Sixty Years a Nurse: Part 3 of 3

Author: Mary Hazard

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008130604

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 80

View: 9913

When 18-year-old Mary Hazard touched down in post-war Putney to begin her nurse’s training, she could never have known that it was the beginning of a colourful career that would still be going 60 years later – one of the longest ever serving NHS nurses.


Author: Hans Dietrich Genscher

Publisher: Siedler Verlag


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1086

View: 8596

Sixty Years a Nurse: Part 1 of 3

Author: Mary Hazard

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008130582

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 80

View: 8601

When 18-year-old Mary Hazard touched down in post-war Putney to begin her nurse’s training, she could never have known that it was the beginning of a colourful career that would still be going 60 years later – one of the longest ever serving NHS nurses.

Sixty Years a Nurse: Part 2 of 3

Author: Mary Hazard

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008130590

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 80

View: 2123

When 18-year-old Mary Hazard touched down in post-war Putney to begin her nurse’s training, she could never have known that it was the beginning of a colourful career that would still be going 60 years later – one of the longest ever serving NHS nurses.

Shades of Nursing

Sixty Years of Anecdotes and Memories

Author: Errol Payne

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780646903224

Category: Nurses

Page: 146

View: 6865

The book has been published by the Rockhampton International Nurses Day Organising Committee to celebrate International Nurses Day 2013. The Committee sent out a call for short stories which would help to provide first-hand accounts of what it was like to live and work as a nurse during the latter part of the 20th Century. Stories and anecdotes were received telling of the lives of 41 working and retired nurses. The result is a rich collection of material which makes very interesting, entertaining and often very amusing reading. It is not a history of nursing. However, from the accounts much can be gleaned about the way the nursing profession contributed to our health care system from the 1930s to the 1990s, and also about the way people lived. Over that period, all initial nurse education and training was undertaken in hospitals, and at least until the 1970s nursing was a career only for women who were required to live in nurses? quarters attached to hospitals. This made for a very distinctive and rich culture. While the book will be of particular interest to nurses and their families, the stories have been lightly edited and linking material has been added so that anyone interested in social history, past lifestyles and entertaining stories will not have to worry about unexplained in-house abbreviations or unfamiliar terms. A small selection of photographs from the Country Hospital Museum collection at the Rockhampton Heritage Village has been added for interest.

Florence Nightingale

Author: Shannon Zemlicka

Publisher: Millbrook Press

ISBN: 1575057123

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 8166

Growing up in a wealthy family that believed nursing wasn't a respectable job, Florence Nightingale was determined to help others. After more than sixty years of service as a nurse, she had helped to make nursing an honorable profession, left behind safer, cleaner hospitals, and saved countless lives.

Der Hundertjährige, der aus dem Fenster stieg und verschwand


Author: Jonas Jonasson

Publisher: carl´s books

ISBN: 3641056683

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 9312

Allan Karlsson hat Geburtstag. Er wird 100 Jahre alt. Eigentlich ein Grund zu feiern. Doch während sich der Bürgermeister und die lokale Presse auf das große Spektakel vorbereiten, hat der Hundertjährige ganz andere Pläne: er verschwindet einfach – und schon bald steht ganz Schweden wegen seiner Flucht auf dem Kopf. Doch mit solchen Dingen hat Allan seine Erfahrung, er hat schließlich in jungen Jahren die ganze Welt durcheinander gebracht. Jonas Jonasson erzählt in seinem Bestseller von einer urkomischen Flucht und zugleich die irrwitzige Lebensgeschichte eines eigensinnigen Mannes, der sich zwar nicht für Politik interessiert, aber trotzdem irgendwie immer in die großen historischen Ereignisse des 20. Jahrhunderts verwickelt war.

Great Australian Outback Nurses Stories

Author: Bill Marsh

Publisher: HarperCollins Australia

ISBN: 1460702123

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 7260

Stories and memories that capture the experience of nursing in the bush, gathered by the inimitable Bill 'Swampy' Marsh, bestselling author of Great Australian Flying Doctor Stories and Great Australian Police Stories. I've been a trained nurse for almost sixty years now and I've never once gone to work thinking, I don't want to do this. In fact, I've always said how it's been a privilege to be a nurse in areas where there were no counsellors, no psychologists, nothing – just me. With hearts as big as the outback, rural and remote nurses are a dedicated and gutsy bunch who work selflessly to care for their communities, often in isolated and inhospitable conditions, with few resources but plenty of experience, courage and care. Outback nurses deal with it all: broken limbs, labour pains, snake bites, sunburnt backpackers, lost explorers, vaccinations, defibrillations – even the occasional crook cattle dog. One thing they are never short of is stories to tell. This memorable and eye-opening collection of real-life accounts from nurses in the Australian bush is by turns inspiring, poignant, heartbreaking and hilarious – and Swampy should know. It was while he was researching this book he had a near-fatal fall from a cliff in Kakadu, and experienced first-hand the skill and heroism of these outback nurses in extraordinary situations. Bill 'Swampy' Marsh is an award-winning writer and performer of stories, songs and plays. He spent most of his youth in rural south-western NSW and now lives in Adelaide. Swampy is one of ABC books' bestselling authors of Australian stories; this is his sixteenth book.

Rechts blinken, links abbiegen

Author: Dorthe Nors

Publisher: Kein & Aber AG

ISBN: 3036993371

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 971

Als sich Sonja mit über vierzig endlich bei der Fahrschule anmeldet, verspricht sie sich davon mehr Freiheit. Nur bereitet ihr das Schalten größere Probleme als gedacht und überhaupt läuft ihr Leben gerade nicht rund. Immer mehr sehnt sie sich an die idyllischen Orte ihrer Kindheit zurück: Wilde Singschwäne und Zugvögel will sie sehen, keine Tauben und Plastikeulen auf Nachbarbalkonen! Doch was muss passieren, damit Sonja ihr Schicksal in die Hand nimmt?

Fever Hospitals and Fever Nurses

A British Social History of Fever Nurses: A National Service

Author: Margaret Currie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134265271

Category: Medical

Page: 242

View: 9352

This well researched book provides an interesting study of the development of fever hospitals and fever nursing, mainly in nineteenth and twentieth century Britain. It provides new insights into the development of nursing roles and nurse education and looks at the lives of key figures at that time. The text examines how this once important branch of the nursing profession emerged in the nineteenth century, only to be discarded in the second half of the following century. Drawing on the work of Goffman and Foucault, the study shows how, aided by medical advances, fever nurses transformed their custodial duties into a therapeutic role and how training schemes were implemented to improve the recruitment and retention of nurses. As standards of living improved and patient’s chances of recovery increased, many fever hospitals became redundant and fever nurses were no longer required. The wisdom of creating fever hospitals and then disbanding them is questioned in the light of changing disease patterns, international travel and the threat posed by biological warfare.

Wide Neighborhoods

A Story of the Frontier Nursing Service

Author: Mary Breckinridge

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813101491

Category: Medical

Page: 371

View: 4666

This is the autobiography of Mary Breckinridge, the woman who founded the Frontier Nursing Service (FNS) in the mountains of eastern Kentucky in 1925. Riding out on horseback, the FNS nurse-midwives proved that high mortality rates and malnutrition did not need to be the norm in rural areas. By their example and through their graduates, the FNS exacted a lasting influence on family health care throughout the world.

Abschied in Prag


Author: Alyson Richman

Publisher: Diana Verlag

ISBN: 364121288X

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 4021

Lenkas und Josefs Geschichte beginnt im Prag der 1930er Jahre. Kurz nach ihrer Heirat werden die jungen Liebenden beim Einmarsch der Deutschen auseinandergerissen. Josef emigriert, arbeitet als Arzt in New York, heiratet. Lenka entrinnt im Konzentrationslager dem Tod nur knapp und beginnt nach dem Krieg ein neues Leben in den USA. Obwohl sie glauben, einander nie wiederzusehen, vergessen sie ihre Liebe nie. Bis sie sich sechs Jahrzehnte später in New York zufällig begegnen...

What Nurses Know...Gluten-Free Lifestyle

Author: Sylvia A. Llewelyn Bower, RN

Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing

ISBN: 9781617050527

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 195

View: 5232

User-friendly, evidence-based advice for living a healthy gluten-free lifestyle. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with celiac disease or has a sensitivity or allergy to gluten, What Nurses Know: Gluten-Free Lifestyle provides the clear, science-backed information necessary to live and eat safely and well. As a registered nurse living with celiac disease, Sylvia Llewelyn Bower understands how challenging it can be to know what to eat and what to avoid, how to set up a gluten-free kitchen, what to watch for in medications, and how to safely dine out and travel. Here, she cuts through the confusion and offers clear, practical advice and tips for dealing with the every day issues and challenges of living gluten free. Youíll find: Quick-reference lists of gluten-free foods and those that contain gluten What you need to know about reading labels A one-week healing meal plan of simple, delicious, and nutritious gluten-free dishes to help you get started Ways to help a child live gluten free How to get the nutrients and vitamins you need and prevent weight gain from too many gluten-free packaged foods Advice to help you stay gluten free while traveling and eating out What Nurses Know: Gluten-Free Lifestyle takes the guesswork out of living gluten free. About the Series Nurses constantly straddle the line between the world of medicine and the patientís experience. This series offers down-to-earth, evidence-based advice from expert nurses who offer straightforward and practical guidance for dealing with all kinds of medical conditions.

I've Got a Home in Glory Land

A Lost Tale of the Underground Railroad

Author: Karolyn Smardz Frost

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1466806125

Category: History

Page: 480

View: 2399

It was the day before Independence Day, 1831. As his bride, Lucie, was about to be "sold down the river" to the slave markets of New Orleans, young Thornton Blackburn planned a daring—and successful—daylight escape from Louisville. But they were discovered by slave catchers in Michigan and slated to return to Kentucky in chains, until the black community rallied to their cause. The Blackburn Riot of 1833 was the first racial uprising in Detroit history. The couple was spirited across the river to Canada, but their safety proved illusory. In June 1833, Michigan's governor demanded their extradition. The Blackburn case was the first serious legal dispute between Canada and the United States regarding the Underground Railroad. The impassioned defense of the Blackburns by Canada's lieutenant governor set precedents for all future fugitive-slave cases. The Blackburns settled in Toronto and founded the city's first taxi business. But they never forgot the millions who still suffered in slavery. Working with prominent abolitionists, Thornton and Lucie made their home a haven for runaways. The Blackburns died in the 1890s, and their fascinating tale was lost to history. Lost, that is, until a chance archaeological discovery in a downtown Toronto school yard brought the story of Thornton and Lucie Blackburn again to light.

Sixty Years of Jump Racing

From Arkle to McCoy

Author: Robin Oakley

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472935128

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 470

Robin Oakley brings alive the colourful world of those who ride and train jumping horses. With elegant production and gripping images The History of Jump Racing chronicles the social and economic changes which have brought the sport's ups and downs-like the development of sponsorships and syndicate ownership, the near loss of the Grand National, the growing domination of the Cheltenham Festival and the growth of all-weather racing to meet the bookies' demands for betting shop fodder. Pace and colour is provided by stories of the horses who have been taken to the heart of racing crowds, like the Irish-trained hurdler Istabraq and Best Mate, the three-times winner of the Cheltenham Gold Cup for England. Famous rivalries and memorable races are re-lived and key victories revisited in portraits of and interviews with the owners, jockeys and trainers who have dominated the sport. The emphasis will be largely on the past fifty years-from Arkle to Tony McCoy-but a significant introduction by Edward Gillespie encapsulates the past history of what was previously known as 'National Hunt Racing' and sets the stories in context. .

Healing Henan

Canadian Nurses at the North China Mission, 1888-1947

Author: Sonya Grypma

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 0774858214

Category: History

Page: 312

View: 7991

While volumes have been written about the Protestant missionary movement in China, scant attention has been paid to the role of nursing and nurses in these missions. Set against a backdrop of war and revolution, Healing Henan brings sixty years of missionary nursing out of the shadows by examining how Canadian nurses shaped health care in the province of Henan and how China, in turn, influenced the nature of missionary nursing. From the time Presbyterian (later United Church) missionaries arrived in China in 1888 until the abrupt closure of the North China Mission in 1947, Canadian nurses were ubiquitous in Henan. As China underwent a tumultuous transition from dynastic kingdom to independent republic, Canadian nurses advanced a version of hospital-based nursing education and practice that rivalled modern nursing care in Canada. In Healing Henan, Sonya Grypma offers a highly readable and fresh perspective on China missions and the global expansion of professional nursing. As the first comprehensive study of missionary nursing in China, it will be of particular interest to nurses and missionaries, and to historians of Canada, China, nursing, medicine, women's work, and missions.

The English and Scottish Popular Ballads

Author: Francis James Child

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486152863

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 544

View: 9568

This definitive 19th-century collection compiles all the extant ballads with all known variants and features Child's commentary for each work. Volume III includes Parts V and VI of the original set — ballads 114–188.