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WHAT WE'RE BLOGGING ABOUT
* In “The Nursing Report That Didn't Just ‘Sit on a Shelf,’” Joyce Pulcini, contributing editor for AJN’s Policy and Politics column, provides highlights from an Institute of Medicine event celebrating the impact of the 2010 Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health report (http://wp.me/prthD-4j2).
* Julianna Paradisi faces the task of saving an overdose victim's life with mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and, after a moment of dread, feels her perspective change as soon as she wonders “Whose Child Is This?” (http://wp.me/prthD-4ii).
* AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy wonders why, in the face of a global shortage of health care workers, many of whom are nurses and midwives, the World Health Organization has yet to fill the nursing and midwifery leadership position at its headquarters—in “Worsening Global Health Workforce Shortage: What's Being Done?” (http://wp.me/prthD-4i8).
WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ON TWITTER, FACEBOOK, AND OUR BLOG
“The health of other nations affects our nation as well, as we rely heavily on finances and industry from all over the planet.” “I'm a social worker, and I've had a lot of clients who are homeless. You want to help, and you want to imagine that you treat everyone equally, but sometimes you have a visceral reaction to certain odors or even certain visuals.” “As a member of the health care team, we tend to become very cynical and almost jaded over time. It takes just one person's story to change a perspective.” “I would rather be fired than compromise and put a patient's care in jeopardy.”
* Monthly highlights: Listen to AJN editors discuss the contents of the February issue.
* Behind the article: Editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with
* the authors of “Posttonsillectomy Pain in Children.”
* the author of this month's Legal Clinic, “Lessons Learned from Litigation: The Case of Eric Decker.”