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* AJN Off the Charts, our new blog, can be found at http://ajnoffthecharts.wordpress.com. Look for postings by AJN's editorial staff and luminaries and opinion makers from the world of nursing and beyond. Recent postings include one in which editor-in-chief Diana Mason asks where the nurses are in the new Obama administration and one by AJN associate editor Doug Brandt, our resident Word Curmudgeon.
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April 2009 Podcasts
Monthly Highlights: Diana Mason outlines the contents of the April issue.
Behind the Article presents audio interviews with authors whose articles are in the current issue of AJN.
* Maryann Napoli, the deputy director of the Center for Medical Consumers and a member of AJN's editorial board, talks about her article, "The Marketing of Osteoporosis," with Diana Mason. According to Napoli, much of our understanding of "preventive health care" has been altered by the marketing of new drugs whose primary goal is profit.
* Denise B. Angst, from the Advocate Center for Pediatric Research in Oak Brook, Illinois, and coauthor of this month's Reducing Risk column, "Disclosure of Genetic Information Within Families," talks with Diana Mason. How should nurses who aren't genetics specialists respond when a patient asks: Should I tell my family that I'm at risk for a hereditary condition?
* Patricia A. Connor-Ballard, author of "Understanding and Managing Burn Pain: Part 1," talks with editorial director Shawn Kennedy about the complex task of pain management in this population, as well as her own family history in the 1942 Cocoanut Grove fire in Boston.
Conversations offers podcast interviews with nursing leaders and other notables on their lives, their work, and their way of seeing the world. This month, Diana Mason shares her conversations with
* Maryann Alexander, from the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, talks with Diana Mason about Zhong and colleagues' original research from AJN's March issue. The researchers found that nurses with a prior criminal conviction were most likely to recidivate during or after the probationary period. Alexander explores how state boards of nursing will accomplish their mission during this time of limited resources.