January Issue: Managing Post-Op Pain, Head and Neck Cancer Symptom Management, Predatory Journals, More

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.

CE: Oral Care for Head and Neck Cancer Symptom Management

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.

CE: Managing Postoperative Pain

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.

Original Research: Increasing the Connectivity and Autonomy of RNs with Low-Risk Obstetric Patients

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.

Predatory Journals: Alerting Nurses to Potentially Unreliable Content

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.

Book of the Year Awards 2017

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:

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.

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