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A wrenching decision As a nursing student, I’ve been present on several occasions when a patient has coded. So your…

Letters to the Editor – April 2007

Provocative cover art? Although I’m impressed with the overall quality of your publication, the cover of your February issue (“Heart…
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Letters to the Editor – February 2007

Talkin’ ’bout my generation I’m impressed with your journal. I’ve enjoyed reading many of the articles—for example, the one about…

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…

Letters to the Editor – July 2007

Oversight not needed As a recent graduate of a nurse practitioner (NP) program, I appreciated your article “Retail-based clinics: New…

Letters to the Editor – June 2007

Float or be fired? The February article “Protecting yourself from malpractice claims” states, “Don’t accept assignments if you’re not sure…

Letters to the Editor – March 2007

Personal experience with “Last breath” I found the article “Last breath: The ethics of pharmacologic paralysis” in the January issue…

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…

Letters to the Editor – May 2009

Speaking of psychic experiences Beth Wechsler’s article “A word about patients’ psychic experiences: Listen” in the March issue deserves to…

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  October 5, 2015 In response to: Understanding the Charge Nurse’s Role in Staffing (September, 2015) Dear Editor: The American…

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Of artichokes and angry patients I agree with the premise of Rossiter and Lazoritz’s article, “Of Artichokes and Angry Patients”…
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The truth about high-energy drinks Re “High-energy drinks: What you don’t know could hurt you” (August article available here): I…
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Concurring on “quantum” nursing I was delighted with Leah Curtin’s eloquent description of the beliefs I’ve embraced in my nursing…

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Mindfulness practice Thank you, Dr. Cipriano, for your editorial on mindfulness practice to assist in the grief process (“Breath at…

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Overcoming the fear of floating “Tips for floaters” (March 2010) accurately described the floater’s dilemma. By showing both sides of…

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Nursing academics vs. practicing nurses? My blood boiled when I read ANA President Patton’s column “Is diagnosis of pressure ulcers…

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More about moral pitfalls “Conscience, legalism, and the clash of rights” provided an excellent discussion of some of the ethical…

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Problems with privacy The policies developed around privacy, at least in LTC [long-term care], are rigid, and often inappropriate given…

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How do we get into morally questionable situations? I love this article. As a current student in the nursing program,…

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Family initiated rapid response team After reading the article “Family initiated rapid response team (FIRR)” by Ehrig S., Hepburn, J.,…

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No drugs down the drain In approximately 2008 I wrote my final paper in BSN community health on this environmental…
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Reader Feedback, December 2018

THIS IS WHERE we share some of the comments, insights, and thoughts we receive from readers. Contact us at myamericannurse.com/send-letter-editor.…
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Reader Feedback, January 2019

THIS IS WHERE we share some of the comments, insights, and thoughts we receive from readers. Contact us at myamericannurse.com/send-letter-editor.…
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Reader feedback, November 2018

This is where we share some of the comments, insights, and thoughts we receive from readers. Contact us at myamericannurse.com/send-letter-editor.…

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Correction The January 2013 article “Helping patients survive sepsis” mistakenly listed “respiratory rate slower than 20 breaths/minute” as one of…
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Consider a career in clinical research Thank you so much for the Ness, et al. article “Consider a career in…

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Is it syncope—or something worse? “A nice article on vasovagal syncope. Unfortunately the author omitted an important trigger—food sensitivities. I…

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Tripping over the welcome mat “Tripping over the welcome mat: Why new nurses don’t stay and what the evidence says…
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Leah Curtin discusses the difficulty of making choices in health care and includes a challenging situation she experienced as a student.

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