Nurses Beyond Borders by Nancy Leigh Harless
True Stories of Heroism and Healing Around the World (Kaplan Voices: Nurses)

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In Israel, a young nurse arrives seeking fun, romance, and danger—and leaves with the knowledge that we must care for our enemies as well as our friends.


Struggling to save a once-healthy child, a veteran nurse working in Liberia fights language barriers and a lack of supplies.


As she assists in an emergency C-section in the jungles of Guatemala, a nurse witnesses both unbearable pain and true joy, all in the space of 24 hours.


A nurse suffering from her own losses creates order from chaos in a crowded Chinese orphanage—and learns about fate, faith, and hope.


Every year, thousands of nurses travel abroad, hoping to ease suffering, save lives, and make a difference in countries other than their own. Each one has a story to tell.


Award-winning author and travel nurse Nancy Leigh Harless shares a fascinating collection of true stories from dedicated nurses. In this inspiring anthology, they share their experiences working in Honduras, Laos, Chad, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Mexico, Cambodia, and beyond, where the languages, procedures, equipment, and even the doctors may be incredibly different from their home countries—but where the ultimate goal of providing excellent care and utmost compassion remains the same.


About Nancy Leigh Harless

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Kerry-Ann Morris is information officer of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management in Jamaica. It is her job to spread the word when a disaster strikes. She is also the author of health guides including Living Well with Endometriosis and the forthcoming Living Well with Chronic Kidney Disease. Nancy Leigh Harless, ARNP, is a retired nurse practitioner, and she has traveled around the world to care for patients in extreme circumstances. She is an award-winning poet and writer whose works have been included in many anthologies including Cup of Comfort, The Healing Project, Chicken Soup for the Soul, and Travelers Tales, as well as many professional and literary journals.
Published September 23, 2010 by Kaplan Trade. 256 pages
Genres: Professional & Technical, Health, Fitness & Dieting. Non-fiction

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