A Wartime Nurse

Author: Maggie Hope

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446446611

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 571

As bombs begin to fall, her strength will be tested... A newly qualified nurse, Theda Wearmouth is delighted to gain a place at Newcastle Hospital. But the onset of war brings tragedy when her young soldier boyfriend is killed in action before he can make good on his promise to marry her. Broken-hearted, Theda finds herself re-assigned to a special unit of the hospital dealing with German prisoners of war. Her duty is clear. But will she be able to cope with nursing the very men her fiancé died fighting...? A gritty family saga from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Miner’s Girl and An Orphan’s Secret

One hundred years of wartime nursing practices, 1854-1953

Author: Brooks Jane,Hallett Christine

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 152610153X

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

View: 4911

This book examines the work that nurses of many differing nations undertook during the Crimean War, the Boer War, the Spanish Civil War, both World Wars and the Korean War. It makes an excellent and timely contribution to the growing discipline of nursing wartime work. In its exploration of multiple nursing roles during the wars, it considers the responsiveness of nursing work, as crisis scenarios gave rise to improvisation and the - sometimes quite dramatic - breaking of practice boundaries. The book explores the contested position of the female nurse in an essentially masculine environment, partly because of the anxiety provoked by the presence of women in war zones and partly because nursing was considered a humanitarian service and thus antithetical to war. By exploring the work of the ordinary nurse, the book demonstrates that war became an arena in which the value of female nurses and nursing work came to be recognised; within war, nurses could foster new roles and opportunities. The originality of the text lies not only in the breadth of wartime practices considered, but also the international scope of both the contributors and the nurses they consider. It will therefore appeal to academics and students in the history of nursing and war, nursing work and the history of medicine and war from across the globe.

A Very Private Diary

A Nurse in Wartime

Author: Mary Morris

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0297871560

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 1794

The newly discovered diary of a wartime nurse - a fascinating, dramatic and unique insight into the experiences of a young nurse in the Second World War. 'I always seem to be saying good-bye to men whom I might have loved had there been enough time...' 1939: 18-year-old trainee nurse Mary Mulry arrives in London from Ireland, hoping for adventure. Little did she know what the next seven years would bring. In her extraordinary diary, published now for the first time, Mary records in intimate detail her life as a nurse, both on the Home Front and on the frontline. From nursing children during bombing raids in London to treating Allied soldiers in Normandy, Mary's experiences gave her vivid and unforgettable material for the private diary she was dedicated to keeping. Filled with romance, glamour and inevitably sadness, too, these are the rich memories of an irrepressible personality, living through the turbulent years of the Second World War.

Some Sunny Day

A nurse. A soldier. A wartime love story.

Author: Madge Lambert,Robert Blair

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1509859381

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

View: 8209

It was July 1944 when Madge stepped onto a troopship that was to carry her thousands of miles away from home. Only twenty years old and not long qualified as a nurse, she had signed up to serve in the Burma Campaign. She would be based on the Indian border, near the frontline where a fierce battle was raging between Allied forces and the Japanese. As Madge arrived in Chittagong, she wondered how she would adapt to the ever present danger of invasion and to life in a military hospital. She spent long, exhausting hours nursing the badly-injured young soldiers in her care, but found strength in her friendship with the other nurses. And then, one day, she met Captain Basil Lambert . . . Could their fragile, new found romance survive the terrifying final months of war? Heart-warming and poignant, Some Sunny Day is a story of courage, sacrifice and the power of true love.

Nurses in War

Voices from Iraq and Afghanistan

Author: Elizabeth Scannell-Desch, PhD, RN, OCNS,Mary Ellen Doherty, PhD, RN, CNM

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826193846

Category: Medical

Page: 296

View: 4186

This unique volume presents the experience of 37 U.S. military nurses sent to the Iraq and Afghanistan theaters of war to care for the injured and dying. The personal and professional challenges they faced, the difficulties they endured, the dangers they overcame, and the consequences they grappled with are vividly described from deployment to discharge. In mobile surgical field hospitals and fast-forward teams, detainee care centers, base and city hospitals, medevac aircraft, and aeromedical staging units, these nurses cared for their patients with compassion, acumen, and inventiveness. And when they returned home, they dealt with their experience as they could. The text is divided into thematic chapters on essential issues: how the nurses separated from their families and the uncertainties they faced in doing so; their response to horrific injuries that combatants, civilians and children suffered; working and living in Iraq and Afghanistan for extended periods; personal health issues; and what it meant to care for enemy insurgents and detainees. Also discussed is how the experience enhanced their clinical skills, why their adjustment to civilian life was so difficult, and how the war changed them as nurses, citizens, and people. Key Features: Describes verbatim the experiences of 37 nurses in two brutal, chaotic theaters of war Offers poignant encounters with patients Includes advice, clarity, and lessons learned about nursing in war Offers a women's health perspective on working and living in a war zone Demonstrates the dedication, expertise, and spirit of military nurses

Wartime Nurse

One Hundred Years from the Crimea to Korea, 1854-1954

Author: Eric Taylor,Eric Taylor, M.D., FACR

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780753156247

Category: Large type books

Page: 346

View: 2976

Wartime Nurse recounts the amazing exploits of nurses working in battle zones during the last 100 years, spanning wars from the Crimea to Korea -- years when such nurses struggled for official recognition. Florence Nightingale defied male prejudice and the conventions of the time by caring for soldiers in hospitals seething with cholera and "awash with sewage". During the Boer War, nurses were calmly dressing wounds in the shell-bombed streets of South Africa. In the First World War, tens of thousands served world-wide, battling away in tented hospitals from the icy conditions of Archangel to the heat of Mesopotamia. By the time of the Second World War, the Forces finally conceded that there was a place for military nurses close to the battlefield itself and exactly one century after proving themselves in Crimea, wartime nurses were officially in action. Book jacket.

The Distant Marvels

A Novel

Author: Chantel Acevedo

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1609452623

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 9543

Maria Sirena tells stories. She does it for money—she was a favorite in the cigar factory where she worked as a lettora—and for love, spinning gossamer tales out of her own past for the benefit of friends, neighbors, and family. But now, like a modern-day Scheherazade, she will be asked to tell one last story so that eight women can keep both hope and themselves alive. Cuba, 1963. Hurricane Flora, one of the deadliest hurricanes in recorded history, is bearing down on the island. Seven women have been forcibly evacuated from their homes and herded into the former governor’s mansion, where they are watched over by another woman, a young soldier of Castro’s new Cuba named Ofelia. Outside the storm is raging and the floodwaters are rising. In a single room on the top floor of the governor’s mansion, Maria Sirena begins to tell the incredible story of her childhood during Cuba’s Third War of Independence; of her father Augustin, a ferocious rebel; of her mother, Lulu, an astonishing woman who fought, loved, dreamed, and suffered as fiercely as her husband. Stories, however, have a way of taking on a life of their own, and transported by her story’s momentum, Maria Sirena will reveal more about herself than she or anyone ever expected. Chantel Acevedo’s The Distant Marvels is an epic adventure tale, a family saga, a love story, a stunning historical account of armed struggle against oppressors, and a long tender plea for forgiveness. It is, finally, a life-affirming novel about the kind of love that lasts a lifetime and the very art of storytelling itself.

Nursing and Social Change

Author: Monica F. Baly

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113485305X

Category: Medical

Page: 416

View: 3255

Nursing and Social Change is essential reading for nurses who wish to understand how their profession had developed from its earliest beginnings to the present day. Now in its third edition the book has been completely revised to take into account the challenges facing nurses. Ten new chapters include contributions from senior members of the nursing profession who have been closely involved in the most recent health service reorganisation and the radical changes to nurse education. Students and practitioners will find Nursing and Social Change invaluable as a comprehensive source of reference which offers a unique combination of scholarship and readability.

A Companion to the War Film

Author: Douglas A. Cunningham,John C. Nelson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118337611

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 472

View: 6788

A Companion to the War Film contains 27 original essays that examine all aspects of the genre, from the traditional war film, to the new global nature of conflicts, and the diverse formats that war stories assume in today’s digital culture. Includes new works from experienced and emerging scholars that expand the scope of the genre by applying fresh theoretical approaches and archival resources to the study of the war film Moves beyond the limited confines of “the combat film” to cover home-front films, international and foreign language films, and a range of conflicts and time periods Addresses complex questions of gender, race, forced internment, international terrorism, and war protest in films such as Full Metal Jacket, Good Kill, Grace is Gone, Gran Torino, The Messenger, Snow Falling on Cedars, So Proudly We Hail, Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War, Tender Comrade, and Zero Dark Thirty Provides a nuanced vision of war film that brings the genre firmly into the 21st Century and points the way for exciting future scholarship

Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 079109359X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 111

View: 5243

Provides a biographical sketch of the author, a list of characters and plot summary, and a collection of critical essays on the work.

First World War Nursing

New Perspectives

Author: Alison S. Fell,Christine E. Hallett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134626991

Category: History

Page: 226

View: 5299

This book brings together a collection of works by scholars who have produced some of the most innovative and influential work on the topic of First World War nursing in the last ten years. The contributors employ an interdisciplinary collaborative approach that takes into account multiple facets of Allied wartime nursing: historical contexts (history of the profession, recruitment, teaching, different national socio-political contexts), popular cultural stereotypes (in propaganda, popular culture) and longstanding gender norms (woman-as-nurturer). They draw on a wide range of hitherto neglected historical sources, including diaries, novels, letters and material culture. The result is a fully-rounded new study of nurses’ unique and compelling perspectives on the unprecedented experiences of the First World War.

Eliza's Child

Author: Maggie Hope

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448177847

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 4880

A gripping saga from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Coal Miner's Daughter Torn between love and duty... After the birth of their son, Eliza naively hopes her husband Jack will put his gambling habit behind him and become more responsible. But then he loses their home and abandons her, leaving Eliza with no choice but to return to her parents’ house. She inadvertently attracts the attention of the ruthless mine owner Jonathan Moore. But can she sacrifice her reputation to protect her son?

Orphan Girl

Author: Maggie Hope

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448177839

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

View: 9968

A gripping saga from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Coal Miner's Daughter She's no more than an unpaid servant... Lorinda is only a child when tragedy deprives her of her true family and, sent to live with her aunt in her boarding house, she grows up desperately craving affection. And although she finds friendship – and even love – in the boarding house, she finally sees a chance to escape her drab surroundings and unkind family. But is a marriage of convenience better than a love that's true? (Note: previously published as Lorinda Leigh)

The changing image of the nurse

Author: Philip Arthur Kalisch,Beatrice J. Kalisch

Publisher: Addison Wesley Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 259

View: 9313

The Kalisches profile the nurse as careerist and suggest approaches for cultivating the development of this new image. Illustrated with examples from advertising, film and television.

Nursing History Review, Volume 3

Official Journal of the American Association for the History of Nursing

Author: Joan E. Lynaugh

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812214529

Category: Medical

Page: 312

View: 6491

The official journal of the American Association for the History of Nursing

The Great Escape

A Canadian Story

Author: Ted Barris

Publisher: Dundurn.com

ISBN: 1771024747

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 2551

One night in 1944, eighty airmen escaped a German POW compound in Poland. The event became known as "The Great Escape." Ted Barris writes of the planners, task leaders, and key players in the escape attempt, those who got away, those who didn't, and their families at home.

The Oxford Companion to English Literature

Author: Dinah Birch

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191030848

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 1184

View: 9596

The Oxford Companion to English Literature has long been established as the leading reference resource for students, teachers, scholars, and general readers of English literature. It provides unrivalled coverage of all aspects of English literature - from writers, their works, and the historical and cultural context in which they wrote, to critics, literary theory, and allusions. For the seventh edition, the Companion has been thoroughly revised and updated to meet the needs and concerns of today's students and general readers. Over 1,000 new entries have been added, ranging from new writers - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Patrick Marber, David Mitchell, Arundhati Roy - to increased coverage of writers and literary movements from around the world. Coverage of American literature has been substantially increased, with new entries on writers such as Cormac McCarthy and Amy Tan and on movements and publications. Contextual and historical coverage has also been expanded, with new entries on European history and culture, post-colonial literature, as well as writers and literary movements from around the world that have influenced English literature. The Companion has always been a quick and dependable source of reference for students, and the new edition confirms its pre-eminent role as the go-to resource of first choice. All entries have been reviewed, and details of new works, biographies, and criticism have been brought right up to date. So also has coverage of the themes, approaches and concepts encountered by students today, from terms to articles on literary theory and theorists. There is increased coverage of writers from around the world, as well as from Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, and of contextual topics, including film and television, music, and art. Cross-referencing has been thoroughly updated, with stronger linking from writers to thematic and conceptual entries. Meanwhile coverage of popular genres such as children's literature, science fiction, biography, reportage, crime fiction, fantasy or travel literature has been increased substantially, with new entries on writers from Philip Pullman to Anne Frank and from Anais Nin to Douglas Adams. The seventh edition of this classic Companion - now under the editorship of Dinah Birch, assisted by a team of 28 distinguished associate editors, and over 150 contributors - ensures that it retains its status as the most authoritative, informative, and accessible guide to literature available.

W. W. II Army Nurse June Houghton Sullivan

A Life Story

Author: Gunilla Caulfield

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781481896054

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 198

View: 4665

June Houghton Sullivan grew up during the Great Depression. Despite a semi-chaotic upbringing, she became a registered nurse and set out to serve as a wartime nurse. Serving at the 120th Station Hospital in Britain, June witnessed the horrors of war and the heavy price that many young men paid for their country. After returning from the war, she continued to work as a hospital nurse, as well as serve as outreach librarian at the Rockport Public Library. After over seventy years, she is still a nurse. A touching, dramatic, and inspiring true story, June's tale of life, love and war will keep readers mesmerized from the very beginning. This book is an awe-inspiring look at one woman's amazing life. Filled with drama, humor, grief, and compassion, Caulfield's chronicling hits upon all of life's emotions while telling an amazing story. Spanning June's early life, her war time service, her marriage, and her life after service, the book examines nearly a century of life and accomplishments. A wonderful experience for readers everywhere, June's life story is full of all the components that make for a truly remarkable tale that just happens to be true. An inspiring story of sacrifice, service, and life, June's tale will leave readers thoroughly fulfilled and honored to have shared it.

Worth a Dozen Men

Women and Nursing in the Civil War South

Author: Libra R. Hilde

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 0813932181

Category: History

Page: 328

View: 1715

In antebellum society, women were regarded as ideal nurses because of their sympathetic natures. However, they were expected to exercise their talents only in the home; nursing strange men in hospitals was considered inappropriate, if not indecent. Nevertheless, in defiance of tradition, Confederate women set up hospitals early in the Civil War and organized volunteers to care for the increasing number of sick and wounded soldiers. As a fledgling government engaged in a long and bloody war, the Confederacy relied on this female labor, which prompted a new understanding of women’s place in public life and a shift in gender roles. Challenging the assumption that Southern women’s contributions to the war effort were less systematic and organized than those of Union women, Worth a Dozen Men looks at the Civil War as a watershed moment for Southern women. Female nurses in the South played a critical role in raising army and civilian morale and reducing mortality rates, thus allowing the South to continue fighting. They embodied a new model of heroic energy and nationalism, and came to be seen as the female equivalent of soldiers. Moreover, nursing provided them with a foundation for pro-Confederate political activity, both during and after the war, when gender roles and race relations underwent dramatic changes. Worth a Dozen Men chronicles the Southern wartime nursing experience, tracking the course of the conflict from the initial burst of Confederate nationalism to the shock and sorrow of losing the war. Through newspapers and official records, as well as letters, diaries, and memoirs—not only those of the remarkable and dedicated women who participated, but also of the doctors with whom they served, their soldier patients, and the patients’ families—a comprehensive picture of what it was like to be a nurse in the South during the Civil War emerges.