Where night is day : the world of the ICU / James Kelly.Material type: TextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Culture and politics of health care work: Publisher: Ithaca : ILR Press, an imprint of Cornell University Press, 2013Description: 1 online resource (xii, 231 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 0801467659; 9780801467653.Subject(s): Intensive care nursing -- New Mexico | Intensive care units -- New MexicoAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Where night is dayDDC classification: 616.02/8 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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"This book describes the hour-by-hour, day-by-day rhythms of an intensive care unit in a teaching hospital in New Mexico. Written by a nurse, Where Night Is Day reveals the specialized work of ICU nursing and its unique perspective on illness, suffering, and death. It takes place over a thirteen-week period, the time of the average rotation of medical residents through the ICU. As the author, James Kelly, reflects on the rise of medicine, the nature of nursing, the argument of care versus cure, he offers up an intimate portrait of the ICU, the patients who live and/or die there, and the medical professionals who work there"--Publisher's Web site.
The voyage into the sea of critical illness -- Diagnosis, diagnosis, diagnosis -- Nursing isn't a journey -- One more day -- The dream of cure -- Nursing : what it is and what it is not -- Caring -- Medicine as ghost rain -- Dying -- Poetic and tragic murmurings of the everyday -- They tell us everything -- Can they hear? -- Leaving ends the love -- The horizon.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-231).
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