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Arts & Photography

Released: 2012-10-30

The American Nurse by Carolyn Jones


This out of the ordinary book of seventy five portraits, interviews, and biographies is the result of the American Nurse Venture, an pastime launched via Fresenius Kabi, a worldwide chief in infusion treatment, IV regular medicine, and clinical diet. Enlisting the abilities of Carolyn Jones, an award-winning filmmaker and creator of numerous photography books, and her producer, Lisa Frank, the undertaking set out to capture and share the images and stories of nurses from all across America and to rejoice the function of the nurse on this us of a’s health care gadget.

In The American Nurse, readers are invited to take into consideration nurses in a method that they’ll by no means have before, until they’ve been below a nurse’s care. This physique of labor will inspire audiences to focal point their attention on the nurses who serve as healers of their group, and whose wealth of information must be tapped so as to solve these days’s urgent health care considerations.

The challenge of constructing a rich portrait of nursing in The usa started out with a map of the U.S. and a purple pen. Carolyn Jones needed to quilt as so much territory as that you can think of, with the hope that along the best way she would capture stories pertaining to the types of concerns that nurses are coping with in each corner of the us of a. Probably the most issues could be particular to a selected house, like the nurses who have been charged with evacuating patients within the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Others could be common regardless of the place Jones visited, equivalent to nurses offering emotional improve to patients and households to help get them throughout the toughest occasions in their lives.

The ride started out in New York Metropolis, where Carolyn met nurses working within the district with the easiest fee of hunger in the U.S., in addition to nurses doing well being outreach to at-possibility teens. She moved southward, stopping in Baltimore to satisfy nurses on the cutting fringe of healthcare and nurse educators coaching the subsequent era, and then travelled to San Diego, the place she met nurses at a VA health facility that’s dwelling to the largest focus of veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. In Louisiana, she went behind bars and met nurses coping with prisoners; and in Riverton, Wyoming she realized about the health desires of the Native American inhabitants there. Having crisscrossed the us of a, from rural Eastern Kentucky to Florida to New Orleans to Nebraska to Wisconsin to San Francisco and Chicago, Jones presents a compelling portrait of a key determine on the entrance traces of health care today: the American nurse.

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Book Details

Creator: Carolyn Jones Publisher: Welcome Books Binding: Hardcover Language: English Pages: a hundred and eighty


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