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* In her post "Making Sense of Loss, Finding Strength as a Nurse," nursing professor Sandra Maldonado discusses grieving for patients and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic (


* "I know how overwhelming some days can be. And I know this profession is not going to get any easier," writes pediatric intensive care nurse Hui-Wen (Alina) Sato in her post "How I Would Prepare My Child to Become a Nurse" (


* AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy shares key takeaways from recent nursing organization events in her post "On the Road Again (Sort of) with Virtual Nursing Meetings" (



"Technology is a good thing. But nurses and their coworkers give the humanity to [patient] care." "This idea of self-sacrifice, taking care of everyone else at the expense of ourselves, has been dysfunctional in nursing. It's time to change it. I hope the next generation will take heed." "Those who are willing to learn from [their ignorance] are better for it, and contribute to making the world a better and more inclusive place for all."




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


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


* Margaret J. Carman, author of "Assessing Back Pain in Patients Presenting to the ED."


* Edie Brous, author of "Crisis Standards of Care."


* William E. Rosa, coauthor of "Nurses Promoting Inclusive, Safe, Resilient, and Sustainable Cities and Communities: Taking Action on COVID-19, Systemic Racism, and Climate Change."


* Senior clinical editor Christine Moffa speaks with Barbara Marie Alba, author of "Postpartum Depression: A Nurse's Guide."


* Conversations: Shawn Kennedy speaks with National Academy of Medicine (NAM) Future of Nursing 2020-2030 committee member Regina Cunningham about the new NAM consensus report, The Future of Nursing 2020-2030: Charting a Path to Achieve Health Equity.


* Reflections: Listen to a reading of Pamela Sturtevant's personal essay, "Of Swamps and Pandemics."