Gulf War Nurses: Personal Accounts of 14 Americans, 1990-1991 and 2003-2010

Gulf War Nurses: Personal Accounts of 14 Americans, 1990-1991 and 2003-2010

by Patricia Rushton (Editor)




Since the pioneering work of nineteenth-century nurses such as Florence Nightingale, Dorothea Dix and Clara Barton, professional nurses have been involved in caring for the sick and wounded in combat situations. This book contains the accounts of 14 nurses who served in the U.S. military nurse corps during the Persian Gulf and Iraq wars. These men and women describe how they found themselves serving during wartime, the soldiers they cared for, the professionals they worked with and the impact they made in their patients’ lives. These varied accounts attest to the tremendous impact this profession has on the lives of individual soldiers and the health of armies at large.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786460731
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 12/16/2010
Pages: 196
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Patricia Rushton is a retired associate professor of nursing at Brigham Young University. She is a veteran of the Vietnam War and Operation Desert Storm. She retired as a commander in the United States Navy Nurse Corps Reserve.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Patrick Amersbach 5

Margaret Armstrong 20

Nancy L. Caldwell 42

Maria Cerrato 48

Peter Charest 58

Laura Flood 73

Patricia C. Hasen 77

Jerry R. Hill 87

Linda Miller 103

Karen Niemantsverdriet-McDonald 112

Sandy Peters 122

Susan Herron Thompson 135

Jane Valentine 153

Carol Whitesides 177

References 183

Index 185

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