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

April 19, 2013|
I Wasn't Strong Like This When I Started Out: True Stories of Becoming a Nurse by Lee Gutkind
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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.

Editor Lee Gutkind has been exploring the world of medicine through writing for over 20 years. He is the author of Many Sleepless Nights: The World of Organ Transplantation, and the editor of multiple anthologies about health and medicine: Silence Kills: Speaking Out and Saving Lives; Rage and Reconciliation: Inspiring a Health Care Re...
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Title:I Wasn't Strong Like This When I Started Out: True Stories of Becoming a Nurse
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:320 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.76 in
Shipping dimensions:320 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.76 in
Published:April 19, 2013
Publisher:Fourth Chapter Books
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781937163129

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