This book contains firsthand experiences of Latter-day Saint Nurses in settings from World War I to the current Iraqi conflicts.
THE LARGEST WAR THE WORLD HAD EVER SEEN, World War I caused thousands to lose their belief in God and their hope for the future. Yet Latter-day Saint servicemen on the front lines kept the faith, despite numerous physical and spiritual dangers. AUTHORS AND HISTORIANS Andrew Skinner and Robert Freeman delve into the history of the war’s effect on the Church, using war entries from the journal of James E. Talmage to place the entries in the context of the events of the time, and compile true stories from LDS soldiers, eld medics, and volunteers who served their country. These true accounts of faithful servicemen and their families will help you see the Great War from a new perspective. Though these men suffered hardships, these stories show how they—like the Army of Helaman— were miraculously preserved and protected according to the Lord’s promises.
Since the pioneering work of nineteenth-century nurses such as Florence Nightingale, Dorothea Dix and Clara Barton, professional nurses have been involved in caring for the sick and wounded in combat situations. This book contains the accounts of 14 nurses who served in the U.S. military nurse corps during the Persian Gulf and Iraq wars. These men and women describe how they found themselves serving during wartime, the soldiers they cared for, the professionals they worked with and the impact they made in their patients’ lives. These varied accounts attest to the tremendous impact this profession has on the lives of individual soldiers and the health of armies at large.
Nursing History Review, an annual peer-reviewed publication of the American Association for the History of Nursing, is a showcase for the most significant current research on nursing history. Regular sections include scholarly articles, over a dozen book reviews of the best publications on nursing and health care history that have appeared in the past year, and a section abstracting new doctoral dissertations on nursing history. Historians, researchers, and individuals interested with the rich field of nursing will find this an important resource.
Eighteen nurses who served in the United States military nurse corps during the Vietnam War present their personal accounts in this book. They represent all military branches and both genders. They served in the theater of combat, in the United States, and in countries allied with the U.S. They served in front line hospitals, hospital ships, large medical centers and small clinics. They speak of caring for casualties during a conflict filled with controversy—and of patriotism, of the nursing profession, of travel and the adventure of friendship and love.
Written by a highly respected medical historian, this book examines how and why medical caring—including the role of touch and procedure in caregiving—has evolved in recent decades and how these changes have affected doctor-patient trust as well as patient health and the "health" of the current medical system. • Draws on medical history since the early 19th century to demonstrate how the procedural aspects of medicine are foundational to trusting doctor-patient relationships • Examines how the diminished authority of physicians as decision makers and consumerization of medical services have complicated caregiving • Provides concrete proposals for reinvigorating primary care medicine by developing a new primary care specialty and making better use of nurse practitioners and other nonphysician providers
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In 1820, a young farm boy in search of truth has a vision of God the Father and Jesus Christ. Three years later, an angel guides him to an ancient record buried in a hill near his home. With God’s help, he translates the record and organizes the Savior’s church in the latter days. Soon others join him, accepting the invitation to become Saints through the Atonement of Jesus Christ. But opposition and violence follow those who defy old traditions to embrace restored truths. The women and men who join the church must choose whether or not they will stay true to their covenants, establish Zion, and proclaim the gospel to a troubled world. The Standard of Truth is the first book in Saints, a new, four-volume narrative history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Fast-paced, meticulously researched, Saints recounts true stories of Latter-day Saints across the globe and answers the Lord’s call to write history “for the good of the church, and for the rising generations” (Doctrine and Covenants 69:8).
Organized in a simple and easy-to-read format, this book aims to answer dozens of common questions concerning the people, practices, history, and culture of the Mormon faith. Are Mormons Christians? What is the Book of Mormon? How does Mormonism contrast with the world's other religions? What exactly do today's Mormons believe? The book offers readers of all backgrounds an accessible and informative Q&A session that covers all facets of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Although sometimes misunderstood, Mormonism is the fastest growing religion in the world. Johanson's clear and concise volume shows us the ideas, beliefs, and rites behind this faith.
The elders could see nothing but smoke until they turned the corner onto the street where the fire was. And then, both of them stopped. ?The synagogue!? Elder Thomas said. It had never occurred to him that anyone ? even the Nazis ? would do such a thing.Elder Thomas got his camera out. He snapped the shot but then heard someone say, in German, ?What are you doing there??He tucked the camera inside his coat, under his arm. He tried to appear normal, but his heart was suddenly beating hard. A man was crossing the narrow street and coming toward them.?Making pictures?? the man asked as he walked closer. Elder Thomas took a better look. He saw what he feared: the black uniform with silver trim and braided hat. Gestapo.Elder Alex Thomas wants only to teach the gospel to the people of Germany. But it soon becomes obvious that he will never complete his mission. War is coming, and that will affect not only Elder Thomas but also his family back home in Salt Lake City.In the family is Wally, Elder Thomas?s younger brother, who usually just wants ot have a good time, but lately doesn?t seem to care much about anything. There?s his sister Bobbi, who is supposed to marry Phil Clark, the most eligible bachelor in the Salt Lake Valley. The problem is, she can?t ignore her attraction to Dr. Stinson, a University of Utah professor who?s not a member of the Church. And there are Elder Thomas?s parents, D. Alexander Thomas, stake president and his wife, Bea, who want their children to be true to the values and ideals they?ve taught them. But President and Sister Thomas are finding they can?t just tell their children what to do anymore, and they?re worried about what will happen when the United States enters a war that no one seems able to stop.In Rumors of War, the first volume of the series Children of the Promise, author Dean Hughes recreates the era of World War II in stunning detail. But more than that, he shows how the war affects an ordinary family of Latter-day Saints. If you?re interested in Church or world history, or if you?re simply looking for a powerful LDS novel, you won?t want to miss Rumors of War.
This volume recounts the lives of women of faith and dedication in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who were born between 1846 and 1870, including: Martha Hughes Cannon, the first female state senator in the United States; Tsune Ishida Nachie, and early Japanese convert and dedicated missionary; Ellis Reynolds Shipp, a medical doctor in early Utah; Mere Mete Whaanga, a leading Maori who migrated to Utah; general Relief Society presidents Sarah Louisa Yates Robison and Clarissa Smith Williams; and Cohn Shoshonitz Zundel, a Shoshone women who lived nearly fifty years as a widow.
The compelling and riveting stories of 7,500 members of the LDS Church in East Germany during World War II. These saints found themselves in precarious situations when World War II broke out. They were compelled to live under the tyranny of Nazi Germany and participate in offensive and defensive military actions.