Caring Lessons: A Nursing Professor's Journey of Faith and Self

Caring Lessons: A Nursing Professor's Journey of Faith and Self

by Lois Hoitenga Roelofs



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ISBN-13: 9781935265375
Publisher: VMI Publishers
Publication date: 10/01/2010
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Lois Roelofs is Professor Emerita of Nursing at Trinity Christian College. Her new passion is writing and reading creative nonfiction.

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Caring Lessons: A Nursing Professor's Journey of Faith and Self 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
CMash on LibraryThing 7 months ago
CARING LESSONS by Lois Hoitenga RoelofsPublished by Deep River BooksISBN 10: 1-935265-37-7ISBN 13: 978-1-935265-37-5At the request of WOW Tours, a TPB was sent, at no cost to me, for my honest opinion. Synopsis: Lois Roelofs describes herself as a rebellious ministers daughter, a reluctant nurse, a restless mom, and a perpetual student who eventually became a fun-loving teacher of mental health nursing. During her forty-year nursing career, she cared for patients and taught nursing students in primarily mental health and medical-surgical settings. As a caregiver, she learned the value of caring for herself and did so by changing jobs to suit her interests, going back to school more than once to feed her crave for learning, and seeking professional help when personal and family crises invaded her life.You will be amused, saddened, and inspired as you read this intimate and introspective memoir. Plus you will learn the importance of faith, family, and friendship whatever your profession and come away with a new appreciation of caring for yourself as well as caring for others. My Thoughts and Opinion: When the "call" went out for reviewers of this memoir and after reading the synopsis, being a former RN, I signed on. It has been many years since my days as a student nurse and working as a licensed RN, however, I can vividly recall many incidents both funny and sad, good and bad, and countless patients that touched my heart. I had expectations that this book would be memorable stories of the author's years during her training, patients that had touched her life and anecdotes during her years of nursing.I could relate to the beginning of the book, where the author tells of her training, and the questioning of her career decision, to pursue a 2 year degree in Nursing. Her clinical training rotations (working on specialty floors of hospitals) such as psych, medical/surgical brought back memories. The book then goes through her years of continuing her education whereas she receives her Bachelor's, Master's, and PhD and the different positions that she works in. She shares, and you can actually feel her pride and enjoyment, about the years when she was a Nursing Instructor. This is my opinion, and my opinion only, but maybe I started reading this book thinking it was going to take a different route than it did, and for that I was left a bit let down. My Rating: 2
twinsbur More than 1 year ago
Caring Lessons is a wonderful and touching memoir. When I started nursing school at 16, I never fathomed how tough nursing can be and many times I wanted to quit . The author welcomed us into her life and showed us that faith and perseverance can get us through any problem. The book was well written and I could feel her emotions. Even if you do not have a medical background the book is for you and will give you an insight into the wonderful world of Nursing. I recommend this book to all nursing students because you will learn from the author's wisdom and instill them into your practice. I have been an RN for over 25 years now and I find the profession challenging but I will never give it up. I will definitely pass the book on to my colleagues and maybe they will look at Nursing differently after reading the book.