Our Vietnam Nurses

Author: Annabelle Brayley
Editor: Penguin Group Australia
ISBN: 1760141607
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From the bestselling author of Bush Nurses and Nurses of the Outback comes this collection of compelling and moving stories of our heroic nurses in the Vietnam War Being a nurse always requires a cool head, a steady hand and an open heart. But if you're working in a war zone, the challenges are much harder. When Australia joined the Vietnam War, civilian and military nurses were there to save lives and comfort the wounded. With spirit and good humour, they worked hard and held strong, even though most of them were completely unprepared for the war before they landed in the middle of it. Working incredibly long hours and surrounded by chaos and turmoil, these brave nurses and medics were integral to our war effort. These fifteen stories show a side to the Vietnam War that has received little recognition but played an important part in shaping Australia's presence in the war. From flying with critically wounded Australian soldiers out of turbulent war zones, to being held at gunpoint, the compassion, courage and grace under fire in Our Vietnam Nurses will inspire and astound.

Phan Rang Chronicles A British Surgeon In Vietnam Sept 1966 May 1968

Author: Henry Hamilton
Editor: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1430320079
Size: 13,83 MB
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In response to American appeals for physicians to help in Vietnam in 1966, Dr. Hamilton volunteered and was accepted. He kept a record of his experiences. His daily chronicle covers the main period of the war's escalation of military force on all sides - American, NLF, and NVA - allowing readers to experience a vivid sense of the tragic momentum with which the war drove itself toward the Tet Offensive of late January and February 1968.

Disability And Disaster

Author: I. Kelman
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1137486007
Size: 10,71 MB
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Disability and Disaster adds disaster research to the expanding area of disability studies. The book includes writings by international scholars and first-hand narratives from individuals with disabilities affected by disasters around the globe. Hazards described in these narratives include earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, fires, and war.

The Bach Mai Hospital Project

Author: Carl E. Bartecchi, M.D.
Editor: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1678173711
Size: 17,88 MB
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Navy Medicine In Vietnam

Author: Jan K. Herman
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 0786452412
Size: 20,48 MB
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The book chronicles the Navy Medical Department’s participation in Vietnam, beginning with the Navy’s rescue of the French survivors of the Battle of Dien Bien Phu in 1954 and ending with the Navy’s rescue of Vietnamese refugees fleeing the fall of South Vietnam in 1975. When American involvement reached its peak in 1968, the 750-bed Naval Support Activity Hospital Danang (NSAH) was in full operation, and two hospital ships—the USS Repose and the USS Sanctuary—cruised offshore. Whether the situation called for saving the lives of injured sailors aboard a burning aircraft carrier or treating a critically wounded Marine for shock in the rubble-strewn streets of Hue, Navy medical personnel were in Vietnam from the beginning of American involvement to the very end, saving thousands of lives. This book tells the story of the Navy Medical Department’s involvement through stark and gripping first-person accounts by patients and the Navy physicians, dentists, nurses, and hospital corpsmen who treated them. More than 50 historic photos document their work.

My Vietnam

Author: Charlotte Stemple
Editor: Xulon Press
ISBN: 1609578147
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My Vietnam chronicles the experiences of the Stemple family working with the Vietnamese in central Vietnam amidst the turmoil of the war years during the 1960s and 1970s. These incredible stories dramatically illustrate the triumphs and heart-break of life in war-torn Vietnam in a way not yet fully seen or explored.Ravi Zacharias, author and speaker"Charlotte not only offers her readers rich cultural insight but also marvelous instances in which only God in his sovereignty could weave the threads of hope and healing."Dr. Gary Benedict, President, The Christian and Missionary Alliance..".Charlotte is a master story teller!"Dr. Marvin Eyler, Former Chaplain, First Marine Division, Danang 1970-71"Charlotte Stemple's exciting and informative new memoir is compelling reading. I recommend this captivating book to lay persons, to mission historians, and to military veterans."Peter Burgo, Editor, Alliance Life (alife) Magazine"I have met few storytellers as poignant and compelling as Charlotte Stemple. Be forewarned: unless you're willing to endure some serious eyestrain, DON'T PICK UP THIS BOOK-because you won't want to put it back down."Charlotte Stemple is a communicator who has spoken and traveled across the U.S. and in 50 countries. She is a nurse, wife, mother of two, and grandmother of four. She formerly served as the national Director for church women's ministries for the Christian & Missionary Alliance, of which she is currently on the Board of Directors. In 2000, she received an honorary Doctorate from Nyack College, her alma mater. She and Woody live in Shell Point Retirement Community in Fort Myers, FL in the winter months and Beulah Beach (Vermilion) Ohio in summer. Her current passions include her family, leading short-term mission tours, mobilizing people for service in everyday life, mentoring young women, and sharing her story.

Giving Through Teaching

Author: Joyce Fitzpatrick, PhD, RN, FAAN
Editor: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826118639
Size: 14,95 MB
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Giving Through Teaching presents compelling stories of nurse educators and their students who have given their time, talents, skills, and resources to make the world a better place. Sharing stories from more than 70 nurse educators, this unique book inspires nurses to continue the work of their peers and to tell their own stories. Highlighting the efforts of U.S. nurse educators both at home and abroad-from areas devastated by Hurricane Katrina to Iraq-the text showcases the diversity of the nursing profession itself. This collection of stories also examines how the knowledge and expertise of nurse educators can help to improve health care standards and achieve the United Nations (UN) Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), such as improving maternal health and combating HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases. A must-have book for current and future generations of nurse educators, Giving Through Teaching: Explores global- and U.S.-based education partnerships, with stories of nurses working to improve schools, hospitals, and communities around the world Helps readers build interpersonal relationships with others Includes stories from nurse educators who have been honored by their peers, including Legends of the American Academy of Nursing and recipients of the International Council of Nurses International Achievement Award Will contribute funds raised from book sales to scholarships for future nursing students through the NLN Foundation (NLNF)

A Salute To The Nurses That Served In Vietnam

Author: H. D. Graham
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1456886800
Size: 20,65 MB
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This book is a work of fiction except when discussing the many experiences the nurses had and when talking about the soldiers they cared for while serving in Vietnam from 1962 to 1975. Many ofthe stories are so sad they bring tears of sorrow while others are very humorous and bring tears from laughing so hard. The comments the Special Forces troopers provided about their care while patients ofthese unsung heroes in white were their own personal experiences. The various things discussed by Henry are life experiences ofthe author before, during and after his military career.

Vietnam War Nurses

Author: Patricia Rushton
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 0786473525
Size: 14,95 MB
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"Eighteen nurses who served in the United States military nurse corps present their personal accounts in this book. They represent all military branches and both genders. They speak of patriotism, belief in a greater power, the gaining of knowledge aboutthe nursing profession and themselves, of persecution and discrimination, of travel and the adventure of friendship and love"--Provided by publisher.

Healing Wounds

Author: Diane Carlson Evans
Editor: Permuted Press
ISBN: 1682619133
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As a nurse in Vietnam in 1968–1969, Diane Carlson Evans learned to overcome seemingly impossible odds—including the night she and a corpsman kept twenty-six severely dehydrated soldiers alive in the darkness as artillery barraged their hospital. Fourteen years later, this Wisconsin mother of four felt called to establish the first memorial honoring military women on the National Mall. But she had no idea what she was in for. What followed was a ten-year battle to overcome sexism, bureaucracy, and betrayal within her own rank. Evans was labeled a “feminazi” and received death threats. At a national Veterans of Foreign Wars convention, she was all but booed off the stage. Allies undermined her. Editorial writers opined that a women’s memorial adjacent to the Vietnam Veteran Memorials was “like putting an Elvis statue on Mt. Rushmore.” But Evans persevered; detailed notebooks reveal that she completed more than twenty thousand tasks in the quest for her decade-long dream. And in November of 1993, she made history: the Vietnam Women’s Memorial was dedicated near The Wall, bringing honor, healing, and hope to the 265,000 otherwise forgotten women who served during the Vietnam War.