By Sandy Summers
For hundreds of thousands of individuals around the world, nurses are the adaptation among lifestyles and dying, self-sufficiency and dependency, desire and depression. yet an absence of knowing of what nurses fairly do -- one perpetuated through renowned media's portrayal of nurses as simplistic archetypes -- has devalued the occupation and contributed to an international scarcity that constitutes a public well-being quandary. this day, the skinny ranks of the nursing crew give a contribution to numerous preventable deaths.
This absolutely up to date and extended version of Saving Lives highlights the basic roles nurses play in modern future health care and the way this function is marginalized through modern tradition. via attractive prose and examples drawn from tv, ads, and information insurance, the authors element the media's position in reinforcing stereotypes that gas the nursing scarcity and devalue a hugely proficient zone of the modern crew. maybe most crucial, the authors supply a wealth of principles to assist reinvigorate the nursing box and proper this imbalance.
As American healthiness care undergoes its maximum overhaul in many years, the sensible position of nurses -- that as self sufficient, hugely expert practitioners -- hasn't ever been extra vital. therefore, Saving Lives addresses either the resources of, and prescription for, misperceptions surrounding modern nursing.