Congratulations to the authors of “Health and the Human Microbiome: A Primer for Nurses” (July). The article is one of the clearest explanations of this complex topic that I've seen. In the past year, I've heard a couple of speakers talk about current microbiome gastrointestinal research and have been following the topic. The vaginal site information is relatively new to me. I think the article may stimulate more interest from others.
I taught advanced pathology to advanced practice nursing students for many years and tried to help them see the links between science and the clinical setting. Some topics, such as in-depth genetics, were more difficult than others. This article does a wonderful job of translating science to clinical practice, especially with the labor and delivery examples. Keep up the good work, AJN
Angela P. Clark, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, FAAN, FAHA
Faculty Emeritus, University of Texas at Austin; Past President, American Heart Association, Capital Area Division, and National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists; Edge Runner, American Academy of Nursing