9781557531544

The Arduous Touch

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    9781557531544

  • ISBN10:

    1557531544

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1999-04-01
  • Publisher: Purdue Univ Pr
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Summary

Holding a dead baby. Standing up to a supervisor. Washing a bedridden patient's hair. Talking past and through one another in a case conference. Smoothing a sheet over a patient's disintegrating body. Firing a longtime friend and co-worker. Literature can be a rich source of guidance to help with contemporary ethical dilemmas facing health care professionals and patients. Poems and stories can help to identify moral problems, promote empathy, and tolerate ambiguity in health and illness. The depth and detail within stories and poems allow readers to experience the contradictory feelings, complex relationships, and situational messiness that characterize ethical quandaries in actual practice. These works by women in health care contribute to our understanding by introducing characters who struggle with illness and aging or who try to make sense of their own feelings in the face of pain and mortality. Who better to capture the essence of this complexity than people working directly within it?

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
Introduction 1(130)
Power and Powerlessness
First Birth
5(2)
Amy Haddad
Blame Placing
7(2)
Amy Haddad
As Ordered
9(3)
Ruth Ann Vogel
Procedures
12(9)
Kim Dayton
The Patient Care Conference
21(1)
Susan Ogborn
Nadine's Secret
22(3)
Amy Haddad
Back to Square One
25(11)
Barbara Jessing
Oat Cell
36(1)
Audrey Shafer
Intensive Care Waiting Room
37(2)
Judy Hopkins Schaefer
When Too Much Is Enough Already!
39(2)
Kate Brown
The Waiting Room
41(1)
Susan Ogborn
Keeping Perspective
42(1)
Susan Ogborn
Keeping Perspective---Reprise
43(4)
Susan Ogborn
Vulnerability and Voice
Untitled
47(1)
Jolene Siemsen
Potted Mouse Sandwich
48(2)
Veneta Masson
Asking for Direction
50(1)
Amy Haddad
The Pilot
51(1)
Amy Haddad
The Ear
52(2)
Kate Brown
Last Rights
54(1)
Tess Yelland/marino
Billy
55(2)
Claudia Peyton
Ritual
57(1)
Amy Haddad
Washing Cora's Hair
58(8)
Amy Haddad
The Mother---the Physician
66(2)
Lynne Willett
Can a Giggle Be Love?
68(1)
Sister Cashel Weiler
The Story of David
69(11)
Ruth Purtilo
Witness
80(5)
Veneta Masson
Connection and Disconnection
Maggie Jones
85(4)
Veneta Masson
Dehiscence
89(2)
Amy Haddad
Ticket to Christmas
91(2)
Veneta Masson
Evaluations
93(2)
Lynne Willett
The Things You Do
95(7)
Kelly Jennings Olson
Secrets
102(2)
Kate Brown
The Nurse's Task
104(2)
Cortney Davis
Nurse as Angel of Mercy
106(2)
Cortney Davis
Belle
108(3)
Claudia Peyton
Near Perfect
111(2)
Amy Haddad
Spring Semester
113(9)
Amy Haddad
Universal Precautions
122(1)
Veneta Masson
Tobacco, Tulips, and Terminal Care
123(6)
Maryella Desak Sirmon
Untitled (Haiku)
129(2)
Susan Ogborn
Contributors' Biographies 131

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