Making of a Nurse

ISBN-10: 0771079834
ISBN-13: 9780771079832
Edition: 2007
Authors: Tilda Shalof
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Description: The bestselling author ofA Nurse’s Storyis back with more insider stories. Tilda Shalof has been a caregiver all her life — at home for her family, at work for strangers — but her skills didn’t come easily. From when she was a child taking care of  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
Publication date: 3/25/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 328
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

The bestselling author ofA Nurse’s Storyis back with more insider stories. Tilda Shalof has been a caregiver all her life — at home for her family, at work for strangers — but her skills didn’t come easily. From when she was a child taking care of her sick parents to her current position on an ICU team in one of Canada’s largest hospitals, there have always been daunting challenges and worthy rewards for her work. With her trademark humour, unflinching honesty, and skilled storytelling, Shalof describes her experiences becoming the capable nurse she is today. After graduation from nurse’s college, finding no jobs in Toronto, Shalof travelled to Tel Aviv, Israel, to work in a hospital for the first time, finding adventure and young love in the process. A summer stint as a camp nurse came with requests for condoms, strange allergies (“Misty has reactions, but we don’t know to what”), and overly protective parents (also known as “helicopter parents” for their tendency to hover over their children).The Making of a Nursecontains these stories and much more, and they are comforting, entertaining, shocking, funny, heart-warming and heart-wrenching. From hospitals to home care, they will give readers a glimpse into the life of a nurse and the hidden medical world. From the Hardcover edition.

Preface
Home Remedies
Watergate Diagnosis
Theorizing, Conceptualizing, and Catheterizing
Ice Cream Days
Harder, Faster
Thinking Like a Nurse
Hockey Mom, RN
Your Mother, Your Father
The Proper Use of the F-Word
Comfort Measures
A Night in the Life
Nightmares
Chess Moves
Inhospitable Hospitals
Nursezilla
Off-Duty
Dangerous Assignments
Nursing Confidential
Acknowledgements

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