COMBATING FEAR“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”Over 80 years ago, newly elected President Franklin Delano Roosevelt stated the above—now a well-known cliché. RNs Heal AlbanyThe coming elections represent an unprecedented opportunity for our members to bring their values and expertise to Albany. Joint Commission recognizes violence crisis in healthcareThe Joint Commission typically issues Sentinel Event Alerts when a situation occurs that may put patients at risk of severe injury, illness or death. NYSNA endorses Pat Kane, RN, for AssemblyNYSNA Treasurer Pat Kane, RN, gives support to the claim that no one is better prepared than a nurse to serve and advocate for the public in the powerful halls of the New York State Assembly. NYSNA endorses Karines Reyes, RN, for AssemblyThe unique perspective that comes from standing by a patient’s bedside through thick and thin—shepherding people from sickness to health—is what positions nurses to excel in public office.