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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.
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A collection revealing the joys, fears, intimacies, and transcendent moments shared by a nurse and her patients?The Heart?s Truth should be required reading at every nursing school in the country. It offers a powerful and moving portrait of what it means to be a nurse. In writing that is of the highest quality, the reader is swept up in the drama of nursing and the compassion with which it is perfused.??Richard  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Personal Narratives
Essays
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Davis, Cortney, 1945-
Heart's truth.
Kent, Ohio : Kent State University Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2008037051
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Cortney Davis
ISBN: 9781612775593 1612775594 9781612775586 1612775586 160635003X 9781606350034
OCLC Number: 794700965
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 100 pages)
Contents: ""Cover""; ""Title""; ""Copyright""; ""Dedication""; ""Contents""; ""Preface""; ""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""; ""Afterword""; ""Acknowledgments""
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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