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AJN, American Journal of Nursing: July 2012 - Volume 112 - Issue 7 - p 23
doi: 10.1097/
AJN On the Web

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  • Read “Gym Class, or Physical Education?” by senior editorial coordinator Michael Fergenson to find out why it's important to distinguish between the two (
  • Check out “Big Changes for New York Nurses” by editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy to learn about bylaw changes that could transform the New York State Nurses Association from a professional organization into a more traditional labor union (
  • For a look at how nursing has changed over time, read “The Evolution of Nursing: Always a Mirror for Cultural Attitudes, but with Some Constants,” by senior editor Jacob Molyneux (
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“Physical fitness means you are strong enough to pull yourself out of danger. It means you can run to find help (or these days, get a patient to the ICU fast).” “Hospitals do not want to take the time to train new nurses. Filling their staffing holes is the bottom line.” “Until nurses are treated as the commodity we are, rather than the fiscal liability corporate health care views us as, we will continue to be placed in positions that are dangerous to our patients as well as ourselves, due to low staffing levels, poor, inept management style and corporate greed.”

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  • Monthly highlights: Listen to AJN editors discuss the contents of the July issue.
  • Behind the article: Editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with
    • David Benton of the International Council of Nurses on the lack of nurses at the World Health Organization.
    • Eliza Newbold and Michelle Schneidermann, coauthors of this month's In Our Community article, “The Bridge Clinic.”
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