July 2008: Summer Fun

From the Editor It’s summer – kick back! Print out this issue, pour yourself a nice, decaffeinated iced tea (OK, or something stiffer), settle into a cool spot, and learn while you relax with the surgical crossword puzzle below, created by NIFA staff. (Answers are online.) If your idea of relaxing means not even wielding … Continue reading “July 2008: Summer Fun”

June 2008: In the Trenches

From the Editor In this issue we offer you a glimpse into the lives of some people whose diverse work experiences offer a taste of the variety available to RNFAs.With this issue, we introduce the Student/Graduate Spotlight — a quick way to get to know some of your RNFA colleagues. Whether you are a current … Continue reading “June 2008: In the Trenches”

May 2008: How’s Your Team?

From the Editor Our lead story this month is about teams — how the prevailing attitudes among members of a caregiver team can influence patient well-being.And speaking of teams, we’re delighted to welcome Jeremy Gofton, RNFA, our new RNFA program director at the NIFA office 40 hours per week — read on. Julie Lancaster, Editor … Continue reading “May 2008: How’s Your Team?”

April 2008: Satisfactions of Reconstructive Surgery

April 1, 2008                          Vol. 1, No. 2 From the Editor Although some people seem to emerge from the womb knowing their exact career target, for most of us, our career forms behind us, like the wake of a boat. In this issue, you can read about one RNFA’s career path to a job she loves … Continue reading “April 2008: Satisfactions of Reconstructive Surgery”