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Author Bryner, Jeanne, 1951-

Title Tenderly lift me : nurses honored, celebrated, and remembered / [compiled by] Jeanne Bryner
Published Kent, Ohio : Kent State University Press, ©2004
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Description 1 online resource (xxiv, 181 pages) : illustrations
Series Literature and medicine series ; number 6
Literature and medicine (Kent, Ohio) ; 6
Contents Learning the body -- Standing there -- Side rails -- To the place of orchids -- Covering lilacs -- Elsewhere sparrows : a note to some physicians -- Teaching women to speak -- Village -- Story -- What has happened -- One nurse's job : eye recovery on a kindergartner -- Testimony -- A boat they float in -- Underground : a note to my brother, Kurt -- To save what we most love -- The evolution of light: East Liverpool, Ohio, site of the WTI incinerator -- Juba -- Letter to Josephine, 1996 -- Renaissance sketchbook : a woman's story -- Miscarriage : the nurse speaks to the baby -- For Maude Callen : nurse midwife, Pineville, South Carolina, 1951 -- Holding back the world -- Letter to Christine, girl baby found, Ohio hospital, 1958 -- How I lost my job as a staff nurse in 1969, because I was pregnant -- August delivery -- Hope chest : what the heart teaches -- On my gloves blood dries in a pattern like faded roses in wallpaper -- At dusk, two women trace a heart's river -- Letter to World War I surgeon Dr. Henry Russell, from Nurse Jeanette Price, September, 1929 -- What it cost to cross the Atlantic -- Becoming a nurse -- Breathless -- Body of knowledge : remembering diploma nursing schools, 1976 -- Letter from ward three -- Loving women -- This red oozing -- The labor of tenderness -- After the battle : in a room where we have tried to save a life -- Butterfly -- Mentally traumatized unit : nursing assignment, England 1942 -- To my town came a snow storm, nurse's diary, City Hospital of Cleveland, OH -- November 24, 1950 -- Call and response -- Birch canoe -- November 1963 -- At thirteen, I decide to become a nurse -- Warblers -- What nurses do : the marriage of suffering and healing -- School nurse -- Christmas is another moon -- When I tell my mother I want to be a doctor -- Pentimento -- Begin again -- Interview with Sister Denis of St. Joseph's Hospitallers Colony of Montreal, New France, 1694 -- Wait for morning : from Kate Cumming's journal -- Jane Stuart Woolsey, Union Nurse from camp, near Alexandria, 1862 -- Nurse's letter, May 30, 1864, Armory Square Hospital, WDC -- A tribute to Miss Rebecca Taylor upon retirement after thirty-four years -- Houses are burning : Belgium, 1915 -- If it weren't for ears -- The brain's soliloquy -- Clay pigeon -- In praise of hands -- Permissions -- Notes on the text -- Bibliography
Summary Those who teach the literature of medicine have questioned why there appears to be a lack of rich materials connecting nursing with the humanities. Tenderly Life Me is a compassionate and complex combination of biography, photography, and poetry that gives nurses a voice. Author and poet Jeanne Bryner has gathered these biographical sketches of remarkable nurses, each accompanied by poetry, photographs and drawings. The complete text becomes a multigenre presentation, with each sketch commenting on and informing the others. This is the first book in the Literature and Medicine Series that concentrates on nurses' voices and their experiences with providing health care. It enhances and extends perspectives on how health care is understood and delivered by recognizing nurses as the primary care givers
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-181)
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Subject Nurse and patient -- Poetry.
Nurse and patient.
Nurses -- Poetry.
Nursing -- Poetry.
Nurse-Patient Relations.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1631010921 (electronic bk.)
9781631010927 (electronic bk.)