“As the most invisible part of our health care workforce, family caregivers come from all walks of life.”—Heather M. Young, Rita B. Choula, and Susan C. Reinhard in their Guest Editorial, “Caring for a Person Living with Pain”

The September issue of AJN is now live. Here’s what’s new. Some articles may be free only to subscribers.

Pain and Mental Health Symptoms After Traumatic Orthopedic Injury

A review of the presentation, screening, and treatment of postinjury symptoms associated with stressor-related disorders such as acute stress disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder, including pain, sleep disturbances, anxiety, and depression.

AJN Reports: Diabetes Self-Management in the Acute Care Unit

A discussion of the practical and policy barriers affecting hospitalized patients with diabetes who wish to maintain a role in their own glucose management—and how new technologies may support the case for greater flexibility.

Special Feature: Increasing Access to Diabetes Education in Rural Alabama Through Telehealth

The authors describe a project they developed to assess the use of telehealth technology to deliver diabetes self-management education and support in a rural, small group setting.

Supporting Family Caregivers: No Longer Home Alone: Interrupting Biases in the Experience and Management of Pain

This article—the first in a new series published in collaboration with the AARP Public Policy Institute—provides practical information nurses can share with family caregivers of persons living with pain, especially those from diverse racial and ethnic groups.

Nursing Resources: Addressing Food Insecurity

A collection of resources to help nurses identify, care for, and advocate for patients and families experiencing food insecurity.

There’s much more in our September issue, including:

  • A Viewpoint on diversity in nursing.
  • An In the News article on bright spots in cancer research.
  • An On the Road with AJN report from the UN Commission on the Status of Women’s “Global Health Workforce Solutions for Gender Equality” event.

Click here to browse the table of contents and explore the issue on our website.

A note on the cover.

This month’s cover photo shows a nurse discussing pain treatment options with an older adult and her family caregiver.