The January issue of the American Journal of Nursing contains three items that I am thrilled to share with everyone! First and second, the book titled Philosophies and Practices of Emancipatory Nursing: Social Justice as Praxis edited by Paula N. Kagan, Marlaine C. Smith, and Peggy L. Chinn won “Book of the Year” in two categories – History and Public Policy, and in Professional Issues. You can see the press release about all of the awards here. The link to. the article online is here. The detailed comments of the reviewers are posted on the web as supplementary digital content; you can access this information online as a subscriber, or through your library. The book is available in both paper and electronic formats – here is the Amazon link!
The third item is in the “Art of Nursing” section of the journal, where myquilt, shown above as the banner for this web site, is featured! Here is an excerpt from the narrative I wrote about the quilt: “Just as the idea of health is a holistic construct, a quilt has a wholeness greater than the sum of its many parts. Its messy, unattractive underside is essential for the complex pattern to emerge, much as countless physical and psychological human processes are essential to what we recognize as health and well-being” (AJN ▼ January 2016 ▼ Vol. 116, No. 1, p. 48)
If you are a nurse, I strongly encourage subscribing to this important journal, which has been a steady voice for nursing since 1900! At least explore the many resources that the journal provides, and follow the blog: “Off the Charts”
Way to go Peggy and co-editors/authors! A much-needed addition to the science and practice of nursing.
Congratulations to you and your colleagues on the book Peggy! You continue to influence our thinking and our practice in such important ways. Thank you!
Congratulations also on the recognition of your quilt as another expression of the beauty and complexity of nurses, nursing and health care. I love the potential of quilts to tell stories, convey messages and inspire!
How wonderful to hear from you, Lee! Wishing you a wonderful New Year, and let’s catch up soon! Peggy