Stories of Resilience in Nursing: Tales from the Frontline of Nursing, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Stories of Resilience in Nursing

Tales from the Frontline of Nursing, 1st Edition

By Michael Traynor


120 pages | 18 B/W Illus.

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Ideas about resilience and identity continue to be promoted, discussed and debated in nursing. This book uses narratives to explore these complex and important concepts, unsettling our certainties and opening up new perspectives on what they might mean and involve.

This engaging book recounts direct and vivid stories told by or about nurses. These vignettes discuss nursing’s ideals without idealising them and show nursing work and the lives of nurses in all their complexity. They include contributions from mental health nurses, a former nurse, student nurses, a migrant nurse, a military nurse and a whistle-blowing nurse, among others. The book ends with chapter-by-chapter contextual material to promote reflection, discussion and further reading.

Written with nursing students preparing to transition to the workplace and professional status in mind, this thought-provoking book is also suitable for nurses and nurse academics interested in resilience and issues around professional identity.

Table of Contents

1. Let me tell you about this book 2. A tale told by a nurse… 3. Resilience – the story so far 4. Carol, the nurse who went on strike 5. Beverley, the student nurse who refused to fear 6. Laura, student nurses and the ’real’ nurses 7. Polly, the student nurse who wrote poetry and went missing 8. Simone, the nurse who stood in solidarity: working on the border between religion, madness and profession 9. John, the trauma nurse 10. Miriam’s story 11. An anonymous story 12. Yasmin, the nurse who was bullied and who bit back 13. Marta, the migrant nurse

About the Author

Michael Traynor is Professor of Nursing Policy at Middlesex University, London, UK, where he works in the Centre for Critical Research in Nursing and Midwifery.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Health Care Delivery
MEDICAL / Nursing / Fundamentals & Skills