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Role of occupational therapists in acute care

In celebration of Occupational Therapy Month, I want to share information about the role of the occupational therapist (OT) in the acute care setting. As...

Current state of quality of care for sickle cell trait carrier awareness

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “Sickle cell trait affects approximately 100,000 individuals in the United States. Sickle cell trait and...

Effective communication is the key

In the article, “Providing effective communication to patients who are deaf or hard of hearing,” Omobola Awosika Oyeleye presented the legal obligations of nurses...

Cultural competence in healthcare

Cultural competence in the delivery of healthcare is by no means a new concept. However, the knowledge nurses need to have to provide the...

CNAs Need Training, Support for Learning

The September 2020 American Nurse Journal article “Implementation of evidence-based practice in long-term care” addresses high turnover and job dissatisfaction. First, seeing this need for...

Rewards of neuro nursing

I am a nurse at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, WV, on the Neuro Intensive Care Unit. I work with some of the most...

The right path

"If you know, you know", a quote that still rings true, to this same girl who idealized the vision of becoming a nurse at...

Supporting nurses: Coping with emotional stress

I want to thank you for printing the article that supports nurses and our emotional health. I have been a nurse for 35 years....

Reader reaction: COVID-19 safety

It was with some surprise I read the column "Practice Matters" from Dr. Grant, our ANA president, in the October edition of American Nurse....

Reader reaction: Leaders’ role in stopping workplace violence

Dear Editor, After reading the article "Leaders' Role in Stopping Workplace Violence" in the September 2020 issue, I am in agreeance with the author for...