A Nurse's Life in War and Peace

A Nurse's Life in War and Peace

Author: E. C. Laurence

Publisher: DigiCat

ISBN: EAN:8596547047834

Category: Medical

Page: 211

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This invaluable work presents a precise and simple account of a nurse's career. It discusses the difficulties they have to face and the problems they have to solve during wartime. Nurses play a crucial role in Hospitals. They interact with patients, understand them and take exceptional care of them and administer medicines. The successful partnership between a nurse and doctor brings the best outcomes for their patients. Therefore, it is essential to acknowledge their hard work and understand their duties and difficulties. Those who want to know something about a nurse's life and work will find this writing an unemotional, factual, and compelling narrative.

A Nurse's Life in War and Peace

A Nurse's Life in War and Peace

Author: Eleanor Constance Laurence

Publisher: London : Smith, Edler

ISBN: UCAL:$B171538

Category: Autobiography

Page: 340

View: 178

PREFACE The charm of these letters, it will at once be found, depends upon their simplicity, their artlessness, their obvious candour. They present a plain, untinted account of a nurse's career, of the difficulties she has to face, and the problems she has to solve. Those who wish to know something of a nurse's life and times will find in this writing a convincing narrative, unemotional and matter-of-fact. This is no small merit, since the record of nursing experiences is apt to be blurred by exaggeration or made nauseous by sickly romance. There is pathos enough in the sick-room and in the presence of death, but those who come in touch with it would do better to hush the knowledge in their hearts, rather than to proclaim it on the house-tops. Apart from this, the world must be a little weary of the astute sick child who lisps melodrama into the ear of the "kind nurse," as well as of the bizarre aphorisms of the dying tramp.

One hundred years of wartime nursing practices, 1854–1953

One hundred years of wartime nursing practices, 1854–1953

Author: Jane Brooks

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9781526101525

Category: Medical

Page: 192

View: 851

This book examines the work that nurses of many differing nations undertook during the Crimean War, the Boer War, the Spanish Civil War, both World Wars and the Korean War. It makes an excellent and timely contribution to the growing discipline of nursing wartime work. In its exploration of multiple nursing roles during the wars, it considers the responsiveness of nursing work, as crisis scenarios gave rise to improvisation and the – sometimes quite dramatic – breaking of practice boundaries. The originality of the text lies not only in the breadth of wartime practices considered, but also the international scope of both the contributors and the nurses they consider. It will therefore appeal to academics and students in the history of nursing and war, nursing work and the history of medicine and war from across the globe.

Queensland Nurses

Queensland Nurses

Author: Rupert Goodman

Publisher: Boolarong Press

ISBN: 9781925522310

Category: Medicine, Military

Page: 51

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The practice of enlisting women as nurses in the organised medical services of an army at war is of relatively recent origin. Military nursing, as it is sometimes called, has its origins in the development of nursing stretching back over many centuries, a history in which religion, war and science have been interwoven in the development of the nursing profession. Civilian nursing has come a long way over more than twenty centuries of caring for the sick, at times stimulated by advances in war, at times facing periods of decline. In part, its development had to wait on advances in medicine and science to give it credibility, respectability, certainty and status. Through it all, religious orders gave the profession qualities of compassion, dedication and caring which are the very heart of nursing, whether in civil life or in the army. This story is concerned with the evolution of military nursing in the context of religion, war and medical science. In a sense it grew out of civilian nursing but in later years the two branches of the profession grew side by side, each gaining from the other. Nursing is one of the oldest activities of mankind, for the care of the sick, the nourishment of the young and the welfare of the older members of society have always been of concern to the family and to particular individuals and groups in society. Queensland nurses will continue to make a valuable contribution to the Royal Australian Army Nursing Corps in the decades ahead, wherever the call of duty may lead them.

Colonial caring

Colonial caring

Author: Helen Sweet

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9781526100016

Category: History

Page: 264

View: 470

This electronic version has been made available under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-ND) open access license. From the height of colonialism in the mid-nineteenth century, through to the aftermath of the Second World War, nurses have been at the heart of colonial projects. They were ideally placed to insinuate the ‘improving’ culture of their employers into the local communities they served, and travelled in droves to far-flung parts of the globe to serve their country. Issues of gender, class and race permeate this book, as the complex relationships between nurses, their medical colleagues, governments and the populations they nursed are examined in detail, using case studies which draw on exciting new sources. Many of the chapters are based on first-hand accounts of nurses and reveal that not all were motivated by patriotic vigour or altruism, but went out in search of adventure. The book will be an essential read for colonial historians, as well as historians of gender and ethnicity.

A Soldier and a Woman

A Soldier and a Woman

Author: Gerard J.De Groot

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317876441

Category: History

Page: 396

View: 286

The question of women's role in the military is extremely topical. A Woman and a Soldier covers the experiences of women in the military from the late mediaeval period to the present day. Written in two volumes this comprehensive guide covers a wide range of wars: The Thirty Years War, the French and Indian Wars in Northern America, the Anglo-Boer War, the First and Second World Wars, the Long March in China, and the Vietnam War. There are also thematic chapters, including studies of terrorism and contemporary military service. Taking a multidisciplinary approach: historical, anthropological, and cultural, the book shows the variety of arguments used to support or deny women's military service and the combat taboo. In the process the book challenges preconceived notions about women's integration in the military and builds a picture of the ideological and practical issues surrounding women soldiers.

Nursing and Midwifery in Britain Since 1700

Nursing and Midwifery in Britain Since 1700

Author: Anne Borsay

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350310865

Category: Medical

Page: 240

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Nurses and midwives, both qualified and in training, have a lively interest in how their professions have developed. A stimulating collection of research-based essays, this book explores and compares the distinct histories of nursing and midwifery in Britain from the beginning of the eighteenth century to the modern day.

Ministering Angels

Ministering Angels

Author: Stella Bingham

Publisher: Dean Street Press

ISBN: 9781910570135

Category: Medical

Page: 300

View: 445

In the eighteenth century professional nurses were often written off as drunk, slovenly, or cruel. In the Crimea, under Florence Nightingale's direction, they had become known as 'Ministering Angels'. By the Second World War they wore battledress and worked on the front lines, on Hospital ships and in the bombed streets of London. They were universally regarded as a fundamental, dedicated, compassionate and disciplined component of the war effort. Ministering Angels elegantly traces the intervening history, and transformation, of the profession through war and peace. And it pays tribute to the tireless visionaries who helped change nursing, the professional sphere of women, and the world in the process. This new edition features a foreword by Yvonne McEwen, official historian of the British Army Nursing Service.

Nurses as Leaders

Nurses as Leaders

Author: William Rosa, MS, RN, AGPCNP-BC, ACHPN, FCCM, Caritas Coach

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826131034

Category: Medical

Page: 496

View: 632

Integrates the perspectives of contemporary nurse leaders to foster an innovative, collaborative future Encompassing the wisdom of both established and emerging nurse leaders, this expansive book demonstrates proof of theory in action and the influence of our great nursing legacy on today’s luminaries as they carve out new terrain to benefit current and future health care needs. With a far-reaching, ambitious perspective, it is the first text to link the ideas of nurse leaders from very diverse specialty areas including holism, advanced practice, education, policy, global health, journalism, and spiritual communities. The book examines the professional and scholarly accomplishments of these nurse leaders within an historical context, and facilitates succession planning for the next generation through of combination of outcomes-based writing, storytelling and personal reflection. Dozens of expert contributors from practice and theory arenas describe how to develop leadership skills and tactics through the implementation of local, national, and international initiatives. With an eye to creative evolution in education, research and clinical settings, they discuss how emerging nurse leaders can be agents of change—beyond the confines of traditional practice and curricula--through innovation and collaboration. Contributors also relate the circumstances and experiences that sparked their nursing passions, the moral/ethical foundation from which they practice, and inspired messages toward communal, societal, and global impact within nursing of the future. Each chapter author follows a template to ensure continuity and includes end-of-chapter reflection questions. Key Features: Distills the perspectives of current and emerging nurse leaders from a diverse array of specialty areas to unify the collective of nursing. Redefines praxis possibilities in education, research, and practice Outlines contributing nurse leaders’ practical and scholarly accomplishments Describes how to facilitate change through innovation and collaboration Teaches the development of leadership skills and tactics

One Woman's War and Peace

One Woman's War and Peace

Author: Sharon Bown

Publisher: Exisle Publishing

ISBN: 1925335313

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 248

View: 370

In 1999, idealistic 23-year-old Registered Nurse Sharon Bown left her comfortable family life in Tasmania and joined the Royal Australian Air Force with the aim of providing humanitarian aid to the world. Through her 16-year military career she deployed on three operations, barely survived a helicopter crash, struggled to return to military service, mixed in political circles in Canberra and around the world as Aide de Camp to the Minister for Defence, and commanded a combat surgical team during some of the most intense fighting in Afghanistan. During this time, she lost her mother to breast cancer and almost lost her policeman father to a homicidal psychopath on his way to shoot dead his girlfriend but who decided to kill a cop instead. From teaching East Timorese orphans to learn English to tending to wounded Coalition soldiers choppered into her surgical team from deadly battles on the Afghan dust, Sharon's story is that of a sheltered civilian RN becoming a military Nursing Officer and a commander. Her military service was unique, varied and far-reaching but came at the cost of her physical and mental health. A broken back, shattered jaw and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder are the price she has paid for a remarkable and inspirational career in the Royal Australian Air Force.

Gender, Conflict and Peace in Kashmir

Gender, Conflict and Peace in Kashmir

Author: Seema Shekhawat

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139916769

Category: Social Science

Page: 198

View: 591

This book demonstrates that gender is a key component of conflict and peace discourse. The marginalization of women in conflict and peace is all pervasive. Kashmir is a mirror image of this global scenario. Kashmiri women aided the militant movement in significant ways though they did not take part in direct combat. They played key roles to sustain and nourish the movement – as protestors, protectors and motivators, and facilitators. Their experiences of participation in the conflict, however, remain subdued by the dominant masculinist discourse. Kashmiri women are excluded from the militancy discourse as contributors as well as from peacemaking discourse as stakeholders. The study interrogates theory and practice of women's participation in conflict and argues that changed gender-roles during conflict do not necessarily revolutionize socially ascribed norms. The book also examines the experiences of women in sustaining conflict to make a case for their due place in negotiating formal peace.

The Ethics of War and Peace

The Ethics of War and Peace

Author: Terry Nardin

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691221854

Category: Philosophy

Page:

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A superb introduction to the ethical aspects of war and peace, this collection of tightly integrated essays explores the reasons for waging war and for fighting with restraint as formulated in a diversity of ethical traditions, religious and secular. Beginning with the classic debate between political realism and natural law, this book seeks to expand the conversation by bringing in the voices of Judaism, Islam, Christian pacifism, and contemporary feminism. In so doing, it addresses a set of questions: How do the adherents to each viewpoint understand the ideas of war and peace? What attitudes toward war and peace are reflected in these understandings? What grounds for war, if any, are recognized within each perspective? What constraints apply to the conduct of war? Can these constraints be set aside in situations of extremity? Each contributor responds to this set of questions on behalf of the ethical perspective he or she is presenting. The concluding chapters compare and contrast the perspectives presented without seeking to adjudicate their differences. Because of its inclusive, objective, comparative, and dialogic approach, the book serves as a valuable resource for scholars, journalists, policymakers, and anyone else who wants to acquire a better understanding of the range of moral viewpoints that shape current discussion of war and peace. In addition to the editor, the contributors are Joseph Boyle, Michael G. Cartwright, Jean Bethke Elshtain, John Finnis, Sohail H. Hashmi, Theodore J. Koontz, David R. Mapel, Jeff McMahan, Richard B. Miller, Aviezer Ravitzky, Bassam Tibi, Sarah Tobias, and Michael Walzer.