Meet Our Writers

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SANDRA FIGHTS, MS, RN, CMSRN, CNE, AND KATHY LATTAVO, MSN, RN, CMSRN, ACNS-BC, RN-BC
Sandra Fights, MS, RN, CMSRN, CNE and Kathy Lattavo, MSN, RN, CMSRN, ACNS-BC, RN-BC

Sandra Fights, MS, RN, CMSRN, CNE, is the Immediate Past President of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN). Kathy Lattavo, MSN, RN, CMSRN, ACNS-BC, RN-BC, is the President of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN) and Medical-Surgical CNS at St. David’s Medical Center in Austin, Texas.

Sandra Davis, PhD, DPM, ACNP-BC
Sandra Bassendowski, R.N., Ed.D., and Pammla Petrucka, R.N., Ph.D.

Both Sandra Bassendowski, R.N., Ed.D., and Pammla Petrucka, R.N., Ph.D., serve as associate professors at the University of Saskatchewan College of Nursing in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.
The authors would like to acknowledge the assistance of Ms. Bev McBeth, Aboriginal Nursing Advisor (Regina, SK), NAPN/M, in the development of this article.

Sandra Bassendowski, EdD, RN, Pammla Petrucka, PhD, RN, Bev McBeth, MEd, RN, and Marlene Smadu, EdD, RN

Sandra Bassendowski, EdD, RN, and Pammla Petrucka, PhD, RN, are assistant professors at the College of Nursing, University of Saskatchewan. Bev McBeth, MEd, RN, is an advisor to the Native Access Program to Nursing (NAPN) at the Saskatchewan
Institute of Applied Science and Technology. Marlene Smadu, EdD, RN, is associate dean of the College of Nursing, University of Saskatchewan.

Samuel C. Clemmons, RN

Samuel C. Clemmons, RN, is the diversity coordinator for Caldwell Memorial Hospital in Lenoir, N.C.

SAMANTHA STAUF
Sally Parker

Sally Parker is a free-lance writer living in Rochester, N.Y.

S. Sridevy, B.S.N., M.S.N., M.A., M.Phil.

S. Sridevy, B.S.N., M.S.N., M.A., M.Phil., is an assistant lecturer at  the Mother Teresa Post Graduate  and Research Institute of Health  Sciences' College of Nursing in  Pondicherry, India, and a research scholar at Siksha O Anusandhan University in Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India. Prasanna Baby is a principal at the Madurai Medical College and Hospital's College of Nursing in Madurai, Tamilnadu, India.

Ruth Carol

Ruth Carol is a Wilmette, Ill.-based freelance writer specializing in health care issues.

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