Greetings from hot, muggy, overcast Brooklyn... please pardon your guest blogger’s blog outage of the past two days. Service resumes just in time to wrap up the week with a couple of items…
When Stacey shared with me a few guidelines for posting on this site, she mentioned that BAP bloggers generally avoid overtly political commentary, but she also said—I’m paraphrasing here—that readers might find it interesting to hear a bit about how AJN covers health care topics that have become politicized.
As anyone who wasn’t already in a coma this summer knows about our most recent coma-inducing national conversation, the timing couldn’t be better for discussing the discussion. I wrote about it, here, last week, where I noted:
At AJN we usually avoid taking sides in partisan political fights. We focus on issues that are important to nurses and their patients, and when we publish articles that concern health care policymaking, we try to present the facts as objectively as possible. When there’s a legitimate debate about the best approach to achieving a particular goal, we try to present all sides with equal objectivity, in the belief that readers can make up their own minds when presented with unbiased information.
That’s all for now. It’s been a real pleasure to be here this past week. Thanks, again, for reading and listening.