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Listening to our readers…
Thanks for the premier copy of the
Journal of Nursing Jocularity. I
look forward to seeing its growth
over the years. Nurses are the funniest people I know; they are fun to
be with socially and professionally.
I hope nurses’ spontaneous humor is
capable of being translated successfully into the more formal format of
Suzanne Smith Blancett,EdD, RN J. B. Lippincott Company
Couldn’t imagine how you could do such a “journal” but I think you’ll pull it off! Congratulations! First issue looks good.
- Patricia Wellingham-Jones, PhD,RN Tehama, CA
Short stories are great! Quick pick- ups for the busy nurse.
- Sally McCulloch Editor, ANNA Journal
I am appalled at the prospect of this trash. This is a crucial time for nursing. When many professionals are working diligently at demonstrating to the public the seriousness and importance of nursing. Now, you people are going to help our profession take several steps back by making fun of it. There is a time and a place for laughing with one another, but publishing it is not the place. This will only serve to detract from the seriousness, critical analysis, and professionalism of nursing. My vote is against this absurdity!
- Susan K. Grant, RN, MS, CCRN Spokane ,WA
Editor’s note: Susan; Our intent isn’t to degrade nurses, or send them back into the dark ages, but to uplift the spirits of a profession that needs to maintain a positive attitude for the challenges ahead. The general public might not like what they read in the Journal of Nursing Jocularity, but this is a nursing journal. How many non-nurses do you know that read RN or Nursing91? From your letter it is obvious that you have not seen the draft copy of the Journal of Nursing Jocularity I ask that you remain open minded until you see the first issue.
I was delighted and honored to receive a pre-publication copy of your exciting new magazine. A profession that can laugh aloud at itself shows a certain maturity. Nurses have always laughed quietly amongst themselves, always some- what furtively. It’s such a treat to see our sort of twisted humor in print. JNJ contains such a variety, too. Everything from warmly amusing stories to graphic toilet jokes. Great.
I look forward to seeing the polished first issue, and each future issue. Congratulations on a fine product.
- Michael Buelow, RN Publisher/Editor Arizona’s Nurse Times
I liked the variety! And, I liked the format of the journal. A great job! Good luck on its success!
- Vera M. Robinson, RN EdD Author of Humor and the Health Professions Aurora, CO
I think this is a great idea. Keep up the good work.
- Glen C Ellenbogen, PhD Editor and Publisher Journal of Polymorphous Perversity New York, NY
Editors note: 60 draft copies of the JNJ were sent to nurses across the United States. The responses that I received showed that 61% were positive about the JNJ. 28% were positive, but felt it could be improved. 11 % gave a negative opinion. This is only a minute sampling. If you would like your opinion heard, send your letters to JNJ- Stethoscope, P.O. Box 40416, Mesa, AZ 85274.
Volume 1, Number. 1 Spring 1991