Where Night Is Day

Where Night Is Day

The World of the ICU

eBook - 2013
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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.
Publisher: Ithaca :, ILR Press, an imprint of Cornell University Press,, 2013
ISBN: 9780801467653
0801467659
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xii, 231 pages)

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