Moral dilemmas, decisions and that third ‘D’ in nursing — moral distress — call for courage and resilience. Includes the work of our Cynda Rushton

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Caregivers aren’t supported, and America overlooks their importance

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Mary Politi writes, “Weeks after my father passed away from cancer in 2010, my newly widowed mother received a bill for US $11,000.”

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Critical care nurses’ inner turmoil over others’ treatment decision can lead to higher turnover. Featuring comments from our Cynda Rushton

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Flinching as a gunshot whizzes past your window. Covering your ears when a police car races down your street, sirens blaring. Walking past a drug deal on your block or a beating at your school. For kids living in picket-fence suburbia, these experiences might be rare. But for their peers in urban poverty, they are all too commonplace

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Part of a shameful medical history. In May 1951, a 35-year-old Boston woman who had been treated for years for ulcerative colitis and a variety of mental disorders — with little success — entered the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Mass., to have a lobotomy

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Laurel Mellin writes, “I am convinced that much, if not most, of people’s struggles with food are based in the emotional part of the brain, specifically circuits that process stress, or circuits that we can rewire.”

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Rates of anxiety and depression among PhD and master’s students exceed those in general public

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