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Aid-in-dying discussion requires knowledge, insight

Dear Editor, Physician-assisted suicide (aid-in-dying) is a new era of ethical conundrum about which public opinion and policy has evolved quite rapidly such that professional...

On RaDonda Vaught: reader reactions

#notmetoo or I am RaDonda The #metoo movement is one of speaking up and out against silence associated with sexual violence, stopping those who perpetrate...

Support for nurses

I was glad to see the news brief entitled Joint Statement warns against criminalizing medical errors. I feel it is imperative that the nursing...

RaDonda Vaught: how to move forward?

To The Editor: I felt compelled to write about the verdict on RaDonda Vaught, RN, after she had made a medication error. I feel that...

On nurses and mental health

Dear Editor, Nurses are quitting or on the verge of doing so (Statpearls, 2022). Positions for nurses in healthcare are always in high demand, but...

Nurses can help those recovering from addiction, drug overdose

To the editor and members of the American Nurse Journal, I am writing to you as a compassionate student nurse, advocating for the safety and...

Setting goals for the New Year

I am sitting in my home office (that is pushing aside my craft room more and more) staring out the window, with little energy...

Let’s call her Carol

It was my first year as a nurse in a suburban Intensive Care unit. I worked the night shift and had an elderly female...

Patients’ role in healthcare innovation

Can patients be drivers of innovation within the medical supply category? A good way to start is empowering those with their own medical challenges...

Advanced skill certification

Historically, nurses are required to obtain only Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, and/or Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition and...

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