Patient by Patient

Author: Emily R. Transue, M.D.
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1429940913
Format: PDF
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Patient by Patient is the memoir of a young doctor, fresh from residency, as she explores the joys and frustrations of beginning her medical practice. As she strives to help her patients face a range of challenges from the humorous to the profoundly devastating she learns that while medical school gave her an M.D., treating patients has made her a doctor. At the same time she is working with her patients she is also struggling with illness in her own family. Through her shifting perspectives of doctor, daughter, and granddaughter, she contents with the process of dying, the experience of grief, and the buoyancy of the human spirit. Dr. Transue began chronicling her experiences in her memoir of residency, On Call, and she continues her education here but the source of her knowledge about love, loss, hope and healing are not medical texts or professors but the patients she treats and gets to know – those she helps to wellness and those she must let go.

Some Kind of Normal

Author: Heidi Willis
Publisher: NorlightsPress
ISBN: 1935254189
Format: PDF, ePub
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As the Babcock family faces a life-threatening illness, they must also deal with the opposing positions of medical science and their church.

Right Here Right Now

Author: T. Louise
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1462805051
Format: PDF, Mobi
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RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW Alexis Wilson is a beautiful, confident, and successful woman who knows what she wants out of life. She’s been married for 10 years to her high school sweetheart, Reggie Wilson. It seems she has the perfect life until her husband cheats and the marriage ends. Her best friends Saundra, Alicia and Trina keep her grounded as she tries to find happiness once again. She meets, the handsome Ricky Lawson, who renews her faith that there are still good men in the world. The control Alexis once had over her life is gone when something unexpected happens and she realizes her life will never be the same. Her entrepreneurial goals and dreams for the future are put on hold when the reality of life takes over. Reggie Wilson finds out the grass is not greener on the other side, instead it’s risky and dangerous. A lesson that could make a man so desperate he would do anything to rid himself of his own self inflicted troubles. Saundra is a seasoned gold digger with a secret from her past that won’t allow her to love any man. She believes men are only good for sex and money; she must find the strength to overcome her hurtful past which holds the key to heal her future. Alicia struggles with her buffet style lust for men and the dangers of her reckless choices. Trina searches for love through risky sexual escapades until she meets Rodney. She thinks she’s found her soul mate until jealousy and insecurity destroys more than their relationship. As deep, dark, secrets come full circle and inner pain can no longer be hidden. The lustful behaviors and temptations lead to a devastating climax and all their lives are changed forever..... Right Here, Right Now.

All Things Bright and Beautiful

Author: James Herriot
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330529412
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The second collection of memoirs from the author who inspired the BBC series All Creatures Great and Small Now settled into the sleepy Yorkshire village of Darrowby, and married to Helen the farmer’s daughter, James Herriot thinks he’s finally got himself sorted. But life as a vet in the 1930s was never going to be easy. Quite aside from his unpredictable colleagues, brothers Siegfried and Tristan Farnon, he must contend with new-fangled medical techniques, delivering calves after far too much home-made wine, and a grudge-holding dog called Magnus who never forgets. And then, with Britain on the verge of war, James faces a decision that could separate him from Darrowby – and Helen – for ever . . . Since they were first published, James Herriot’s memoirs have sold millions of copies and entranced generations of animal lovers. Charming, funny and touching, All Things Bright and Beautiful is a heart-warming story of determination, love and companionship from one of Britain’s best-loved authors. This omnibus edition comprises the majority of chapters from Let Sleeping Vets Lie and Vets in Harness.

Biomedical Ethics and the Law

Author: James M. Humber
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461565618
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In the past few years, an increasing number of colleges and universities have added courses in biomedical ethics to their curricula. To some extent, these additions serve to satisfy student demands for "relevance. " But it is also true that such changes reflect a deepening desire on the part of the academic community to deal effectively with a host of problems which must be solved if we are to have a health-care delivery system which is efficient, humane, and just. To a large degree, these problems are the unique result of both rapidly changing moral values and dramatic advances in biomedical technology. The past decade has witnessed sudden and conspicuous controversy over the morality and legality of new practices relating to abortion, therapy for the mentally ill, experimentation using human subjects, forms of genetic interven tion, and euthanasia. Malpractice suits abound, and astronomical fees for malpractice insurance threaten the very possibility of medical and health-care practice. Without the backing of a clear moral consensus, the law is frequently forced into resolving these conflicts only to see the moral issues involved still hotly debated and the validity of the existing law further questioned. Take abortion, for example. Rather than settling the legal issue, the Supreme Court's original abortion decision in Roe v. Wade (1973), seems only to have spurred further legal debate. And of course, whether or not abortion is a mo rally ac ceptable procedure is still the subject of heated dispute.

Educating Nurses

Author: Patricia Benner
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 047055715X
Format: PDF, ePub
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Praise for Educating Nurses "This book represents a call to arms, a call for nursing educators and programs to step up in our preparation of nurses. This book will incite controversy, wonderful debate, and dialogue among nurses and others. It is a must-read for every nurse educator and for every nurse that yearns for nursing to acknowledge and reach for the real difference that nursing can make in safety and quality in health care." —Beverly Malone, chief executive officer, National League for Nursing "This book describes specific steps that will enable a new system to improve both nursing formation and patient care. It provides a timely and essential element to health care reform." —David C. Leach, former executive director, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education "The ideas about caregiving developed here make a profoundly philosophical and intellectually innovative contribution to medicine as well as all healing professions, and to anyone concerned with ethics. This groundbreaking work is both paradigm-shifting and delightful to read." —Jodi Halpern, author, From Detached Concern to Empathy: Humanizing Medical Practice "This book is a landmark work in professional education! It is a must-read for all practicing and aspiring nurse educators, administrators, policy makers, and, yes, nursing students." —Christine A. Tanner, senior editor, Journal of Nursing Education "This work has profound implications for nurse executives and frontline managers." —Eloise Balasco Cathcart, coordinator, Graduate Program in Nursing Administration, New York University

Color of Life

Author: Romanda Brown
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469164914
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Intergration in 1964 was not a matter to be taken lightly. Claire Williams was one of many living in Montgormery, Alabama who was not ready for such a drastic change. However having faced an indescribable, horrifying crime, Claire was forced into a world she did not understand or even want to. Throughout the questionable journey she inevitably confronts the teachings of a racial nurture in order to protect the most important value in time - life. Will the teachings of a corrupt background impede the right to an opportunity for a rightful existence? Or, will maternal devotion prove grandeur than the outstanding outcome derived from pure abhorrence?

Res Judicata

Author: Vicki Grant
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
ISBN: 1554696984
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MacIntyre, son of firebrand lawyer Andy MacIntyre, smells something fishy about one of his mother's cases. And it's not just that there are sea lice in the coffee. When Cyril starts investigating the death of a millionaire inventor, he gives a whole new meaning to the term "legal aid." Long on smarts and short on, well, just plain short, Cyril tangles with deranged criminals, indulges in a little bit of B & E and confronts the scariest person in the world -- his mother.

What She Needs

Author: Anne Rainey
Publisher: Entangled: Scorched
ISBN: 164063276X
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Devon Mason and Con Walker are sexy, honorable, loving, and completely devoted. In other words...perfect. And what do you buy two perfect men for Valentine’s Day? But when Con surprises her with a weekend in Cancun, Tory is excited—until she realizes Devon wasn’t included. What she thought was the answer to her dilemma is now a nightmare. It’s Con’s turn to take control. After all, Devon got Christmas. And what could be more perfect for Valentine’s Day than a romantic getaway in Cancun? Except Devon has other plans—for Aruba. He’s been happy to share Tory with the guy he considers a brother, but his protective instincts are kicking in. The deeper Con falls in love, the harder it is to keep from ripping Tory away from Devon. Sooner or later something—or someone—is going to give. Each novella in the Cape May Trilogy is a standalone story and can be enjoyed in any order. Book 1: What She Wants Book 2: What She Craves Book 3: What She Needs

Believe

Author: Sarah Aronson
Publisher: Carolrhoda Lab ™
ISBN: 1467733814
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When Janine Collins was six years old, she was the only survivor of a suicide bombing that killed her parents and dozens of others. Media coverage instantly turned her into a symbol of hope, peace, faith—of whatever anyone wanted her to be. Now, on the ten-year anniversary of the bombing, reporters are camped outside her house, eager to revisit the story of the "Soul Survivor." Janine doesn't want the fame—or the pressure—of being a walking miracle. But the news cycle isn't the only thing standing between her and a normal life. Everyone wants something from her, expects something of her. Even her closest friends are urging her to use her name-recognition for a "worthy cause." But that's nothing compared to the hopes of Dave Armstrong—the man who, a decade ago, pulled Janine from the rubble. Now he's a religious leader whose followers believe Janine has healing powers. The scariest part? They might be right. If she's the Soul Survivor, what does she owe the people who believe in her? If she's not the Soul Survivor, who is she?