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The Good Nurse

Author : Charles Graeber
ISBN : 9781455506125
Genre : True Crime
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After his December 2003 arrest, registered nurse Charlie Cullen was quickly dubbed "The Angel of Death" by the media. But Cullen was no mercy killer, nor was he a simple monster. He was a favorite son, husband, beloved father, best friend, and celebrated caregiver. Implicated in the deaths of as many as 300 patients, he was also perhaps the most prolific serial killer in American history. Cullen's murderous career in the world's most trusted profession spanned sixteen years and nine hospitals across New Jersey and Pennsylvania. When, in March of 2006, Charles Cullen was marched from his final sentencing in an Allentown, Pennsylvania, courthouse into a waiting police van, it seemed certain that the chilling secrets of his life, career, and capture would disappear with him. Now, in a riveting piece of investigative journalism nearly ten years in the making, journalist Charles Graeber presents the whole story for the first time. Based on hundreds of pages of previously unseen police records, interviews, wire-tap recordings and videotapes, as well as exclusive jailhouse conversations with Cullen himself and the confidential informant who helped bring him down, THE GOOD NURSE weaves an urgent, terrifying tale of murder, friendship, and betrayal. Graeber's portrait of Cullen depicts a surprisingly intelligent and complicated young man whose promising career was overwhelmed by his compulsion to kill, and whose shy demeanor masked a twisted interior life hidden even to his family and friends. Were it not for the hardboiled, unrelenting work of two former Newark homicide detectives racing to put together the pieces of Cullen's professional past, and a fellow nurse willing to put everything at risk, including her job and the safety of her children, there's no telling how many more lives could have been lost. In the tradition of In Cold Blood, THE GOOD NURSE does more than chronicle Cullen's deadly career and the breathless efforts to stop him; it paints an incredibly vivid portrait of madness and offers a penetrating look inside America's medical system. Harrowing and irresistibly paced, this book will make you look at medicine, hospitals, and the people who work in them, in an entirely different way.
Category: True Crime

What Makes A Good Nurse

Author : Derek Sellman
ISBN : 0857004522
Genre : Medical
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In recent years, the human values at the heart of the nursing profession seem to have become side-lined by an increased focus on managerialist approaches to health care provision. Nursing's values are in danger of becoming marginalised further precisely because that which nursing does best - providing care and helping individuals through the human trauma of illness - is difficult to measure, and therefore plays little, if any, part in official accounts of outcome measures. Derek Sellman sets out the case for re-establishing the primacy of the virtues that underpin the practice of nursing in order to address the question: what makes a good nurse? He provides those in the caring professions with both a rationale and a practical understanding of the importance that particular character traits, including justice, courage, honesty, trustworthiness and open-mindedness, play in the practice of nursing, and explains why and how nurses should strive to cultivate these virtues, as well as the implications of this for practice. This original and thought-provoking book will be essential reading for nurses and nursing students, care workers, care commissioners, and many others who work in the caring professions.
Category: Medical

Choosing A Good Nursing Home

Author : Sherri L. Mitchell
ISBN : 9781615791002
Genre : Education
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Are you and your family faced with the decision of placing your loved one in a nursing home? The choice may be one of the most important decisions that you will ever make. In Choosing a Good Nursing Home, Sherri L. Mitchell offers valuable insight in understanding the questions to ask to properly explore which nursing home can best meet the needs of your loved one. Choosing a Good Nursing Home enables you to see the facility from a different vantage point. It moves beyond the surface appearance of the home and looks at the areas that will aid you in making a knowledgeable decision. The book covers topics from what to look for in the initial tour of the facility, to knowing what questions to ask if your loved one has dementia, is in need of therapy, has weight loss problems or has pressure ulcers (bedsores). Choosing a Good Nursing Home allows you to make a more informed decision as to where to place your loved one, whether the stay will be for short-term rehabilitation or permanent placement. Sherri L. Mitchell began her career in nursing home administration after her grandmother received poor care in a nursing home. She subsequently became a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator (L.N.H.A.) in the state of Illinois. She couples her previous experience as a granddaughter (of a nursing home resident) with her experience as an administrator to give you the needed perspective to assist you in selecting a good nursing home. Mitchell resides in Chicago, Illinois with her husband of eleven years. Visit her website at choosingagoodnursinghome.com
Category: Education

Nursing Ethics

Author : Anne H. Bishop
ISBN : 0763714267
Genre : Medical
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Nursing Ethics: Holistic Caring Practice explores the moral practice of nursing, asserting that there is an inherent moral sense in nursing practice itself. This new edition of the book requires one to reconsider what it means to be a nurse. Rather than someone who merely applies ethical thinking and ethical models of decision making in nursing practice, the nurse is a moral being who is engaged in a moral practice.
Category: Medical

Chicago S Nurse Parade

Author : Carolyn Hope Smeltzer
ISBN : 073853367X
Genre : History
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Chicago singularly honored nurses, our "Angels of Mercy," for a decade (1949-1958). Father Clarence M. Brissette O.S.M., director of the Sorrowful Mother Novena, originated both Chicago's "Nurses Day" and Chicago's Nurse Parade in 1949. The purpose of the parade was twofold: to give the nurses a "day of glory" and to also encourage others to join this undermanned, noble, and caring profession. The first Chicago Nurse Parade (1949) had two floats, four bands, and included many nurses marching in capes. The 10-year anniversary parade (1958) had 4,000 marching uniformed nurses, over 30 bands, and over 100 decorated floats representing nearly all Chicagoland hospitals and schools of nursing. In 1958, over 100,000 spectators lined Jackson Boulevard to honor nurses in what would be the final parade.
Category: History

Middle Range Theory Development Using King S Conceptual System

Author : Christina Leibold Sieloff, Phd, RN, CNA, BC
ISBN : 0826103308
Genre : Medical
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Continuing development and testing of propositions and formulations from nursing theory are critical for the continued evolution of nursing science. In this text, the editors and contributors highlight significant work in middle range theory development using King's Conceptual System and Theory of Goal Attainment. Explored in the three sections of this volume are: An overview of the foundations on which middle range theories are built from within King's Conceptual System, including a chapter by Dr. King Presentation of a variety of middle range theories applied to individuals, groups and families, and organizations--from children to the elderly Examination of post-middle range theory development and challenges for further nursing research and education Each chapter has a consistent format and includes a wide-range of perspectives and geographical locations, allowing readers to compare knowledge-building efforts across international lines.
Category: Medical

The Making Of Nurse Professionals

Author : Nancy Crigger
ISBN : 9780763780562
Genre : Medical
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A new and updated version of this best-selling resource! Jones and Bartlett Publisher's 2011 Nurse's Drug Handbook is the most up-to-date, practical, and easy-to-use nursing drug reference! It provides: Accurate, timely facts on hundreds of drugs from abacavir sulfate to Zyvox; Concise, consistently formatted drug entries organized alphabetically; No-nonsense writing style that speaks your language in terms you use everyday; Index of all generic, trade, and alternate drug names for quick reference. It has all the vital information you need at your fingertips: Chemical and therapeutic classes, FDA pregnancy risk category and controlled substance schedule; Indications and dosages, as well as route, onset, peak, and duration information; Incompatibilities, contraindications; interactions with drugs, food, and activities, and adverse reactions; Nursing considerations, including key patient-teaching points; Vital features include mechanism-of-action illustrations showing how drugs at the cellular, tissue, or organ levels and dosage adjustments help individualize care for elderly patients, patients with renal impairment, and others with special needs; Warnings and precautions that keep you informed and alert.
Category: Medical