Sixty Years a Nurse: Part 2 of 3

Author: Mary Hazard

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008130590

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 80

View: 5292

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 1 of 3

Author: Mary Hazard

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008130582

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 80

View: 9050

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.

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: 7207

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.

What Nurses Know...Gluten-Free Lifestyle

Author: Sylvia A. Llewelyn Bower, RN

Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing

ISBN: 9781617050527

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 195

View: 8841

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: 1814

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: 4468

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. .

The English and Scottish Popular Ballads

Author: Francis James Child

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486152863

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 544

View: 6281

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.

Domestic Duties

Or, Instructions to Young Married Ladies, on the Management of Their Households, and the Regulation of Their Conduct in the Various Relations and Duties of Married Life

Author: Mrs. William Parkes

Publisher: N.A


Category: Home economics

Page: 408

View: 6714


Out Our Way

Gay and Lesbian Life in the Country

Author: Michael Riordon

Publisher: Between The Lines

ISBN: 1896357059

Category: Social Science

Page: 199

View: 4208

Michael Riordan celebrates the survival of ordinary, extraordinary people whose experiences are rarely reflected in the media. These stories of courage and humour were gathered in the course of two years and 27,000 kilometres of travel, and some three hundred in-person conversations.

Caregiving on the Periphery

Historical Perspectives on Nursing and Midwifery in Canada

Author: Myra Rutherdale

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773536752

Category: History

Page: 376

View: 4426

Fascinating stories of the unconventional work of nurses and midwives in Canada.

She Presents Well

Author: Kenneth J. Smith

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing

ISBN: 1625169566

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 226

View: 1212

This fictional story is about making elder care decisions. It tells of George, Verna, Doris, and other elders who have been admitted over time to St. Matthew Nursing Home - their final home - due to dementia or other debilitating medical conditions Each of them questions how they landed here, as they live their final days and years in this unfamiliar place. Some are content, while others are desperate to go back home. Family members are also woven into the story, discussing their guilt over their reasoning for choosing a nursing facility. This book considers the options families have, including providing home care services versus the 24/7 nursing care provided in a nursing home. You also hear from the staff of St. Matthew, presenting their views, frustrations, and passion to do the right thing. What would you do if the decision was about your mother, or if you were part of the nursing home staff?She Presents Well delves into the issues we all have to face.

Adventures in Senior Living

Learning How to Make Retirement Meaningful and Enjoyable

Author: Harold G Koenig,J Lawrence Driskill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135408459

Category: Medical

Page: 200

View: 8202

If retirement is approaching or you've recently retired, Adventures in Senior Living can help you prepare for the opportunities, needs, problems, and challenges that retirement often brings. Through 31 lively and interesting interviews, you learn how other people have found positive and rewarding ways to make their retirement years meaningful and enjoyable. Opening windows into their own lives, these inspiring retirees share with you a wide range of retirement ideas that pertain to volunteer work, travel, selecting your living arrangements, and getting involved in your community. Retirement doesn't have to bring feelings of boredom or restlessness. Adventures in Senior Living shows you that your retirement years can be your most fulfilling, productive, and fun years. You'll have more time to work in that garden you love, make quilts with your friends, spend time with your loved ones, and get exercise. But, possibly even more important than that, you'll have the ability to participate in your community on an entirely new level and to make a difference in other people's lives as well as your own. The life-loving, generous people who come together in this wonderful book are sure to inspire you as they speak about their accomplishments that include: recording books on tape for blind people conducting missionary work at home and abroad brightening the lives of patients in nursing homes and hospitals teaching Sunday school caring for a spouse with Alzheimer's delivering meals on wheels to shut-in people establishing a battered women's shelter rescuing prostitutes from the street This book presents retirees, teachers of courses in aging and retirement, activity directors at retirement and nursing homes, family members, and health and mental health care providers with many stories of extraordinary volunteerism, service, and kindness, but it also talks about the needs of retirees and their daily, more personal experiences. To this end, Adventures in Senior Living discusses the importance of continuing study, discussion, meditation, prayer, and fitness in the lives of seniors.

Der Hundertjährige, der aus dem Fenster stieg und verschwand


Author: Jonas Jonasson

Publisher: carl´s books

ISBN: 3641056683

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 6428

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.


Author: Mo Hayder

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 0802194494

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 7356

A serial killer stalks the streets of London in this “top-notch debut thriller”—the first Jack Caffery novel from the acclaimed author of Gone (Kirkus Reviews). In his first case as lead investigator with London’s murder squad, Det. Inspector Jack Caffery is called on to investigate the murder of a young woman whose body has been discovered near the Millennium Dome in Greenwich, southeast London. Mutilated beyond recognition, the victim is soon joined by four others discovered in the same area—all female and all ritualistically murdered. And when the postmortem examination reveals a gruesome signature connecting the victims, Caffery realizes exactly what he’s dealing with—a dangerous serial killer. A finalist for the Edgar Award, Birdman explores the darkest reaches of the human mind and introduces a fascinating detective to the world of British crime fiction. “Treading the grisly path blazed by Thomas Harris in 1981 with Red Dragon, promising newcomer Hayder crafts a blood-curdlingly creepy debut thriller.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review “A deftly plotted assault on the nerves . . . Birdman preys on the reader’s expectations expertly, and Hayder handles her story’s complicated time scheme with enviable assurance. Graphic, disturbing, splendidly readable.” —Kirkus Reviews

Florence Nightingale

Author: Shannon Zemlicka

Publisher: Millbrook Press

ISBN: 1575057123

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 5852

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.

Abschied in Prag


Author: Alyson Richman

Publisher: Diana Verlag

ISBN: 364121288X

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 5813

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...