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Handmaidens : a documentary

Author: Barbara Bird; Laura Gasparis Vonfrolio; Rhetaugh G Dumas; Fanlight Productions.
Publisher: Boston, MA : Fanlight Productions, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Nurses are expected to be sweet, caring, and quietly efficient while working under difficult and stressful circumstances, including disrespectful treatment from colleagues and administrators. Some studies suggest that many who enter nursing grew up in alcoholic or dysfunctional families where they learned to ignore their own needs, take care of others, and not make waves. The producer of the program was a nurse for  Read more...
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Named Person: Rhetaugh G Dumas; Laura Gasparis Vonfrolio; Rhetaugh G Dumas; Laura Gasparis Vonfrolio
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Bird; Laura Gasparis Vonfrolio; Rhetaugh G Dumas; Fanlight Productions.
ISBN: 1572951672 9781572951679
OCLC Number: 33980682
Credits: Camera, Deb Diehl [and others] ; editor, Eli Brown ; music composed and performed by Mila Drumke.
Performer(s): Nurses, Kathy Angres, Rhetaugh Dumas, Alice Glenn, Anne Hart, Judy Hopkins, Kay Jones, Joan Kirn, Lynn Motanky, Lynne Nickle, Marcy Simon, Felicia Smith, Judy Steed, Laura Gasparis Vonfrolio, Dee Zehren.
Awards: First place, Current Events, Silver State Documentary Festival.
Description: 1 videocassette (33 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS format.
Responsibility: by Barbara Bird.

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Nurses are expected to be sweet, caring, and quietly efficient while working under difficult and stressful circumstances, including disrespectful treatment from colleagues and administrators. Some studies suggest that many who enter nursing grew up in alcoholic or dysfunctional families where they learned to ignore their own needs, take care of others, and not make waves. The producer of the program was a nurse for 25 years. Surveys the roots and present-day realities of nursing, interspersed with the stories of several nurses, including Laura Gasparis Vonfrolio and Rhetaugh Dumas. Encourages nurses to stand up for themselves, for each other, and for their rights as professionals.

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