Something for the Pain: Compassion and Burnout in the ER

Author: Paul Austin

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393337790

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 301

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An ER doctor's memoir describes the psychological impact of his profession, explaining how his daily exposure to critical illness, injury, and tragedy in the industrial setting of a modern hospital rendered him bitter and estranged from his family. Reprint.

Clinical Simulations for the Advanced Practice Nurse

Author: Celeste M. Alfes, DNP, MSN, RN, CNE, CHSE-A, FAAN,Elizabeth Zimmermann, DNP, MSN, RN, CHSE

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 082614036X

Category: Medical

Page: 400

View: 9283

Provides high-quality, comprehensive simulation scenarios for APRNs This invaluable resource is the first simulation guide designed specifically to support the training and evaluation of advanced practice nursing students, novice nurse practitioners, and advanced practice nurses transitioning to new fields. This book provides a method and foundation to transform graduate nursing education to competency-based clinical evaluation, empowering programs with standardized templates and interprofessional education options for each scenario to advance graduate simulation education and research. This comprehensive guide delivers more than 50 comprehensive simulation scenarios, written by experienced APRNs, faculty, and simulation specialists. Scenarios are arranged by APRN specialty with applications for students, faculty, standardized patients, staff development, and simulation staff who prepare the advanced practice nurse and their interprofessional team for clinical practice. Not only is this text easy for faculty to use and implement, it also includes several levels of application and offers strategies for adapting scenarios to an interprofessional setting. Each simulation is structured into a consistent template for ease of use, which includes a description, objectives, equipment needed, pre-briefing, debriefing, and interprofessional considerations. Additionally, each scenario includes a one-page download designed for the Simulation Team focusing on “what happens” in a particular scenario. These comprehensive simulations encompass a wide variety of physical health and mental health scenarios across the lifespan as well as telehealth, critical care transport, and retail scenarios. Three detailed sections dedicated to APRN students, faculty, and simulation staff provide timely topics and sound advice from recent graduates, faculty experts, and leaders in the simulation field. The section for students provides anticipatory guidance for novice practitioners on how best to prepare for formative and summative evaluations, standardized patient patientinteractions, high-stakes simulation testing, and interprofessional experiences. The section for faculty provides practical information on how to design engaging simulation experiences for the APRN, and suggestions on mapping the various modes of simulation experiences to various levels and competencies. A detailed section directed to the simulations team covers operations and management of the environment, personnel, equipment, and resources. Key Features: Provides 10 Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) standard scenarios for general advanced practice assessment Contains more than 50 comprehensive simulation scenarios, arranged by APRN specialty for formative, summative, and high-stakes testing and competency evaluations Consistent with INACSL and SSH Simulation Standards of Best Practice and NLN Simulation Theory by Pamela Jeffries Maps simulation experiences to APRN learner levels and AACN competencies Includes separate sections tailored towards APRN students, APRN faculty and staff development, and the simulation operational team Delineates and provides hyperlinks for suggested learner preparation and the most up-to-date references to support each scenario

Sentenced to Science

Author: Allen M. Hornblum

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 0271074264

Category: Social Science

Page: 211

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From 1951 until 1974, Holmesburg Prison in Philadelphia was the site of thousands of experiments on prisoners conducted by researchers under the direction of University of Pennsylvania dermatologist Albert M. Kligman. While most of the experiments were testing cosmetics, detergents, and deodorants, the trials also included scores of Phase I drug trials, inoculations of radioactive isotopes, and applications of dioxin in addition to mind-control experiments for the Army and CIA. These experiments often left the subject-prisoners, mostly African Americans, in excruciating pain and had long-term debilitating effects on their health. This is one among many episodes of the sordid history of medical experimentation on the black population of the United States. The story of the Holmesburg trials was documented by Allen Hornblum in his 1998 book Acres of Skin. The more general history of African Americans as human guinea pigs has most recently been told by Harriet Washington in her 2007 book Medical Apartheid. The subject is currently a topic of heated public debate in the wake of a 2006 report from an influential panel of medical experts recommending that the federal government loosen the regulations in place since the 1970s that have limited the testing of pharmaceuticals on prison inmates. Sentenced to Science retells the story of the Holmesburg experiments more dramatically through the eyes of one black man, Edward “Butch” Anthony, who suffered greatly from the experiments for which he “volunteered” during multiple terms at the prison. This is not only one black man’s highly personal account of what it was like to be an imprisoned test subject, but also a sobering reminder that there were many African Americans caught in the viselike grip of a scientific research community willing to bend any code of ethics in order to accomplish its goals and a criminal justice system that sold prisoners to the highest bidder.

Doctor Perry

Author: Kirsten McKenzie

Publisher: Kirsten McKenzie

ISBN: 0473419920

Category: Fiction

Page: 301

View: 6539

Doctor Perry prefers his patients old, lonely, and unloved. Because no one misses them when they disappear. "Doctor Perry is a spine-tingling read and a slamming indictment on the blind trust we give to doctors." Hiding from a traumatic past, retiree Elijah Cone spends his days at the Rose Haven Retirement Home waiting for death to relieve him of his all-consuming guilt and the worsening pain of his arthritis. But Elijah isn't the only one with a secret. Rose Haven's resident doctor has a secret too, one involving the bodies of his elderly patients. A profitable secret. A deadly side hustle. Forced into a fight for their lives, Elijah and the other residents of the retirement home soon learn that under Doctor Perry's care, death is a better option… After reading Doctor Perry, you'll be left questioning how much you trust your doctor. Doctor Perry is recommended for readers who enjoy reading thrillers tinged with a hint of the paranormal - think Stephen King with a medical degree.

Waking Up in Heaven

Author: Crystal McVea,Alex Tresniowski

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476711879

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 263

View: 652

Recounts the story of a young mother who underwent an intense near-death experience after she became unresponsive during a medical emergency, as she discusses the hardships of her past and the impact of the experience on her life.

The Sands of Ammon

Author: Valerio Massimo Manfredi

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 033053887X

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 6003

Continuing the international bestselling saga of Alexander the Great, Valerio Massimo Manfredi's The Sands of Ammon brilliantly describes his quest to conquer Asia, the limitless domain ruled by the Great King of the Persians. In a seemingly impossible venture, the mighty Alexander and his men storm Persian fortresses and harbours, crippling King Darius's domain. Even the legendary Halicarnassus is defeated by the Macedonian armies. But there is danger ahead. The island city of Tyre and the towers of Gaza prove to be formidable obstacles. Embattled but undeterred, Alexander's army surges forth over land and sea to the mysterious deserts of Egypt. There, in the sands, lies the Oracle of Ammon, waiting to reveal an amazing truth to Alexander. One that will change his already astonishing life . . .


Author: Sameem Ali

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444728695

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 7781

Abandoned by her parents, Sameem Ali spent six and a half years growing up in a children's home. When she was told that her family wanted to take her back she couldn't wait to start her new life with them. Instead, she returned to a dirty house where she was subjected to endless chores. Her mother began to beat her and her unhappiness drove her to self-harm. So Sameem was excited when she boarded a plane with her mother to visit Pakistan for the first time. It was only after they arrived in her family's village that she realised she wasn't there on holiday. Aged just thirteen, Sameem was forced to marry a complete stranger. When pregnant, two months later, she was made to return to Glasgow where she suffered further abuse from her family. After finding true love, Sameem fled the violence at home and escaped to Manchester with her young son. She believed she had put her horrific experiences behind her, but was unprepared for the consequences of violating her family's honour . . . Belonging is the shocking true story of Sameem's struggle to break free from her past and fight back against her upbringing.

American Story

Author: Bob Dotson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101606150

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 869

“These are remarkable and poignant stories that need to be told.” —Ken Burns More than six million people watch Bob Dotson’s Emmy award-winning segment, American Story, on NBC’s Today Show. For the last four decades, Dotson has traveled the country searching out inspiring individuals who quietly perform everyday miracles. In the process, he has become the treasured cartographer of America’s heart and soul. Today’s news is overwhelmingly grim; it’s also told by journalists who travel in herds as they trail politicians and camp out at big stories. In American Story, Dotson shines a light on America’s neglected corners, introducing readers to the ordinary Americans who have learned to fix what really matters.

Our Heartbreaking Choices

Author: Christie Brooks

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595631001

Category: Medical

Page: 422

View: 5064

This book is about abortion, but more specifically, about abortions sought due to a poor prenatal diagnosis or due to serious maternal health complications. This book contains 46 personal stories, each one from a woman who decided to interrupt a much-wanted and oftentimes much-planned pregnancy. There is very little societal support for parents who make this decision, which leaves most parents to deal with their sadness and grief alone. The purpose of the book is to share our stories in the hopes of helping other parents who have undergone a similar loss to feel less alone, less isolated, and less stigmatized. We hope to give a voice to all who have suffered a similar loss and to show that there are situations in which abortion is the most moral option. Although the focus of the book is to provide support to those who will make or have made a similar decision, we don't cast judgment on those who choose abortion for other reasons or those who choose to carry a pregnancy to term despite a poor prenatal diagnosis. We support all parents in choosing the path that is best for them. We support ALL choices.

Some Like It Wild

Author: M. Leighton

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101623101

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 952

First was The Wild Ones. Now, the next book in M. Leighton's Wild Ones series... How far will a good girl go for the bad boy she loves? Laney Holt is a preacher’s daughter. A good girl. Her only goal was to get married, have babies, and live happily ever after, just like her parents. Only that didn’t happen. The two people closest to her betrayed her, and Laney’s dreams came crashing down. Now she’s left with an empty space she doesn’t know how to fill. Until she meets Jake Theopolis, a daredevil with a death wish who has heartbreaker written all over him. Jake has no interest in thinking beyond the here and now. All he wants out of life is the next rush, the next “feel-good” thing to keep his mind off the pain of his past. His latest rush? Showing Laney there’s more to life than being a good girl—and that going bad can be so much fun. Her only concern now is how she can ever hope to satisfy the wild side of a boy like Jake. She’s looking forward to trying. And so is Jake. If you love The Wild Ones, you'll be just as wild for M. Leighton's Bad Boys series which includes Down to You, Up to Me, and Everything for Us.