Featured Feedback | August 2020

Author(s): Lydia L. Kim, Digital Content Editor

Many readers provide feedback on the articles published in American Nurse Journal; here are a few of the comments received in August. The editorial team values this input.

Recognizing heart failure symptoms can improve patient self-management

“The chart is a great tool for patients to avoid second-guessing and gives them clear guidelines to follow!” – Christina L. 

Building moral resilience to neutralize moral distress

“All great comments. totally agree with the huddle to get your team motivated and address any concerns for the shift and get some positive energy going. Check in with coworkers periodically to see how everyone is managing and also give yourself a time out when you need it to reset and reenergize.” – Pamela V.Z.

Building your resiliency

“I needed this reminder of the importance of resiliency. I consider myself pretty resilient and anyone who knows my story might agree. We can never really relax and think that once we are over a certain set of adverse circumstances that there will not be more soon to come. The components discussed here that contribute to resilience should be practiced consistently even in easy times. I needed this reminder.”
– Ericka P.

Understanding moral disagreement

“I love this ‘healthcare may seem more welcoming and hospitable to the many patients we serve. Moral disagreements will always exist but may not seem insurmountable or alienating if moral imagination leads to true understanding.'” – Walter D.

An overview of neuraxial anesthesia

“Very well written article for nurses. I loved the graphics and the simple explanations. Thanks so much for taking the time to write this!” – Joanne T.

Top 5 education apps for nurses

“Hello! An interesting list, I used GoodNotes, it’s a pretty good app. Thanks for the tips, I will try others.” 

Honoring the nurse victims of COVID-19

“What an excellent idea to have this wonderful list of those nurses who have given their lives to care for others during the pandemic.” – Joanne S.

“This is a beautiful tribute to Nurses. I’m overcome with emotion as I am a Nurse of 30 years My deepest condolences. Praying for comfort for their families.” – Tolores H.

On being human during crisis

“Thank you for your eloquent words and for reminding us all that we are human. I am proud to be a nurse.”  – Kimberly M.

“Very impressive, informative and relevant writing and topic. Thanks for highlighting the need and upside of organ and tissue donation.” – Rick M.

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