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AJN, American Journal of Nursing: August 2015 - Volume 115 - Issue 8 - p 21
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000470394.17900.c0
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  • “While satisfaction is something to be striven for, dissatisfaction is something to be learned from,” says critical care nurse Amanda Anderson in “Surveys Aside, One Crucial Precondition for Real Patient Satisfaction” (, the first in a series of posts in which she shares her own missteps.
  • Katheren Koehn, executive director of the Minnesota Organization of Registered Nurses, reports on the American Nurses Association's recent Ethics Symposium in “An Updated Code of Ethics for Nurses as a Call to Action” (
  • Oncology nurse navigator Julianna Paradisi introduces this relatively new nursing specialty in “Soul-Satisfied, but Heartbroken: The ‘Soft’ Skills of Oncology Nurse Navigators” (
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“Every call light needs an answer, and nurses must advocate for staffing levels that will enable them to respond to every call.” “Satisfaction scores will rise when nurses have the ability to care for the whole patient.” “Oftentimes, patient satisfaction has less to do with patient care and more to do with food quality and speed, phlebotomy, and undisturbed sleep.”

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  • Monthly highlights: Listen to AJN editors discuss the contents of the August issue.
  • Behind the article: Editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with
    • Barbra Mann Wall, lead author of “‘I Am a Nurse’: Oral Histories of African Nurses.”
    • Renee C. B. Manworren, lead author of “Nurses’ Role in Preventing Prescription Opioid Diversion.”
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