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To Have and To Hold

Anne Bennett, the so called 'author of historic romance' is from Birmingham. Life was not fair then for her and was injured severely in an accident.  Unable to continue her career as a teacher any longer as a wheelchair user, she began to write.Everyone people has a story to tell. Many of the characters and situations were drawn from places she knew, the culture in which she had been reared, the colorful characters in the neighborhood and the stories her parents told her, sprinkled with a large dose of imagination. She turned out to be writer of her own kind. Her books are subtle, deep, slow but addicting. One of her works "To Have and To Hold" is a story about Carmel Duffy, a Nurse. Apart from all the historic legacy, gentle romance and terrific war time descriptions, one thing which is to be spoken of highly is the Life of a Nurse portrayed throughout this book. Carmel begins her Nurse Training and the hard work everyone puts up risking their lives to save the vic…

Nursing Technologies: Innovation and Implementation

Healthcare system recognizes that patient education is crucial to recovery and reduces costly readmissions to hospitals, the role of nurses continues to expand. Nurses are now responsible for following up with patients to provide greater resources to those with chronic conditions, such as diabetes and heart disease. By working with the patients to monitor their conditions, nurses play a role well beyond the hospital. Care coordination fits well with many nurses’ interest in bedside care and their focus on the whole patient rather than an episodic problem. The increase in nurses seeking higher education is partly due to a report released in 2010 by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) called “The Future of Nursing: Leading Change and Advancing Health.” The report recommended that nurses should practice at the top of license, achieve higher levels of education, and act as full partners with physicians. The same report also set a goal for 80 percent of nurses have baccalaureate degrees by 202…