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* Critical care nurse Amanda Anderson addresses Miss America pageant contestant Kelley Johnson's remarks in "Some Notes on Miss Colorado's 'I'm Just a Nurse' Speech" (


* In her post "Are the Benefits of Nutrition for Cardiovascular Health Being Undersold?" (, AJN clinical editor Betsy Todd shares highlights from the International Conference on Nutrition in Medicine: Cardiovascular Disease.


* "I am merely cooperating with death, and death's agenda is never known to me," writes hospice nurse Megen Duffy about her "favorite part of being a nurse" in "'An Immutably Personal Process': A Hospice Nurse Contemplates Uncontrol" (



"Those in the medical field truly do not understand pain until they experience it themselves." "I teach my students from the first day that the phrase 'just a nurse' should never be used." "It is important for us to explore our own biases and understand our own attitudes to make sure that we are not negatively impacting our patients." "I'm an EMT, headed to nursing school. I think you could be jeopardizing future patient care by always deferring to 'urgent' needs."




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


* Behind the article: Editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with


* Terry Fulmer, author of "Nurses and the Elder Justice Act."


* Kara Mosesso, author of "Adverse Late and Long-Term Treatment Effects in Adult Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Survivors," and Mary McCabe, clinical director of the Cancer Survivorship Initiative at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.