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AJN The American Journal of Nursing: May 2014 - Volume 114 - Issue 5 - p 15
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000446760.56460.99
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  • “I spotted a cockroach making its way across her pillow. And then another on her lap. And then they were on the wall behind the bed…,” Amanda Anderson describes in “Working Out the Bugs: Old and Alone in the City,” about an elderly patient with no support system (
  • Read about Florence Nightingale's extraordinary influence on modern medicine in “Acknowledging Nightingale's Pervasive Influence on Medicine as We Know It,” by AJN senior editor Jacob Molyneux (
  • In “NPR Syndrome,” Julianna Paradisi discusses the impact of an increasingly digital culture on nurses’ ability to battle compassion fatigue (
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“One of the keys I have found is accepting that I cannot help the world, however I can help in my little corner of it— whether that consists of emotional support for someone going through a difficult time, or having the ability to help one person with a few groceries.” “I work in rehab and people say the same thing: ‘How can you do that? Isn't it depressing?’… Yes, it is disheartening, but the examples in my life remind me why I do what I do every day.”

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  • Monthly highlights: Listen to AJN editors discuss the contents of the May issue.
  • Behind the article:
    • Editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with the lead author of “Responding to the Cholera Epidemic in Haiti.”
    • Clinical managing editor Karen Roush speaks with the authors of “Intimate Partner Violence in Rural U.S. Areas: What Every Nurse Should Know.”
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