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What We're Blogging About


* A morning run, a motorcycle accident, an obituary page reporting the death of a former patient. Marcy Phipps explains the connection she found in this series of events in "The Underlying Connection Is Nursing" (


* AJN clinical editor Betsy Todd provides some straight talk about enterovirus in "Enterovirus D68: Precautions, Surveillance, Yes; Alarm, No" (


* In "End-of-Life Discussions and the Uneasy Role of Nurses," Amanda Anderson explores the moral distress nurses can face when starting a discussion about palliative care with patients and their families (


What Readers are Saying on Twitter, Facebook, and our Blog

"Nursing is one big quilt and our patients and families represent the many threads." "I'm a visiting nurse and part of my visit is to discuss advanced directives and healthcare proxies. I always emphasize that what they choose is up to the individual." "Getting more staff in nursing homes requires state involvement. If the state(s) don't mandate more nursing staff, nothing will change!" "I consider this one of the most important discussions I can have with my patients. Death is the end result of life."


November Podcasts


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


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


the author of "Mild Traumatic Brain Injury."


the coauthor of "Ethical Issues for Nurses in Force-Feeding Guantanamo Bay Detainees."