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* In her post "What's a Preceptor's Duty When a New Nurse Doesn't Fit the Unit?" pediatric intensive care nurse Hui-Wen (Alina) Sato describes how she responded to a nurse who struggled to meet the demands of the job (


* "As a nursing student, I gained most of my clinical experience in a large municipal hospital that was often underequipped, with basic supplies sometimes hard to come by. We learned to problem solve and improvise and make do-and usually we got the job done," writes AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy in "True Grit: A Core Nursing Attribute?" (


* In his post "A Hidden History of Sexual Violence Can Complicate the Clinical Encounter," hospice social worker Scott Janssen discusses the importance of being aware of the signs and symptoms of past trauma when interacting with patients (



"In 1957 my brother and I suffered through the measles[horizontal ellipsis]. Never saw it as an RN myself, but was so glad the vaccine was available to protect our children. Sad that measles is being seen again." "For some new graduates, the hospital environment is too overwhelming to start their career. I have precepted a couple of new graduates in this scenario and my recommendation is for them to work in a long-term care facility. This gives you the opportunity to practice time management, learn medications, and develop bedside care in a nonrushed environment." "Let's not forget that those one in three women and one in six men [who have experienced sexual violence] include our coworkers and colleagues."




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


* Patricia Keresztes and Annette Peacock-Johnson, authors of "Type 2 Diabetes: A Pharmacologic Update."