On Duty: A Nurse's Notes on Life and Death: True Stories of Unforgettable Patients and Many Kinds of Healing

On Duty: A Nurse's Notes on Life and Death: True Stories of Unforgettable Patients and Many Kinds of Healing

by Carolyn Parnall Fink
     
 

"Everything in this book happened. These are real nurses and real patients. . . ."
And the true stories that nurse Carolyn Fink gathers here are the real stuff of life, as lived by some unforgettable human beings and their nurses.
The con artist with the bogus bad back . . . The beautiful eighteen-year-old paralyzed by a hit-and-run driver . . .

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"Everything in this book happened. These are real nurses and real patients. . . ."
And the true stories that nurse Carolyn Fink gathers here are the real stuff of life, as lived by some unforgettable human beings and their nurses.
The con artist with the bogus bad back . . . The beautiful eighteen-year-old paralyzed by a hit-and-run driver . . . The shy Navajo grandmother who chose to sleep on the floor rather than in a hospital bed . . . The big shot who installed a fax machine next to his heart monitor . . . These and many others play their parts in this wonderful book and teach us much about ways of living and dying, the bitter ironies of fate, and the twin miracles of love and healing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780345470393
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/28/1995
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

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