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Commentary| July 01 2020
A Tribute to Our Nurses on the Front Lines of Care
Sandra B. Dunbar, PhD, RN;
About the Authors: Sandra B. Dunbar is senior associate dean for academic advancement and Charles Howard Candler Professor, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia.
Corresponding author: Sandra B. Dunbar, PhD, RN, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Emory University, 1520 Clifton Rd, Rm 402B, Atlanta, GA 30322 (email: email@example.com).
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Jeannie P. Cimiotti, PhD, RN;
Am J Crit Care (2020) 29 (4): 318–319.
Sandra B. Dunbar, Jeannie P. Cimiotti, Carolyn M. Reilly; A Tribute to Our Nurses on the Front Lines of Care. Am J Crit Care 1 July 2020; 29 (4): 318–319. doi: https://doi.org/10.4037/ajcc2020760
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