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The Good Nurse

By Charles Graeber
  • ISBN Code: : 1455506125
  • Publisher : Twelve
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : True Crime
  • Reads : 408
  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : the-good-nurse.pdf

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An intimate -- and frightening -- glimpse inside the mind of America's most prolific serial killer, Charles Cullen, whose 16-year long "nursing" career left as many as 400 dead. After his December 2003 arrest, registered nurse Charlie Cullen was quickly dubbed "The Angel of Death" by the media. But Cullen was no mercy killer, nor was he a simple monster. He was a favorite son, husband, beloved father, best friend, and celebrated caregiver. Implicated in the deaths of as many as 300 patients, he was also perhaps the most prolific serial killer in American history. Cullen's murderous career in the world's most trusted profession spanned sixteen years and nine hospitals across New Jersey and Pennsylvania. When, in March of 2006, Charles Cullen was marched from his final sentencing in an Allentown, Pennsylvania, courthouse into a waiting police van, it seemed certain that the chilling secrets of his life, career, and capture would disappear with him. Now, in a riveting piece of investigative journalism nearly ten years in the making, journalist Charles Graeber presents the whole story for the first time. Based on hundreds of pages of previously unseen police records, interviews, wire-tap recordings and videotapes, as well as exclusive jailhouse conversations with Cullen himself and the confidential informant who helped bring him down, The Good Nurse weaves an urgent, terrifying tale of murder, friendship, and betrayal. Graeber's portrait of Cullen depicts a surprisingly intelligent and complicated young man whose promising career was overwhelmed by his compulsion to kill, and whose shy demeanor masked a twisted interior life hidden even to his family and friends. Were it not for the hardboiled, unrelenting work of two former Newark homicide detectives racing to put together the pieces of Cullen's professional past, and a fellow nurse willing to put everything at risk, including her job and the safety of her children, there's no telling how many more lives could have been lost. In the tradition of In Cold Blood,The Good Nurse does more than chronicle Cullen's deadly career and the breathless efforts to stop him; it paints an incredibly vivid portrait of madness and offers a penetrating look inside America's medical system. Harrowing and irresistibly paced, this book will make you look at medicine, hospitals, and the people who work in them, in an entirely different way.

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  • Pdf File: mental-health-nursing.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Pre-registration nurse training across the UK is now competency based and this is the first mental health nursing text devoted to this approach. It explores the practical application of a competency based Exit Profile for mental health nursing students, which ensures that there is consistency in the essential knowledge, skills and attitudes that mental health nursing students will acquire by the end of their training programmes. This timely and contemporary text will be an essential resource for all Mental Health Branch nursing students.

Caring Matters Most

By Mark Lazenby
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0199364567
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 844
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Book Short Summary:

Through an exploration of the ethical nature of nursing, Caring Matters Most asserts that the act of nursing itself embodies goodness. Nurses can develop this moral character in themselves by cultivating five habits: trustworthiness, imagination, beauty, space, and presence. Practicing these habits will sustain nurses as they meet the challenges of the workplace, the threat of automation, and the incivilities that arise within the nursing community. The volume concludes with thought-provoking discussion questions and exercises designed to help nurses apply concepts in the classroom or in practice. Each chapter combines highly readable explanations of moral theory with real-life examples that can guide nurses in day-to-day practice. Caring Matters Most is an ideal resource for academic or practicing nurses interested in healthcare ethics or philosophy.

Extending the Boundaries of Care

By Tamara Kohn,Rosemary McKechnie
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1000181634
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 189
  • Pdf File: extending-the-boundaries-of-care.pdf

Book Short Summary:

How is the concept of patient care adapting in response to rapid changes in healthcare delivery and advances in medical technology? How are questions of ethical responsibility and social diversity shaping the definitions of healthcare?In this topical study, scholars in anthropology, nursing theory, law and ethics explore questions involving the changing relationship between patient care and medical ethics. Contributors address issues that challenge the boundaries of patient care, such as: - HIV-related care and research- the impact of new reproductive technologies- preventative healthcare- technological breakthroughs that are changing personal-caring relationships.Chapters range from a consideration of the practicalities of nursing and family healthcare to a debate about ‘universal human needs' and patients' rights.This book is a provocative exploration of the ways in which healthcare models are socially constructed. It will be of interest to policy-makers, medical practitioners and administrators, as well as students of sociology, anthropology and social policy.

Alzheimer's Day Care

By David A. Linderman,Nancy H. Corby,Rachel Downing,Beverly Sanborn
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  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Book Code : 1134915810
  • Total of Pages : 248
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 694
  • Pdf File: alzheimer-s-day-care.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A book whose purpose is to offer guidance to individuals, organizations and agencies on how to develop day care programmes for patients with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia. A range of programme aspects are covered from administrative details to social factors and evaluation techniques.

Issues in Nursing Research, Training, and Practice: 2012 Edition

By
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  • Publisher : ScholarlyEditions
  • Book Code : 1481646389
  • Total of Pages : 264
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 853
  • Pdf File: issues-in-nursing-research-training-and-practice.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Issues in Nursing Research, Training, and Practice: 2012 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Nursing Research. The editors have built Issues in Nursing Research, Training, and Practice: 2012 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Nursing Research in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Nursing Research, Training, and Practice: 2012 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

Ethics and Nursing Practice

By Ruth Chadwick,Ann Gallagher
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1137606223
  • Total of Pages : 232
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 257
  • Pdf File: ethics-and-nursing-practice.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This comprehensive and thought-provoking textbook offers both an essential introduction to key aspects of nursing ethics, including the role of professional codes of conduct and challenges to be encountered in the 21st century, and an in-depth exploration of ethical issues in relation to specific patient groups, such as the unborn, those with mental health difficulties, and the dying. In addition, the book provides a stimulating discussion of ethics relating to public health issues, such as smoking and obesity, as well as the fundamental matter of ethics in nursing research. With ethics at the core of nursing practice, this fully updated textbook is a must-read for students on nursing undergraduate programmes and qualified practitioners wanting to ensure their skills are update and they're delivering the best care possible. New to this Edition: - Fully updated new edition - Illustrated by a wealth of case studies relating to real-life conflicts to aid understanding and application of knowledge and encourage students to think about practical rather than abstract issues

Nursing Ethics

By A. Armstrong
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 023020645X
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 385
  • Pdf File: nursing-ethics.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book proposes a 'strong' (action-guiding) account of a virtue-based approach to moral decision-making within contemporary nursing practice. Merits and criticisms of obligation and virtue-based approaches to morality are explored. The author argues that in order to deliver morally good care, it is necessary to examine one's moral character.

Psychology for Nursing and Healthcare Professionals

By Sue Barker
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  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Book Code : 1473984955
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 855
  • Pdf File: psychology-for-nursing-and-healthcare-professionals.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Focusing in particular on compassionate care, this practical textbook covers all aspects of psychology relevant to nursing and healthcare students. Key features include: Coverage of the most important core psychology concepts for students, directly linked to relevant practice contexts. Case studies and scenarios from service users, carers, students and practitioners to help readers relate theory to practice. Reflective activities to develop critical thinking with outline answers at the end of each chapter. A glossary with definitions of key terms to further understanding.

Care of the Difficult Patient

By Peter Manos,Joan Braun
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1134245599
  • Total of Pages : 156
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 401
  • Pdf File: care-of-the-difficult-patient.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Developed collaboratively by a doctor and nurse team, this is the first text to deal specifically with nursing difficult patients. Whether patient problems stem from mental distress and ill health, historic substance abuse, demanding family members or abusive behaviour, difficult patients place extra demands on nurses both professionally and personally. Caring for difficult patients requires both technical and interpersonal skills along with an ability to exercise power and set limits. This text presents invaluable practical recommendations and advice, well founded in experience and supported by relevant literature, for nurses coping with challenging, real world situations. Including learning points, further reading, case studies and dialogue examples to highlight good (and bad) practice, the book covers pertinent issues such as psychiatric diagnoses, setting limits and establishing authority, death and dying, stress and work. It is ideal for pre- and post-registration nurses, providing concrete direction on the management of difficult patients.