The Island Nurse

Author: Mary J. MacLeod

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1780572743

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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Life on the remote island of Papavray in the 1970s was a world away from Mary J. MacLeod’s urban existence in the south of England. And this peaceful environment was just what she was looking for. While indoor toilets were still something of a luxury, and ‘teleeffissions’ could produce terror in some of the older residents, the glory of the mountains and the sea combined with the warmth of the island people meant she had found a haven for her family. Mary’s post as district nurse gave her a unique insight into island life, and her stories of the troubles, joys, drama and comedies endured by her patients make this a charming and humorous account of community life on a small island in a bygone era.
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More Tales From The Island Nurse

Author: Mary J MacLeod

Publisher: Luath Press Ltd

ISBN: 1910324175

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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The much awaited second helping of Mary J. MacLeod's tales of 'Papavray' in the 1970s and her experiences as the island's district nurse, culminating in her move to a very different new life in California.Mary J.'s anecdotes of life on a remote island in the Scottish Hebrides brim with charm, humour and common sense. She shares heartwarming and amusing tales of crofters and ceilidhs, pesky cows and stubborn drivers, treacherous bogs and a suspected haunting, but also the deeply sad story of a desperate mother and a baby's untimely death.For the district nurse, human tragedy, joy and laughter are all in a days' work.Praise for The Island Nurse:If the TV companies are looking for the next Heartbeat, it can be found in the windswept coasts of Papavray THE DAILY RECORDThis lively and heartening memoir evokes both the hardships and the humour of island life **** THE SCOTSMANHer stories will ring true with every nurse - or anyone - who has ever cared for a family or community LEANN THIEMANN, author of Chicken Soup for the Nurse's Soul
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Cherry Ames, Visiting Nurse

Author: Helen Wells

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1458720691

Category: Large type books

Page: 268

View: 7919

Cherry Ames is back, just as you remember her! The books are just as you remember them, retaining the same look, feel, and sense of adventure and patriotism as when they were first published. With fully illustrated color covers and a soft-finished hardcover format just like the originals, these books will transport you back to the days when you were reading about this spunky young nurse. Series editor and registered nurse Harriet Forman was inspired by, and remains a devoted fan of, Cherry Ames: ''...I was going to follow in her footsteps and become a nurse--nothing else would do. ''The United States is still fighting World War II. Cherry Ames is still an Army Nurse, this time aloft--as a flight nurse. Cherry is reunited with her corpsman Bunce--the two of them are in sole charge of ferrying severely wounded men out of the battlefield and to the nearest Army hospital. Much to Pilot Wade Cooper's chagrin, he has been taken off bomber duty to fly the wounded to safety--until Cherry makes him see otherwise. Off duty, the nurses ''adopt'' 6-year-old Muriel Grainger, who has known nothing but war in her short life, and whose mother has been killed by the Germans. Her father is often out on mysterious errands that cause some to label him a ''spy.'' Cherry makes it her risky business to find out if this is truth or rumor.
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Cherry Ames, Island Nurse (Easyread Large Edition)

Author: Helen Wells

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1458743969

Category: Fiction

Page: 268

View: 1133

Cherry Ames is back, just as you remember her! The books are just as you remember them, retaining the same look, feel, and sense of adventure and patriotism as when they were first published. With fully illustrated color covers and a soft-finished hardcover format just like the originals, these books will transport you back to the days when you were reading about this spunky young nurse. Series editor and registered nurse Harriet Forman was inspired by, and remains a devoted fan of, Cherry Ames: ''...I was going to follow in her footsteps and become a nurse--nothing else would do. ''The United States is still fighting World War II. Cherry Ames is still an Army Nurse, this time aloft--as a flight nurse. Cherry is reunited with her corpsman Bunce--the two of them are in sole charge of ferrying severely wounded men out of the battlefield and to the nearest Army hospital. Much to Pilot Wade Cooper's chagrin, he has been taken off bomber duty to fly the wounded to safety--until Cherry makes him see otherwise. Off duty, the nurses ''adopt'' 6-year-old Muriel Grainger, who has known nothing but war in her short life, and whose mother has been killed by the Germans. Her father is often out on mysterious errands that cause some to label him a ''spy.'' Cherry makes it her risky business to find out if this is truth or rumor.
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'Hush! the Child Is Present'

The Autobiography of a Child. 1932-1953

Author: Mary J. MacLeod

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910021460

Category: Visiting nurses

Page: 256

View: 7282

This is a story of a confused, chaotic and repressive childhood lived in the West Country before, during and after WWII. As WWII began and rumbled along in the background of her young life, MacLeod offers a children's perspective of life in wartime Britain. Evacuees came (and went). Her father built an air-raid shelter. A plane crashed into her village. The local school children collected scrap metal for the war effort. Following the death of her mother at a young age, a tenuous relationship with her father and stepmother, and financial difficulties that prevented her achieving her dream of becoming a GP, MacLeod settled for second best. From childhood to nursing education, and ultimately State Registration, this is the tale of how The Island Nurse became an adult and began her long and fruitful career.
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An Island Nurse

Author: Sheila Chapman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781438935430

Category: Education

Page: 88

View: 7798

Elizabeth Laird Manson was born on the 27th of November 1926 in a well-known Northern Scottish village called John o' Groats (locally known as Groats) at the very north tip of mainland Scotland. Little did anyone know when she was born that she was destined to be the district nurse on the Island of Stroma. The island of Stroma lies between John o' Groats and the Islands of Orkney, a few miles from her home, and from where her story begins................... "Nurse Manson", a voice bellowed, "where have you been?" Bessie's heart lifted because she was so glad to see the nurses coming towards her, even if Sister looked annoyed. Sister continued, saying "In future you must come on the bus that you say you are coming on. Do you understand?" ........... Sister ushered the hysterical Bessie into her office and asked her to explain what the problem was at once. Every time Bessie tried to tell her she laughed even more.
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Community Nursing and Primary Healthcare in Twentieth-Century Britain

Author: Helen M. Sweet,with Rona Dougall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135911983

Category: History

Page: 282

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This book takes a fresh look at community nursing history in Great Britain, examining the essentially generalist and low profile, domiciliary end of the professional nursing spectrum throughout the twentieth century. It charts the most significant changes affecting the nurse’s work on the district including compulsory registration for general nursing, changes in organization, training, conditions of service, and workload. A strong oral history component provides a unique insight into the professional images of district nursing and the complexities of inter- and intra-professional relationships as well as into the changing day-to-day working experiences of the district nurse at ‘grass-roots’ level. Use of oral history and records of individual nurses attempts to rectify the tendency of nursing history to view nurses as if they were a homogenous group of professionals, thereby recognizing the different experiences of nurses in different regions and environments. The book also considers the degree of influence of medically related technologies and of developments in drugs, materials, communications, and transport on the professional development of district nursing. The work addresses issues of gender relationships central to a nursing profession largely composed of women (throughout much of the period) working alongside a largely male-dominated medical profession.
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Der Frauenchor von Chilbury

Roman

Author: Jennifer Ryan

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 3462317261

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 6195

Wie Frauen in schweren Zeiten durch Singen ihre eigene Stimme fanden Inspiriert von der Geschichte ihrer Großmutter erzählt die britische Autorin Jennifer Ryan in ihrem Debüt »Der Frauenchor von Chilbury« von einer Gruppe starker Frauen zu Beginn des Zweiten Weltkriegs in einem kleinen Ort in England. 1940: Als immer mehr Männer nach London gehen oder eingezogen werden, beschließt der Pfarrer von Chilbury in der Grafschaft Kent, den Chor der Gemeinde aufzulösen. Die Frauen sind zutiefst enttäuscht. Was bleibt ihnen im schwierigen Kriegsalltag noch? Doch dann kommt die Musikprofessorin Primrose Trent aus London im Ort unter. Sie ist der Überzeugung, dass Musik gerade in schwierigen Zeiten wichtig ist und schlägt die Gründung eines reinen Frauenchors vor. Die Idee stößt auf Skepsis. Ein Chor ganz ohne Bässe und Tenöre? Aber Primrose gibt nicht auf: Mit Energie und Leidenschaft treibt sie ihr Projekt voran – ihr Enthusiasmus und die wundervolle Musik, die entsteht und die sie sich selbst nie zugetraut hätten, überzeugen die Frauen und richten sie auf. Der Chor hilft ihnen, ihre eigene Stimme zu finden. Fünf grundverschiedene Frauen und Mädchen erzählen von ihrem Leben im Dorf und davon, wie der Krieg ihr Leben verändert – wie er Verlust, Trauer und Angst erzeugt, aber doch nicht verhindern kann, dass auch Freundschaft und Liebe entstehen.
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Cherry Ames, Chief Nurse (Easyread Large Edition)

Author: Helen Wells

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1458744450

Category:

Page: 244

View: 2969

Cherry Ames is back, just as you remember her! The books are just as you remember them, retaining the same look, feel, and sense of adventure and patriotism as when they were first published. With fully illustrated color covers and a soft-finished hardcover format just like the originals, these books will transport you back to the days when you were reading about this spunky young nurse. Series editor and registered nurse Harriet Forman was inspired by, and remains a devoted fan of, Cherry Ames: ''...I was going to follow in her footsteps and become a nurse--nothing else would do. ''The United States is still fighting World War II. Cherry Ames is still an Army Nurse, this time aloft--as a flight nurse. Cherry is reunited with her corpsman Bunce--the two of them are in sole charge of ferrying severely wounded men out of the battlefield and to the nearest Army hospital. Much to Pilot Wade Cooper's chagrin, he has been taken off bomber duty to fly the wounded to safety--until Cherry makes him see otherwise. Off duty, the nurses ''adopt'' 6-year-old Muriel Grainger, who has known nothing but war in her short life, and whose mother has been killed by the Germans. Her father is often out on mysterious errands that cause some to label him a ''spy.'' Cherry makes it her risky business to find out if this is truth or rumor.
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The Army Nurse Corps

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Military Affairs

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 9780160899393

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 2694

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American Nursing

A Biographical Dictionary:

Author: Vern L. Bullough

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826111470

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 328

View: 2434

In the fall of 2009, with the publication of her #1 national bestselling memoir, Sarah Palin had the privilege of meeting thousands of everyday Americans on her extraordinary 35-city book tour. Inspired by these encounters, her new book, America By Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith, and Flag, celebrates the enduring strengths and virtues that have made this country great. Framed by her strong belief in the importance of family, faith, and patriotism, the book ranges widely over American history, culture, and current affairs, and reflects on the key values-both national and spiritual-that have been such a profound part of Governor Palin's life and continue to inform her vision of America's future. Written in her own refreshingly candid voice, America By Heart will include selections from classic and contemporary readings that have moved her-from the nation's founding documents to great speeches, sermons, letters, literature and poetry, biography, and even some of her favorite songs and movies. Here, too, are portraits of some of the extraordinary men and women she admires and who embody her deep love of country, her strong rootedness in faith, and her profound love and appreciation of family. She will also draw from personal experience to amplify these timely (and timeless) themes-themes that are sure to inspire her numerous fans and readers all across the country.
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The Island of Lost Dolls

Author: Eric Scott

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1783334010

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 70

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“Kellie had a dragon living the paddock at the back of her house. She also had trolls, but she didn’t know about them yet. The dragon hadn’t been there very long and it had never spoken. It hadn’t breathed fire, nor roared a scary roar. But that was because it was made from wood.” When a large tree branch dried out it looked a lot like a dragon with a long forked tail, four wriggly limbs protruding from a thick body, and a large mouth where the branch had separated from the tree. It looked fearsome enough but when Kellie and her Dad had finished with the paint tins, it looked even scarier. Kellie called it David the Snake Dragon. In this fast-moving and exciting book for early readers, which is also designed for parents to read to their children, Kellie and Gregory discover that their favourite toys have been stolen and David comes to life. He takes the children to the Island of Lost Dolls, a place where lost dolls used to live happily ever after, but when a wicked doll declares herself queen she make all the dolls her slaves. Kellie Gregory and David with the help of the mysterious Regina must fight to save not only their own toys but all the others too.
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Pitcairn Island as a Port of Call

A Record, 1790–2010, 2d ed.

Author: Herbert Ford

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786488220

Category: History

Page: 371

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Pitcairn Island is arguably the most isolated inhabited spot on Earth. Yet despite tricky ocean currents, often lethal surf and sudden gales, the island’s standing as the home of the descendants of Fletcher Christian and his mutineer cohorts from H.M.S. Bounty has drawn thousands of ships to its shores. This maritime history of the island chronicles every ship that has called at Pitcairn from the time of the arrival of the mutineers in 1790 to December 2010. The ship’s log format lists the date of each call, the ship’s name and particulars, and brief reports of activities during the call, which often include matters of love, murder, survival, intrigue, shipwreck, romance, and much more. Since Pitcairn remains totally dependent on ships for its survival, this work offers the most thorough historical record of the island and its people.
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Rural health nursing

stories of creativity, commitment, and connectedness

Author: Patricia Winstead-Fry,Julia Churchill Tiffany,National League for Nursing

Publisher: Natl League for Nursing Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 406

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Enduring Issues in American Nursing

Author: Patricia D’Antonio, RN, PhD, FAAN,Ellen D. Baer, RN, PhD, FAAN,Sylvia Rinker, RN, PhD,Joan E. Lynaugh, RN, PhD, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826116321

Category: Medical

Page: 400

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Named an Outstanding Academic Title for 2001 by Choice! "Why turn to the past when attempting to build nursing's future?...To make good decisions in planning nursing's future in the context of our complex health care system, nurses must know the history of the actions being considered, the identities and points of view of the major players, and all the stakes that are at risk. These are the lessons of history." -- from the Introduction This book presents nursing history in the context of problems and issues that persist to this day. Issues such as professional autonomy, working conditions, relationships with other health professionals, appropriate knowledge for education and licensure, gender, class, and race are traced through the stories told in this volume. Each chapter provides a piece of the puzzle that is nursing. The editors, all noted nurse historians and educators, have carefully made selections from the best that has been published in the nursing and health care literature.
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Nursing Stories: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Journey

Author: Pedus C. Eweama

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465334041

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 382

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Each of us has at least once in our lifetime come into contact with nurses of all backgrounds, whether in the course of being cared for or while they care for our family and friends. More often than not, we have seen nurses as what they truly are: compassionate professionals who often go above and beyond the call of duty in an unequivocally selfless manner. But not many of us have taken time to ponder over the challenges nurses confront, the experiences they encounter, and the stories that come with these opportunities to change peoples lives and be sometimes changed in the course of doing so. This book, Nursing Stories: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Journey, chronicles the challenges nurses face, the camaraderie they share, the experiences they have, and their unfaltering desire to make a difference. Many nurses of diverse specialties working across the globe have, in this book, succinctly told their stories, experiences, and challenges, not only to promote nursing as a profession in which one can make a difference, but also as one in which the difference one makes can help shape ones outlook on life. Every new page in this book highlights that while nurses try to change lives, a lot of them end up being changed themselves. Nursing Stories: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Journey is a compilation of actual life-transforming stories that range from subtly hilarious stories to confronting clinical experiences. Some of the stories are intriguing, challenging, inspiring, scary, or outright inconceivable. Welcome to the world of nursing, welcome to Nursing Stories: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Journey.
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Getting the Most From Nursing School: A Guide to Becoming a Nurse

Author: Robert Atkins

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9781449630850

Category: Medical

Page: 256

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Find Success in Nursing School! Getting The Most From Nursing School presents a roadmap to guide talented men and women along their journey from considering nursing as a profession to their first position as a registered nurse. This exceptional resource provides the necessary guidance to ensure that students get the most from their education and become excellent care providers, policymakers, educators, and researchers and achieve their goal of improving the health and well-being of others. Getting The Most From Nursing School is written by a doctorally prepared nurse, researcher, and professor and can be distinguished by its evidence-based information, its anecdotes, and its empirically grounded recommendations from nurses who have decades of experience in both clinical practice and as educators. Sample chapters include: Why become a nurse? Nursing school is tough...getting through the classes Surviving and succeeding in clinical Preparing for success on the NCLEX
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Doing Ireland!

Author: Kate Hoffmann

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1426803982

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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A spring that inspires instant lust? There's no chance sensible Claire O'Connor believes some Druid springwater can make a man fall in love with the woman who offers him a drink. So why is she leaving Chicago for a craggy island off the coast of Ireland? Is she so desperate to win back her ex she'll travel the globe chasing a mere rumor? But when she meets sexy innkeeper Will Donovan, Claire realizes the island has a magic all its own. Because she's suddenly tempted to abandon her old life…and spend the next few months indulging in all the sensual delights the sexy Irishman has to offer. But is it her libido talking—or did Will slip her some local elixir? Because two can play that game….
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Cuttyhunk and the Elizabeth Islands

Author: Cuttyhunk Historical Society

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439611378

Category: Photography

Page: 128

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Five of the Elizabeth Islands-Naushon, Pasque, Nashawena, Cuttyhunk, and Penikese-date from 1602, when the Englishman Bartholomew Gosnold explored the waters of Vineyard Sound and Buzzards Bay aboard his ship the Concord. Although the small encampment Gosnold built on Cuttyhunk for trading with the Wampanoags was used for only a few weeks, journals kept by two crew members have survived and give vivid accounts of that voyage. Naushon, Pasque, and Nashawena are currently privately owned. Penikese, once a leper colony, is now the site of a school for troubled boys. Cuttyhunk is now the only island with a village center and easy public access. Captivating photographs and postcards in Cuttyhunk and the Elizabeth Islands trace the special experience of island life from the unspoiled habitat of Gosnold's time to the first invasion of summer folk in the 1950s. These vintage images not only show how the islands' rock-strewn landscapes reflect the hard lives of the early islanders but also attest to the pleasures of picnics and boating as tourism and summer residents brought a modest degree of prosperity. Many previously unpublished photographs of large estates on Naushon portray a life of privilege. Views of Penikese depict the barren dormitories of the lepers who lived out their lives there.
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