Saturday, September 17, 2011

Nurses on the Front Line When Disaster Strikes, 1878-2010

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
1st edition - September 1, 2010
Paperback: 291 pages
ISBN-10: 082610519X
ISBN-13: 978-0826105196 

Nurses on the Front Line examines how nurses have responded to both natural and man-made disasters in the United States, Canada, and other nations over the course of the previous and current centuries. It documents 12 disasters, including the Galveston hurricane of 1900, the 1942 Cocoanut Grove nightclub fire, September 11th, and Hurricane Katrina. 

More than a simple narrative, this text provides intimate first-hand experiences-through letters, memoirs, oral histories, and newspaper articles-of health care workers, survivors, and civic and private organizations that reflect on the character and speed of responders during a disaster. It illustrates how nurses can restore stability in the aftermath of a chaotic event and analyzes the nurses' role as part of a community response. 

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