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July 2020 Vol. 15 No. 7

Many patients and some providers refuse palliative care because they associate it with imminent death and “giving up.” However, nurses can serve as leaders on an interprofessional team to manage patient and family care and help patients and their loved ones cope with the disease process. This issue’s continuing nursing education article answers nine common questions associated with palliative care. When you know and understand the answers, you can better advocate for the best care possible for your patients and their families.

Other articles in this issue cover a variety of clinical and nonclinical topics, including a revised bedside mobility assessment tool, mindfulness for medication safety, early identification of Kawasaki disease (and a similar inflammatory syndrome association with COVID-19), and preceptorship to help new nurses successfully transition from nursing school to clinical practice.