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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150383
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Bridgeway
Abstract:
Bridgeway
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2001
Conference Date:November 10 - 14, 2001
Author:McCall, Josephine
P.I. Institution Name:Julien F. Keith Alcohol and Drug Treatment Center
Bridgeway substance abuse and chemical dependency treatment center, located at Transylvania Community Hospital in Brevard, North Carolina, closed its doors to inpatient treatment in the fall of 1999. Through individual counseling and family therapy Bridgeway made the difference in the lives of hundreds of clients. On the last day of its existence the staff and patients of the facility gathered for a closing ceremony. I was requested to share the following poems during that program. This closure is one example of the multiple losses healthcare has and is experiencing. Many factors contribute to this end result. Some include the continuing rise in the cost of healthcare, tightening of service managers budgets, the practice of placing healthcare in for profit markets, and the often changing political focus on which healthcare issue is currently of the most importance. In order to survive some healthcare providers have formed numerous corporate ventures, drastically cut nursing positions, trimmed a number of services provided, and as in the case with Bridgeway, some have been forced to close all together. Nurses share greatly in these losses. Many who have provided understanding, compassionate, and dedicated care through one employer have suddenly found themselves bereft of their job. In some cases without severance or retirement packages and without time for closure or goodbyes. The heart of nursing has often experienced disappointment, loss, illness, and pain. This heart should also be allowed, encouraged, and provided the opportunity to participate in the journey to healing. These poems offer that possibility.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
10-Nov-2001
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleBridgewayen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150383-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Bridgeway</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">November 10 - 14, 2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">McCall, Josephine</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Julien F. Keith Alcohol and Drug Treatment Center</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Bridgeway substance abuse and chemical dependency treatment center, located at Transylvania Community Hospital in Brevard, North Carolina, closed its doors to inpatient treatment in the fall of 1999. Through individual counseling and family therapy Bridgeway made the difference in the lives of hundreds of clients. On the last day of its existence the staff and patients of the facility gathered for a closing ceremony. I was requested to share the following poems during that program. This closure is one example of the multiple losses healthcare has and is experiencing. Many factors contribute to this end result. Some include the continuing rise in the cost of healthcare, tightening of service managers budgets, the practice of placing healthcare in for profit markets, and the often changing political focus on which healthcare issue is currently of the most importance. In order to survive some healthcare providers have formed numerous corporate ventures, drastically cut nursing positions, trimmed a number of services provided, and as in the case with Bridgeway, some have been forced to close all together. Nurses share greatly in these losses. Many who have provided understanding, compassionate, and dedicated care through one employer have suddenly found themselves bereft of their job. In some cases without severance or retirement packages and without time for closure or goodbyes. The heart of nursing has often experienced disappointment, loss, illness, and pain. This heart should also be allowed, encouraged, and provided the opportunity to participate in the journey to healing. These poems offer that possibility.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:23:10Z-
dc.date.issued2001-11-10en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:23:10Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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