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* Read "Success Being Relative" for a thoughtful post by Marcy Phipps, RN, on the "frenetic desperation" of a trauma team and what constitutes a "success" (


* Why are we so reliant on specialists? Read "An NP's Plea: Hold That Specialist" by clinical managing editor Karen Roush (


* For a patient perspective on end-of-life care, read "Talking About Death: Not Nice, but Necessary" by editor Amy M. Collins (




* Monthly highlights: Listen to AJN editors discuss the contents of the September issue.


* Conversations: Associate editor Alison Bulman speaks with Carolyn Jones, who photographed and interviewed the nurses on our cover for her new book The American Nurse.