The Nurse's Calling

A Christian Spirituality of Caring for the Sick
Author: Mary Elizabeth O'Brien
Publisher: Paulist Press
ISBN: 9780809140091
Category: Medical
Page: 141
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A veteran nurse researcher and nurse educator provides a spiritual perspective on the professional nurse's vocation of caring. Grounding each chapter in Scripture, O'Brien explores the Christian nurse's call to love a Jesus loved: without discrimination, reserve, and sometimes, reward.

Call the Nurse

True Stories of a Country Nurse on a Scottish Isle
Author: Mary J MacLeod
Publisher: Arcade
ISBN: 9781628725124
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 320
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*A Wall Street Journal Bestseller* Tired of the pace and noise of life near London and longing for a better place to raise their young children, Mary J. MacLeod (known to all as Julia) and her husband encountered their dream while vacationing on a remote island in the Scottish Hebrides. Enthralled by its windswept beauty, they soon were the proud owners of a near-derelict croft house—a farmer’s stone cottage—on “a small acre” of land. Mary assumed duties as the island’s district nurse. Call the Nurse is her account of the first enchanted years she and her family spent there, coming to know its folk as both patients and friends. Gaelic fortitude meets a nurse’s compassion in these wonderful true stories from rural Scotland. The remarkable debut of an author now in her eighties, Call the Nurse is a treasure of sweet nostalgia. Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Arcade, Good Books, Sports Publishing, and Yucca imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs. Our list includes biographies on well-known historical figures like Benjamin Franklin, Nelson Mandela, and Alexander Graham Bell, as well as villains from history, such as Heinrich Himmler, John Wayne Gacy, and O. J. Simpson. We have also published survivor stories of World War II, memoirs about overcoming adversity, first-hand tales of adventure, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Nurse On Call

The True Story of a 1950s District Nurse
Author: Edith Cotterill
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1409003337
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 320
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'Never had I seen so many fleas! Startled by the daylight, they leapt in all directions, particularly mine. Quickly I peeled off her stockings and threw them on the fire, but by now the fleas had invaded her combinations. As for the fur coat, I shuddered to think ...' Training in a hospital in the 1930s, Edith Cotterill's long hours on the wards included encouraging leeches to attach to patients (a task much harder than you might think) and the disposal in the furnace of amputated limbs. Although hospital life did have its compensations - it was there during World War 2 an injured sailor who became her husband. After the birth of their two daughters, Edith returned to work in the 1950s as a district nurse. Whether she was ridding ageing spinsters of fleas or dishing out penicillin and enemas, Edith approached even the most wayward of patients with humour, compassion and warmth.

Answering The Call: The U.S. Army Nurse Corps, 1917-1919: A commemorative Tribute to Military Nursing in world War I


Author: N.A
Publisher: Government Printing Office
ISBN: 9780160869365
Category:
Page: N.A
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The Call of Nursing

Stories from the Front Lines of Health Care
Author: William B. Patrick
Publisher: Hudson Whitman/ ECP
ISBN: 1626524130
Category: Medical
Page: 234
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The Call of Nursing is not a typical book about nurses. It takes us behind the curtain of silence that often hangs between us – the patients who rely on the health care system – and the women and men who form the backbone of that system, and who are entrusted with our intimate care. It lets us hear why nurses today do what they do, and it allows those nurses to show us, in their own words, what has mattered most to them in their professional careers. The twenty-three intimate self-portraits in The Call of Nursing help us see more clearly the kinds of challenges nurses face and accept on a routine basis, and offer a rare glimpse into lives of women and men committed to care and service. Foreword Magazine 2013 Book of the Year Finalist (Education).

Nursing Against the Odds

How Health Care Cost Cutting, Media Stereotypes, and Medical Hubris Undermine Nurses and Patient Care
Author: Suzanne Gordon
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801472923
Category: Medical
Page: 489
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A leading health care journalist unravels the complexity of the current nursing shortage while offering possible solutions to the resulting health care crisis.

Der Frauenchor von Chilbury

Roman
Author: Jennifer Ryan
Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch
ISBN: 3462317261
Category: Fiction
Page: 480
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Wie Frauen in schweren Zeiten durch Singen ihre eigene Stimme fanden Inspiriert von der Geschichte ihrer Großmutter erzählt die britische Autorin Jennifer Ryan in ihrem Debüt »Der Frauenchor von Chilbury« von einer Gruppe starker Frauen zu Beginn des Zweiten Weltkriegs in einem kleinen Ort in England. 1940: Als immer mehr Männer nach London gehen oder eingezogen werden, beschließt der Pfarrer von Chilbury in der Grafschaft Kent, den Chor der Gemeinde aufzulösen. Die Frauen sind zutiefst enttäuscht. Was bleibt ihnen im schwierigen Kriegsalltag noch? Doch dann kommt die Musikprofessorin Primrose Trent aus London im Ort unter. Sie ist der Überzeugung, dass Musik gerade in schwierigen Zeiten wichtig ist und schlägt die Gründung eines reinen Frauenchors vor. Die Idee stößt auf Skepsis. Ein Chor ganz ohne Bässe und Tenöre? Aber Primrose gibt nicht auf: Mit Energie und Leidenschaft treibt sie ihr Projekt voran – ihr Enthusiasmus und die wundervolle Musik, die entsteht und die sie sich selbst nie zugetraut hätten, überzeugen die Frauen und richten sie auf. Der Chor hilft ihnen, ihre eigene Stimme zu finden. Fünf grundverschiedene Frauen und Mädchen erzählen von ihrem Leben im Dorf und davon, wie der Krieg ihr Leben verändert – wie er Verlust, Trauer und Angst erzeugt, aber doch nicht verhindern kann, dass auch Freundschaft und Liebe entstehen.

Nurse Tales


Author: Maribel Aguirre Yohn
Publisher: Tate Publishing
ISBN: 1607994895
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 56
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I call her name, and this time no response. This cannot be happening. I grab her by the shoulders and shake her and call out to her again...and still, no response. My eyes bulge and my heart races. I scream, 'Call a code!' Every day around the world nurses are called upon to help save lives. These experiences are life changing. Not just for patients and their families, but for their nurses also. Nurse Tales: A Calling to Serve and Love is a collection of such events as told by nurses and author Maribel A. Yohn.

Called to Care

A Christian Worldview for Nursing
Author: Judith Allen Shelly,Arlene B. Miller
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 9780830874668
Category: Medical
Page: 304
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Nursing keeps changing. The role of the nurse grew out of a Christian understanding of the human person as created in the image of God, and viewed the body as a living unity and the "temple of the Holy Spirit" (1 Cor 6:19). Contemporary nursing, however, is increasingly characterized by a diminished understanding of personhood. The impact on patient care has proven confusing and discouraging to many nurses. In the newly revised and expanded Called to Care: A Christian Worldview for Nursing, Judith Allen Shelly and Arlene B. Miller define nursing for today based on a historically and theologically grounded understanding of the nurse's call: Nursing is a ministry of compassionate care for the whole person, in response to God's grace toward a sinful world, which aims to foster optimum health (shalom) and bring comfort in suffering and death for anyone in need. Called to Care asserts that nursing is a vocation, giving nurses a framework for understanding their mission and living out their calling: service to God through caring for others.

Saunders Q&A Review for the NCLEX-RN® Examination E-Book


Author: Linda Anne Silvestri
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1455733415
Category: Medical
Page: 728
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With more than 5,800 test questions, Saunders Q&A Review for the NCLEX-RN® Examination, 5th Edition provides the practice you need to succeed on the NCLEX-RN exam. To enhance your review, each question includes a test-taking strategy, rationales for correct and incorrect answers, and page references to major nursing textbooks. The companion Evolve website adds a pre-test to help in identifying any areas of weakness, and lets you answer questions in quiz, study, or exam mode. Written by NCLEX review expert Linda Anne Silvestri, this book organizes questions to match the Client Needs and Integrated Processes found in the most recent NCLEX-RN test plan. This review is part of the popular Saunders Pyramid to Success, which has helped more than 1.5 million nurses pass the NCLEX exam! A detailed test-taking strategy is included for each question, providing clues for analyzing and selecting the correct answer. Rationales are provided for both correct and incorrect answer options. Questions categorized by Cognitive Level, Client Needs area, Integrated Process, and clinical content area help you focus on the question types you find most difficult. All alternate item format questions (multiple response, prioritizing, fill-in-the-blank, figure/illustration (hot spot), audio, video, and chart/exhibit) are included. Chapters organized by Client Needs simplify your review and reflect the question mix in the NCLEX-RN® test plan blueprint. A 85-question comprehensive exam represents the content and percentages of question types identified in the NCLEX-RN test plan. Preparation for your NCLEX-RN review includes chapters on nonacademic preparation, test-taking strategies, the CAT format, and a view of the NCLEX-RN from a new graduate's perspective. Page references to Elsevier textbooks direct you to remediation material for any question answered incorrectly. A companion Evolve website includes a pre-test to help in identifying any areas of weakness, and lets you answer questions in quiz, study, or exam mode. Automatic updates of the Evolve site allow you to check for changes to content or functionality throughout the life of the edition. Content from the most recent NCLEX-RN® test plan covers the newest topics you could see on the exam. 600 questions are added, for a total of 5,800 in the book and on the companion Evolve website. Hundreds of new alternate item format questions provide even more opportunity for practice. A Priority Nursing Tip is included with each question, providing important patient care information. A full-color design and over 20 new figures enhance understanding and increase the book's visual appeal. Review format includes chapters on how to study for and take the NCLEX examination, and includes a test for each Client Need category, a test on Integrated Processes, and a comprehensive test for practice in answering questions from all areas. A new content-area index makes it easier to find questions and review a given disorder/topic.

This Side of the Call Light


Author: Nurse Jane
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 146911240X
Category: Humor
Page: 61
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Avoiding Common Nursing Errors


Author: Betsy H. Allbee,Lisa Marcucci,Jeannie S. Garber,Monty Gross,Sheila Lambert,Ricky J. McCraw,Anthony D. Slonim,Teresa A. Slonim
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 1451153244
Category: Medical
Page: 576
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This handbook succinctly describes over 500 common errors made by nurses and offers practical, easy-to-remember tips for avoiding these errors. Coverage includes the entire scope of nursing practice—administration, medications, process of care, behavioral and psychiatric, cardiology, critical care, endocrine, gastroenterology and nutrition, hematology-oncology, infectious diseases, nephrology, neurology, pulmonary, preoperative, operative, and postoperative care, emergency nursing, obstetrics and gynecology, and pediatric nursing. The book can easily be read immediately before the start of a rotation or used for quick reference. Each error is described in a quick-reading one-page entry that includes a brief clinical scenario and tips on how to avoid or resolve the problem. Illustrations are included where appropriate.

The Nurse Educator's Guide to Assessing Learning Outcomes


Author: Mary E. McDonald
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1449665969
Category: Medical
Page: 362
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The new edition of this award winning text helps address the increased pressure that the NCLEX and other certification exams are placing on nursing students and faculty. The Nurse Educator’s Guide to Assessing Learning Outcomes, 2nd Edition guides classroom educators through the process of developing effective classroom exams and individual test items.

Critical Thinking in Nursing

A Cognitive Skills Workbook
Author: Saundra K. Lipe,Sharon Beasley
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9780781740425
Category: Medical
Page: 337
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This text introduces nursing students to the cognitive skills, or thought processes, required of professional nurses. Using a practical approach and a nursing process framework throughout, the book provides a bridge between the theory and the application of these skills. Cognitive skills are presented in a competency-based, clinically oriented format, with emphasis on teaching critical thinking. Chapters end with a workbook section, to provide students with real-world applications of what they have learned. Case studies and checklists throughout aid the student in applying content. The book is written at an accessible reading level.

Caring in Nursing Classics

An Essential Resource
Author: Marlaine C. Smith, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN,Marian C. Turkel, RN, PhD, NEA-BC, FAAN,Zane Robinson Wolf, PhD, RN, FAAN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826171125
Category: Medical
Page: 532
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"This very interesting book provides a good overview of the evolution of the art and practice of nursing...Recommended."--Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries “This collected work by scholars Smith, Turkel, and Wolf stands as a classic indeed. It offers nursing and related fields a repository and living history of the evolution of nursing within a caring science paradigm over a 40-year span from foundational ideas and developments, to current work in education, research, and institutional/community practices of caring...[The work] sustains and advances knowledge of human caring to serve humanity.” From the Foreword by Jean Watson, PhD, RN, AHN- BC, FAAN Founder, Watson Caring Science Institute This is a core resource for nursing educators and students at all levels who seek fundamental perspectives on the art and science of caring. The text comprises 37 classic book chapters and journal articles written by leaders in the field and illuminate the evolution of the caring paradigm--from its beginnings as a philosophical/ethical/theoretical guide to nursing, to implications for the future development of caring science. Co-published with the Watson Caring Science Institute (WCSI), it will also be a primary resource for students attending WCSI programs and for in-service education programs, especially in hospitals with, or seeking, Magnet status. Each section features an introductory essay illuminating important concepts, followed by reflective questions appropriate for baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels. Also included are multiple-choice questions, a variety of case studies, a digital teacher and student resource with PowerPoints for key ideas, and more. The book is organized into nine sections providing an in-depth analysis of the evolution of caring scholarship; systematic reviews of the concept of caring; theoretical perspectives, including conceptual orientations, middle-range theories, and grand theories; seminal research studies; research designs and methods; practice models for the integration of caring within contemporary hospital-based practice environments; caring in communities and for the environment; leadership and administrative issues with a focus on caring and economics; and the future of caring science. Key Features: Presents the seminal literature on caring Co-published with the Watson Caring Science Institute Provides reflective/critical thinking questions tailored to academic levels For use in baccalaureate, graduate, doctoral, and in-service education, and as a core resource for WCSI programs Is accompanied by a digital teacher and student guide (please contact [email protected] to request this content)

The Gerontology Nurse's Guide to the Community-Based Health Network


Author: Brenda L. Bonham Howe, MSN, RN, BSLS
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826127029
Category: Medical
Page: 312
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This is a timely and vital resource for new and seasoned gerontology nurses responsible for coordinating care and advocacy for their patients as health care shifts from hospital-based to community-based care. Comprehensive and organized for quick access to information, this clinical guide encompasses the broad network of community health resources available and describes how to access them on behalf of geriatric patients and clients. It provides an overview of growing old in the United States and discusses cultural and socioeconomic considerations, common conditions and morbidities affecting older adults, and the wide variety of community resources available to address these concerns. The book provides the critical information gerontology nurses need to synthesize the health conditions affecting older adults with education about and access to vital community-based services. It discusses health delivery in regard to cultural diversity, the physical and psychological changes of aging and how to adapt to them, and different types of community-based health options including home health services, independent and assisted living, long-term care, and hospice and palliative care. Woven throughout are the themes of empowerment and advocacy for the nurse, patient, and family. Included in each chapter are abundant tools and resources that can be quickly referenced, and there is an emphasis on patient advocacy and teaching throughout. The book is also a supportive resource for nursing education programs and for nurses in mentorship roles in hospital or primary clinical practice settings. Key Features: Encompasses the broad network of community health resources available to older adults Provides easy access to informational websites, tools, and resources Addresses the physical and psychological changes of aging Focuses on advocacy and empowerment Serves as a comprehensive resource for new and seasoned gerontology nurses, educators, and mentors

Saunders Q & A Review for the NCLEX-PN® Examination E-Book


Author: Linda Anne Silvestri
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1455710733
Category: Medical
Page: 736
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Based on student feedback, Saunders Q&A Review for the NCLEX-PN® Examination is organized to address specific Client Needs and Integrated Processes to mirror the NCLEX-PN test plan. This review follows Silvestri Comprehensive Review as the natural next step for students in the Silvestri suite of products. It contains 3,200 practice questions—including Alternate Item Format—that include comprehensive rationales for both correct and incorrect options, test-taking strategies, and a textbook page reference for further explanation. This title includes additional digital media when purchased in print format. For this digital book edition, media content may not be included. Remediation tied directly back to your Elsevier textbooks provides resources for further study. Content is organized according to Client Needs, providing an organized review for exam preparation and end-of-course or exit standardized exams. Practice questions, answers, and detailed rationales all appear on the same page, giving you immediate feedback on your responses. Detailed test-taking strategies for each question give you clues for analyzing and uncovering the correct answer option. Rationales are provided for both correct and incorrect options. Provides computerized testing practice in study, quiz, or exam modes, to allow you to choose from 21 different content categories and focus your study sessions. Each question is categorized by level of cognitive ability, Client Needs area, integrated process, and clinical content area to allow you multiple study and exam selections. Contains chapters on academic and nonacademic NCLEX-PN preparation, advice from a recent nursing graduate, and test-taking strategies that help you understand complicated exam questions. Comprehensive exam consists of 85 questions related to all content areas in the book and representative of the percentages identified in the NCLEX-PN test plan.

Answering the Call

The U.S. Army Nurse Corps, 1917-1919: A Commemorative Tribute to Military Nursing in World War I
Author: Lisa M. Budreau,Richard M. Prior
Publisher: Department of the Army
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 238
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Contains a carefully chosen collection that depicts the rich and varied experiences of Army nurses during the First World War as recorded by the U.S. Army Signal Corps photographers.

Servant Leadership in Nursing

Spirituality and Practice in Contemporary Health Care
Author: Mary Elizabeth O'Brien
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1449611001
Category: Medical
Page: 355
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Servant Leadership in Nursing: Spirituality and Practice in Contemporary Health Care embraces the philosophy that a true leader, in any venue, must be a servant of those he or she leads. This text includes current information on the relevance of servant leadership for nurses practicing in a health care setting with extensive literature review on leadership in nursing and healthcare as well as on servant leadership. This unique text also includes many powerful and poignant perceptions and experiences of servant leadership elicited in tape-recorded interviews with 75 nursing leaders currently practicing in the contemporary healthcare system.

Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-PN® Examination - E-Book


Author: Linda Anne Silvestri
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1455759562
Category: Medical
Page: 1040
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This title includes additional digital media when purchased in print format. For this digital book edition, media content is not included.