Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor – November 2008

Easy and inexpensive   Thank you for Susan Fetzer’s excellent article, “Putting a stop to postop nausea and vomiting,” in the August  issue. One treatment that wasn’t mentioned is inhaled 70% isopropyl alcohol. To use it,...

Letters to the Editor – October 2008

Novice nurses: Leading the way against nurse abuse  In the informative and timely article “No more nurse abuse” (July), John Murray points out that novice nurses are more likely to report abuse or harassment to...

Letters to the Editor – August 2008

Nursing pins, nursing pride   I read the letter “Nursing school pin: Not for sale at any price” in your June issue with great interest. Like Theresa Stephany, I believe pins shouldn’t be sold to non-alumni....

Letters to the Editor – July 2008

Sacred cows and road runners American Nurse Today is one of the few publications I look forward to receiving, and I read it from cover to cover. It keeps me grounded in important practical and...

Letters to the Editor – June 2008

Choose your battles with physicians wisely   “Don’t tolerate disruptive physician behavior” (March) really hit home. When I started on a cardiothoracic stepdown unit a year ago, I knew I’d be working with surgeons, who don’t...

Letters to the Editor – May 2008

Dimensions of pain distraction I read with applause "Assessing the seven dimensions of pain" in the February issue. I work in a large teaching institution in the Midwest, where we have the luxury of an...

Letters to the Editor – April 2008

Letters to the Editor - April 2008

Letters to the Editor – March 2008

A glimpse into what matters I wanted to give you an update on Mark, the young man in my article, “The freeing force of laughter” in the August issue. His mother called to tell me...

Letters to the Editor – February 2008

Lack of evidence-based care for spinal cord injuries In your September article “Cervical spine injuries: Preserving function, improving outcomes,” the author describes as “aggressive care” the administration of high-dose corticosteroid therapy within 8 hours of...
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Letters to the Editor – November 2007

A timely expression of support “Being with dying” in the September issue was timely for my staff and me. I am an RN Unit manager for a 46-bed dementia unit in a 166-bed long-term care...

Letters to the Editor – September 2007

I am a professional I am appalled by the letter to the editor in the July issue regarding educational requirements for nurses. The fact that I graduated from an associate degree program does not make...

Letters to the Editor – August 2007

Readers weigh in on the image of nursing I applaud Shelley Cohen for her article “The image of nursing” in the May issue. I’ve been a nurse for more than 50 years, and some of...