Managing editor Joy Jacobson honored for report on violence in nursing.


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AJN is pleased to announce that its managing editor, Joy Jacobson, author of AJN's February 2007 report "Violence and Nursing," received a 2007 Award for Excellence in Health Care Journalism from the Association of Health Care Journalists.


The article, which won second place in the "Best Limited Report" category, includes findings of recent studies showing alarming rates of physical and verbal abuse against nurses in the workplace. View the report at http://www.nursingcenter.com/ajn.jacobson.


The 2007 awards were presented on March 29 at the association's annual conference in Washington, DC. The judges had this to say about Jacobson's report: "This story gets high marks for shining a light on a subject that doesn't seem to get a lot of attention: workplace violence directed at nurses. It's clearly written, concise and covers a lot of ground, from flagging a serious problem to offering advice for victims." A list of all winners and links to their articles is available at http://www.healthjournalism.org.