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AJN The American Journal of Nursing: May 2011 - Volume 111 - Issue 5 - p 10
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000398029.02291.16
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  • Associate editor Amy M. Collins gives a patient's perspective on the preference for medication over talk therapy among psychiatrists in "You Mean You Want to Talk?"
  • Nurses, what do you need to know about the effects of radiation? Read "Japan Earthquake Aftermath: What Nurses Need to Know About Radiation Exposure" by editor-in-chief Maureen Shawn Kennedy.
  • Did the IOM report about the future of nursing leave out bedside nurses? Join the responses to clinical editor Christine Moffa's post, "A Nursing Report that Deserves More Than the Usual Shrug."

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"Nurses at the point of care can't be bystanders and need to get involved in pushing for changes in their workplaces." "Unfortunately, in this day of same-day surgeries and drive-through deliveries, health care providers are too often showing that time is money and too precious to spend with patients." "The amount of reverse sexism in nursing is crazy, even from administration, and it's legally impossible to do anything."

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  • Monthly highlights: Listen to AJN editors discuss the contents of the May issue.
  • Behind the article: Editor-in-chief Maureen Shawn Kennedy speaks with the authors of the article "Organ Donation After Circulatory Death: Vital Partnerships," and also with Stephen T. Harvey, MD, author of this month's Art of Nursing poem, "Nurse's Son."
  • Conversations: Learn more about the work of flight nurses in this interview with flight nurse Scott DeBoer.
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