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* In their post "Building Back Better: Constructive Nursing Regulation," nurse and attorney Edie Brous and health care policy expert Diana Mason call for reforming the boards of nursing (


* "Unaware of a patient's or family member's health literacy level, we may use technical terminology that creates a barrier we are oblivious to, one that results in confusion, frustration, and anxiety," writes physician Ryan Michael McAdams in "The Baby with Tetralogy of Flow" (


* In her post "Every Frontline Has a Backline: What Nursing Can Learn from Rugby," pediatric ICU nurse Tess Feury, also a member of the USA Women's National Rugby Team, writes about the importance of those who support frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic (



"[Nursing regulation reform] is long overdue. Bring it on!" "Sadly, it is easier to take ourselves out of important, worldwide organizations [like the World Health Organization] than it is to ever return. . . . We have a lot of apologizing to do and now many decades of rebuilding trust." "Thank you for emphasizing the global health care needs that extend beyond COVID-19."




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


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


* Kimberly Smith Sheppard, lead author of "Original Research: Nurses' Knowledge and Comfort with Assessing Inpatients' Firearm Access and Providing Education on Safe Gun Storage."


* Carolyn Jones, whose film is discussed in "An Intimate Glimpse of Emergency Nurses at Work."


* Douglas P. Olsen and Linda J. Keilman, authors of "The Moral Distress of Nurses When Patients Forgo Treatment Because of Cost."


* Our popular Reflections column is now a podcast! Listen to a reading of Kathleen Resnick's personal essay, "A Different Kind of Nurse."