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AJN, American Journal of Nursing:
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000370138.55201.7a

One Nurse's Opinion

Marthaler, Maureen T. MS, RN

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Hammond, IN

A lack of teamwork from nursing assistants is common and describing it is valid ("Another New Beginning," Diary of a New Nurse, November 2009). But saying "Getting patients out of bed and turning them was a significant part of my job, and it's a monotonous and exhausting responsibility" is disconcerting. This is part of our job, as well as that of the nursing assistants. If we work together, it might not be so taxing. I wonder if the nursing assistants think it's monotonous and exhausting.

Maureen T. Marthaler, MS, RN

Hammond, IN

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