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* In "What Would You Do If You Weren't a Nurse?," oncology nurse navigator Julianna Paradisi describes being a nurse who also has other vocations (


* "I learned that day about the importance of being aware of the ways I fill in a patient and family's narrative, perhaps with pieces of other similar narratives I have heard, or simply with my own unsupported assumptions and judgments," writes pediatric intensive care nurse Hui-Wen (Alina) Sato in her post "The Nurse's Temptation to Fill In the Patient Handoff Narrative" (


* In her post "The Continuing Invisibility of Nurses in the Media," AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy discusses a recent replication of the 1998 Woodhull Study on Nursing and the Media, which revealed that nurses are even less visible in news media today than when the original study was conducted (



"Truck drivers are not allowed to be on the road after being on duty for a certain amount of hours, yet we in the medical community believe that we can and should be working with people's lives in the balance for 12 hours or more." "[I am a] home health [nurse] and I love the freedom I have. I am able to care for my patients in ways I can't in the hospital." "My philosophy as a nurse is 'better safe than sorry.' If the patient feels like something is wrong even if vitals are normal, get it checked out. If they were wrong, oh well[horizontal ellipsis]. If they were right, you saved a life." "It's tough when you don't have 'hard data' to back you, but the art of nursing includes instinct."




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* Maureen Cannon, coauthor of "Breast Cancer Screening: A Review of Current Guidelines."


* Karen Trotochaud, Heather Fitzgerald, and Angela D. Knackstedt, authors of "Ethics Champion Programs."