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Bulman, Alison senior editorial coordinator

AJN The American Journal of Nursing: March 2012 - Volume 112 - Issue 3 - p 22
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000412631.47775.b1
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  • Read “Tilting the Earth” by Elizabeth R. Plumer, PhD, JD, for a touching post by the parent of a pediatric cancer survivor (
  • Do Magnet facilities offer better quality care? Editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy gives her take in “Magnet Hospitals: It's About the Process, Not the Designation” (
  • For a patient perspective, read “The Cruel Irony of Alzheimer's Disease” by AJN associate editor Amy M. Collins, which describes a family member's conflicting Alzheimer's disease symptoms (
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“[Noise] is definitely one of our patients’ biggest complaints, but some of it is completely out of control.” “I do believe that the more the public realizes the important role the professional nurse holds as a patient rights advocate the more the public will insist that nurses be protected in that advocacy role.” “Unless a physician, nurse, or administrator has a strong conscience, it's easy to become bogged down by the bottom line of business and moneymaking in a hospital.”

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  • Monthly highlights: Listen to AJN editors discuss the contents of the March issue.
  • Behind the article: Editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with Laura Robbins and Marjorie G. Kulesa, codirectors of the July 2011 symposium on which AJN’s online supplement, State of the Science: Prevention and Management of Osteoarthritis, is based.
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