Nightingale Tales: Stories From My Life As A Nurse by Lynn DowNightingale Tales: Stories From My Life As A Nurse by Lynn Dow

Nightingale Tales: Stories From My Life As A Nurse

byLynn Dow

Paperback | October 3, 2017

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In the 1950s, nurses served as handmaidens to the physician; by the start of the new millennium, they had become admired independent practitioners.Nightingale Talesis a peek into that transition, as told by a nurse who lived it. Each chapter is a stand-alone story depicting the ridiculous mores nurses have been subjected to over the years, the archaic equipment they've had to struggle with, and the changes in the profession, brought about by time, the feminist movement, and advances in technology. Told with humor and compassion, the stories ofNightingale Talesprovides an unusual-and highly entertaining-window into the world of medicine from the mid-twentieth century to the present.
Lynn Dow, is a registered nurse who spent fifty years in the profession in a variety of positions-staff nurse, head nurse, teacher, and mentor-at large medical centers on both the East and West Coasts. Now retired, she has finally found the time to write about her experiences. She lives with her husband in San Francisco.
Title:Nightingale Tales: Stories From My Life As A NurseFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:October 3, 2017Publisher:She Writes PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1631522760

ISBN - 13:9781631522765

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Editorial Reviews

"I'm a doctor and I know that nursing is key to medicine, maybe even at its core. And in Lynn Dow's Nightingale Tales we get to find out from a modest, spunky, liquor-enjoying old nurse what it was like to be a nurse during the past half century. Her tales are short, well-told, and of the good, the bad, and the ugly."—Victoria Sweet, MD, author of God's Hotel: A Doctor, a Hospital and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine "A delightful, informative look at nursing through the eyes of Lynn Dow. This book gives us a behind-the-scenes slice of the author's escapades during her fifty-year career as a nurse, as well as insights into a profession that has leapt from human observation to technology." —Laura Deutsch, author of Writing from the Senses