Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for Nurses: 101 Stories of Appreciation and Wisdom

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for Nurses: 101 Stories of Appreciation and Wisdom

by Amy Newmark, LeAnn Thieman

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Overview

Nurses will find their own hearts and souls in these pages — and the inspiration they need to cope in health care today.

Most nurses didn’t choose their careers because of great hours, pay and working conditions! Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for Nurses reminds them why they entered the profession... and why they stay.

Working in health care never gets easier; staying positive and engaged can be difficult. And yet nurses show up... over and over again... day after day, selflessly nurturing others with their hands and their hearts.

This collection of true stories champions nurses’ daily contributions, commitments and sacrifices, and depicts the compassion, intelligence and humor needed to meet today’s demands. Through laughter and tears, nurses share their stories to inspire and fortify one another, so together they can continue their competent, compassionate service.

Regardless of age or area of practice, nurses will discover the universality of caring, the power of their skillful hands, bright minds and devoted hearts. These stories will bless them with the hope, health and healing they bring to all those they touch. Because they deserve it.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611599480
Publisher: Chicken Soup for the Soul
Publication date: 07/21/2015
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 167,729
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Amy Newmark is author, publisher, and editor-in-chief of the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series. LeAnn Thieman is an acclaimed inspirational speaker, nurse, and coauthor of the bestsellers Chicken Soup for the Nurse’s Soul and Chicken Soup for the Nurse’s Soul Second Dose.

Table of Contents

Introduction LeAnn Thieman 1

1 The True Meaning of Nursing

1 Twelve-Hour Talks Sharon T. Hinton 7

2 Above and Beyond Marcia Gaye 9

3 Confession of a Nurse Beverly LaHote Schwind 13

4 "What Does Your Mom Do?" Craig S. Baker 15

5 I've Always Been Fond of Nurses Kosuke Vasquez 19

6 Lip Service Ivani Martucci Greppi 22

7 I Understand Mary Clary 26

8 Keeping the Pace Glenna J. Eady 29

2 Defining Moments

9 Change of Heart Barbara Brady 35

10 Graduation Day, Tracy Rose-Tynes 38

11 The Bus Stop Jennifer Quasha 41

12 A Measure of Love Carole Fowkes 43

13 The Maintenance Man Colleen Stewart Haynes 47

14 Nocturnal Poet Trish Featherstone 50

15 Bobby Debbie Sistare 53

16 Memories Diana Millikan 55

17 A Better Nurse Jo Davis 57

3 A Calling

18 A Nurse Named Mary Bruce Black 63

19 Living the Dream Annettee Budzban 66

20 Men Needed Penelope Childers 69

21 The Spouse of a Nurse Mark Anthony Rosolowski 72

22 Wait and See Eva Juliuson 74

23 The Invulnerable Child Phyllis M. Jardine 76

24 On Call Linda Shuping Smith 79

25 Superheroes Amy Rivers 82

26 From Hollywood to Healer Annette Tersigni 84

4 Lessons

27 Quiet Refuge Maureen Hager 91

28 Spring Surprise Mariah Julio 93

29 Patients Are a Virtue! Cheryll Snow 96

30 Fishing for Help Barbara Brady 97

31 Not ICU! Jill Burns 100

32 Promises Bob Dent 103

33 Acceptable Gifts Alice Facente 106

34 Ms. Picky Barbara Brady 109

35 Tossed Salad Malinda Dunlap Fillingim 112

36 In the Dark Carole Fowkes 114

5 Overcoming Obstacles

37 What's Really Bugging You? Sharon Stoika-Smay 121

38 Nurse Jesse Lorri Danzig 124

39 Unresponsive Gladys Swedak 127

40 Float Pool: Sink or Swim Elizabeth Rae 129

41 Inappropriate Cassidy Doolittle 133

42 The Champ Lynn B. Zoll 136

43 Coping Alioune Kotey 139

44 Three Elephants Donna Mason 141

45 In the Sweet By and Kathy Stringham 144

6 Divine Intervention

46 Hope for the Hurting Elizabeth Carroll 149

47 Bernadette Christine Bielecki 151

48 I'm Going Home Brenda Stiverson 153

49 Nothing Is Impossible Elizabeth Carroll 156

50 A Nurse's Christmas Prayer Sandra L Hickman 159

51 Being a Hospital Mom Kathleen E. Jones 161

52 Brittany Nancy Mapes 164

53 A Thank You from Heaven Andy Myers 166

54 I Am a Nurse and I See Spirits Debbie Sistare 168

55 Buttercup Brenda Dickie 171

7 Angels Among Us

56 Playing with Angels Molly K 177

57 Angel in India Pollavi Kamat 180

58 My Greatest Help Marijo Herndon 183

59 The Gold Miners Catherine Hannah Grey 186

60 A Gift of Sun Flora Dash 190

61 Never Underestimate an Army Nurse Cassandra Brent 193

62 Angels in the NICU Nancy J. Brooks 197

63 Good Night Nurse Jill Davis 199

64 Angel at My Bedside Marya Morin 202

8 A Matter of Perspective

65 It's Not What You Lose Robyn Gerland 209

66 A Shower of Gifts Judy Pencek 212

67 Things Aren't Always What They Seem Sharon Stoika-Smay 216

68 Who's Paying Attention Mary Lynn Harrison 220

69 A Nurse Named Michael Connie Kaseweter Pullen 222

70 What a Nurse Sees Diana Lynn 226

71 Not So Alone After All Ceil Ryan 228

72 The Secret of Happiness Alisa Edwards Smith 231

73 More Information C.J. Hopkins 234

9 Beyond the Call of Duty

74 Merry Christmas Mr. J Carol Gaido-Schmidt 239

75 A Great Life If You Don't Weaken Helen Wilder 242

76 Caring Through Tragedy Leanne Sells 245

77 A Nurse's Sixth Sense Kathy McGovern 248

78 The Book Group Judy Mae Benson 251

79 Person of the Year Phyllis Bird Nordstrom 253

80 Touching Hearts Jeff Radford 257

81 Jane Doe Amanda Conley 260

82 Dad's "Girls" Bette Haywood Matero 263

83 Keepsake Cheryll Snow 266

10 Heart of a Nurse

84 Tender Hands Mary Carroll-Hackett 273

85 Privileged Presence Mary Gagnon 277

86 Body, Mind and Spirit Doug Dascenzo 280

87 Nurse Sheila Jacqueline Hickey 282

88 Surely You Know My Grandfather Michelle Civalier 285

89 A Nurse with the Best Medicine Terrie Todd 288

90 The Little Ways Emily Linegar 290

91 Sharing Hope Connie Kaseweter Pullen 293

11 Thank You

92 You Were My Arms Delores Christian Liesner 299

93 Nurse Carrie Kimberly Yates 301

94 Heart to Heart Talk Linda Newton 303

95 Payback Thorn Schwarz 306

96 My Soldier Jacqueline K. Brumley 309

97 The Extra Mile Beth Saadati 313

98 You Are Only Blind If You Refuse to See Sharon Stoika-Smay 317

99 Grace Alyssa Annunziato 320

100 Breaking the Rules Jennie Ivey 323

101 Profound Words Rosanne Trost 326

Meet Our Contributors 329

Meet Amy Newmark 344

Meet LeAnn Thieman 346

Thank You 348

About Chicken Soup for the Soul 349

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