Reducing Addiction Stigma: Recommended Reading in AJN’s January Issue


The January issue of AJN is now live.

What are the consequences of addiction stigma, and what steps can nurses take to reduce biases related to substance use? Learn more in this month’s CE, “Reducing Bias Against People with Substance Use Disorders.”

Get your 2024 reading list started: here are the winners of our annual Book of the Year Awards.

“Original Research: Predictors of COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Among Asian Indians in the United States: A Cross-Sectional Descriptive Study” examines the relationships between select demographic variables and COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy among this population.

In “Improving Discharge Teaching for Adult Patients with an Ileostomy,” the authors discuss a QI project they conducted to decrease patient-initiated postdischarge inquiries by using a FAQ handout at discharge.

See also the extensive health care news sections, the Journal Watch and Drug Watch sections, a Viewpoint column on solving the nursing shortage, an AJN Reports on the U.S. maternal health crisis, and more.

A note on the cover:

This month’s cover honors Barbara J. Braden, PhD, RN, FAAN, who pioneered risk assessment and risk-based prevention of pressure injuries. Braden passed away in June 2023; read a tribute written by her colleagues here.

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