Evelyn Prentis Bundle: A Nurse in Time/A Nurse in Action

Author: Evelyn Prentis

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448146828

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 640

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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 Evelyn's 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 second memoir in this collection is A Nurse in Action. 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.
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A Nurse in Action

Author: Evelyn Prentis

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446490939

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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'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.
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A Nurse in Time

Author: Evelyn Prentis

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446460932

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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'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.
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Matron in Charge

Author: Evelyn Prentis

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448175607

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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'She should never have kept the business going after her husband died. Running a betting shop is no job for a woman. Especially when she's got bad legs.' After a short stay at hospital herself, Evelyn Prentis wondered what was in store for her when she returned to work. From the door-slamming Miss Cromwell to Mrs Silver's shoplifting and Mrs May coming over all queer, being Matron in charge of the Lodge was rarely straightforward. So when her ladies became unusually united in their grumbling about newest resident Ivy, the woman who'd kept the betting shop on the High Street, Evelyn was ready for all hell to break loose. But instead, with openness and kindness, Ivy won people over and even started bringing them together. Suddenly, being in charge of the Lodge was no trouble at all ...
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A Nurse and Mother

Author: Evelyn Prentis

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448118158

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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'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.
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Sisters of the East End

Author: Helen Batten

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 144817564X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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Heart-warming tales of nursing and midwifery from the Sisters who worked with Jennifer Worth. ‘A second’s silence and then an almighty scream. It was the most moving thing I had ever seen ... A baby, a real live baby, another human life had entered the world. It didn’t seem possible and yet I had witnessed it with my very own eyes.’ Born into a happy working-class North London family in the mid-twentieth century, Katie is determined to ‘do something’ with her life. Working in the impoverished East End in the 1950s, she meets the Sisters of St John the Divine – a community of nuns dedicated to nursing and midwifery. The Sisters have been present at births, cared for the sick and laid out the dead of the East Enders for a hundred years, and Katie soon joins them to start her journey to becoming Sister Catherine Mary. As a nurse and midwife, Katie learns to deal with everything from strokes to breech births. Tragedy is never far away, but there are also moments of pure joy as lives are saved and the Poplar residents rally round. As a young novice Katie rallies against the vow of obedience, yet over the years learns much about the nature of dedication and love. Full of desperate hardship, humour and compassion, Katie’s story brings to life the unique world of these nursing Sisters in London’s East End. Sister Catherine Mary’s story was written by Helen Batten after in-depth interviews with today’s Sisters of the Community of St John the Divine. The Community of St John the Divine was founded in 1848 in a bid to make nursing a respectable profession. Early Sisters worked in the Crimea with Florence Nightingale and were instrumental in developing recognised training and qualifications for nurses and midwives. In the early 20th century they were working in areas such as Poplar and Deptford becoming a treasured part of the community. Today the Sisterhood is based in Birmingham and their website is www.csjd.org.uk. Helen Batten studied history at Cambridge and then journalism at Cardiff University. She went on to become a producer and director at the BBC and now works as a writer and a psychotherapist. She lives in West London with her three daughters.
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The Story of My Life

Author: Helen Keller,Annie Sullivan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Deafblind people

Page: 441

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A Nurse in Action

Author: Evelyn Prentis

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446490939

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 4023

'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.
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A Book about doctors

Author: John Cordy Jeaffreson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medicine

Page: N.A

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A Nurse in Time

Author: Evelyn Prentis

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446460932

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 4411

'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.
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A Nation on the Line

Call Centers as Postcolonial Predicaments in the Philippines

Author: Jan M. Padios

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822371987

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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In 2011 the Philippines surpassed India to become what the New York Times referred to as "the world's capital of call centers." By the end of 2015 the Philippine call center industry employed over one million people and generated twenty-two billion dollars in revenue. In A Nation on the Line Jan M. Padios examines this massive industry in the context of globalization, race, gender, transnationalism, and postcolonialism, outlining how it has become a significant site of efforts to redefine Filipino identity and culture, the Philippine nation-state, and the value of Filipino labor. She also chronicles the many contradictory effects of call center work on Filipino identity, family, consumer culture, and sexual politics. As Padios demonstrates, the critical question of call centers does not merely expose the logic of transnational capitalism and the legacies of colonialism; it also problematizes the process of nation-building and peoplehood in the early twenty-first century.
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From Betty Crocker to Feminist Food Studies

Critical Perspectives on Women and Food

Author: Arlene Voski Avakian,Barbara Haber

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 9781558495111

Category: Cooking

Page: 299

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Sheds light on the history of food, cooking, and eating. This collection of essays investigates the connections between food studies and women's studies. From women in colonial India to Armenian American feminists, these essays show how food has served as a means to assert independence and personal identity.
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Nursing Care of the Pediatric Surgical Patient

Author: Nancy Tkacz Browne

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 0763799939

Category: Medical

Page: 549

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Published in partnership with American Pediatric Surgical Nurses Association (APSNA), Nursing Care of the Pediatric Surgical Patient, Third Edition is the must-have resource for all healthcare providers involved in the care of the general pediatric surgical patient. Representing the educational mission of APSNA to improve the nursing care of pediatric surgical patients, this textbook includes information on pre- and post-operative care, minimally invasive surgery, innovative therapies, surgically treated congenital anomalies, pediatric solid tumors, and care of tubes, drains, wounds, and ostomies. This text teaches readers how to be technologically savvy, clinically competent, and able to tend to emotional and psychosocial needs of the child and family. Completely updated and revised, this new edition includes an expanded focus on topics such as organ transplantation, pain, bowel management, and fluid and electrolytes.
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Mindhacker

60 Tips, Tricks, and Games to Take Your Mind to the Next Level

Author: Ron Hale-Evans,Marty Hale-Evans

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118166434

Category: Computers

Page: 408

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Compelling tips and tricks to improve your mental skills Don't you wish you were just a little smarter? Ron and Marty Hale-Evans can help with a vast array of witty, practical techniques that tune your brain to peak performance. Founded in current research, Mindhacker features 60 tips, tricks, and games to develop your mental potential. This accessible compilation helps improve memory, accelerate learning, manage time, spark creativity, hone math and logic skills, communicate better, think more clearly, and keep your mind strong and flexible.
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The Sign of the Red Cross

Author: Evelyn Everett-Green

Publisher: 1st World Publishing

ISBN: 142184821X

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 296

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I don't believe a word of it! cried the Master Builder, with some heat of manner. "It is just an old scare, the like of which I have heard a hundred times ere now. Some poor wretch dies of the sweating sickness, or, at worst, of the spotted fever, and in
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English Grammar

A University Course

Author: Angela Downing

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317610970

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 530

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This best-selling comprehensive descriptive grammar forms a complete course, ideal for all students studying English Language, whether on a course or for self-study. Broadly based on Hallidayan systemic-functional grammar but also drawing on cognitive linguistics and discourse analysis, English Grammar is accessible, avoiding overly theoretical or technical explanations. Divided into 12 self-contained chapters based around language functions, each chapter is divided into units of class-length material. Key features include: Numerous authentic texts from a wide range of sources, both spoken and written, which exemplify the grammatical description. Clear chapter and module summaries enable efficient class preparation and student revision. Extensive exercises with a comprehensive answer key. This new edition has been thoroughly updated with new texts, a more user-friendly layout, more American English examples and a companion website, providing extra tasks, a glossary and a teachers‘ guide. This is the essential coursebook and reference work for all native and non-native students of English grammar on English language and linguistics courses.
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Nursing Theories

The Base for Professional Nursing Practice

Author: Julia B. George

Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Appleton & Lange

ISBN: 9780838570531

Category: Nursing

Page: 469

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Designed to help nurses apply concepts and theories to practice, this book considers the ideas of well-known nursing theorists and relates the work of each to the nursing process. Chapters include interpretation and discussion of each component and apply these in nursing situations.
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The Luckiest Girl in the School - A School Story

Author: Angela Brazil

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1528781333

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 236

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“The Luckiest Girl in the School” is a classic schooldgirls' story written by pioneer of the genre , Angela Brazil. Unlike her other stories, it follows the heroine through her entire school career. This entertaining and charming tale will appeal to young girls and is particularly recommended for those attending boarding schools or similar institutions. Angela Brazil (1868 – 1947) was an English author most famous for being one of the first writers of "modern schoolgirls' stories". Her stories were presented from the characters' point of view and were written primarily as entertainment rather than moral instruction. During the first half of the 20th century, Brazil published nearly 50 such books, with the vast majority being set in English boarding schools. Brazil's work had a significant influence on changing the nature of fiction for girls. Her charters were chiefly young females, active, independent, and aware. Brazil's books were often considered to be immoral and deviant, leading to their being burned or banned by many Headteachers in girls schools across Britain. Contents include: “An Entrance Examination”, “Seaton High School”, “The Symposium Aunt Harriet”, “A Crisis”, “An Autumn Foray”, “Concerns a Camera”, “The School Service Badge”, “A Scare”, etc. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.
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