Heroic Acts in Humble Shoes: America's Nurses Tell Their Stories

July 15, 2009|
Heroic Acts in Humble Shoes: America's Nurses Tell Their Stories
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They are compassionate voices, they are dedicated professionals, they are critical players in the health care system with worn pairs of shoes that have miles of stories to tell. They are America's nurses. Heroic Acts in Humble Shoes: America's Nurses Tell Their Stories is more than just a quick glance into the trials, tribulations, joys and rewards of nursing. It is a gateway to understanding what today's nurses are challenged with everyday. Irene Stemler, RN, BSN, goes beyond the research and gives a voice to the millions of nurses who directly or indirectly make a difference in the lives of patients. Each story opens with a photograph of the nurse's shoes and offers a unique, passionate, personal, and sometimes controversial perspective on nursing in today's health care environment. Inside you'll find: Over 40 interview-style stories Each story accompanied by a photo of the featured nurse's shoes Stories that reflect the breadth and diversity of today's nursing practice Heroic Acts in Humble Shoes also looks to be a springboard for spirited discussion about the future of nursing. When nurses read these reflections of the daily battle to provide quality health care to ordinary people, they are encouraged to act, taking a leadership position in transforming their profession and nurses' role in health care delivery as a whole. Do you consider your work to be heroic? The often surprising answer to this question makes Heroic Acts in Humble Shoes: America's Nurses Tell Their Stories a must-read for all nurses across the U.S. and those who know them.

Title:Heroic Acts in Humble Shoes: America's Nurses Tell Their Stories
Format:Kobo ebook
Published:July 15, 2009
Publisher:SLACK Incorporated
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN:9990057774485

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