Living and Nursing in America : The Way it Is and Was

Living and Nursing in America : The Way it Is and Was


Dawn was born England 1940, just after the start of WWII. Raised in a Northamptonshire village, she trained as a nurse, when training was done in hospitals. The work was hard, lasting 60 to 72 hours a week, taking classes in her spare time. She married Mike, an American, in 1962. In 1965 they moved to the States with two daughters. She continued her nursing career. She was shocked by the patient care, & the attitudes of medical staff, towards patients and nurses. The discourtesy to nurses, who had obviously received limited training, was unprofessional. This charts her experiences of the medical & social aspects of living in the USA. She and her family moved many times, living in 9 different states, working in a variety of medical facilities. Her experiences should shock & horrify you. She reveals a mountain of medical incompetence & misdemeanors. Sadly, much generated by greed. Different states had varying levels of care. Upon reaching VA Hospital, Vermont, the level was more like she was used to in England.

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Dawn Griffis
Paperback | 277 pages
152 x 229 x 15mm | 412g
Publication date
08 Jul 2011
Publication City/Country
Morrisville, United States
Illustrations note
black & white illustrations