Confessions of a Male Nurse

Author: Richard S. Ferri

Publisher: Southern Tier Editions

ISBN: 9781560232964

Category: Fiction

Page: 147

View: 7250


What's it like to be a male nurse in a woman-dominated profession? For Richard Steele it means incompetent administrators, drug-addicted doctors, whacked-out nursing staff, long gruelling hours and bizarre patients. Confessions of a Male Nurse takes you on a rollercoaster ride through the on and off-duty life of a gay male nurse in the early 80s before AIDS became omnipresent. A hilarious, touching, dark and comic novel that starts with the irreverent, anti-establishment hero's training and moves on through some of the wackiest adventures ever.

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My Life as a Nurse Paramedic : Folie ? Deux

Author: Sherry Jones Mayo

Publisher: Loving Healing Press

ISBN: 1615991433

Category: Medical

Page: 132

View: 585


More True Stories from EMS and the ER "More Confessions" shares the raw and honest feelings of emergency service professionals through true 'story behind the story' revelations. Disclosing experiences from both sides of the gurney, Sherry and other EMS, ER, paramilitary, and firefighter responders walk you along their fragile line of sanity. Using humor as a life raft during perfect storms, workers reflect upon how they endure and survive personal and professional tragedy while trying not to care too much, and what happens when they failin that attempt. A graduate student in psychology, Sherry is a paramedic, trauma nurse, and crisis interventionist who led a national paramilitary crisis response team and continues conducting crisis management training throughout the U.S. Emergency Service Professionals Praise More Confessions "Once again, Sherry brings to life the overlooked or, too often, over-hyped world of theemergency services for all to experience. She does so with a vitality and spirit thatmakes her prose almost poetic. If you want to glimpse the amazing world of EMSfrom 'behind the curtain, ' "More Confessions" is for you. Highest recommendations." --Rev. Don Brown, B.A., M.Div., Flight Paramedic (retired), Chaplain, Lt. Col., CAP (retired); Pastor, First United Methodist Church, Grand Saline, TX "More Confessions will take you to the edge of first responder insanity with honestyand integrity. Sherry has once again opened our world to the reader by cleverly describingthe unbelievable experiences that we have every day. This book is the realdeal!" --Peter Volkmann, MSW, EMT, Chief-Stockport NY Police Department. "Through the venue of real and personable human experience stories, Sherry's "MoreConfessions" is a powerfully written sequel that provides key insights into the need forthose who work in emergency and disaster response, as well as their families, to activelyand purposely recognize and consistently address their physical, mental, andspiritual well-being. All who read this book will be touched deeply in some way." --Harvey J. Burnett, Jr., PhD, LP, President, Michigan Crisis Response Association Sergeant, Buchanan Police Department Assistant Professor of Psychology, Behavioral Sciences Dept., Andrews University Learn more at From the Reflections of America Series at Modern History Press Medical: Allied Health Services - Emergency Medical Services

Confessions of an Operating Room Nurse

Fifty Shades of Green

Author: Kate Richardson

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781481139519

Category: Medical

Page: 64

View: 4501


This is a fun, yet serious description of life inside a busy operating room.It has interesting anecdotes plus real life job descriptions.It provides a window into the busy and stressful life of an operating room nurse. It is done with humor and interspersed with cute illustrations.

Confessions of a Surgeon

The Good, the Bad, and the Complicated...Life Behind the O.R. Doors

Author: Paul A. Ruggieri M.D.

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101554045

Category: Medical

Page: 272

View: 8340


As an active surgeon and former department chairman, Dr. Paul A. Ruggieri has seen the good, the bad, and the ugly of his profession. In Confessions of a Surgeon, he pushes open the doors of the O.R. and reveals the inscrutable place where lives are improved, saved, and sometimes lost. He shares the successes, failures, remarkable advances, and camaraderie that make it exciting. He uncovers the truth about the abusive, exhaustive training and the arduous devotion of his old-school education. He explores the twenty-four-hour challenges that come from patients and their loved ones; the ethics of saving the lives of repugnant criminals; the hot-button issues of healthcare, lawsuits, and reimbursements; and the true cost of running a private practice. And he explains the influence of the "white coat code of silence" and why patients may never know what really transpires during surgery. Ultimately, Dr. Ruggieri lays bare an occupation that to most is as mysterious and unfamiliar as it is misunderstood. His account is passionate, illuminating, and often shocking-an eye-opening, never- before-seen look at real life, and death, in the O.R.

Confessions of an Undercover Cop (The Confessions Series)

Author: Ash Cameron

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 000751509X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

View: 4748


The sixth book in the bestselling Confessions series. What is life like for a female Undercover Cop? Ash Cameron gives readers a behind-the-scenes look at life in the Police. Funny, moving and irreverent, you’ll never look at a bobby the same way again...

Confessions of a Bad Teacher

The Shocking Truth from the Front Lines of American Public Education

Author: John Owens

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402281013

Category: Education

Page: 272

View: 8892


An explosive new look at the pressures on today's teachers and the pitfalls of school reform, Confessions of a Bad Teacher presents a passionate appeal to save public schools, before it's too late. When John Owens left a lucrative job to teach English at a public school in New York City's South Bronx, he thought he could do some good. Faced with a flood of struggling students, Owens devised ingenious ways to engage every last one. But as his students began to thrive under his tutelage, Owens found himself increasingly mired in a broken educational system, driven by broken statistics, finances, and administrations undermining their own support system-the teachers. The situation has gotten to the point where the phrase "Bad Teacher" is almost interchangeable with "Teacher." And Owens found himself labeled just that when the methods he saw inspiring his students didn't meet the reform mandates. With firsthand accounts from teachers across the country and tips for improving public schools, Confessions of a Bad Teacher is an eye-opening call-to-action to embrace our best educators and create real reform for our children's futures.

Confessions of a Police Constable (The Confessions Series)

Author: Matt Delito

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007497466

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 296

View: 3935


Thieving ninjas, racist fast-food patrons, road traffic accidents, mischievous shoplifters, sudden deaths, car chases, and domestic violence – it’s all in a day’s work for London-based PC Matt Delito.

Confessions of a British Doctor (The Confessions Series)

Author: Benjamin Daniels

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007512198

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 8259


THE UK’S BESTSELLING EBOOK OF 2011. Benjamin Daniels is angry. He is frustrated, confused, baffled and, quite frequently, very funny. He is also a GP. These are his confessions.

Confessions of a Trauma Nurse

Author: Arayah Sunshine

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781984372154


Page: 132

View: 2701


Have you ever what goes on in the life of a Trauma Nurse? Take a journey straight from the minds of real Trauma Nurses that live it every day. You will rethink your entire perspective on the healthcare industry and their providers after reading this book. "Do yourself a favor and never give in to someone telling you that you need to smell something in the medical field." -Nugget of wisdom from a trauma nurse. There is a lot about the healthcare industry and the medical profession, especially the workers that keep it functional that is unknown and shrouded in secrecy. If you've ever wondered how they deal with the things they've seen that will probably make you throw up your last meal and all the ones before that, then this book is for you. In Confessions of a Trauma Nurse, Arayah Sunshine gives a unique and rare peek into the daily activities of professionals in the healthcare industry with a fresh perspective never seen elsewhere or written down in this manner. Not for the weak-minded, this book gives a different spin on the realities of the medical profession. Taken from trauma nurses from different backgrounds with stories and anecdotes that will make you laugh, cringe-inducing horror stories, moments that will make you indignant and others that will bring you near tears, this book will take you on an emotional, yet insightful and enlightening roller coaster. Confessions of a Trauma Nurse is chock-full of lots of captivating thoughts, ideas, and comments that border deliciously on the edge of very dark humor. Some are as little as a sentence long, yet pack a punch so powerful that you will be thinking about them for hours, if not days. It also contains tips from the "pros" to avoid falling for the tricks and traps that healthcare providers set for themselves! But beware, once you've begun reading, you will not want to put this one down for even a minute, so make sure you've cleared your schedule for the day before delving into the psyche of trauma nurses. You might also want to make sure you can handle gross moments because this book contains a lot. If you're a healthcare provider, then this is definitely a book you should add to your shelf. If you're interested in the daily activities and thought processes of healthcare providers and trauma nurses, get this book.


Confessions Of A Girl Gang

Author: Joyce Carol Oates

Publisher: Turtleback Books

ISBN: 9780606299947

Category: Fiction

Page: 328

View: 4844


Five teenage girls from upstate New York in the 1950s form a blood sisterhood to protect one another against the world and its oppressors, until their leader's disastrous act of revenge puts all their lives in turmoil

Confessions of a Hero-Worshiper

Author: Stephen J. Dubner

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061860794

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 5588


As a boy, Stephen J. Dubner's hero was Franco Harris, the famed and mysterious running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers. When Dubner's father died, he became obsessed—he dreamed of his hero every night; he signed his school papers "Franco Dubner." Though they never met, it was Franco Harris who shepherded Dubner through a fatherless boyhood. Years later, Dubner journeys to meet his hero, certain that Harris will embrace him. And he is . . . well, wrong. Told with the grit of a journalist and the grace of a memoirist, Confessions of a Hero-Worshiper is a breathtaking, heartbreaking, and often humorous story of astonishing developments. It is also a sparkling meditation on the nature of hero worship—which, like religion and love, tells us as much about ourselves as about the object of our desire.

Confessions of a Wannabe Cheerleader

Author: Zoe Evans

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781442422421

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 6899


Sunday, September 5: Afternoon, my crib Spirit Level: Cheered Out OK, so this was supposed to be the first day of my new, totally fantastic life as a Port Angeles School Titan Cheerleader. BUT instead, it’s the day that I, Madison Jane Hays, got rejected from the Titans and forced to join the dreaded, B-Squad Grizzly Bears. That’s right. My name was sandwiched in between Jared “Jazzhands” Handler and “Toxic” Tabitha Sue Stevens. Oh, and the girl who can’t even speak English, Katarina Tarasov. Yup, we’re one big hairy family. I went from being a god-like Titan to a lowly Grizzly in like, five seconds. My life. Is Seriously. O-V-E-R. I mean, who cheers at chess matches??!! I’m never going to make it to Nationals with a team like this. All I’ve ever wanted to do in life is cheer for the Titans. My mom (the most gorgeous, youngest ex-Titan cheerleader of ALL TIME, BTW) must be so disappointed! How she ended up with such a spastic daughter, I’ll never know. What I DO know? If I don’t whip this team into shape fast, I’ll literally DIE from embarrassment. Thank goodness I have my BFFs Lanie and Evan to keep me sane—otherwise, I might SERIOUSLY lose it. When Maddy's triple flip becomes a major FLOP during tryouts, the whole gym echoes with the snickers from the Titan cheerleading triumvirate: Katie Parker, Clementine Prescott, and Hilary Cho. Forced to join the challenged B-Squad Grizzlies instead, Maddy realizes that to become a Titan she'll need to whip the Grizzlies into shape first. Will Maddy ever land on top of the pyramid with a squad like this? Maybe not, but when her awesome designs for new Grizzly uniforms get revealed at a big game, even the Titans are overheard whispering her name. Does this mean what she thinks it means?

Why I Hated Pink

Confessions of a Breast Cancer Survivor

Author: Maryellen Brisbois

Publisher: Vantage Press

ISBN: 9781936467013

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 178

View: 3851


Brisbois, a nurse and nursing instructor, chronicles her journey after discovering she has breast cancer.

The Confessions Series - Confessions of a GP

Author: Benjamin Daniels

Publisher: Friday Project

ISBN: 9780007585380

Category: Family medicine

Page: 336

View: 4401


Benjamin Daniels is angry. He is frustrated, confused, baffled and, quite frequently, very funny. He is also a GP. These are his confessions.

Confessions of a Kamikaze Cowboy

Author: Dirk Benedict

Publisher: Square One Pub

ISBN: 9780757002779

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

View: 5216


The best-selling memoir Confessions of a Kamikaze Cowboy tells the fascinating story of actor Dirk Benedict’s journey from the big sky country of Montana to the hustle and hype of Hollywood. It also describes his odyssey of self-discovery and growth as he changes from struggling actor to celebrity, from meat eater to vegetarian, from cancer victim to cancer victor. Brilliantly written—insightful, witty, and always challenging—Confessions of a Kamikaze Cowboy may change the way you perceive actors, and even make you reconsider the truths in your own life.