AJN, American Journal of Nursing:
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WHAT WE'RE BLOGGING ABOUT
* Can the burnout or compassion fatigue that nurses experience sometimes be boredom? Find out what Julianna Paradisi, RN, OCN, thinks in “Differentiating Nurse Burnout from Boredom” (http://wp.me/prthD-42M).
* Diane Stonecipher, BSN, RN, author of this month's Viewpoint, offers touching examples of the importance of compassion in nursing in “The Heart of a Nurse” (http://wp.me/prthD-42n).
* In “Incompatible with Life,” Shirley Phillips shares the story of how physicians missed the signs that her daughter suffered from a rare genetic condition, but one nurse didn't (http://wp.me/prthD-41V).
WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ON TWITTER, FACEBOOK, AND OUR BLOG
“It's not only the technical proficiencies that make a good nurse but the ability to connect with those whose lives depend on us.” “As an LPN for 18 years… nothing raises my ire more than someone asking me when I plan to become a nurse. I am a nurse!” “That has been the frustration for new grads from what I read… the challenge to find suitable or desirable positions after graduation.” “Finding new ways to channel your knowledge and skills is definitely one way to alleviate boredom and maintain interest in coming to work.”
* Monthly highlights: Listen to AJN editors discuss the contents of the October issue.
* Behind the article: Editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with
* the authors of “Mouth Care to Reduce Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia.”
* the authors of “Decreasing Patient Agitation Using Individualized Therapeutic Activities.”