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AJN, American Journal of Nursing: November 2013 - Volume 113 - Issue 11 - p 21
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000437104.83855.8d
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  • AJN’s clinical managing editor, Karen Roush, offers a social and cultural analysis of why breast cancer gets so much more attention than other health care issues in “It's Starting Again” (
  • Could you provide care to a patient like Ariel Castro? In “Are You Glad Ariel Castro Is Dead?” Lorry Schoenly, a correctional nurse, poses the ethical dilemma of providing care to patients whom society may deem as unworthy of care (
  • In “Delirium at the Hands of Nurses,” nurse Amanda Anderson wonders about the effects of nursing interventions on the sedated, but still active, minds of ICU patients (
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“During Desert Storm we had to take care of more enemy soldiers than Coalition troops. We gave them the best care we could.” “In situations like Mr. Castro, I have no ability to shed a tear for his demise…. Probably the biggest loss here is the chance to probe his history and psyche to explore why he behaved as he did.” “I will never wear a pink ribbon again, even though I support the overall goal.” “After years of nursing practice, I realized that nursing combines two things—the science of nursing and the art of improv. It is when these two things come together the magic of nursing appears.”

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  • Monthly highlights: Listen to AJN editors discuss the contents of the November issue.
  • Behind the article: Editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with
    • the authors of “Hearing the Voices of Newly Licensed RNs.”
    • the author of Emerging Infections.
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