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Nurse, The True Story of Mary Benjamin, R.N.
Nurse The True Story of Mary Benjamin RN Author:Peggy Anderson Startling in its honesty-- — revealing in its intimacy-- — a young nurse unsparingly — examines her profession and herself... — "Because a nurse is not like working on an assembly line. People are sick. You can't rush a post-op getting out of bed.... People are afraid. They're depressed. They may be angry. They may be alone. They may have no place t... more »o go. They may be dying. They have questions. They need reassurance. They may need to learn how to adjust their lives to changes in their bodies. They may need to cry. They may need to laugh.
They need support. Most often they get it from their families. But sometimes the families are unable to give it. Sometimes there is no family. Some patients get support from their doctors. But the doctors, like the families, come and go. Doctors may not be able to give what the patient needs.
Nurses may not either. But we're the ones who spend the most time with the patients. Twenty-four hours a day. Seven days a week. Three hundred and sixty-five days a year. When a patient's light goes on, it's a nurse who gets into the room."