To the Rescue: Stories from Healthcare Workers at the Scenes of Disasters [NOOK Book]

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Every year, around the globe, hurricanes, earthquakes, wildfires, and a host of other disasters devastate the lives of millions. But upon notice of a catastrophe like Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans or the tsunamis in Indonesia, physicians, nurses, and EMTs go into action to save lives. In To the Rescue, those closest to the scene of disaster share intimate tales from the frontlines about the people they meet and the remarkable obstacles they must confront in order to care for patients under extraordinary ...
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To the Rescue: Stories from Healthcare Workers at the Scenes of Disasters

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Overview

Every year, around the globe, hurricanes, earthquakes, wildfires, and a host of other disasters devastate the lives of millions. But upon notice of a catastrophe like Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans or the tsunamis in Indonesia, physicians, nurses, and EMTs go into action to save lives. In To the Rescue, those closest to the scene of disaster share intimate tales from the frontlines about the people they meet and the remarkable obstacles they must confront in order to care for patients under extraordinary circumstances. To the Rescue provides a fascinating journey into the hearts and minds of the people around the world who save and care for the millions who are affected every year by extreme situations. Heartwarming and inspiring, these are stories readers won’t soon forget.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781607143901
  • Publisher: Kaplan Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Sold by: Kaplan, Inc.
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 717,717
  • File size: 856 KB

Meet the Author

Kerry-Ann Morris is information officer of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management in Jamaica. It is her job to spread the word when a disaster strikes. She is also the author of health guides including Living Well with Endometriosis and the forthcoming Living Well with Chronic Kidney Disease. Nancy Leigh Harless, ARNP, is a retired nurse practitioner, and she has traveled around the world to care for patients in extreme circumstances. She is an award-winning poet and writer whose works have been included in many anthologies including Cup of Comfort, The Healing Project, Chicken Soup for the Soul, and Travelers Tales, as well as many professional and literary journals.
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  • Anonymous

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    Great Stories

    This book is stories about how people worked, felt and learned from major crisises. These crisis situations are during war, terrorist activities, natural disasters and 3rd world living conditions. There are great questions at the end of the book that cause you to reflect and imagine how you would have handled the situation. This book shows how people can come together for the good of all.

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