WOMEN AT WAR THE STORY OF FIFTY MILITARY NURSES WHO SERVED IN VIETNAM STUDIES IN HEALTH ILLNESS AND CAREGIVING

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Women At War

Author : Elizabeth Norman
ISBN : 081220297X
Genre : Medical
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Norman tells the dramatic story of fifty women—members of the Army, Navy, and Air Force Nurse Corps—who went to war, working in military hospitals, aboard ships, and with air evacuation squadrons during the Vietnam War. Here, in a moving narrative, the women talk about why they went to war, the experiences they had while they were there, and how war affected them physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
Category: Medical

Officer Nurse Woman

Author : Kara Dixon Vuic
ISBN : 9780801893919
Genre : History
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Drawing on more than 100 interviews, Vuic allows the nurses to tell their own captivating stories, from their reasons for joining the military to the physical and emotional demands of a horrific war and postwar debates about how to commemorate their service. Vuic also explores the gender issues that arose when a male-dominated army actively recruited and employed the services of 5,000 women nurses in the midst of a growing feminist movement and a changing nursing profession. Women drawn to the army's patriotic promise faced disturbing realities in the virtually all-male hospitals of South Vietnam. Men who joined the nurse corps ran headlong into the army's belief that women should nurse and men should fight.
Category: History

Sick And Tired Of Being Sick And Tired

Author : Susan Smith
ISBN : 9780812200270
Genre : Medical
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Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired moves beyond the depiction of African Americans as mere recipients of aid or as victims of neglect and highlights the ways black health activists created public health programs and influenced public policy at every opportunity. Smith also sheds new light on the infamous Tuskegee syphilis experiment by situating it within the context of black public health activity, reminding us that public health work had oppressive as well as progressive consequences.
Category: Medical

A History Of American Nursing

Author : Deborah Judd
ISBN : 0763759511
Genre : History
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History of American Nursing: Trends and Eras is the first comprehensive nursing history text to be published in years. It provides a historical overview essential to developing a complete understanding of the nursing profession. For each key era of U.S. history, nursing is examined in the contexts of the sociopolitical climate of the day, the image of nurses, nursing education, advances in practice, war and its effect on nursing, licensure and regulation, and nursing research and its implications. From early nursing to Nightingale’s revolutionizing influence, through two world wars to today, this succinct text engages students in an exploration of nursing’s past while connecting it to nursing practice in the present. A History of American Nursing: Trends and Eras is designed to inform and empower today’s student nurses as they help to create the future of nursing.
Category: History

Don T Mean Nothing

Author : Susan O'Neill
ISBN : 1558494421
Genre : Fiction
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In this powerful story collection--the first such work of fiction by a woman who served in Vietnam--Susan O'Neill offers a remarkable view of the war from a female perspective. All the nurses who served there had a common bond: to attend to the wounded. While men were sent to protect America's interests at any cost, nurses were trained to save the lives of anyone--soldier or citizen, ally or enemy--who was brought through the hospital doors. It was an important distinction in a place where killing was sometimes the only objective. And since they were so vastly outnumbered, women inevitably became objects of both reverence and sexual desire. For American nurses in Vietnam, and the men among whom they worked and lived, a common defense against the steady onslaught of dead and dying, wounded and maimed, was a feigned indifference--the irony of the powerless. With the assistance of alcohol, drugs, and casual sex, "Don't mean nothing" became their mantra, a means of coping with the other war--the war against total mental breakdown. Each or these tales offers new and profound insight into the ways the war in Vietnam forever changed the lives of everyone who served there.
Category: Fiction

A Time Remembered

Author : Olga Gruhzit-Hoyt
ISBN : UOM:39015048526670
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A look at the thousands of American women, many of them nurses, who went to Vietnam during the war; describes the experiences of these female patriots who gave everything to serve their country. Tour.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Women Vietnam Veterans

Author : Donna A. Lowery
ISBN : 9781504913980
Genre : History
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Women Vietnam Veterans: Our Untold Stories, by Donna Lowery, a Vietnam veteran, chronicles the participation of American military women during the Vietnam War. This little-known group of an estimated 1,000 women from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force left its mark in Vietnam from 1962 to 1973. They served in a myriad of duties from intelligence analysts, flight controllers, clerk-typists, translators, physical therapists, dietitians and communications specialists among many others. Our Untold Stories allows the women to speak for themselves about their experiences, and, for the first time ever, brings names, facts and figures together in one literary work. The purpose of the book is to be historically significant to future researchers. The history of the military women in Vietnam began in 1962 with Army Major Anne Marie Doering. She was born in what became North Vietnam. Her father was a French officer, her mother a German citizen. When her father died, her mother married an American businessman. Her service in Vietnam as a Combat Intelligence Officer is a compelling story of the US military women in a war zone. It was not until 1965 that the US Women’s Army Corps (WAC) sent two women as advisors to assist the newly formed Vietnam Women’s Armed Forces Corps. The following year, the Army authorized the establishment of a WAC Detachment in Vietnam. Soon, thereafter, the Air Force, Marine Corps and Navy also sent women to serve in various capacities. In March 1973, under the Paris Peace Accords, the last women left Vietnam along with the remaining men. The impact they had in Vietnam set the stage for the expansion and integration of women into additional roles in the military. Today, women serve in areas of active combat, demonstrating their abilities and dedication to the mission.
Category: History

A Piece Of My Heart

Author : Keith Walker
ISBN : 9780307542359
Genre : History
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A decade after America pulled out of Vietnam, the seeds of the often heart- wrenching oral history, A Piece of My Heart, were sown when writer and filmmaker Keith Walker met a woman who had been an emergency room nurse in Cu Chi and Da Nang. She and 25 others recount the time they spent "in country" as part of 15,000 American women who volunteered or served as nurses and in the military. NOTE: This edition does not include photographs.
Category: History

With Child In Mind

Author : Margarete Sandelowski
ISBN : UOM:39015029876540
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Sandelowski retells the stories of couples who want to have children, but cannot. In their own words, the couples candidly discuss what it means to be infertile and how infertility ultimately affects their views of themselves, their values, their children, and their interactions with others. Information from more than 500 intensive interviews with women and couples forms the core of With Child in Mind.
Category: Health & Fitness