I Wasn t Strong Like this when I Started Out

I Wasn t Strong Like this when I Started Out
Author: Lee Gutkind
Publsiher: In Fact Books
Total Pages: 271
Release: 2013
ISBN: 9781937163129
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Wasn t Strong Like this when I Started Out Book Excerpt:

Collects the stories of nurses at all stages of their careers as they discuss their experiences and their profession.

I Wasn t Strong Like This When I Started Out True Stories of Becoming a Nurse

I Wasn t Strong Like This When I Started Out  True Stories of Becoming a Nurse
Author: Lee Gutkind
Publsiher: Underland Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2013-02-25
ISBN: 193716313X
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Wasn t Strong Like This When I Started Out True Stories of Becoming a Nurse Book Excerpt:

This collection of true narratives reflects the dynamism and diversity of nurses, who provide the first vital line of patient care. Here, nurses remember their first “sticks,” first births, and first deaths, and reflect on what gets them though long, demanding shifts, and keeps them in the profession. The stories reveal many voices from nurses at different stages of their careers: One nurse-in-training longs to be trusted with more “important” procedures, while another questions her ability to care for nursing home residents. An efficient young emergency room nurse finds his life and career irrevocably changed by a car accident. A nurse practitioner wonders whether she has violated professional boundaries in her care for a homeless man with AIDS, and a home care case manager is the sole attendee at a funeral for one of her patients. What connects these stories is the passion and strength of the writers, who struggle against burnout and bureaucracy to serve their patients with skill, empathy, and strength.

Becoming a Nurse

Becoming a Nurse
Author: Sonny Kleinfield
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2020-08-18
ISBN: 1982142421
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Becoming a Nurse Book Excerpt:

A revealing guide to a nursing career written by esteemed reporter Sonny Kleinfield and based on the real-life experiences of the celebrated emergency room nurses of New York’s Lenox Hill Hospital—required reading for anyone considering a path to this profession. Becoming a Nurse takes you behind the scenes to find out what it’s really like, and what it really takes, to become a nurse. Acclaimed former New York Times reporter Sonny Kleinfield shadows veteran nurse Hadassah Lampert of Lenox Hill Hospital in New York to show how this in-demand job becomes a reality. Known for her mastery of technical skills and her heartfelt compassion for her patients, Lampert embodies the best of nursing. Go inside a hectic ER as veteran nurses work around the clock to treat incoming patients in a dazzling display of focus, skill, and bravery. Learn about their paths to the top of their field, from nursing school and clinical rotations to on-the-job realities like dealing with trauma and death. Gain insight about how this high-stakes job is actually practiced at the highest levels. As a nurse, expect the unexpected.

Saving Lives

Saving Lives
Author: Sandy Summers,Harry Jacobs Summers
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 419
Release: 2014-09-25
ISBN: 0199337063
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Saving Lives Book Excerpt:

Examines the portrayal of nurses in the mass media, and the misconceptions that it fosters in the way that they are perceived by patients in comparison to the vital role that they actually play in saving lives.

Hospital Land USA

Hospital Land USA
Author: Wendy Simonds
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2016-11-03
ISBN: 1317751302
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hospital Land USA Book Excerpt:

In Hospital Land USA, Wendy Simonds analyzes the wide-reaching powers of medicalization: the dynamic processes by which medical authorities, institutions, and ideologies impact our everyday experiences, culture, and social life. Simonds documents her own Hospital Land adventures and draws on a wide range of U.S. cultural representations — from memoirs to medical mail, from hospital signs to disaster movies — in order to urge critical thinking about conventional notions of care, health, embodiment, identity, suffering, and mortality. This book is intended for general readers, medical practitioners, undergraduate and graduate students in courses on medical sociology, medicine, medical ethics, nursing, public health, carework, visual culture, cultural studies, and gerontology.

Show Me All Your Scars

Show Me All Your Scars
Author: Lee Gutkind
Publsiher: Underland Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-07-17
ISBN: 1937163261
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Show Me All Your Scars Book Excerpt:

Every year, one in four American adults suffers from a diagnosable mental health disorder. In these true stories, writers and their loved ones struggle as their worlds are upended. What do you do when your father kills himself, or your mother is committed to a psych ward, or your daughter starts hearing voices telling her to harm herself—or when you yourself hear such voices? Addressing bipolar disorder, OCD, trichillomania, self-harm, PTSD, and other diagnoses, these stories vividly depict the difficulties and sorrows—and sometimes, too, the unexpected and surprising rewards—of living with mental illness.

Catching Homelessness

Catching Homelessness
Author: Josephine Ensign
Publsiher: She Writes Press
Total Pages: 231
Release: 2016-08-09
ISBN: 1631521187
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Catching Homelessness Book Excerpt:

At the beginning of the homelessness epidemic in the 1980s, Josephine Ensign was a young, white, Southern, Christian wife, mother, and nurse running a new medical clinic for the homeless in the heart of the South. Through her work and intense relationships with patients and co-workers, her worldview was shattered, and after losing her job, family, and house, she became homeless herself. She reconstructed her life with altered views on homelessness—and on the health care system. In Catching Homelessness, Ensign reflects on how this work has changed her and how her work has changed through the experience of being homeless—providing a piercing look at the homelessness industry, nursing, and our country’s health care safety net.

Fundamentals of U S Health Care

Fundamentals of U S  Health Care
Author: Jahangir Moini,Morvarid Moini
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2017-04-07
ISBN: 1317216741
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of U S Health Care Book Excerpt:

All health care students must be familiar with the basic concepts of health care in the United States. This introductory textbook presents vital information on health care careers and legal, ethical, financial, and policy issues that will help their future practice. It includes chapters on: careers in the health care profession; the complexity of health care; the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; professionalism in health; health care for special populations; the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards; research and advancements in health care; the future of health care. Fundamentals of U.S. Health Care is unique in the way it highlights the important elements of each health career, including job requirements, length of study, and salaries. With the student in mind, this book is accompanied by a website that features detailed PowerPoints and test banks with more than 1,000 review questions. Well-organized and easily understood, this overview provides a reliable, relevant resource and up-to-date reference. It is essential reading for all allied health students, including nurses, surgical technicians, dental hygienists, radiology technicians, medical assistants, pharmacy technicians, physician assistants, and more.

Bodies of Truth

Bodies of Truth
Author: Dinty W. Moore,Erin Murphy,Renée K. Nicholson
Publsiher: University of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2019-01-01
ISBN: 1496212673
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bodies of Truth Book Excerpt:

“Medicine still contains an oral tradition, passed down in stories: the stories patients tell us, the ones we tell them, and the ones we tell ourselves,” writes contributor Madaline Harrison. Bodies of Truth continues this tradition through a variety of narrative approaches by writers representing all facets of health care. And, since all of us have been or will be touched by illness or disability—our own or that of a loved one—at some point in our lives, any reader of this anthology can relate to the challenges, frustrations, and pain—both physical and emotional—that the contributors have experienced. Bodies of Truth offers perspectives on a wide array of issues, from food allergies, cancer, and neurology to mental health, autoimmune disorders, and therapeutic music. These experiences are recounted by patients, nurses, doctors, parents, children, caregivers, and others who attempt to articulate the intangible human and emotional factors that surround life when it intersects with the medical field.

Oh Baby

Oh  Baby
Author: Lee Gutkind,Alice Bradley
Publsiher: Fourth Chapter Books
Total Pages: 287
Release: 2015-05-01
ISBN: 1937163229
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oh Baby Book Excerpt:

In these 23 original stories, mothers and fathers from all walks of life—straight, gay, single, surrogate, biological, adoptive—explore the challenges and rewards of parenthood. Here, among other adventures, parents fall hopelessly in love with newborns, secretly fear having made huge mistakes, race to finish birthing at home before the paramedics arrive, struggle with the bureaucracy of international adoption, despair of ever getting a one-year-old to nap, are nearly broken by colic, encounter other judgmental parents in birthing class, learn how to parent children with special needs, and more. Together, these thoughtful, searing, often hilarious essays map the grand (and sometimes terrifying) journey that begins with each new life.

Health Illness and Society

Health  Illness  and Society
Author: Steven E. Barkan
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2020-01-29
ISBN: 1538129930
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Health Illness and Society Book Excerpt:

This engaging text provides a sociological perspective on health, illness, and health care. Serving as an introduction to medical sociology for undergraduate and graduate students, it also presents a summary of the field for medical sociologists and for public health scholars and practitioners. A highlight of the text is its emphasis on the social roots of health and disease and on the impact of social inequality on health disparities and the quality of health care. The book also critically examines health care in the United States and around the world and evaluates the achievements and limitations of the Affordable Care Act and other recent health care reform efforts.

The Life She Once Knew The Incredible True Story of Queena The Bloomingdale Library Attack Survivor

The Life She Once Knew  The Incredible True Story of Queena  The Bloomingdale Library Attack Survivor
Author: Vanna Nguyen
Publsiher: Ambassador International
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2020-11-10
ISBN: 162020746X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Life She Once Knew The Incredible True Story of Queena The Bloomingdale Library Attack Survivor Book Excerpt:

In 1981, a young woman faced death as she lay on the floor of a small boat in the South China Sea fleeing the life she once knew in Vietnam. In 2008, her teenage daughter lay fighting for her life after being brutally raped and abandoned while returning books at a library near Tampa, Florida. The attack in front of the Bloomingdale library left Queena with a traumatic brain injury, sentenced to a life unable to walk, see, or speak. As Vanna Nguyen lovingly poured herself into caring for her now severely disabled daughter, she also battled with reliving her own Vietnam War survival story. And she must decide, can she forgive the attacker whose unforgivable decision changed both their lives as they knew them forever? In The Life She Once Knew, Vanna candidly chronicles the deeply spiritual and emotionally powerful journeys of these two strong women as they fight for their lives and their futures decades apart.

Not your Average Nurse

Not your Average Nurse
Author: Maggie Groff
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2017-05-18
ISBN: 1473543274
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Not your Average Nurse Book Excerpt:

'Over time, I nursed victims of war, the posh, the poor, the famous and the infamous... Oh, the stories I can tell!' When Maggie Groff embarks on her training at London’s King’s College Hospital she must quickly get to grips with a demanding career. It’s sink or swim. From the watchful gaze of stern sisters and the trials of nursing on a poor south-east London housing estate, to the explosive dramas of staff health checks at sophisticated Selfridges, Maggie shares warm and witty stories of mistakes and mayhem, tea and sympathy, and the life-affirming moments that make it all worthwhile. Played out against the march of feminism and fashion, IRA bombings and the iconic music and movies of almost half a century ago, Not Your Average Nurse is a delightful romp through time.

Love Greg Lauren

Love  Greg   Lauren
Author: Greg Manning
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2002-03-05
ISBN: 0553896938
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Love Greg Lauren Book Excerpt:

Early on the morning of September 11, 2001, Lauren Manning-a wife, the mother of a ten-month-old son, and a senior vice president and partner at Cantor Fitzgerald-came to work, as always, at One World Trade Center. As she stepped into the lobby, a fireball exploded from the elevator shaft, and in that split second her life was changed forever. Lauren was burned over 82.5 percent of her body. As he watched his wife lie in a drug-induced coma in the ICU of the Burn Center at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Greg Manning began writing a daily journal. In the form of e-mails to family, friends, and colleagues, he recorded Lauren’s harrowing struggle-and his own tormented efforts to make sense of an act that defies all understanding. This book is that e-mail diary: detailed, intimate, inspiring messages that end, always, as if a prayer for a happy outcome: LOVE, GREG & LAUREN We share this story day by astonishing day. Greg writes of the intricate surgeries, the painful therapies, and the constant risk of infection Lauren endured. Through his eyes we come to know the doctors, nurses, aides, and therapists who cared for her around the clock with untiring devotion and sensitivity. We also come to know the families with whom he shared wrenching hospital vigils for their own loved ones who were waging a battle that some would not win. It was, most of all, Greg’s belief that Lauren would win her brave fight for life that kept him writing. Through his eyes we see what she could not-their toddler’s first steps, the video of his first birthday party, the compassionate messages of hope from around the world. And we are there as Lauren gradually emerges into awareness, signaling first with her eyes, then with smiles, her understanding of the words Greg speaks to her, the poems he recites, the songs he plays. Most miraculously, we are there when Lauren walks out of the Burn Center. The world knows all too well both the nightmare and the heroism that have marked this terrible time in history. But no account of September 11 matches the astonishing personal story Greg Manning records in these spontaneous and heartfelt pages. It is a story that invites us to share, e-mail after e-mail, the perilous course of a mortally wounded woman who by sheer will and courage emerges from near death because she is determined to live for her husband and her son. And it is equally the story of a man who, as he stays by her side through these long weeks and months, discovers anew the depth of his love and admiration for the woman who becomes his hero.

What I Didn t Know

What I Didn t Know
Author: Lee Gutkind
Publsiher: Underland Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2016-09-28
ISBN: 1937163288
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What I Didn t Know Book Excerpt:

Teachers delve into the most difficult, rewarding, and transformative moments of their careers, as they discover that succeeding at teaching is a test not just of training or of subject matter, but of resolve, dedication, faith, and character. Whether in a New England prep school or a public school in South Central LA, a preschool in Malawi or a high school in China, the fundamental challenges of becoming a teacher are the same: finding authority, forging an authentic connection with students, and making a space where learning can occur. In these twenty personal narratives, teachers provide us with a fascinating insight into a profession that touches us all.

Same Time Next Week

Same Time Next Week
Author: Lee Gutkind
Publsiher: Fourth Chapter Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2015-03-01
ISBN: 1937163202
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Same Time Next Week Book Excerpt:

In any given year, one in four Americans suffers from a diagnosable mental illness—and yet there is still a significant stigma attached to being labeled as “mentally ill.” We hear about worst-case scenarios, but in many—maybe even most—cases, there is much room for hope. These frank, often intimate stories reflect the writers’ struggles to overcome—both as professionals and as individuals, as current therapists and as former patients—the challenges presented by depression, bipolar disorder, OCD, and other mental disorders. These dramatic narratives communicate clearly the rewards of helping patients move forward with their lives, often through a combination of medication, talk therapy, and common sense. Collectively, these true stories highlight the need for empathy and compassion between therapist and patient, and argue for a system that encourages human connection rather than diagnosis by checklist.

True Stories From the Near South

True Stories From the Near South
Author: J. McMillen
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 172
Release: 2011-08-05
ISBN: 1462846750
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

True Stories From the Near South Book Excerpt:

TRUE STORIES FROM THE NEAR SOUTH is a collection of short fi ction set for the most part in the rural Mid-South. Some of the stories have more urban settings, but all take place in that long-ignored and little-understood area of America where the South meets the mountains. In time, they are set in the mid-twentieth century. They span the period from early industrialization to the invasion of modern American culture carried on the wings of television. Some are sad and some funny, but all tell of a people lost in the middle of American culture.

Yes I Know You re Dying

Yes  I Know You re Dying
Author: Leigh Abilland
Publsiher: Booktango
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2012-09-07
ISBN: 1468913263
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Yes I Know You re Dying Book Excerpt:

For anyone who might use an emergency department in their lifetime, Yes, I Know You're Dying describes the reality behind the high-end architecture, modern artwork, gourmet food, and customer service that is called healthcare today. Yes, I Know You're Dying will give you true stories of what emergency healthcare is really like right now and how politics affect your treatment. The tears you will shed and the frustrations you will come to share are going to open your eyes to America's healthcare.

Life and Survival as a Destitute My Own True Story

Life and Survival as a Destitute  My Own True Story
Author: Sarah Harper
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2011-11-04
ISBN: 1456789465
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life and Survival as a Destitute My Own True Story Book Excerpt:

My book is about my life from childhood to now. It looks at the difficulties and traumatic experiences i went through in my childhood - sexual and physical abuse,and not being protected by those who were supposed to look after me and love me. I try to give comfort to those who may have been in a similar situation to mine.I'm writing this book, telling the whole world of my suffering and pain i experienced as a child - sexual abuse, physical abuse, pain that i have locked up inside for years. Revisiting my past whilst writing this book has been extremely painful and has filled me with tears in some chapters. It has always been my desire to tell my story so that people know that despite all the pain i experienced and although i may still be damaged psychologically, i managed to overcome this and have a balanced life. As a child, i had no one to tell about my suffering. I was that child that no one wanted to know or to speak to.There may be people out there who are suffering in silence like i did and may be scared to talk to someone. I hope that this book will inspire and counsel them and encourage them to do something about it. I hope that my book will help those affected to move on with their lives like i did.

Mr Be Strong The Tourist of Life

Mr Be Strong  The Tourist of Life
Author: Panagiotis Michael
Publsiher: AKAKIA Publications
Total Pages: 411
Release: 2013-01-28
ISBN: 1909550418
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mr Be Strong The Tourist of Life Book Excerpt:

“One of my dreams was to write a book about my life. Most people stop dreaming when they become adults. We become stern, busy, cynical and we forget to dream. Without my dreams, I wouldn't have made it through life. This book was written as a reminder of the importance of dreams. It is the realization of my own dream, perhaps my biggest one so far. I wrote this book in hopes that someone would gain strength through my story. If my ordeal empowers even just a single reader, then it will have been worthwhile. Had I given up on my dreams, life might have given up on me.” Panagiotis Michael, a professional gymnast, delivers an “aerobics” lesson on finding our inner strength and getting through hard times. After a health ordeal which left him paralyzed as an adolescent and battling cancer as an adult, he shares his experience with us through his empirical writing. He gives us an important lesson on empowering our body through exercise, feeding our soul with laughter, drawing strength from our dreams and never letting go of our hope. Because when you stop dreaming, you stop living! 70% of the sales' net income will be donated to BE STRONG Charitable Organization which supports people with cancer from Greece, in order to create the 1st Cancer Survivors Wellness Centre in Greece.