Insensitive Care Unit: Death Through Innocence

Insensitive Care Unit: Death Through Innocence

by Michael Shapiro
     
 

In life, one has to choose a path to follow. As a naive person, I chose to enter the glamorous world of Nursing. As a new Registered Nurse, I was prepared and eager to save the world, succor the sick, nurture the needy, and make a positive impact on all those with whom I rendered care. My idealistic enthusiasm was soon replaced with cynicism.
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Overview

In life, one has to choose a path to follow. As a naive person, I chose to enter the glamorous world of Nursing. As a new Registered Nurse, I was prepared and eager to save the world, succor the sick, nurture the needy, and make a positive impact on all those with whom I rendered care. My idealistic enthusiasm was soon replaced with cynicism.
The story starts with my training and progresses through my initial orientation into the realities of professional nursing. Throughout the story, I have picked the most colorful patients and influences along my path. A depiction, fictionalized, but based on fact and truth, for the sake of confidentially was portrayed though my eyes.

The public view of nursing is one of a caring profession, and hospitals are viewed as places where sick people in need of services go to in order to get well. In reality, the hospital experiences are a mystery. the experiences are not always pleasant, and the outcomes are negative in many instances.

So follow me and my nursing influences through a shocking view of the world of nursing and hospitals. Set in the 1980's, the book is bound to be an eye-opener to many, and controversial to others

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781453873359
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
10/05/2010
Pages:
282
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.59(d)

Meet the Author

My professional career started with both a B.S. in Rehabilitation Education, and a Master's of Education in Counselor Education. Professional Nursing was a career change for me. In 1981, I first entered Nursing School and graduated with a B.S. degree. In 1984, I graduated with honors and started my career in a busy Intensive Care Unit. Throughout my career, I have advanced my education to achieve a Master's Degree in Nursing, with the Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner title being the focus of my training, and a Post Graduate certificate in Business Administration.

In my 26 years of Professional Nursing, most of it has been in an ICU setting, with part-time experiences in Hospice, Home Care, Retail Health, Family Practice, Rural Health, and Internal Medicine.

I have served on various committees, published several articles, and wrote a chapter for a book, which unfortunately was never published due to lack of funding.

I have experienced Nursing as a front-line worker, as a patient, and as management.

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