AJN, American Journal of Nursing:
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AJN’s Web site, www.ajnonline.com, offers access to current and past issues (from 1900 on), podcasts, article collections, news alerts—and much more. Bookmark our blog, Off the Charts (http://ajnoffthecharts.com), to read frequent updates and share your thoughts on what you see in your nursing world. Join us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/AJNfans), follow us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/AmJNurs), and be sure to download the new AJN app on your iPad.
WHAT WE'RE BLOGGING ABOUT
* “Downsizing with Dementia,” by AJN editor Amy M. Collins, offers a family caregiver perspective on the difficulty of caring for a loved one with dementia (http://wp.me/prthD-3LI).
* Read “The Real Reason Why Older Nurses Don't Retire” by oncology nurse Julianna Paradisi for a “middle-generation” nurse's perspective on this trend (http://wp.me/prthD-3L4).
* Can doing yoga make you a better nurse? Read about pediatric nurse Medora McGinnis's experience in “The Seven Surprises: What I've Learned About Nursing Through Yoga” (http://wp.me/prthD-3JV).
WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ON TWITTER, FACEBOOK, AND OUR BLOG
“While yippee for all of you older-generation nurses, some of us are really struggling to make ends meet.” “My experience is that institutions never get it right. And the continuum of care isn't really there unless you are a person of considerable financial means.” “I just left an ICU position because the pace and the nature of the work were simply untenable: 12.5 hour shifts, missed breaks, new staff that need extra education and mentoring, and—worst of all—broken systems that hamper nurses’ ability to provide care.”
* Monthly highlights: Listen to AJN editors discuss the contents of the May issue.
* Behind the article: Clinical managing editor Karen Roush speaks with the authors of “Giving Back During National Nurses Week.”