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AJN On the Web

AJN The American Journal of Nursing: December 2013 - Volume 113 - Issue 12 - p 14
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000438854.05003.fa
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  • How accurately do patient satisfaction surveys measure quality of care? In “A Patient's Take on Patient Satisfaction Surveys,” AJN editor Amy M. Collins relates her experience as a patient tackling her first satisfaction questionnaire (
  • In “Taking Postpartum Mood Disorders Seriously,” AJN senior editor Jacob Molyneux discusses postpartum depression and postpartum psychosis and offers links to resources for more information (
  • Hospice nurse Amy Getter, MS, RN, describes how our society has lost touch with death and dying in “Come into My Parlor” (
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“Many surveys are geared toward favoritism of facility!” “Previous psychological history and screening, pre and post birth, would alert health professionals to the risks of moms suffering depression during and after pregnancy.” “When I visit my families (we don't care for patients, we care for families) I explain that when the patient dies they should call me.” “It was extremely difficult caring for my grandmother during the last two weeks of her life, but knowing we were doing what she wanted… made it a bearable experience.”

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  • Monthly highlights: Listen to AJN editors discuss the contents of the December issue.
  • Behind the article: Editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with
    • the authors of “Predictors of Nurses’ Intentions to Work During the 2009 Influenza A (H1N1) Pandemic.”
    • the authors of “Quiet at Night: Implementing a Nightingale Principle.”

Clinical managing editor Karen Roush speaks with the authors of “Family Pet Visitation.”

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