PLENARY SESSION 3: Opening My Heart: Sharing Our Nursing Stories

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308746
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
PLENARY SESSION 3: Opening My Heart: Sharing Our Nursing Stories
Author(s):
Shalof, Tilda
Author Details:
Tilda Shalof RN, BScN, CNCC tshalof@rogers.com
Abstract:

Session presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013

By our stories you shall know us. Our nursing stories define us and shape the image of our profession. They contain our wisdom, knowledge, and achievements. They nurture our passion for nursing. They help us understand the ethical and moral dilemmas of our work. In our stories, we learn how a nurse thinks and how a nurse feels. Stories document our history and legacy. They contain our values and beliefs, even our jokes, dreams, and complaints. They capture our folklore and culture, both what is unique and that which is universal about nursing. Our stories connect us as nurses of the world. The stories we tell the public advance their understanding of nursing and its contribution to health and wellness; they advance the public discourse about health care reform. When we slip into a story - whether it’s based on a moment caring for a critically ill patient, or a street nurse’s account of caring for a homeless, pregnant teenager – we are given entry into others’ lives and it is here that compassion grows. Tilda Shalof is a critical care nurse, story-teller, and author of four books about her 30 year career as a front-line nurse. In 2014, A Nurse’s Story will celebrate its tenth anniversary and twelfth edition. It is a national bestseller, has been translated into four foreign languages, is frequently used as a text of nursing narrative in nursing schools, and was recently optioned for a television series. Nurse Tilda will share her personal story in the hope that in it, each nurse will find something of theirs. The theme of “opening the heart” in both the clinical sense in recounting her experience as a cardiac patient, and in the symbolic, figurative sense, is woven throughout this presentation.
Keywords:
Nurse Story; Narrative; Lived Experience
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
Note:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePLENARY SESSION 3: Opening My Heart: Sharing Our Nursing Storiesen_GB
dc.contributor.authorShalof, Tildaen_GB
dc.author.detailsTilda Shalof RN, BScN, CNCC tshalof@rogers.comen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308746-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013</p>By our stories you shall know us. Our nursing stories define us and shape the image of our profession. They contain our wisdom, knowledge, and achievements. They nurture our passion for nursing. They help us understand the ethical and moral dilemmas of our work. In our stories, we learn how a nurse thinks and how a nurse feels. Stories document our history and legacy. They contain our values and beliefs, even our jokes, dreams, and complaints. They capture our folklore and culture, both what is unique and that which is universal about nursing. Our stories connect us as nurses of the world. The stories we tell the public advance their understanding of nursing and its contribution to health and wellness; they advance the public discourse about health care reform. When we slip into a story - whether it’s based on a moment caring for a critically ill patient, or a street nurse’s account of caring for a homeless, pregnant teenager – we are given entry into others’ lives and it is here that compassion grows. Tilda Shalof is a critical care nurse, story-teller, and author of four books about her 30 year career as a front-line nurse. In 2014, A Nurse’s Story will celebrate its tenth anniversary and twelfth edition. It is a national bestseller, has been translated into four foreign languages, is frequently used as a text of nursing narrative in nursing schools, and was recently optioned for a television series. Nurse Tilda will share her personal story in the hope that in it, each nurse will find something of theirs. The theme of “opening the heart” in both the clinical sense in recounting her experience as a cardiac patient, and in the symbolic, figurative sense, is woven throughout this presentation.en_GB
dc.subjectNurse Storyen_GB
dc.subjectNarrativeen_GB
dc.subjectLived Experienceen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:39:01Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:39:01Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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