A Nurse and Mother

Author: Evelyn Prentis

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448118158

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 7287

'Matron smiled. It was the smile that one woman gives to another and not the chilly facial movement from Matrons of old. "Do you think you would be able to work 9 to 3.30?" For a moment I couldn't think at all. There seemed something not quite right in being paid for so little labour.' At the end of the Second World War, as husbands came back to Civvy Street their wives had the luxury of staying at home with the children. For a short while at least. Soon Evelyn realised she had to find part-time work to make ends meet, and to her astonishment she was offered part-time hours at her old hospital. The day-to-day job hadn't changed much, but she was now a nurse and mother. Whooping cough and measles could still kill a small child, and the early '50s polio epidemic left the whole country in shock. But the nurses worked hard, moaned incessantly about their aching feet and yet found things to laugh at, just as they did from the start of their training. If old soldiers never die, then neither do nurses.

The Nurse and Mother

A Manual for the Guidance of Monthly Nurses and Mothers; Comprising Instructions in Regard to Pregnancy and Preparation for Child-Birth; With Minute Directions as to Care During Confinement, and for the Management and Feeding of Infa

Author: Walter Coles

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780332630540

Category: Medical

Page: 156

View: 8545

Excerpt from The Nurse and Mother: A Manual for the Guidance of Monthly Nurses and Mothers; Comprising Instructions in Regard to Pregnancy and Preparation for Child-Birth; With Minute Directions as to Care During Confinement, and for the Management and Feeding of Infants Jthe several important subjects treated of, have been discussed from a strictly professional standpoint, and, as far as possible, in a professional manner. It has been his object to ofier such explanations as are needed to convince both nurses and mothers of the propriety and importance of the views and measures inculcated. In so doing, he has attempted to replace many injurious popular superstitions and traditions, by the teachings of enlightened common sense, and the results of sci entific study and experience. And to the extent to which he has succeeded m his somewhat delicate and difficult task, the author ven tures to hope that this little volume will receive the indorsement and support, not only of those Whom it is especially intended to instruct, but also of his brethren in the medical professmn, Whose burdens it may con tribute to lighten. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

My Mom is a Nurse

Author: Candy Campbell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780984238590

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 34

View: 8542

Award-winning book now in hardback! Children in many cultures are introduced to some of the important and exciting work nurses do. Suitable for children ages 0-8.

A Nurse in Time

Author: Evelyn Prentis

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446460932

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 6737

'It must be stressed from the start that I was not a born nurse. Not every girl is. Not every nurse is either, however wholeheartedly she may throw herself into the project once she gets going. Born nurses can be easily recognised. They have a little something the others haven't got which never seems to desert them however desperate the circumstances may become' Desperate circumstances were something Evelyn Prentis had to get very used to when she began her life as a nurse. It was in 1934 that Evelyn left home for the first time to enrol as a trainee at a busy Nottingham hospital in the hope of £25 a year. A Nurse in Time is her affectionate and funny account of those days of dedication and hardship, when never-ending nightshifts, strict Sisters and permanent hunger ruled life, and joy was to be found in a late-night pass and a packet of Woodbines.

The Language of Kindness

A Nurse's Story

Author: Christie Watson

Publisher: Tim Duggan Books

ISBN: 1524761656

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 9666

A moving, lyrical, beautifully-written portrait of a nurse and the lives she has touched Christie Watson spent twenty years as a nurse, and in this intimate, poignant, and remarkably powerful book, she opens the doors of the hospital and shares its secrets. She takes us by her side down hospital corridors to visit the wards and meet her unforgettable patients. In the neonatal unit, premature babies fight for their lives, hovering at the very edge of survival, like tiny Emmanuel, wrapped up in a sandwich bag. On the cancer wards, the nurses administer chemotherapy and, long after the medicine stops working, something more important--which Watson learns to recognize when her own father is dying of cancer. In the pediatric intensive care unit, the nurses wash the hair of a little girl to remove the smell of smoke from the house fire. The emergency room is overcrowded as ever, with waves of alcohol and drug addicted patients as well as patients like Betty, a widow suffering chest pain, frail and alone. And the stories of the geriatric ward--Gladys and older patients like her--show the plight of the most vulnerable members of our society. Through the smallest of actions, nurses provide vital care and kindness. All of us will experience illness in our lifetime, and we will all depend on the support and dignity that nurses offer us; yet the women and men who form the vanguard of our health care remain unsung. In this age of fear, hate, and division, Christie Watson has written a book that reminds us of all that we share, and of the urgency of compassion.

A Nurse in Action

Author: Evelyn Prentis

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446490939

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 4719

'We were quickly learning to live with war. We became very proficient at moving the patients who could walk quickly to the shelters when the sirens went. We were equally proficient at talking those who couldn't walk into believing that they would be safe where they were. Some believed us, others didn't.' Surprising Matron as well as herself, Evelyn Prentis managed to pass her Finals and become a staff-nurse. Encouraged, she took the brave leap of moving from Nottingham to London - brave not least because war was about to break. Not only did the nurses have to cope with stray bombs and influxes of patients from as far away Dunkirk, but there were also RAF men stationed nearby - which caused considerable entertainment and disappointment, and a good number of marriages ... But despite all the disruption to the hospital routine, Evelyn's warm and compelling account of a nurse in action, shows a nurse's life would always revolve around the comforting discomfort of porridge and rissoles, bandages and bedpans.

Bed Number Ten

Author: Sue Baier,Mary Zimmeth Schomaker

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780849342707

Category: Medical

Page: 304

View: 3535

A patient's personal view of long term care. Seen through the eyes of a patient totally paralyzed with Guillain-Barré syndrome, this moving book takes you through the psychological and physical pain of an eleven month hospital stay. BED NUMBER TEN reads like a compelling novel, but is entirely factual. You will meet: The ICU staff who learned to communicate with the paralyzed woman - and those who did not bother. The physicians whose visits left her baffled about her own case. The staff and physicians who spoke to her and others who did not recognize her presence. The nurse who tucked Sue tightly under the covers, unaware that she was soaking with perspiration. The nurse who took the time to feed her drop by drop, as she slowly learned how to swallow again. The physical therapist who could read her eyes and spurred her on to move again as if the battle were his own. In these pages, which reveal the caring, the heroism, and the insensitivity sometimes found in the health care fields, you may even meet people you know.

My Mommy the Nurse

Author: Paul Bruns

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780984411603

Category: Medical

Page: 28

View: 7923

Children's picture book showing various female nurses and their kids in matching scrubs. Describes different types of nurses and what they do.

Hard Labor

Author: Susan L. Diamond

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312856822

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 380

View: 8570

A childbirth instructor, obstetrical nurse, and mother of two shares her perspective on childbirth as a natural process--one frequently treated as an illness--that should be enhanced, not destroyed by modern medicine and unnecessary machinery.

Maiden, Wife and Mother

How to Attain Health - Beauty - Happiness ... a Complete Medical Guide for Women

Author: Mary Ries Melendy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Women

Page: 433

View: 5761

The Nurse and the Knight

Author: Hervey Smith McCowan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: World War, 1914-1918

Page: 20

View: 5630

A Day in the Life of a Nurse

Author: Connie Fluet

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780736826310

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 4527

Follows a nurse through his day and describes his occupation and what his job requires of him.

A Nurse's Duty

Author: Maggie Hope

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448118565

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 8416

A gripping saga from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Coal Miner's Daughter Torn between love and duty... Following a disastrous marriage to a miner, Karen has devoted herself to a nursing career. Rising to the challenge of caring for the wounded soldiers returning home from the Great War, she has resigned herself to putting her vocation before any hope of a romantic life. However, she finds herself drawn to handsome, troubled Patrick Murphy. But Patrick is also a Catholic priest. Dare Karen risk scandal and her position by falling for the one man she cannot have...?

Always the Children

A Nurse's Story of Home and War

Author: Anne Watts

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0857208268

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 8558

Anne Watts grew up in a small village in north Wales in the 1940s. Inspired by school geography lessons that told of far-off lands, she broke out of the conventional options open to women in post-war Britain, defying her Merchant Navy father's dated views. She trained as a nurse and midwife, joined the Save the Children Fund, and was posted to Vietnam in 1967. One of only three British nurses in the region, Anne was faced with a vision of hell that her training at Manchester's Royal Infirmary had barely prepared her for. Thrown in at the deep end, she witnessed the random cruelty of warfare, nursing injured and orphaned children and caring for wounded and dying servicemen. She went on to take her skills to the victims of Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge in Cambodia, to Lebanon during the Israeli occupation, and Saudi Arabia during Desert Storm. Over some forty-five years Anne has brought her courage and compassion to those most in need of help. Woven into this vivid, compelling memoir is perhaps the most moving story of all - how Anne's idyllic childhood was shattered by a shocking family tragedy when she was 10 years old. A tragedy that was to shape her destiny.

A Nurse in Action

Author: Evelyn Prentis

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446490939

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 9086

'We were quickly learning to live with war. We became very proficient at moving the patients who could walk quickly to the shelters when the sirens went. We were equally proficient at talking those who couldn't walk into believing that they would be safe where they were. Some believed us, others didn't.' Surprising Matron as well as herself, Evelyn Prentis managed to pass her Finals and become a staff-nurse. Encouraged, she took the brave leap of moving from Nottingham to London - brave not least because war was about to break. Not only did the nurses have to cope with stray bombs and influxes of patients from as far away Dunkirk, but there were also RAF men stationed nearby - which caused considerable entertainment and disappointment, and a good number of marriages ... But despite all the disruption to the hospital routine, Evelyn's warm and compelling account of a nurse in action, shows a nurse's life would always revolve around the comforting discomfort of porridge and rissoles, bandages and bedpans.

The Shift

One Nurse, Twelve Hours, Four Patients' Lives

Author: Theresa Brown

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 1616206020

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 9331

Practicing nurse and "New York Times" columnist Theresa Brown invites us to experience a day in the life of a nurse working on a hospital s busy cancer ward. In the span of twelve hours, patients' lives can be lost, life-altering medical treatment decisions made, and dreams fulfilled or irrevocably stolen. Brown gives an unprecedented view into individual struggles as well as larger truths about medicine in this country, hope, healing, and humanity. "

I Wasn't Strong Like This When I Started Out: True Stories of Becoming a Nurse

Author: Lee Gutkind

Publisher: Underland Press

ISBN: 193716313X

Category: Medical

Page: 320

View: 5767

This collection of true narratives reflects the dynamism and diversity of nurses, who provide the first vital line of patient care. Here, nurses remember their first “sticks,” first births, and first deaths, and reflect on what gets them though long, demanding shifts, and keeps them in the profession. The stories reveal many voices from nurses at different stages of their careers: One nurse-in-training longs to be trusted with more “important” procedures, while another questions her ability to care for nursing home residents. An efficient young emergency room nurse finds his life and career irrevocably changed by a car accident. A nurse practitioner wonders whether she has violated professional boundaries in her care for a homeless man with AIDS, and a home care case manager is the sole attendee at a funeral for one of her patients. What connects these stories is the passion and strength of the writers, who struggle against burnout and bureaucracy to serve their patients with skill, empathy, and strength.