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WHAT WE'RE BLOGGING ABOUT
- Read "Return on Investment: A Nurse's Mother Makes Her Wishes Clear" by Margaret Gallagher (http://wp.me/prthD-2d3), for a moving post on end-of-life discussions.
- "A good nursing team functions like a choreographed troupe," writes Marcy Phipps in her post, "We're Not Going to Lie to You" (http://wp.me/prthD-2cN).
- Old habits die hard, but which should nurses really do away with? Read "Killing Traditional Nursing Duties #1" by editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy (http://wp.me/prthD-2fm) for a look at the habits nurses say they can do without.
WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ON FACEBOOK AND OUR BLOG
"There can and should be a fine balance between monitoring needs and the patient's need for rest." "Without violation of HIPAA, shouldn't we be allowed freedom of speech?" "I did not become a nurse for the attention or glory. I am a nurse to be the person who helps the patient towards wellness." "I think cultural shifts have to happen alongside journalistic content to really make a radical shift."
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- Monthly highlights: Listen to AJN editors discuss the contents of the October issue.
- Behind the article: Editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with James E. Russo, author of "Deactivation of ICDs at the End of Life: A Systematic Review of Clinical Practices and Provider and Patient Attitudes"; Jeannette T. Crenshaw, author of "Preoperative Fasting: Will the Evidence Ever Be Put into Practice?"; and Carol Levine, author of part one of our three-part series on supporting family caregivers.