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WHAT WE'RE BLOGGING ABOUT
* In “The Best Nurses Day Gift: Enough Time with Patients,” Julianna Paradisi shares her story about a Nurses Day that began badly but took a turn for the better (http://wp.me/prthD-3Rq).
* “Watch a Student Nurse in the UK Give a Voice to Nurses Everywhere” presents a video of Molly Case delivering a powerful poem in response to recent criticisms of England's National Health Service (http://wp.me/prthD-3PY).
* One of a series of Nurses Week posts highlighting AJN's archives, “Surely, ‘Tis Not an Easy Cap to Satisfy … ” introduces a 1929 essay written by a nurse about “the sign of my profession”—her cap (http://wp.me/prthD-3Qg).
WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ON TWITTER, FACEBOOK, AND OUR BLOG
“This is wonderful to read as a nurse who wore my cap with pride … some part of me misses it.” “Nurses do things for strangers that many people would struggle to do for their own family or friends. Hats off to us all!” “The problem of shortage affects the patients most of all. However, I do not think it appropriate to tell patients of the shortage. The patients have enough on their minds. They don't need the added anxiety of wondering if they will be cared for.” “If patients mention poor staffing on their HCAHPS surveys, something might happen. Because money talks.”
* Monthly highlights: Listen to AJN editors discuss the contents of the July issue.
* Behind the article: Editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with
the lead author of “Enhancing Veteran-Centered Care: A Guide for Nurses in Non-VA Settings.”
the author of “Helping Patients Who Don't Help Themselves.”