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* "In the end, it's about making choices that provide the peace an individual needs to sleep at night. For me, this peace of mind came from knowing that if the cancer was going to kill me, I had at least done what I could to fight it," writes oncology nurse navigator Julianna Paradisi in her post "Holding Space for Integrative Medicine in Oncology Care" (


* In her post "How a Patient's Family Heals a Nurse in this Era of Medicine," pediatric intensive care nurse Hui-Wen (Alina) Sato draws lessons from the way a family handled their young daughter's illness and death (


* AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy gives a rundown of ways to get involved with the journal, be it reviewing manuscripts or writing them, in her post "AJN Wants You! A Call for Peer Reviewers and Authors" (



"As a retired nurse, I'm walking alongside my husband's stage IV small cell lung cancer life and honoring his choice not to have chemo. I so wish physicians would ask FIRST what the patient's choices and priorities are before taking a 'before' photo or launching into a treatment schedule as we experienced." "My best teachers had a winning combination of holding me to a high standard while supporting me with kindness and understanding. Educating with rigor and high standards does not need to mean being awful to your students." "My mother worked in a nursing home a few years ago as a certified nursing assistant. She made my brothers and I promise to never put her in a nursing home when she gets old." "Our patients and those who love them come to us in their most vulnerable moments[horizontal ellipsis]. We cannot save every one, but, with honest, compassionate communication, we can share our humanity in ways that reduce suffering for everyone involved."




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


* Linda Eanes, author of "Too Much Sitting: A Newly Recognized Health Risk."


* Rear Admiral Susan Orsega, chief nurse officer of the U.S. Public Health Service, and American Association of Nurse Practitioners president Joyce Knestrick, both featured in On the Road with AJN.