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From silence to voice [electronic resource] : what nurses know and must communicate to the public /
Bernice Buresh, Suzanne Gordon.
edition
Third edition.
imprint
Ithaca : ILR Press, an imprint of Cornell University Press, 2013.
description
294 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
ISBN
9780801478734 (paperback. : alkaline paper)
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imprint
Ithaca : ILR Press, an imprint of Cornell University Press, 2013.
isbn
9780801478734 (paperback. : alkaline paper)
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Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
11949718
 
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275--286) and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Bernice Buresh writes and lectures on health care, nursing, and the media. She has been a reporter for the Milwaukee Sentinel, a correspondent and bureau chief for Newsweek, a professor of journalism at Boston University, and an adjunct professor of American Studies at Brandeis University. Suzanne Gordon is Visiting Professor at the University of Maryland School of Nursing and was, program leader of the Robert Wood Johnson-funded Nurse Manager in Action Program. She is the author of Life Support and Nursing against the Odds, coauthor of Beyond the Checklist and Safety in Numbers, editor of When Chicken Soup Isn't Enough, and coeditor of First, Do Less Harm and The Complexities of Care, all from Cornell.
Reviews
Review Quotes
"The book is written by two journalists who have taken on the nursing profession more or less the way we take on patients with a life-threatening condition that is curable but requires both intensive and long-term care. The diagnosis, according to Buresh and Gordon, is silence. By being silent, we miss the opportunity to show ourselves as consequential in the delivery of healthcare. The remedy for silence, according to the authors, is voice-our voices raised in conversation first and foremost with our families, friends, and patients, and also with the general public."-Nursing Spectrum (reviewing a previous edition)
"This is an invaluable book for all nurses, especially those who are proud of being nurses and who have always wanted to make others understand our passion."-Nursing Standard (reviewing a previous edition)
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Summaries
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This comprehensively revised and updated third edition will help nurses construct messages using a range of traditional and new social media that accurately describe the true nature of their work. Because nurses are busy, the communication techniques in this book are designed to integrate naturally into nurses' everyday lives and to complement nurses' work with patients and families.
Main Description
To get the resources and respect they need, nurses have long had to be advocates for themselves and their profession, not just for their patients. For a decade, From Silence to Voice has provided nurses with the tools they need to explain the breath and complexity of nursing work. Bernice Buresh and Suzanne Gordon have helped nurses around the world speak up and convey to the public that nursing is more than dedication and caring it demands specialized knowledge, expertise across a range of medical technologies, and decision-making about life-and-death issues. "Nurses and nursing organizations," they write, must go out and tell the public what nurses really do so that patients can actually get the benefit of their expert care. The comprehensively revised and updated third edition of From Silence to Voice will help nurses construct messages using a range of traditional and new social media that accurately describe the true nature of their work. Because nurses are busy, the communication techniques in this book are designed to integrate naturally into nurses everyday lives and to complement nurses work with patients and families.
Main Description
To get the resources and respect they need, nurses have long had to be advocates for themselves and their profession, not just for their patients. For a decade, From Silence to Voice has provided nurses with the tools they need to explain the breath and complexity of nursing work. Bernice Buresh and Suzanne Gordon have helped nurses around the world speak up and convey to the public that nursing is more than dedication and caring-it demands specialized knowledge, expertise across a range of medical technologies, and decision-making about life-and-death issues. "Nurses and nursing organizations," they write, "must go out and tell the public what nurses really do so that patients can actually get the benefit of their expert care." The comprehensively revised and updated third edition of From Silence to Voice will help nurses construct messages using a range of traditional and new social media that accurately describe the true nature of their work. Because nurses are busy, the communication techniques in this book are designed to integrate naturally into nurses' everyday lives and to complement nurses' work with patients and families.
Table of Contents
Introductionp. 1
Silent No More
Ending the Silencep. 13
The Daisy Dilemmap. 32
From Virtue to the Voice of Agencyp. 67
Presenting Yourself as a Nursep. 83
Tell the World What You Dop. 111
Creating Anecdotes and Argumentsp. 129
Communicating with the Media and the Public
How the News Media Workp. 155
Reaching Out to the Mediap. 174
In Your Own Voice: Letters to the Editor, Op-Eds, and Blogsp. 196
Getting It Rightp. 225
Appearing on Television and Radiop. 243
Opportunities and Challenges Aheadp. 264
Appendix: How We Came to Write This Bookp. 271
Notesp. 275
Indexp. 287
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