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AJN's website, http://www.ajnonline.com, offers access to current and past issues (from 1900 on), podcasts, article collections-and much more. Bookmark or subscribe to our blog, Off the Charts (https://ajnoffthecharts.com), to read frequent updates and share your thoughts on what you see in your nursing world. Join us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/AJNfans ), and follow us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/AmJNurs ) and Pinterest (http://www.pinterest.com/amjnurs ). To listen to podcasts and watch videos, click on the Podcasts or Videos tab on our website or subscribe to AJN podcasts in iTunes at http://tinyurl.com/py4pgll.

 

WHAT WE'RE BLOGGING ABOUT

 

* In her post "Thinking About Writing? Here Are the Next Steps," AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy shares tips for writing articles and papers (https://wp.me/p7sy0l-7ii).

 

* "I connect easily with patients and throughout my career have given and received more spontaneous hugs than I can hope to count. Lately though, for a variety of reasons, I've begun to ask permission before hugging a patient," writes oncology nurse navigator Julianna Paradisi in her post "May I Hug You? Supporting Personal Boundaries in the Health Care Setting" (https://wp.me/p7sy0l-7hp).

 

* In her post "Multistate Outbreak of Life-Threatening Pulmonary Disease Amid E-Cigarette Use," AJN senior editor Corinne McSpedon updates readers on this outbreak-the cause of which is being investigated (https://wp.me/p7sy0l-7kN).

 

WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ON TWITTER, FACEBOOK, AND OUR BLOG

"Be sure to find balance . . . set aside some time to do or talk about nonnursing things. Self-care is crucial both in nursing school and after." "People are afraid that if they give morphine to their loved one, they will be killing them or starting the process. Caregivers are sometimes misinformed and spread that idea as well." "I often wished we had relaxation rooms for break periods in the hospitals where I worked years ago. One would be surprised at what a 20-minute break can do for the body and soul."

 

OCTOBER PODCASTS

 

* Monthly highlights: Listen to AJN editors discuss the contents of the October issue.

 

* Behind the article: Editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with

 

* Ruth Lebet and Paule V. Joseph, authors of "Knowledge of Precision Medicine and Health Care: An Essential Nursing Competency."

 

* Lindsey Danielson and Lori Boyle, authors of "Countering Vaccine Misinformation."Senior editor Corinne McSpedon speaks with Dawn Wilcox, who is profiled in "Keeping Count of Women and Girls Killed by Men."

 

* Our popular Reflections column is now a podcast! Listen to a reading of Frances Wiedenhoeft's personal essay, "The Last One."