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* In "Who's Going to Smile at My Baby? When the Pandemic Comes to the NICU," resource parent Janet Sides and physician Stephanie Kukora discuss concerns about the effects of caregivers' mask wearing on hospitalized infants' social development (


* "For young men with mental illness who are exhibiting any degree of disturbed or threatening behavior-and particularly if they are Black men-it's not always helpful to call the police, and can sometimes be fatal," writes nurse and artist Julianna Paradisi in her post "For the Mentally Ill in Crisis, Someone Safe to Call for Help" (


* In her post "The First Injection," nursing professor Tracy Kelly recalls the anxiety she experienced when learning to give injections-and how a supportive instructor kept her from giving up (



"Nurses don't want to be called heroes-they want the real respect that is only shown through action." "I got my first COVID vaccination this morning at the large institution where I have worked since lockdown started. . . . It struck me that today was the largest crowd of people I've been in for more than a year." "Nurses are not machines. If nothing else, this pandemic's glaring spotlight on our broken health care system has laid it all bare."




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


* Behind the article: Editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with Roxanne L. O'Brien and Matt W. O'Brien, authors of "Nursing Orientation to Data Science and Machine Learning."


* Reflections: Listen to a reading of Nancy Rumsey Cooksey's personal essay, "It's Hurting."