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Angel Walk: Nurses at War in Iraq and Afghanistan
     

Angel Walk: Nurses at War in Iraq and Afghanistan

by Diane Vines, Sharon Richie-Melvan
 

ISBN-10: 0981682200

ISBN-13: 9780981682204

Pub. Date: 04/01/2010

Publisher: Arnica Publishing, Incorporated

Angel Walk reveals the untold stories of the men and women who have fought for the lives of those wounded on the battlefield, Army Nurse Corps (ANC) officers. It provides a unique perspective into the hearts and minds of these caretakers; sheds light on their experiences, trials, and tribulations; and describes the lifestyle and living accommodations of these

Overview

Angel Walk reveals the untold stories of the men and women who have fought for the lives of those wounded on the battlefield, Army Nurse Corps (ANC) officers. It provides a unique perspective into the hearts and minds of these caretakers; sheds light on their experiences, trials, and tribulations; and describes the lifestyle and living accommodations of these nurses and their patients. A reared ANC colonel, Dr. Sharon Richie-Melvan delicately retells the horrific stories of mass casualties, amputations, and death experienced by those deployed to a combat zone; voices compassion and empathy for those who are still caring for the wounded, and reminds us of the pride and camaraderie of being a military nurse. Through out this book the authors reveal the joys, fears, reactions, and coping mechanisms used by nurses in the line of duty. As a nursing professor, Dr. Diane Vines identifies key resources, critical references, and explores how family members, friends, colleagues, and concerned citizens can better understand and help warriors and nurses in their reintegration back home. She also presents the full spectrum of coping responses from mild stress reactions to severe depression and explores the varied education and treatment programs now available to all returning troops.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780981682204
Publisher:
Arnica Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/01/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Dedications ix

Foreword BG (R) Clara L. Adams-Ender xiii

Foreword BG (R) Dorothy B. Pocklmgton xvii

Preface xix

Prologue—The Professor Diane Vines xxi

Prologue—The Officer Sharon I. Richie-Melvan xxiii

Vietnam… Echoes from the Past Sharon I. Richie-Melvan 1

Iraq and Afghanistan—Voices from the Front Sharon I. Richie-Melvan 23

Worldwide…Tears and Cheers in the Rear Sharon I. Richie-Melvan 53

Home… Holding, Healing, and Helping Diane Vines 73

Appendix A PTSD and Depression Fact Sheet 115

Appendix B Basic Interview Questions 123

Appendix C Vost-deployment Group Interview Questions 125

Appendix D Glossary of Terms 127

Appendix E U.S. Army Ranks 135

Appendix F MOAA Selected Legislative Gains 2000-2008 137

Appendix G MOAA Publications 139

Appendix H Biographies of Fort Hood, Texas, Army Nurse Corps Casualties 141

Acknowledgments 143

References 149

Resources: Where to Find Help 157

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