AJN, American Journal of Nursing:
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WHAT WE'RE BLOGGING ABOUT
* Read "Dispatches from the Alabama Tornado Zone" by Susan Hassmiller, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation senior adviser for nursing, for a firsthand account of the crisis in Alabama following a series of tornados that devastated the state. This series of blog posts can be found at http://wp.me/PrthD-1XD.
* Karen Gonzol writes a poignant piece about her mother's persistent humor, despite being in hospice care, in "The Monkey in Room 100" (http://wp.me/PrthD-22K).
* Missed Malta? Check out "Updates from International Council of Nurses Conference in Malta: May 2011" by editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy (http://wp.me/PrthD-1Xs).
WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ON FACEBOOK AND OUR BLOG
"I have no qualms about calling a rapid response and always do if I feel that A) my patient is not doing well and B) whatever I have tried or the doc has tried hasn't worked." "[T]he nursing shortage is not because there aren't enough nurses, but because many RNs choose to leave nursing because of . . . working conditions." "My family was affected by this tragic event. I am so happy that there were volunteers like you who left their homes and families to assist."
* Monthly highlights: Listen to AJN editors discuss the contents of the July issue.
* Behind the article: Editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with Elizabeth B. Dowdell, coauthor of the Original Research article, "Online Social Networking Patterns Among Adolescents, Young Adults, and Sexual Offenders."