By Sharon Hudacek

Creating a distinction: tales from the purpose of Care, quantity I, is the revised and up to date model of the immensely winning creating a Differencebook that used to be first released in 2000. just like the unique, this e-book remindsnurses why they selected their occupation ... and makes well-being care shoppers comfortable they did! Gripping the guts, it's a compelling selection of own studies informed by way of nurses around the globe. The tales are woventogether by way of the insightful observations of Sharon Hudacek, RN, EdD, and paint a real photo of the way nurses effect the lives of patientsfrom the instant existence starts off to the instant it ends.

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They send flowers to patients who wouldn’t ordinarily receive them. They bring food to the patient who is unable to manage until the home care aid arrives. They remember birthdays with cakes and anniversaries with parties. Nurses care in a variety of small ways. They know the magic of a smile, hug, or nod of approval. They know what a big difference a simple gesture can make, such as holding a hand, rubbing a back, or discussing in simple terms what procedure will occur. The feelings, the attachment, the giving are extraordinary.

It was also at that moment that my preceptor told me to stay with Yolanda while she went to get the doctors. Stay with Yolanda? I could stay with her, but I had absolutely no idea what to do for her! Then Yolanda mumbled something about her back hurting. So I knelt down on my knees and rubbed her back and told her how great she was doing and that this awful feeling would go away soon. When her temperature came down, and the shaking stopped, she fell asleep. The next day,Yolanda was back to her old self.

This book is an attempt to give voice to the silent, the humble, the courageous, and the heroic. qxd 1/19/05 1:17 PM Page 3 CHAPTER 1 Making a Difference: Nurse Work Nursing reaches back in time to man’s beginnings. Nursing is also the kind of work from which all people can benefit. Nurses have cared for and healed the sick all over the world. During many wars, including those in Vietnam and the Persian Gulf, nurses were present and providing care. In natural disasters, nurses reassemble the pieces of shattered lives by providing lifesaving care to the victims of hurricanes and earthquakes.

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