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AJN On the Web

AJN The American Journal of Nursing: November 2017 - Volume 117 - Issue 11 - p 18
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000526740.23185.9d
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  • In “A Nurse Takes a Stand—and Gets Arrested,” nursing professor Douglas Olsen discusses the ethical considerations surrounding the arrest of a nurse who refused a detective's request to draw blood from an unconscious patient (
  • “Intensive care put me in a different world—of noises, silly ideas, and feelings. I seemed apart from people,” wrote a patient about her experience after surgery in “Please Nurse: Needing to Feel Human Again in the ICU” (
  • In their post “Nursing Considerations for Post-Hurricane Hazards,” nursing professors Valerie Vi Thien Mac and Jeannie Weston of Emory University share risks to be aware of and approaches to adapt when providing care in the aftermath of a storm (
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“Nurses, police officers, [and] all personnel working to improve the lives of others should be able to carry out their job without the risk and threat of violent assault.” “I always held ‘conversations’ with my patients and talked about things that were not related to their illness, whether they could respond or not. I felt it was important for them to feel I recognized and treated them as a person.” “Around here, a big retirement area, we get news reports of elder drivers plowing into hairdressers, post offices, churches, salt marshes, and crowds pretty much weekly…. Perhaps the best gift for an elder who has everything is a prepaid driving service or taxi gift card, as a matter of public health.”

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  • Monthly highlights: Listen to AJN editors discuss the contents of the November issue.
  • Behind the article: Editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with
    • Cydnee Sankey-Deemer, coauthor of “Primary Care Providers and Screening for Military Service and PTSD.”
    • Cindy M. Anderson, lead author of “Preeclampsia: Current Approaches to Nursing Management.”
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