AJN, American Journal of Nursing:
AJN On the Web
AJN’s Web site, www.ajnonline.com, offers access to current and past issues (from 1900 on), podcasts, videos, article collections—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 Pinterest (www.pinterest.com/amjnurs), and be sure to download the AJN app on your iPad.
WHAT WE'RE BLOGGING ABOUT
* What AJN articles were most popular with readers last year? Find out in “AJN’s Top 15 Most Viewed Articles in 2013” by senior editor Jacob Molyneux (http://wp.me/prthD-4mU).
* In “Smoking, Nurses, Knowledge: We've Come a Long Way, but Not Far Enough,” AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy recalls childhood memories of her family smoking, and reflects on how things have changed since the first U.S. surgeon general's report on the harmful effects of tobacco (http://wp.me/prthD-4mR).
* AJN’s clinical managing editor Karen Roush worries that verbally connecting with a patient is getting lost in this age of computer checklist care in “Whatever Happened to a Good History?” (http://wp.me/prthD-4lU).
WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ON TWITTER, FACEBOOK, AND OUR BLOG
“As nurses, we should try to practice what we preach, but also empathize with our patients, for we oftentimes share similar struggles.” “I never understood how a nurse or doctor would advise a patient to stop smoking, but then they'd go outside and smoke during their breaks.” “A good history is being replaced by the provider scanning the patient's electronic record in the exam room instead of making eye contact with the patient and truly listening. But then the time allotted for a visit prohibits discovering more than can be addressed in that one visit.”
* Monthly highlights: Listen to AJN editors discuss the contents of the March issue.
* Behind the article: Editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with the lead author of “Giving Sexual Assault Survivors Time to Decide: An Exploration of the Use and Effects of the Nonreport Option.”