Please, Nurse!

A Student Nurse in the 1950s
Author: Joan Lock
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1409128148
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 320
View: 3611
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.

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
View: 2157
A short self-study or classroom course (40-60 hours) for nurses who need to use English in the workplace.

Cherry Ames, Flight Nurse

Author: Helen Wells
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826104038
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 224
View: 3282
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.

2401 Objects

Author: Lewis Hetherington,Liam Jarvis,Hannah Barker
Publisher: Oberon Books
ISBN: 184943381X
Category: Drama
Page: 96
View: 6939
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

Between Two Dusks

Author: Annie Coyle Martin
Publisher: Pneuma Springs Publishing
ISBN: 1782283110
Category: Fiction
Page: 147
View: 6359
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.

Love in the Time of Fridges

Author: Tim Scott
Publisher: Spectra
ISBN: 0553905414
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
View: 1483
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.

Don Juan Comes Back from the War

Author: Duncan Macmillan
Publisher: Oberon Books
ISBN: 1849432619
Category: Drama
Page: 112
View: 2024
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

A Medical Anthology

Author: Stephen Morris
ISBN: 1291513256
Category: Fiction
Page: 186
View: 4388
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.


Author: Katherine Howe
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698158415
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 432
View: 8394
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane comes a chilling mystery—Prep meets The Crucible. It’s senior year at St. Joan’s Academy, and school is a pressure cooker. College applications, the battle for valedictorian, deciphering boys’ texts: Through it all, Colleen Rowley and her friends are expected to keep it together. Until they can’t. First it’s the school’s queen bee, Clara Rutherford, who suddenly falls into uncontrollable tics in the middle of class. Her mystery illness quickly spreads to her closest clique of friends, then more students and symptoms follow: seizures, hair loss, violent coughing fits. St. Joan’s buzzes with rumor; rumor blossoms into full-blown panic. Soon the media descends on Danvers, Massachusetts, as everyone scrambles to find something, or someone, to blame. Pollution? Stress? Or are the girls faking? Only Colleen—who’s been reading The Crucible for extra credit—comes to realize what nobody else has: Danvers was once Salem Village, where another group of girls suffered from a similarly bizarre epidemic three centuries ago . . . Inspired by true events—from seventeenth-century colonial life to the halls of a modern-day high school—Conversion casts a spell. With her signature wit and passion, New York Times bestselling author Katherine Howe delivers an exciting and suspenseful novel, a chilling mystery that raises the question, what’s really happening to the girls at St. Joan’s?

Advanced Health and Social Care

Author: Neil Moonie
Publisher: Heinemann
ISBN: 9780435455897
Category: Medical care
Page: 498
View: 3777
This student textbook matches the mandatory units and key skills of the GNVQ in Health and Social Care qualification, advanced level. This revised edition contains information on key areas. Chapters and sub-chapters match the headings in the AVCE specifications, to ensure students find their way easily through the book. Every chapter contains case studies about real organizations, so that students can see how the theory they are learning is used every day in the real world.

Religion: A Clinical Guide for Nurses

Author: Elizabeth Johnston Taylor, PhD, RN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 082610861X
Category: Medical
Page: 296
View: 5921
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

An Italian Education

The Further Adventures of an Expatriate in Verona
Author: Tim Parks
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 0802191142
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 352
View: 6896
A “marvelous” Mediterranean memoir of an expatriate father raising his children in Italy (The Washington Post). From the author of Italian Neighbors, this is another sparkling account of Italian society and culture—this time focusing on all the little things that turn an ordinary newborn infant into a true Italiano. When British-born Tim Parks heard a mother at the beach in Pescara shout to her son, “Alberto, don’t sweat! No you can’t go in the sea till eleven, it’s still too cold, go and see your cousin in row 3 number 52,” he was inspired to write about parenting in Italy—which he was doing himself at the time after adopting the country as his own. In this humorous memoir, Parks immerses himself in family life at home, in the classroom, and at church, creating an enchanting portrait of Italian childhood that shifts from comedy to despair in the time it takes to sing a lullaby. The result is “a wry, thoughtful, and often hilarious book . . . a parable of how our children, no matter what, are other than ourselves” (The New Yorker). “Glimpses of Italy that are fond, critical, pithy and penetrating.” —The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Stolen Joy

Author: Agnita Gregoire Globensky
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781477142998
Category: Fiction
Page: 149
View: 3672
Everyone or almost every couple who has carefully planned a pregnancy, almost always expect only one main result, that is,......Joy. Why does the nurse hate her, when they’ve never set eyes on each other, before that night? You’d think that the emotional vulnerability that accompanies pregnancy wasn’t enough for Nita to bear. Could someone save her from the ordeal? The local female nurse was the only source of help present in the delivery room. Read the book, to fi nd out who mercilessly, inconsiderately and deliberately stole Nita’s joy.

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

Picador Classic
Author: Dave Eggers
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447294424
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: N.A
View: 7242
‘Heartbreaking? Certainly. Staggering? Yes, I’d say so. And if genius is capturing the universal in a fresh and memorable way, call it that too’ Anthony Quinn, Sunday Times ‘Is this how all orphans would speak – “I am at once pitiful and monstrous, I know” – if they had Dave Eggers’s prodigious linguistic gifts? For he does write wonderfully, and this is an extremely impressive debut’ John Banville, Irish Times ‘A virtuosic piece of writing, a big, daring, manic-depressive stew of a book that noisily announces the debut of a talented – yes, staggeringly talented – new writer’ – Michiko Kakutani, New York Times ‘Exhilarating . . . Profoundly moving, occasionally angry and often hilarious . . . A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius is, finally, a finite book of jest, which is why it succeeds so brilliantly’ – New York Times Book Review ‘What is really shocking and exciting is the book’s sheer rage. AHWOSG is truly ferocious, like any work of genius. Eggers – self-reliant, transcendent, expansive – is Emerson’s ideal Young American. [The book] does itself justice: it is a settling of accounts. And it is almost too good to be believed’ – London Review of Books ‘A hilarious book . . . In it, literary gamesmanship and self-consciousness are trained on life’s most unendurable experience, used to examine a memory too scorching to stare at, as one views an eclipse by projecting sunlight onto paper through a pinhole’ – Time ‘Eggers evokes the terrible beauty of youth like a young Bob Dylan, frothing with furious anger . . . He takes us close, shows us as much as he can bear . . . His book is a comic and moving witness that transcends and transgresses formal boundaries’ – Washington Post

White Feathers

Author: Susan Lanigan
Publisher: The O'Brien Press
ISBN: 1847177042
Category: Fiction
Page: 432
View: 6741
Two lives in danger – her lover’s and her sister’s. But she must choose only one. In 1913, young Irish emigrant Eva Downey is trapped in London with a remote father and hostile stepmother. When she is awarded a legacy from an old suffragette to attend a finishing school in Kent, she jumps at the chance. At the school, she finds kinship and later falls in love with her teacher Christopher Shandlin, her intellectual equal. But when war does break out, her fanatical and disapproving stepsister Grace forces a choice on Eva. She must present Shandlin, who refuses to fight, with a white feather of cowardice, or no money will be given for her sister Imelda’s life-saving treatment in Switzerland. Caught in a dilemma, she chooses her sister over her lover, a decision which will have irrevocable consequences for both her and Christopher and haunt her for the rest of her life.

Mirror Image

Author: Tula Neilson
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781477155714
Category: Fiction
Page: 59
View: 5271
I don’t think anything could have shaken Anna more than the sight of her dearest papa as he lay on the sofa with a white froth on his lips, his eyes open, staring; empty, dead and definitely not by natural causes. The day had started pretty much as usual, Anna took her papa his tea and toast in his bedroom, kissed his cheek saying “see you later, I’ll get dinner as soon as I’m home, ok!” “Yes, of course’ he replied “you have a good day, see you later,” and off she went. Anna had a pretty mundane job, in the post room of a small factory, which made parts for mobile phones and other bits and bobs for computers. To be honest Anna didn’t care what they made, she was happy to be working, and just got on with her job.

Creative Truths in Provincial Policing

Author: Paula Lichtarowicz
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473507839
Category: Fiction
Page: 432
View: 7352
It doesn’t take much to tip the world into chaos. You don’t even have to mean to do it. You might be an honest family man; a police chief in a small town in Central Vietnam, say, with no desire whatsoever to unleash catastrophe. A man such as Chief Duong, with simple dreams of domestic happiness and future immortality by means of a small statue on a roundabout. But the problem with dreams is it’s often hard to look ahead. To see that borrowing money for your daughter’s marriage to a local bigwig will lead to the kidnap of a footballer from Scunthorpe, the downfall of a global soft drinks empire, incidents of attempted matricide, public murder, re-arranged marriage, hypnotic malpractice, and one unfortunate act of geriatric perversion. And that’s not to mention what happens to the town’s monkeys. Because every action has a consequence. And were she asked Mrs Duong could consult her astrological charts and tell her husband exactly that. But it’s not just the chief who needs telling. There’s roving British blogger, J C Bone, with an illegal marriage contract on his hands, and Global Human Resource Manager, Sherry-Sioux with a celebrity surveillance programme to keep under wraps. There’s a chief superintendent with lucrative investment plans and a physician with trail-blazing psychological ambitions. And then there’s Chief Duong’s freedom-fighting children. You see the biggest problem with chaos is that once it’s unleashed, everyone’s involved. And once everyone’s involved, how on earth is one little police chief ever going to put things right?


Author: Jonathan Tromane
Publisher: Primedia E-launch LLC
ISBN: 162209297X
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
View: 9892
When Geoffrey Logan, a Special Operations Police Officer is advised that his father has been seriously injured in a car accident his life too takes a turn for the worst. He finds out he is under review by his superiors, he is torn between an attraction for a fellow female police officer and a dangerous attraction to his own stepmother and he has to wrestle with the task of helping rehabilitate his father. All this becomes even more complicated when there is a huge explosion at Melbourne Airport and he is drawn into the dangerous world of international terrorism. Whilst still fighting his demons he becomes involved in the hunt for a group of deadly extremists who are threatening the success of a major Government meeting and who are suspected of targeting someone very important. Logan joins forces with Bradley Curtis, a tenacious detective who has been assigned the task of trying to locate the extremists and preventing them from carrying out their Mandate. As the clock ticks away Logan gradually becomes aware that he has been at the edge of the spider's web, without knowing it, for sometime. Mandate opens a window to both sides of the action. The security forces as they struggle to get somewhere on one side and the resourceful terrorists as they cleverly outfox their pursuers all the way to an electrifying climax. A final twist leaves a lasting impression that the war on terror will be long and daunting.

Radio Drama

Growth and Contributions to National Development
Author: Iwebunor Uwabor
Publisher: N.A
Category: Africa
Page: 380
View: 9466

Studying People

A Primer in the Ethics of Social Research
Author: Robert D. Reece,Harvey A. Siegal
Publisher: Mercer University Press
ISBN: 9780865542211
Category: Medical
Page: 221
View: 2535