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Personal narratives, American
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Elizabeth Scannell-Desch; Mary Ellen Doherty
|ISBN:||9780826193834 0826193838 9780826193841 0826193846|
|Description:||xvii, 274 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.|
|Contents:||Historical roots of U.S. military nursing --
Deploying to war : an uncertain future --
Nurses in harm's way : more than I bargained for --
Living conditions : a mixed bag --
My work place : a plane, a tent, or a trailer --
Diversions from war : a piece of home --
Remembrance of war : most chaotic scene --
War memories : sensations etched in my mind --
My warrior patients --
Caring for the enemy --
Children caught in the chaos of war --
My wartime nursing stress : I am a different person now --
Kinship and bonding : my military family --
Professional growth : expanding my knowledge, skills, and abilities --
Women's health and hygiene experiences --
Parental separation --
Homecoming : a difficult adjustment --
Listen to me : advice to deploying nurses.
|Responsibility:||Elizabeth Scannell-Desch, Mary Ellen Doherty.|
The text is divided into thematic chapters on essential issues: how the nurses separated from their families and the uncertainties they faced in doing so; their response to horrific injuries that combatants, civilians and children suffered; working and living in Iraq and Afghanistan for extended periods; personal health issues; and what it meant to care for enemy insurgents and detainees. Also discussed is how the experience enhanced their clinical skills, why their adjustment to civilian life was so difficult, and how the war changed them as nurses, citizens, and people.
- Military nursing -- United States.
- Military nursing -- Afghanistan.
- Military nursing -- Iraq.
- Nurses -- Afghanistan.
- Nurses -- Iraq.
- Afghan War, 2001- -- Personal narratives, American.
- Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Personal narratives, American.
- United States -- Armed Forces -- Nurses.
- Military Nursing -- United States -- Personal Narratives.
- Afghan Campaign 2001- -- United States.
- Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- United States.
- Nurses -- psychology -- United States.
- Armed Forces -- Nurses.
- Military nursing.
- United States.