Lots of nursing have soured on Nurses Week, cynical and often for good reason, given the tepid response many hospitals offer. Still, it seems clear to me we have plenty of cynicism to go around among nurses – we hardly need to pile on any more now. Why not enjoy it, have some fun? What can it hurt? We might even learn something new, network a little.
In that spirit and the spirit of camaraderie and giving, I decided to write this post when I learned that the ANA has provided free access to the May issue of The American Journal of Nursing (AJN).
Here’s a sample: the cover art and a paragraph from AJN explaining it’s interesting history:
“On this month’s cover is a painting by artist Janis Wolf, one of the original participants in the program Studio E, which blends art therapy and health community for people living with epilepsy. Started by the Chicago chapter of the Epilepsy Foundation in 2011, Studio E is now available in over 50 U.S. cities and was the subject of a recent study suggesting that art therapy increases self-esteem in patients with epilepsy (presented at the 2014 meeting of the American Epilepsy Society).”