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The Island Nurse

Author : Mary J. MacLeod
ISBN : 9781780572741
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Life on the remote island of Papavray in the 1970s was a world away from Mary J. MacLeod’s urban existence in the south of England. And this peaceful environment was just what she was looking for. While indoor toilets were still something of a luxury, and ‘teleeffissions’ could produce terror in some of the older residents, the glory of the mountains and the sea combined with the warmth of the island people meant she had found a haven for her family. Mary’s post as district nurse gave her a unique insight into island life, and her stories of the troubles, joys, drama and comedies endured by her patients make this a charming and humorous account of community life on a small island in a bygone era.

The Island Nurse

Author : Mary J. MacLeod
ISBN : 1845967909
Genre : Hebrides (Scotland)
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Disillusioned with the way of life in the south of England in the early 1970s, Nurse Cameron moves to a small, remote and beautiful island in the Hebrides with her husband and two young children, where she becomes the district nurse. In Peat, Smoke and Porridge, we are introduced to the crofters, the laird, the doctor, boatmen and members of the small community as the nurse goes about her duties. Joy and sadness, hilarity and piety are set against the old fashioned island culture, the glory of the mountains and sea, and the wild weather, while jolly ceilidhs and humorous events rub shoulders with real danger, adventure and tragedy, as the nurse attends to her patients and gets to know the islanders and their sometimes bizarre ways. A young girl suffering from leukaemia is carried through the snow by the village men to be airlifted to hospital; a woman, who had been held prisoner in a farmhouse for years, is discvered and rescued. Elsewhere in the book, there is a ghostly encounter, the exploits of the nurse's children cause concern and a family dog wanders into a wedding and causes an uproar. Peat, Smoke and Porridge is a charming account of a nurse's life and work on a remote Hebridean island provides a fascinating snapshot of community life on a small island in a bygone era.

Nurse Come You Here

Author : Mary J MacLeod
ISBN : 9781628725438
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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*An iBooks US Bestseller* Mary J. Macleod and her husband left the London area for an idyllic place to raise their young children in the late sixties, and they found the island of Papavray in the Scottish Hebrides. There they bought a croft house on a “small acre” of land, and Mary J. (also known as Julia) became the district nurse. At the age of eighty, she first recounted her family’s adventures in her debut, Call the Nurse, where she introduced readers to the austere beauties of the island and the hardy charm and warmth of the islanders. The anecdotes in this new volume take us to the end of her stay on Papavray, after which the MacLeod family left for California. Once again we meet the crofters Archie, Mary, and Fergie, and other friends. There are stories of troubles, joy, and tragedy, of children lost and found, the cow that wandered into the kitchen, a distraught young mother who strides into the icy surf with her infant child, the ghostly apparition that returns after death to reveal the will in a sewing box. There are accidents and broken bones, twisters that come in from the sea, and acts of simple courage and uncommon generosity. Here again, a nurse’s compassion meets Gaelic fortitude in these true tales of a bygone era. Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Arcade, Good Books, Sports Publishing, and Yucca imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs. Our list includes biographies on well-known historical figures like Benjamin Franklin, Nelson Mandela, and Alexander Graham Bell, as well as villains from history, such as Heinrich Himmler, John Wayne Gacy, and O. J. Simpson. We have also published survivor stories of World War II, memoirs about overcoming adversity, first-hand tales of adventure, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Nurse Come You Here

Author : Mary J. MacLeod
ISBN : 162872899X
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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An iBooks US Bestseller and the follow-up to the Wall Street Journal bestseller Call the Nurse

More Tales From The Island Nurse

Author : Mary Macleod
ISBN : 1910021172
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The much awaited second helping of Mary J. MacLeod's tales of 'Papavray' in the 1970s and her experiences as the island's district nurse, culminating in her move to a very different new life in California. Mary J.'s anecdotes of life on a remote island in the Scottish Hebrides brim with charm, humour and common sense. She shares heartwarming and amusing tales of crofters and ceilidhs, pesky cows and stubborn drivers, treacherous bogs and a suspected haunting, but also the deeply sad story of a desperate mother and a baby's untimely death. For the district nurse, human tragedy, joy and laughter areall in a days' work.

Intensive Care

Author : Echo Heron
ISBN : 9781451665567
Genre : Medical
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Chilling, revelatory, and compassionate, Echo Heron’s bestselling memoir offers a brutally honest account of her time as an idealistic nursing student, her entry into the workforce, and her rude awakening to the gritty realities of practice. Devoted to helping the most trying patients in some of the harshest medical environments—from emergency rooms to intensive care units—Heron boldly confronts the most serious medical dilemmas of our time. When does a patient have the right to end his or her life, how can a medical professional help someone evaluate such a decision, and what can a nurse do when doctors don’t have their patients’ best interests at heart? These are just a few of the critical though deeply uncomfortable questions with which Heron must grapple.

The Nurse Who Stole His Heart

Author : Alison Roberts
ISBN : 9781488009457
Genre : Fiction
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Bound by their little girl Leaving Anahera Kopu was the hardest thing Dr. Luke Wilson ever did. Torn by duty and desire, his decision devastated them both… Now Luke's reappearance on Wildfire Island threatens to turn nurse Anahera's life upside down. She lost her heart to him before, but now she has something even more precious to guard. Their young daughter! Luke doesn't know he's a dad, but their child holds the key to unite them. This time…forever?

Becoming A Registered Nurse

Author : Jenny Temple
ISBN : 9780857259332
Genre : Medical
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Final-year nursing students are often nervous about making the transition to being a registered nurse. This book helps students prepare for their first nursing role and uses 'real life' scenarios to consolidate their skills. It guides students through the final year with its increased demands, and assists them in meeting the NMC requirements for registration. It covers content commonly found on final year transition to practice modules including coping with stress; applying for jobs; what to expect from your first role; dealing with change; delegating and managing junior staff; handling risky situations; managing priorities and developing your career.

Hush The Child Is Present

Author : Mary J. MacLeod
ISBN : 1910021466
Genre : Visiting nurses
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This is a story of a confused, chaotic and repressive childhood lived in the West Country before, during and after WWII. As WWII began and rumbled along in the background of her young life, MacLeod offers a children's perspective of life in wartime Britain. Evacuees came (and went). Her father built an air-raid shelter. A plane crashed into her village. The local school children collected scrap metal for the war effort. Following the death of her mother at a young age, a tenuous relationship with her father and stepmother, and financial difficulties that prevented her achieving her dream of becoming a GP, MacLeod settled for second best. From childhood to nursing education, and ultimately State Registration, this is the tale of how The Island Nurse became an adult and began her long and fruitful career.

Call The Nurse

Author : Mary J MacLeod
ISBN : 9781611459173
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Tired of the pace and noise of life near London and longing for a better place to raise their young children, Mary J. MacLeod and her husband encountered their dream while vacationing on a remote island in the Scottish Hebrides. Enthralled by its windswept beauty, they soon were the proud owners of a near-derelict croft house—a farmer’s stone cottage—on “a small acre” of land. Mary assumed duties as the island’s district nurse. Call the Nurse is her account of the enchanted years she and her family spent there, coming to know its folk as both patients and friends. In anecdotes that are by turns funny, sad, moving, and tragic, she recalls them all, the crofters and their laird, the boatmen and tradesmen, young lovers and forbidding churchmen. Against the old-fashioned island culture and the grandeur of mountain and sea unfold indelible stories: a young woman carried through snow for airlift to the hospital; a rescue by boat; the marriage of a gentle giant and the island beauty; a ghostly encounter; the shocking discovery of a woman in chains; the flames of a heather fire at night; an unexploded bomb from World War II; and the joyful, tipsy celebration of a ceilidh. Gaelic fortitude meets a nurse’s compassion in these wonderful true stories from rural Scotland.

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