The Call of Nursing: Stories from the Front Lines of Health Care

The Call of Nursing: Stories from the Front Lines of Health Care

by William B. Patrick
     
 

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Written for anyone curious about what it really takes to become a nurse, The Call of Nursing is unlike any other book about the profession. In it, twenty-three experienced nurses discuss in their own words how and why they do what they do.

Why be a medical missionary? Blythe Harrison-Sayre talks about her role as an RN, RT, and translator in Peru with

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Written for anyone curious about what it really takes to become a nurse, The Call of Nursing is unlike any other book about the profession. In it, twenty-three experienced nurses discuss in their own words how and why they do what they do.

Why be a medical missionary? Blythe Harrison-Sayre talks about her role as an RN, RT, and translator in Peru with CardioStart. Or a flight nurse? Aaron Judkins describes the rigors of training in critical care and managing emotions, especially those that accompany pediatric trauma. Christi Siedlecki discusses her devotion to helping victims of sexual abuse. As a maritime nurse, Nicole Shounder describes the preparation required to work at sea for months at a time. Jody Bedard recalls caring for troops and villagers while serving in Iraq as a military medic and nursing student.

These intimate portraits help us see more clearly the challenges nurses face and accept on a routine basis, and underscore a compelling call to practice and a deep personal motivation to help people in need.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780976881377
Publisher:
Excelsior College Press
Publication date:
07/15/2013
Pages:
234
Sales rank:
495,466
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

William B. Patrick is the author of the widely-praised memoir, We Didn’t Come Here for This, and an award-winning novel, Roxa: Voices of the Culver Family, and two books of poetry. He has also written plays for the BBC, teleplays for ABC, and feature-length screenplays. Mr. Patrick is currently on the faculty of Fairfield University, where he is a writing instructor in the MFA program.

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