Please, Nurse!

A Student Nurse in the 1950s
Author: Joan Lock
Publisher: Orion
ISBN: 1409128148
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 320
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Joan Lock's warm and nostalgic account of her three years of training as a young student nurse in the early 1950s. Perfect for fans of CALL THE MIDWIFE. When Joan Lock began her formal training as a young nurse in the 1950s, she was unprepared for the strict discipline and long hours which were to follow and quickly realised she was no Florence Nightingale. Her honest and humorous account of the next three years reveals her most intimate experiences of being a nurse: from dealing with temperamental surgeons to fighting off flirtatious patients. Labelled a trouble-maker, Joan and her friends tested their strict Sisters' patience as they climbed through windows, slept through lectures and broke every thermometer that passed through their hands. But through it all, Joan found herself touched by the people she met and their heart-warming stories.

Call the Nurse

True Stories of a Country Nurse on a Scottish Isle
Author: Mary J MacLeod
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1611459176
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 320
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Tired of the pace and noise of life near London and longing for a better place to raise their young children, Mary J. MacLeod 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 enchanted years she and her family spent there, coming to know its folk as both patients and friends. In anecdotes that are by turns funny, sad, moving, and tragic, she recalls them all, the crofters and their laird, the boatmen and tradesmen, young lovers and forbidding churchmen. Against the old-fashioned island culture and the grandeur of mountain and sea unfold indelible stories: a young woman carried through snow for airlift to the hospital; a rescue by boat; the marriage of a gentle giant and the island beauty; a ghostly encounter; the shocking discovery of a woman in chains; the flames of a heather fire at night; an unexploded bomb from World War II; and the joyful, tipsy celebration of a ceilidh. Gaelic fortitude meets a nurse’s compassion in these wonderful true stories from rural Scotland.

The American Nurse


Author: Carolyn Jones
Publisher: Welcome Books
ISBN: 9781599621210
Category: Medical
Page: 180
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"Photographer Carolyn Jones takes portraits of and interviews the undervalued yet invaluable members of the American Healthcare System--the American Nurse"--

Nurse


Author: Peggy Anderson
Publisher: Berkley
ISBN: 9780425122860
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 344
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Records the daily thoughts and feelings of a nurse in a large hospital as she tries to balance her complex, often conflicting responsibilities to doctors, patients, and to herself

Evelyn Prentis Bundle: A Nurse in Time/A Nurse in Action


Author: Evelyn Prentis
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448146828
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 640
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Desperate circumstances were something Evelyn Prentis had to get very used to when she began her life as a nurse. It was in 1934 that Evelyn left home for the first time to enrol as a trainee at a busy Nottingham hospital in the hope of £25 a year. A Nurse in Time is Evelyn's affectionate and funny account of those days of dedication and hardship, when never-ending nightshifts, strict Sisters and permanent hunger ruled life, and joy was to be found in a late-night pass and a packet of Woodbines. The second memoir in this collection is A Nurse in Action. Surprising Matron as well as herself, Evelyn Prentis managed to pass her Finals and become a staff-nurse. Encouraged, she took the brave leap of moving from Nottingham to London - brave not least because war was about to break. Not only did the nurses have to cope with stray bombs and influxes of patients from as far away Dunkirk, but there were also RAF men stationed nearby - which caused considerable entertainment and disappointment, and a good number of marriages ... But despite all the disruption to the hospital routine, Evelyn's warm and compelling account of a nurse in action, shows a nurse's life would always revolve around the comforting discomfort of porridge and rissoles, bandages and bedpans.

Cambridge English for Nursing Pre-intermediate Student's Book with Audio CD


Author: Virginia Allum,Patricia McGarr
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521141338
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 111
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A short self-study or classroom course (40-60 hours) for nurses who need to use English in the workplace.

Our Country Nurse: Can East End Nurse Sarah find a new life caring for babies in the country?


Author: Sarah Beeson
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007520107
Category: History
Page: 368
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Cherry Ames, Flight Nurse


Author: Helen Wells
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826104038
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 224
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The United States is still fighting World War II. Cherry Ames is still an Army Nurse, this time aloft--as a flight nurse. Cherry is reunited with her corpsman Bunce--the two of them are in sole charge of ferrying severely wounded men out of the battlefield and to the nearest Army hospital. Much to Pilot Wade Cooper's chagrin, he has been taken off bomber duty to fly the wounded to safety--until Cherry makes him see otherwise. Off duty, the nurses "adopt" 6-year-old Muriel Grainger, who has known nothing but war in her short life, and whose mother has been killed by the Germans. Her father is often out on mysterious errands that cause some to label him a "spy." Cherry makes it her risky business to find out if this is truth or rumor.

Chambers's Journal


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
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Page: N.A
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2401 Objects


Author: Lewis Hetherington,Liam Jarvis,Hannah Barker
Publisher: Oberon Books
ISBN: 184943381X
Category: Drama
Page: 96
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2011 Fringe First Award Winner‘Henry, are you awake?’ Henry lives each day like the last. Exactly like the last. Every day, he tries to make sense of the world around him; the girl sitting on the lawn outside his window, the pages of a book filled with the same sentence, the 80 year old man looking at him in the mirror. In 2009 Patient H.M.’s brain is dissected live on the internet to a global audience of 400,000 people, cut into carefully preserved slices: manuscripts of tissue like the pages of a book. In 1953 Henry Molaison emerges from experimental brain surgery without any recollection of the last two years of his life or the ability to form new memories. In 1935 nine-year old Henry is knocked over by a bike, leaving him unconscious for five minutes. Following Analogue's critically acclaimed Mile End and Beachy Head and inspired by the world’s most important neuroscientific case-study, 2401 Objects tells the remarkable story of a man who could no longer remember, but who has proven impossible to forget. ‘I defy anyone not be drawn into this deeply moving examination of life, death and memory.’ - Telegraph ‘2401 Objects is a solid, well-researched piece of theatre that adds to Analogue's ever-growing canon of work.’ - Total Theatre Review ‘Beautifully-sculpted... an understated and outstandingly gentle piece of theatre’ -The Scotsman

Chambers's Journal


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
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The Language of Kindness

A Nurse's Story
Author: Christie Watson
Publisher: Tim Duggan Books
ISBN: 1524761656
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 336
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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.

Nurse Clementine


Author: Simon James
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763663824
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
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After Clementine Brown receives a first-aid kit for her birthday, she begins to practice her skills on all of her family members except her reckless brother Tommy, who insists he doesn't need a nurse.

Religion: A Clinical Guide for Nurses


Author: Elizabeth Johnston Taylor, PhD, RN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 082610861X
Category: Medical
Page: 296
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Named a 2012 PROSE Award Honorable Mention in the Nursing & Allied Health Sciences Category! Named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title! "This is an excellent resource for nurses to learn about the various religious beliefs and practices and ways to use this information therapeutically to enhance patient care. The consistent format of each chapter also helps readers compare and contrast the various religions. This is a must-have for any bedside nurse."Score: 97, 5 Stars--Doody's Medical Reviews [Taylor] handles a tough subject professionally and realistically. I highly recommend this practical book for students, nurses, and educators.--Journal of Christian Nursing ì...a highly nuanced and insightful collection that challenges readers to consider at a deeper level their own beliefs about the role of religion and spirituality in health care and how people practice their faith within a complex multicultural society. This reviewer finished the book hoping that non-nursing health care providers and administrators would look to this text for an extraordinarily comprehensive guide to respectful negotiation of religious (including atheistic) differences in settings of vulnerability...Essential.î--Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries Religion is a significant aspect of human experience that can provide a framework for an individual's response to a health challenge or transition. Individual religious beliefs, or those of a patient's family or community, may influence health care decisions and provide a means for coping. This book provides accessible and comprehensive information about various religions, offering nurses insight into their patients' religious beliefs and practices and thereby enhancing therapeutic care. The centerpiece of this book is the compilation of information about diverse religions written by highly knowledgeable religionists. The reference includes information, formatted concisely and consistently, on a religion's history and theology; views on health and suffering; explanations for disease; beliefs and practices related to birthing, childrearing, and dying; healing rituals; corporate religious resources for the sick; and more. Prefacing this information are chapters discussing clinical aspects of addressing religion at the bedside. These include strategies for sensitive and respectful communication about religion with patients, assessing a patient's religious beliefs, supporting bedside rituals that are part of a patient's religion, and understanding ethical and legal considerations. The book also provides a comprehensive list of additional resources. Key Features: Provides quick access to information about the 20-plus families of religions most prevalent among Americans and others in English-speaking First World countries Presents practical and concise information about various religions in a succinct table format Offers detailed communication techniques for clinicians who are uncomfortable discussing religion with patients Includes techniques for self-assessment of religious views and values and how these can affect care Presents legal and ethical aspects of addressing religiosity in patient care

Between Two Dusks


Author: Annie Coyle Martin
Publisher: Pneuma Springs Publishing
ISBN: 1782283110
Category: Fiction
Page: 147
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It is the 1950s in Dublin, Protestant Lizzie Wynne meets and falls in love with Finn, a young Catholic doctor, they are confident that religion will be no barrier to love in a changing Ireland. But the past has a way of catching up with you when you least expect it. Finn discovers Lizzie’s past and family background, unknown even to her– it changes everything. Religion thwarted romance for Victoria and now Lizzie must pay the price too. Jilted by the man she loves, Lizzie escapes to Canada in search of a new life. When she meets the handsome Jack, it seems her future is secure. But questions about Lizzie’s past remain and only a trip back to Ireland may resolve them. Will Lizzie ever discover the truth about who she really is? This heart-tugging story closely recreates the atmosphere of 1950s Ireland and is the sequel to ‘To Know the Road’ published in 2011. Book reviews online: PublishedBestsellers website.

Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?


Author: James Quinn,John R. Powers,Alaric Jans
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
ISBN: 9780573681035
Category: Musicals
Page: 85
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Creature


Author: Heidi Schreck
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
ISBN: 0573698899
Category: Drama
Page: 76
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Set in 1400s England. After being pestered by devils for more than half a year, Margery Kempe--new mother, mayor's daughter, and proprietress of a highly profitable beer business--is liberated from her torment by a vision of Jesus Christ. Should we trust the new Margery, with her fasting and her weeping and her chastity fixation, or burn her with the other heretics?

Don Juan Comes Back from the War


Author: Duncan Macmillan
Publisher: Oberon Books
ISBN: 1849432619
Category: Drama
Page: 112
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Don Juan’s back from the War and he’s got some catching up to do. Berlin is crumbling, but after years of abstinence, the Don is ready for more of the debauchery that once made his name. Amidst political and economic upheaval, Don Juan finds himself increasingly at odds with the man he used to be. Is this notorious lothario about to experience a sudden change of heart? Ödön von Horváth’s startling tale of displacement and isolation in the aftermath of the Great War is presented in a bold new adaptation by award-winning playwright Duncan Macmillan.Five Stars WhatsOnTheFringe Four Stars, The Public Reviews Ödön von Horváth’s startling tale of displacement and isolation in the aftermath of the Great War is presented in a bold new adaptation by award-winning playwright Duncan Macmillan. Fringe Report In Duncan MacMillan's new version the writing is gritty, grimy, and powerful, while director Andrea Ferran's production has some mesmerising moments and beautifully acted memorable scenes that liberate a raw sensuality. Jo Sutherland, The Stage

Love in the Time of Fridges


Author: Tim Scott
Publisher: Spectra
ISBN: 0553905414
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
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Tim Scott’s Outrageous Fortune marked the debut of one of the most wildly inventive writers to hit the sci-fi scene in years. Now he returns with a hilarious yet poignant novel of love, loss, and itinerant appliances. “New Seattle Health and Safety. Do not die for no reason.” This is the motto of a city so obsessed with the danger of sharp corners that it has almost forgotten how to live. But Huckleberry Lindbergh is about to find his trip to the city most decidedly unsafe. For a chance encounter leads him into the heart of a dark conspiracy. And in order to stop it, this former cop is about to do something so unsafe—so monumentally stupid—that its reverberations will be felt all the way to the Pentagon. Soon he is on the run from more authorities than he has had hot meals, his staunchest allies a bunch of feral fridges that give new meaning to the words “chill out.” But sometimes a dose of chaos is just what the doctor ordered, and Huck’s quest to remain among the living teaches not only him but those around him the true meaning of survival . . . in all its forms. From the Trade Paperback edition.

A Medical Anthology


Author: Stephen Morris
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1291513256
Category: Fiction
Page: 186
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A book of short stories may not, these days, be fashionable in publishing eyes. The sixteen presented here are not just a good read, they are helpful to those learning the art of clinical medicine. And if there is also an interesting history the book will be intriguing and helpful reading. The author has with skill spread this book over 100 years to give a clinical picture seen in a variety of ills and their sequelae in chronological order, 1910 to present day. While perhaps the emphasis is on such cases and emergencies once seen more often by the family practitioner, as in one story of toxaemia of pregnancy and in a primapara of 36 years, in the year 1941. This is told through family eyes and is a masterly piece of writing on an important aspect of obstetrics.