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A Nurse S Story

Author : Louise Curtis
ISBN : 9781529058949
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Moving, honest and inspiring – this is a nurse’s true story of life in a busy A&E department during the Covid-19 crisis. Working in A&E is a challenging job but nurse Louise Curtis loves it. She was newly qualified as an advanced clinical practitioner, responsible for life or death decisions about the patients she saw, when the unthinkable happened and the country was hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. The stress on the NHS was huge and for the first time in her life, the job was going to take a toll on Louise herself. In A Nurse’s Story she describes what happened next, as the trickle of Covid patients became a flood. And just as tragically, staff in A&E were faced with the effects of lockdown on society. They worried about their regulars, now missing, and saw an increase in domestic abuse victims and suicide attempts as loneliness hit people hard. By turns heartbreaking and heartwarming, this book shines a light on the compassion and dedication of hospital staff during such dark times. 'An important memoir that we all need to read right now.' – Closer
Category: Biography & Autobiography

A Nurse S Story And Others

Author : Peter Baida
ISBN : 1578063183
Genre : Fiction
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A collection of stories that intertwine to carry readers from despair to joy and back again illustrates current social dilemmas--ethical obligation to those living on the margins of society, contrasting values of various classes, and the significance of ordinary life.
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A Nurse S Story

Author : Alexandra (Princess of Connaught.)
ISBN : OCLC:14649795
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A Nurse S Story

Author : Tilda Shalof
ISBN : 9781551991412
Genre : Medical
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The team of nurses that Tilda Shalof found herself working with in the intensive care unit (ICU) of a big-city hospital was known as “Laura’s Line.” They were a bit wild: smart, funny, disrespectful of authority, but also caring and incredibly committed to their jobs. Laura set the tone with her quick remarks. Frances, from Newfoundland, was famous for her improvised recipes. Justine, the union rep, wore t-shirts emblazoned with defiant slogans, like “Nurses Care But It’s Not in the Budget.” Shalof was the one who had been to university. The others accused her of being “sooo sensitive.” They depended upon one another. Working in the ICU was both emotionally grueling and physically exhausting. Many patients, quite simply, were dying, and the staff strove mightily to prolong their lives. With their skill, dedication, and the resources of modern science, they sometimes were almost too successful. Doctors and nurses alike wondered if what they did for terminally-ill patients was not, in some cases, too extreme. A number of patients were admitted when it was too late even for heroic measures. A boy struck down by a cerebral aneurysm in the middle of a little-league hockey game. A woman rescued – too late – from a burning house. It all took its toll on the staff. And yet, on good days, they thrived on what they did. Shalof describes a colleague who is managing a “crashing” patient: “I looked at her. Nicky was flushed with excitement. She was doing five different things at the same time, planning ahead for another five. She was totally focused, in her element, in control, completely at home with the chaos. There was a huge smile on her face. Nurses like to fix things. If they can.” Shalof, a veteran ICU nurse, reveals what it is really like to work behind the closed hospital curtains. The drama, the sardonic humour, the grinding workload, the cheerful camaraderie, the big issues and the small, all are brought vividly to life in this remarkable book. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Medical

The Language Of Kindness

Author : Christie Watson
ISBN : 9781524761653
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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#1 International Bestseller A moving, lyrical, beautifully-written portrait of a nurse and the lives she has touched Christie Watson spent twenty years as a nurse, and in this intimate, poignant, and remarkably powerful book, she opens the doors of the hospital and shares its secrets. She takes us by her side down hospital corridors to visit the wards and meet her unforgettable patients. In the neonatal unit, premature babies fight for their lives, hovering at the very edge of survival, like tiny Emmanuel, wrapped up in a sandwich bag. On the cancer wards, the nurses administer chemotherapy and, long after the medicine stops working, something more important--which Watson learns to recognize when her own father is dying of cancer. In the pediatric intensive care unit, the nurses wash the hair of a little girl to remove the smell of smoke from the house fire. The emergency room is overcrowded as ever, with waves of alcohol and drug addicted patients as well as patients like Betty, a widow suffering chest pain, frail and alone. And the stories of the geriatric ward--Gladys and older patients like her--show the plight of the most vulnerable members of our society. Through the smallest of actions, nurses provide vital care and kindness. All of us will experience illness in our lifetime, and we will all depend on the support and dignity that nurses offer us; yet the women and men who form the vanguard of our health care remain unsung. In this age of fear, hate, and division, Christie Watson has written a book that reminds us of all that we share, and of the urgency of compassion.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Nurse S Story

Author : Carol Gino
ISBN : 9781889853031
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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With uncompromising honesty, Carol Gino strips the TV image to reveal the gritty truths of a nurse's life.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Patients Of A Saint

Author : Eileen Erikson
ISBN : 1410717216
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"This is chaplain Moroco, your husband is in the trauma center here at University Hospital" In the book, "The Patients of a Saint," Ellen becomes transformed from a nurse to a caregiver in an instant when she took the phone call that day.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Always The Children

Author : Anne Watts
ISBN : 9780857208262
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Anne Watts grew up in a small village in north Wales in the 1940s. Inspired by school geography lessons that told of far-off lands, she broke out of the conventional options open to women in post-war Britain, defying her Merchant Navy father's dated views. She trained as a nurse and midwife, joined the Save the Children Fund, and was posted to Vietnam in 1967. One of only three British nurses in the region, Anne was faced with a vision of hell that her training at Manchester's Royal Infirmary had barely prepared her for. Thrown in at the deep end, she witnessed the random cruelty of warfare, nursing injured and orphaned children and caring for wounded and dying servicemen. She went on to take her skills to the victims of Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge in Cambodia, to Lebanon during the Israeli occupation, and Saudi Arabia during Desert Storm. Over some forty-five years Anne has brought her courage and compassion to those most in need of help. Woven into this vivid, compelling memoir is perhaps the most moving story of all - how Anne's idyllic childhood was shattered by a shocking family tragedy when she was 10 years old. A tragedy that was to shape her destiny.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Short Stories The Old Nurse S Story And Other Tales

Author : Gaskell E.C.
ISBN : 9785521068296
Genre : Fiction
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Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell was an English novelist, biographer, and short story writer. Her novels offer a detailed portrait of the lives of many strata of Victorian society, including the very poor, and are of interest to social historians as well as lovers of literature. Some of Gaskell’s best known novels are Cranford, North and South and Wives and Daughters.
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Calling Nurse Mearns

Author : Winnie Rueff
ISBN : 1432784528
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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She fully intended to join the Navy Nurse Corps after graduating from nursing school. The future, however, held other plans. This true story reveals Winnie Rueffs life as a student nurse and young woman in the 1940s and 50s. Sometimes she felt the heartache and heartbreak made her personal struggles just as difficult as life on a battlefield. You are invited to go along with her as she experiences lifes joys and challenges on and off duty during a unique time in our nations history.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Journal From Iraq

Author : Deenie Laskey
ISBN : 1646702611
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In the summer of 1960, a ten-year-old girl was playing with her sister in the living room of their Midwestern family home. That was not so unusual. What was unusual was the image on the black-and-white television screen that caught her eye. It caused her to stop dead in her tracks. It was just a commercial, but she didn't want to miss a second of it! It was telling a story! Little did she know at the time, in many ways, it was telling her story. What she saw was the ship called SS Hope, a floating hospital ship. It traveled the globe with doctors and nurses to far-reaching destinations. Their mission was to give medical care to people where few others like to go. From that moment on, that little girl knew her destiny. God had a plan for her. She became a nurse, she joined the army reserve, and deployed to Saudi Arabia in Desert Storm, Kosovo, and Iraq. She went where few wanted to go; she saw what few wanted to see. Her passion was to take care of our nation's wounded heroes. Go with her as she journals her way through the frustrations, demands, failures, and successes in a combat support hospital to a war zone during Iraqi Freedom. Wisconsin nurse deployed to Iraq in 2006 with the 399th Combat Support Hospital. https: //youtu.be/uPdET5nHnjk
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Jumla A Nurse S Story

Author : Radha Paudel
ISBN : 9789937909037
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This book is an account of the Maoist war in Khalanga, West Nepal; a nurse's diary. This is the English translation of Madan Puraskar winning book 'Khalangama Hamala'.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

My Story

Author : Fatima Ameen
ISBN : STANFORD:36105132795449
Genre : Apartheid
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The Lamp Was Dimmed

Author : Joan Markham
ISBN : UOM:39015004410463
Genre : Nursing students
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Heroic Acts In Humble Shoes

Author : Irene Stemler
ISBN : 1556429045
Genre : Medical
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"Irene Stemler, RN, BSN, goes beyond the research and gives a voice to the millions of nurses who directly or indirectly make a difference in the lives of patients. Each story opens with a photograph of the nurse's shoes and offers a unique, passionate, personal, and sometimes controversial perspective on nursing in today's health care environment. A springboard for spirited discussion about the future of nursing. When nurses read these reflections of the daily battle to provide quality health care to ordinary people, they are encouraged to act, taking a leadership position in transforming their profession and nurses' role in health care delivery as a whole"--
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My Life In Mental Health A Nurse S Story

Author : John Nugent, RN
ISBN : 9781483437989
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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My Life in Mental Health: A Nurse’s Story relates – honestly and without pretense – the journey of a man who grew up in a family who struggled with mental health issues. John Nugent, the memoirist, tells how those early experiences led him to explore psychology to better understand both himself and his often-chaotic family. His hands-on work in mental health nursing provides the grounding for his narrative that explores the development of modern mental health care. In just a few decades mental health treatment transformed from a “doctor knows best” discipline and arrived where the best treatments tend to emerge from the expressed needs and desires of clients. My Life in Mental Health: A Nurse’s Story will inform and inspire anyone who has felt the impact of mental illness in his or her family or who cares about people with mental illness. The author makes a compelling case for putting to rest the enduring stigma toward people who live with mental illness.
Category: Biography & Autobiography