The January issue of AJN is now live. Here are some of the articles we’re pleased to have a chance to publish this month.
The authors describe an evidence-based practice change at a radiation oncology center designed to reduce the severity of oral mucositis in adults receiving radiation treatment for head and neck cancer.
This article reviews the recommendations of the American Pain Society’s postoperative pain management guideline and discusses its historical context and the current events that may affect its implementation in clinical practice.
A qualitative study explores the perspectives of patients, RNs, certified nurse midwives, and other providers regarding a new prenatal connected care model aimed at reducing in-office visits and creating virtual patient–RN connections.
Nurse authors and readers need to know about the harmful online phenomenon of predatory journals and understand how to identify and avoid the unreliable content published in these journals.
The most valuable texts of the year in multiple categories, as chosen by AJN’s panel of judges.
There’s much more in our January issue, including:
- Our annual Year in Review, including the top health care and nursing news stories of 2017, plus stories to watch in 2018.
- A Supporting Family Caregivers article on preventing falls and fall-related injuries at home.
- An AJN Reports on preexposure prophylaxis for HIV.
Click here to browse the table of contents and explore the issue on our website.
A note on the cover:
The collage on this month’s cover shows five of the most significant public health–related news stories from the past year, as chosen by AJN’s staff and editorial board. While we typically highlight just one noteworthy story from the previous year on our cover each January, we felt that the abundance of major headlines in 2017 made for an exception.