Taking Care: The Story of Nursing and Its Power to Change Our World

Taking Care: The Story of Nursing and Its Power to Change Our World

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Book, 283 pages, 2023
9780063071285

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Taking Care: The Story of Nursing and Its Power to Change Our World

The story of nursing is complicated. It is woven into war, plague, religion, the economy, and our individual lives in myriad ways. Familiar in hospitals and doctors’ offices, these dedicated health professionals can also be found in schools, prisons, and people’s homes; at summer camps; on cruise ships, and even at NASA. Yet despite being celebrated during the Covid-19 epidemic, nurses are often undermined and undervalued in ways that reflect misogyny and racism, and that extend to their working conditions—and affect the care available to everyone. But the potential power of nursing to create a healthier, more just world endures.

Taking Care examines how we have always tried to care for each other—the incredible ways we have succeeded and the ways in which we have failed. Fascinating, empowering and significant, it is a call for change and a love letter to the nurses of yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

ISBN #: 9780063071285

Author: S. Digregorio