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Nurses in war : voices from Iraq and Afghanistan

Author: Elizabeth Scannell-Desch; Mary Ellen Doherty
Publisher: New York : Springer, [2012]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This unique volume presents the experience of 37 U.S. military nurses sent to the Iraq and Afghanistan theaters of war to care for the injured and dying. The personal and professional challenges they faced, the difficulties they endured, the dangers they overcame, and the consequences they grappled with are vividly described from deployment to discharge. In mobile surgical field hospitals and fast-forward teams,
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Genre/Form: Personal Narratives
Biography
History
Interviews
Personal narratives
Personal narratives, American
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Scannell-Desch; Mary Ellen Doherty
ISBN: 9780826193834 0826193838 9780826193841 0826193846
OCLC Number: 755705112
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xvii, 274 pages : illustrations ; 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.

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