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The heart's truth : essays on the art of nursing

Author: Cortney Davis
Publisher: Kent, Ohio : Kent State University Press, ©2009.
Series: Literature and medicine (Kent, Ohio), 17.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What is it like to be a student nurse washing the feet of a dying patient? To be a newly graduated nurse, in charge of the Intensive Care Unit for the first time, who wonders if her mistake might have cost a life? Or to be an experienced nurse who, by her presence and care, holds a patient to this world? The author, a poet and nurse practitioner answers these questions by examining her own experiences and through  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Essays
Personal Narratives
essäer
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Cortney Davis
ISBN: 9781606350034 160635003X
OCLC Number: 244481270
Awards: Commended for Independent Publisher Book Awards (Essay/Creative Nonfic) 2010
Description: xii, 100 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: The Other Side of Illness --
Washing Mrs. Cardiff's Feet --
The Evening Back Rub --
Being at the Bedside of the Dying --
First Night in Charge --
Talking to No One --
Nursing and the Word --
Beyond Scientific Explanation --
Weekly Rounds --
Twenty-four Hours in the Life of a Nurse Practitioner --
First, Do No Harm --
Hearing the Stories behind Our Patients' Words --
Body Teaching --
Tattoos --
Breaking Bad News --
Becoming Flora --
Raped --
The Heart's Truth --
Watching ER --
Feeding the Deer --
When Their Rhythms Become Mine --
I Believe in Grief --
Human Feelings, Human Experiences --
Conscious Suffering.
Series Title: Literature and medicine (Kent, Ohio), 17.
Responsibility: Cortney Davis.
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What is it like to be a student nurse washing the feet of a dying patient? To be a newly graduated nurse, in charge of the Intensive Care Unit for the first time, who wonders if her mistake might  Read more...

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