in the SARS- CoV-2 vaccine trials. While several ethical frameworks have been utilized to explain this use; however, many do not beleive a placebo should be used as it will yield lower health outcomes and have a negative impacto n health equity. The authors believe that their recommendations should be revisited frequently as more and more vaccines become available



Salvage, J., White, J. (2020). Nuestro futuro es global: el liderazgo en Enfermeria y la salud global. Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem. DOI: 10.1590/1518-8345.4542.3339


El articulo de esta semana se enfoca en la importancia de la profesión de la enfermería y de la salud global a nivel mundial. Los autores ponen énfasis en los cambios por los cuales la profesión de la enfermería esta pasando. También habla de las acciones las cuales las enfermeras están tomando para influenciar a los políticos de elaborar y cambiar ciertas normas para beneficiar a la profesión y promover el liderazgo en su carrera. Esto ha causado que las enfermeras fortalezcan a su profesión y aprovechen de la ventana de las oportunidades que se están abriendo a nivel mundial durante el año internacional de las enfermeras y parteras. ¡Acompáñenme en celebrar esta gran causa y a seguir alentando a las enfermeras en esta nueva fase de su profesión!


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