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AJN The American Journal of Nursing: May 2009 - Volume 109 - Issue 5 - p 33
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000351505.47133.9c

Find AJN at our new Web site and elsewhere on the Web:

  • AJN Off the Charts, our new blog, can be found at Look for postings by AJN's editorial staff and luminaries and opinion makers from the world of nursing and beyond. Recent postings include one in which clinical editor Christine Moffa asks whether the recession can be good for the nation's health and one by British nurse Jane Salvage on her recent travels to Azerbaijan.
  • AJN on Facebook and Twitter. Follow your favorite nursing journal. Link to other nurses, fans, and followers of AJN.

May 2009 Podcasts

Monthly Highlights: Editor-in-chief Diana Mason outlines the contents of the May issue.

Behind the Article presents audio interviews with authors whose articles are in the current issue of AJN.

  • Kay E. Schwebke introduces the voices, stories, and photographs of several of the nearly 11,000 nurses who served in the Vietnam War. While many of the women found it difficult to talk about their experiences when they returned home, talking was exactly what they needed to do. Also, Diana Mason interviews author Schwebke on how she came to write about these nurses.
  • Frank Costello, clinical nurse specialist at the burn center at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital–Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City, talks with Diana Mason about how nurses can handle the psychosocial components of pain in patients with burn injuries.
  • Kristen J. Overbaugh, author of the article "Acute Coronary Syndrome" in this month's issue, talks with Diana Mason about the changes in terminology used to describe cardiac disease.

Conversations offers podcast interviews with nursing leaders and other notables on their lives, their work, and their way of seeing the world. This month, Diana Mason shares her conversation with

  • Pamela J. Haylock, a consultant on cancer nursing and the new executive director of the Association for Vascular Access. Haylock talks about her experience as a member of AJN's editorial board and discusses the joys and perils of being a peer reviewer.

Online-Only Articles:

  • Nursing in a War Zone, by Maureen Shawn Kennedy. This companion to Kay E. Schwebke's article "The Vietnam Women's Memorial: Better Late than Never" presents nurses from all branches of the military who're serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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