Intensive Care: More Poetry and Prose by Nurses

University Of Iowa Press #ad - They tell us what it's like to walk in their shoes and see the drama of illness and healing unfold before their eyes. These nurses, both men and women, from patients' homes and storefront clinics, speak to us from intensive care units and operating rooms, from hospitals with the latest technology to small clinics in the steamy jungles of Nicaragua.

In intensive care: more poetry and prose by nurses, sixty-five nurses from places as diverse as California and Alaska, South America and Europe, tell us in tough, revealing poems and prose what it's like to be on the front lines of health care. Used book in Good Condition.


On Doctoring: New, Revised and Expanded Third Edition

Simon & Schuster #ad - Auden, pablo neruda, john keats, alice walker, robert coles, Raymond Carver, Kurt Vonnegut, John Donne, William Carlos Williams, Ernest Hemingway, and Abraham Verghese. Presenting the issues, and challenges facing doctors and patients alike, On Doctoring is at once illuminating and provocative, concerns, a compelling record of the human spirit.

Drawing on the full spectrum of human emotions, the editors have included selections from such important and diverse writers as Anton Chekhov, W. Among the new authors included in this edition are Rainer Maria Rilke, Lisel Mueller, and May Sarton. In this era of managed healthcare, when medicine is becoming more institutionalized and impersonal, this book recaptures the breadth and the wonder of the medical profession.

In its many forms, from age-old ritual to the cutting edge of modern science, medicine concerns us all. In the words of the great physician-writer sir william osler, "The physician needs a clear head and a kind heart; his work is arduous and complex, requiring the exercise of the very highest faculties of the mind, while constantly appealing to the emotions and higher feelings.

On Doctoring: New, Revised and Expanded Third Edition #ad - It is the humanity in medicine that has inspired the pens of countless writers, and that has now been captured in this remarkable anthology of medical literature. This newly expanded edition of on doctoring is an extraordinary collection of stories, poems, to be cured, and essays written by physicians and non-physicians alike -- works that eloquently record what it is like to be sick, to lose, or to triumph.

Few subjects hold more universal appeal than that of medicine, and surely few books have evoked medicine's drama and magic more powerfully than On Doctoring. H.


The Heart's Truth: Essays on the Art of Nursing Literature & Medicine

The Kent State University Press #ad - The heart’s truth offers the joys, and miraculous moments that nurses, fears, frustrations, new and experienced, face every day. Writing with the power, precision and careful observation of a seasoned clinician and the sensitivity of a poet, Davis guides the reader along the challenging path of her career.

Richard berlin, poet and physician “Cortney Davis has an uncanny ability to give voice to the profound act of everyday nursing and its power in transforming the lives of people. Mason, who wonders if her mistake might have cost a life? or to be an experienced nurse who, editor-in-chief, rn, in charge of the intensive care Unit for the first time, PhD, FAAN, American Journal of Nursing What is it like to be a student nurse washing the feet of a dying patient? To be a newly graduated nurse, by her presence and care, holds a patient to this world? Poet and nurse practitioner Cortney Davis answers these questions by examining her own experiences and through them reveals a glimpse into the minds and hearts of those who care for us when we are at our most vulnerable.

The Heart's Truth: Essays on the Art of Nursing Literature & Medicine #ad - In these finely wrought essays, nursing and writing, Davis traces her twin paths, inviting readers to share what she discovers along the way―lessons not only about the human body but also about the human soul. Somehow, she sees the shadows and ghosts that fill our bodies and souls and makes sense of them, showing us that the divide between patient and provider is an artificial one that can get in the way of true understanding.

Rich, mysterious, intimate, or the wonder of words, humbling, intrigue readers, and never shrinking from the realities of illness, and affirm those who have long worked in nursing, addicting, The Heart’s Truth will inspire student caregivers, the grace of healing, a profession that Davis calls “odd, and often transcendent.

”. It offers a powerful and moving portrait of what it means to be a nurse.


Mom's Cancer

Harry N. Abrams #ad - Used book in Good Condition. The story that came to be known as “Mom’s Cancer” first gained notice on the internet. Thanks to the words and illustrations of Brian Fies, readers have already responded that they were surprised and gratified to realize that they weren’t alone. Abrams comicarts is proud to bring this story to a whole new audience.

As he and his two sisters struggled with the effects of her illness and her ongoing recovery from treatment, Brian processed the experience in his journal, which took the form of words and pictures. An honest, unflinching, and sometimes humorous look at the practical and emotional effect that serious illness can have on patients and their families, Mom’s Cancer is a story of hope―uniquely told in words and illustrations.

Mom's Cancer #ad - . Winner of the 2005 eisner award in the category of Best Digital Comic for the original Web version, Mom’s Cancer is now available as a graphic novel. It was posted anonymously, with the intention of sharing information and insights gained from his family’s experience. Brian fies is a freelance journalist whose mother was diagnosed with lung cancer.

This is one family’s story. Each year, approximately 1. 5 million people in the United States and Canada are diagnosed with cancer.


Wit: A Play

Farrar, Straus and Giroux #ad - Winner of the 1999 pulitzer prize for drama, the outer critics circle award, the new york drama critics circle Award, the Lucille Lortel Award, the Drama Desk Award, and the Oppenheimer AwardMargaret Edson's powerfully imagined Pulitzer Prize–winning play examines what makes life worth living through her exploration of one of existence's unifying experiences―mortality―while she also probes the vital importance of human relationships.

Faber Faber. As the playwright herself puts it, "The play is not about doctors or even about cancer. It's about compassion, but it shows insensitivity. In wit, or our fear of it? what will seem most important to each of us about life as that life comes to an end?the immediacy of the presentation, or intellectually? How does language figure into our lives? Can science and art help us conquer death, make this sophisticated, professionally, and the clarity and elegance of Edson's writing, Edson delves into timeless questions with no final answers: How should we live our lives knowing that we will die? Is the way we live our lives and interact with others more important than what we achieve materially, multilayered play accessible to almost any interested reader.

Wit: A Play #ad - Confident of her ability to stay in control of events, she brings to her illness the same intensely rational and painstakingly methodical approach that has guided her stellar academic career. But as her disease and its excruciatingly painful treatment inexorably progress, she begins to question the single-minded values and standards that have always directed her, finally coming to understand the aspects of life that make it truly worth living.

. Used book in Good Condition. It's about kindness, but it shows arrogance.


Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science

Picador #ad - In gripping accounts of true cases, surgeon Atul Gawande explores the power and the limits of medicine, offering an unflinching view from the scalpel's edge. Picador USA. Complications lays bare a science not in its idealized form but as it actually is―uncertain, perplexing, and profoundly human. Complications is a 2002 National Book Award Finalist for Nonfiction.

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The Tyranny of the Normal: An Anthology Literature & Medicine

The Kent State University Press #ad - They will find this insightful collection a valuable resource. Major writers from kafka and Poe to Welty and Morrison explore the conflicts of their characters as they struggle with self-image and otherness. The first section includes essays and articles written by health care professionals about the treatment of those with eating disorders or physical deformities.

They pressure abnormal people to change their appearance, fix what bothers other, or stay out of sight―a pressure Leslie Fiedler has named “The Tyranny of the Normal. This anthology examines the experiences of those who live outside social norms for attractiveness, size, and shape; it also explores the reactions of “normal” people to those who seem grotesque.

The Tyranny of the Normal: An Anthology Literature & Medicine #ad - . Part two contains more than 40 stories, and plays about three main groups of abnormalities: weight, including obesity and anorexia nervosa; height, poems, particularly dwarfism; and deformity or disfigurement. Among the questions raised are who decided what is normal and abnormal; who has the right or authority to decide what efforts, if any, should be made to normalize someone; and who should pay for it―be it plastic surgery or the manipulation of human genes.

Most cultures ostracize people who do not fit within their norms. Picador USA. Used book in Good Condition. Faber Faber.


When Breath Becomes Air

Random House #ad - Paul kalanithi died in march 2015, while working on this book, yet his words live on as a guide and a gift to us all. I’ll go on. When breath becomes air is an unforgettable, life-affirming reflection on the challenge of facing death and on the relationship between doctor and patient, from a brilliant writer who became both.

1 new york times bestseller • pulitzer prize finalist • this inspiring, on the verge of completing a decade’s worth of training as a neurosurgeon, exquisitely observed memoir finds hope and beauty in the face of insurmountable odds as an idealistic young neurosurgeon attempts to answer the question What makes a life worth living? NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • People • NPR • The Washington Post • Slate • Harper’s Bazaar • Time Out New York • Publishers Weekly • BookPage Finalist for the PEN Center USA Literary Award in Creative Nonfiction and the Books for a Better Life Award in Inspirational MemoirAt the age of thirty-six, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer.

. What makes life worth living in the face of death? what do you do when the future, flattens out into a perpetual present? What does it mean to have a child, to nurture a new life as another fades away? These are some of the questions Kalanithi wrestles with in this profoundly moving, no longer a ladder toward your goals in life, exquisitely observed memoir.

When Breath Becomes Air #ad - Picador USA. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, and the next he was a patient struggling to live. And just like that, the future he and his wife had imagined evaporated. When breath becomes air chronicles kalanithi’s transformation from a naïve medical student “possessed, makes a virtuous and meaningful life” into a neurosurgeon at Stanford working in the brain, “by the question of what, given that all organisms die, ” as he wrote, the most critical place for human identity, and finally into a patient and new father confronting his own mortality.


Beauty is a Verb: The New Poetry of Disability

Cinco Puntos Press #ad - Poems with Disabilities. What emerges from the book as a whole is a stunningly diverse array of conceptions of self and other. ”. Crip Poetry. Chosen by the american Library Association as a 2012 Notable Book in Poetry. Beauty is a verb is a ground-breaking anthology of disability poetry, essays on disability, and writings on the poetics of both.

Disability Poetry. This is where poetry and disability intersect, overlap, collide and make peace. Beauty is a verb is going to be one of the defining collections of the 21st century. The discourse between ability, identity & poetry will never be the same. Ron silliman, author of In The American Tree"This powerful anthology succeeds at intimately showing.

Beauty is a Verb: The New Poetry of Disability #ad - . Disability through the lenses of poetry.


Williams' Essentials of Nutrition and Diet Therapy

Mosby #ad - Learn the latest nutrition and diet therapies for treating common diseases. Picador USA. Used book in Good Condition. Williams' essentials of nutrition & Diet Therapy, 12th Edition offers a solid foundation in the fundamental knowledge and skills you need to provide effective patient care. Faber Faber. Used book in Good Condition.

It addresses nutrition across the lifespan and includes the 2015 Dietary Goals for Americans as well as MyPlate for Older Adults. New! includes the 2015 dietary Goals for Americans which covers the latest guidelines and medications. This exceptionally reader-friendly text features evidence-based information, real-world case scenarios, colorful illustrations, boxes, and tables to help you learn how to apply essential nutrition concepts and therapies in clinical practice.

Strong community focus is threaded throughout with robust coverage of health promotion, lifespan, patient safety, cultural competence, and public health issues. Focus on culture boxes introduce you to cultural competence and the special nutritional needs, health problems, ethnic, and appropriate interventions applicable to different cultural, racial and age groups.

Williams' Essentials of Nutrition and Diet Therapy #ad - Focus on food safety boxes alert you to food safety issues related to a particular nutrient, age group, or medical condition. Health promotion section devoted solely to health promotion and wellness stresses healthy lifestyle choices and prevention as the best "medicine. Diet-medication Interactions boxes provide diet-warnings related to specific prescription drugs.

Evidence-based Practice boxes summarize current research findings.


The Poetry of Nursing: Poems and Commentaries of Leading Nurse-Poets Literature & Medicine

The Kent State University Press #ad - Used book in Good Condition. These men and women professionals see different things and experience patients and health care issues in different contexts. She has gathered contributions from some of the best-known nurse-poets as well as from those who deserve to be. But in the last few years nurses have found their voices and are making important contributions to the field of biomedical and nursing humanities.

So much written about literature and medicine has been from the perspective of physicians. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Judy schaefer has compiled this anthology of contemporary nurse-poets’ work, which is accompanied by their commentaries about their poetry, their work, and their lives.

The Poetry of Nursing: Poems and Commentaries of Leading Nurse-Poets Literature & Medicine #ad - The poetry of nursing will add significantly to the ever-growing body of literature that connects medicine, nursing, and the humanities. Faber Faber. Picador USA.