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Year of the Nurse: A 2020 Covid-19 Pandemic Memoir

This book is for everyone, nurse or otherwise, who is furious about how 2020 went down -- and how 2021 is going.#1 Amazon Bestseller in Critical & Intensive Care Nursing #1 Amazon Bestseller in Mental Health Nursing#1 Amazon Bestseller in Physicians#1 Amazon Bestseller in Nursing Issues#1 New Release in Biography of Medical Professionals#1 New Release in Nurse-Patient Relations#1 New Release in Nursing Patient EducationOn April 25th, 2021 at 10:55 in the morning I messaged my chat group of girlfriends from where I work as a nurse on an ICU floor: “Nothing like feeling strongly suicidal at a job where you’re supposed to be keeping people alive,” and then tweeted that my “mental health wasn’t great” and deleted the Twitter app off of my phone because I didn’t want to “overshare.”That I felt like dying.That I would’ve rather died than still be at work.I am not alone. In 2020 there were roughly four million nurses in America. Only 2.7 million U.S. soldiers fought in the Vietnam War. Those soldiers who came back from Vietnam having witnessed atrocities—and in some cases, participated in them—were changed forever.You can't send four million people into a wartime-equivalent situation without there being psychological consequences.And yet that’s what America has done.Nurses spent a year battling a largely unknown assailant. Running low on gear. Fearing we might bring something deadly home. Getting coughed on by people who pretended that our fights were imaginary, that our struggles—watching people die, day after day, no matter what we did—were literally fake.Nurses are scarred.And unless people understand what we went through and commit to never let anyone lie in the future about public health, we will never become whole.Year of the Nurse: A Covid-19 Pandemic Memoir is Cassandra Alexander's poignant effort to come to grips with suicidal ideation and PTSD after being a covid nurse in an ICU in 2020. Comprised of original essays and her chronological journals, tweets, and emails as she attempted to save lives, including her own—this book will let you experience last year from the bedside.Come and understand what it was like.

Childhood Trauma Recovery: The Email Conversations With My Therapist That Helped Me Overcome Childhood PTSD

This unusual and uplifting book – CHILDHOOD TRAUMA RECOVERY - is a first-hand account of a traumatised client and the relationship she built with her psychotherapist.Childhood Trauma Recovery: The Email Conversations With My Therapist That Helped Me Overcome Childhood PTSD is a true and authentic chronicle of Fran Stalley’s therapy journey as told through a series of emails.It provides a rare opportunity to hear the client’s experiences of therapy, which are normally kept confidential.Childhood Trauma Recovery: The Email Conversations With My Therapist That Helped Me Overcome Childhood PTSD will be of interest to psychotherapists, psychotherapy students and anyone having therapy themselves for complex post-traumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD).Fran Stalley credits the relationship she built-up with her therapist in between therapy sessions as an integral part of her recovery.These compelling, intimate, email conversations are the topic of this book and are laid out in an easy-to-read way.They document the ups and downs of nearly two years’ of EMDR therapy with a clinical psychologist.In Childhood Trauma Recovery: The Email Conversations With My Therapist That Helped Me Overcome Childhood PTSD, you are drawn into the client-therapist relationship – a relationship that is normally kept private - and how this evolves and strengthens over the course of the book.While the subject of C-PTSD is usually in the background, there are only a few mentions of specific memories. Instead, the book is more focused on Fran’s progress, which is what makes it heartening to read.If you are a psychotherapist, Childhood Trauma Recovery may help you both develop your practice and support your clients.If you are on your own journey to heal childhood trauma, then this book will be inspiring to read – you too may triumph over childhood PTSD.If you know someone with C-PTSD, Childhood Trauma Recovery demonstrates that it is possible to heal childhood trauma and lead a more fulfilling life.Grab your copy of this absorbing book TODAY by clicking the BUY NOW button at the top.

Writing what you know

Do you want to improve your descriptive writing? This free course, Writing what you know, will help you to develop your perception of the world about you and enable you to see the familiar things in everyday life in a new light. You will also learn how authors use their own personal histories to form the basis of their work.

Fast Facts: Type 2 Diabetes: Identify early, intervene effectively, make every contact count

Fast Facts: Type 2 Diabetes provides a practical overview of this increasingly common health condition. Written by and for health professionals working in primary care, this colourful and accessible handbook highlights important practice points that cover: • identifying and managing those at risk of developing type 2 diabetes • multifactorial interventions to prevent and treat complications • monitoring recommendations An indispensable read for anyone wanting to get up to speed with best practice in primary care. Table of Contents: • Epidemiology • Prevention strategies • Diagnosis • Self-management • Lowering blood glucose • Hypertension and dyslipidemia • Monitoring and microvascular complications • Macrovascular complications • Special populations

Essay and report writing skills

Writing reports and assignments can be a daunting prospect. Learn how to interpret questions and how to plan, structure and write your assignment or report. This free course, Essay and report writing skills, is designed to help you develop the skills you need to write effectively for academic purposes.

Eating to win: activity, diet and weight control

What should we eat before and after exercise? This free course, Eating to win: activity, diet and weight control, examines the importance of nutrition in physical activity, sport and weight management. The role that physical activity has alongside nutrition in controlling body weight will be discussed, as will considerations for pre-exercise and post-exercise nutrition and hydration.

ESSENTIAL OILS FOR ALLERGIES: The Ultimate Beginners Guide To Stop Sneezing, Dry Eyes, Sinuses & Common Allergies With Essential Oils (Soap Making, Bath ... Lavender Oil, Coconut Oil, Tea Tree Oil)

Essential Oils For Allergies!Are You Ready To Learn How To Get Rid Of Those Pesky Allergies Naturally? If So You've Come To The Right Place...* * *LIMITED TIME OFFER! 50% OFF!* * * Presenting Essential Oils for Allergies by an Amazon Best Selling Aromatherapy Author***Exclusive Bonus Content At The Back of The Book!***Here's A Preview Of What You'll Learn When You Download Your Copy Today...What Are Essential Oils?Some Precautions When Using Essential OilsEssential Oils for AllergiesMarvellous Essential Oil Recipes To Cure Those Sinuses, Sneezes, Puffy Eyes And Annoying Allergy ProblemsThe Only Essential Oils I Use And Recommend (And What To Watch Out For!)And Much, Much More!be Sure To Download Your Bonus Content At The Rear Of The Book!The Time For You To Overcome Your Allergies Naturally With Essential Oils Is NowDownload Your Copy Right Now!

Anatomy and Physiology

Anatomy and Physiology is a dynamic textbook for the two-semester human anatomy and physiology course for life science and allied health majors. The book is organized by body system and covers standard scope and sequence requirements. Its lucid text, strategically constructed art, career features, and links to external learning tools address the critical teaching and learning challenges in the course. The web-based version of Anatomy and Physiology also features links to surgical videos, histology, and interactive diagrams.

Introduction to bookkeeping and accounting

Learn about the essential numerical skills required for accounting and bookkeeping. This free course, Introduction to bookkeeping and accounting, explains the fundamental rules of double-entry bookkeeping and how they are used to produce the balance sheet and the profit and loss account.

Getting started on classical Latin

This free course, Getting started on classical Latin, has been developed in response to requests from learners who had had no contact with Latin before and who felt they would like to spend a little time preparing for the kind of learning that studying a classical language involves. The course will give you a taster of what is involved in the very early stages of learning Latin and will offer you the opportunity to put in some early practice.

ESSENTIAL OILS FOR SLEEP: The Ultimate Beginners Guide To Cure Insomnia And Get Deeper Sleep With Essential Oils (Soap Making, Bath Bombs, Coconut Oil, Natural Remedies)

Essential Oils For Sleep!Are You Ready To Learn How To Have The BEST Sleep With Essential Oils? If So You've Come To The Right Place...Presenting Essential Oils for Sleep & Well-being by an Amazon Best Selling Aromatherapy Author Here's A Preview Of What You'll Learn When You Download Your Copy Today...What Are Essential Oils?Some Precautions When Using Essential OilsEssential Oils for Restful Sleep & Sleep IssuesMarvellous Essential Oil Recipes To Help You Sleep Well, Wake Up Well Rested & Feel GreatThe Only Essential Oils I Use And Recommend (And What To Watch Out For!)And Much, Much More!be Sure To Download Your Bonus Content At The Rear Of The Book!The Time For You To Have A Fantastic Nights Sleep Naturally With Essential Oils Is NowDownload Your Copy Right Now!

English grammar in context

What are the differences between spoken and written English? Is use of grammar more or less complex than it appears? This free course, English grammar in context, looks at the way grammar can be used as a tool for adapting our communications (both written and spoken). This OpenLearn course will help you to see how language is intertwined with both describing a view of the world and interacting with others in that world.

Women's Health: How to Protect And Restore Your Pelvic Floor: 5 Simple Tips for Life, Pregnancy, Birth, and Beyond (Women's Health & Pelvic Floor for Pregnancy, Birth, and Beyond Book 1)

All women should be able to live their life confidently, without pain or fear of embarrassment due to pelvic floor dysfunction. In this modern world that we live in - one with cars, raised toilets, and furniture - our bodies are no longer exposed to the wide range of essential movements which would have helped to nourish our body and maintain the health and function of our pelvic floor muscles. So how do you maintain a healthy pelvic floor, or how do you restore one that's not functioning as designed? In this book you'll find an intro to the pelvic floor and its anatomy as well as 5 simple tips and lifestyle changes you can implement right now to start moving toward positive pelvic floor health. This book is great for women at any stage or walk of life, but especially helpful for pregnant mothers to be, postpartum moms and even those who are planning to get pregnant, as this beautiful time in your life can have a large impact on the health of your pelvic floor.The 5 simple tips include:1) Understanding the importance of Alignment - The importance of proper alignment while standing and sitting, and the respective impact on your pelvic floor. One of the BIGGEST changes that you can implement to get your pelvic floor muscles to function properly throughout the day (not to mention your core) is to check your alignment when you are sitting and standing and to make sure you're standing and sitting properly. 2) The Importance of Squatting for Pelvic Floor Health - Once an activity that would have been performed many times throughout the day, not just for going to the bathroom, but also as a working or resting position in the absence of chairs or furniture, this very natural movement has (very recently) disappeared almost completely from our Western culture. Learn how squatting is hugely important for your pelvic floor health!3) Good Bathroom Habits - You may not have thought that you would need to relearn how to go to the toilet as an adult, however, most of us have actually learned how to go to the toilet the wrong way for our whole lives! The invention of the modern Western-style toilet made going to the bathroom perhaps more convenient, however it also caused more than a few issues along the way. 4) Walking Walking and More Walking - As it turns out, walking - another activity that we would be doing a lot more of if we lived in a less convenient world - is a pretty big deal and is vital for the function of our pelvic floor muscles. Using your own two legs to get around also has unique and widespread benefits throughout the body compared to other forms of exercise such as cycling, swimming, running and even the elliptical or stair climber. 5) Releasing Tension in Your Pelvic Floor and Abdominals - A lot of us have been taught to do pelvic floor exercises, which which has been great for building awareness about the importance of looking after your pelvic floor! Most often, the focus of a “Kegel” is the contraction of the pelvic floor muscles and pulling them up and in. Rarely are we taught how to “Let Go” and release the muscles. If you have experienced some urinary leaking, pelvic pain or other pelvic floor issues, you may have consciously (or not) practiced contracting those muscles and pulling them up all day long, and now continue to do it without even realising. Find out how this impacts your pelvic floor and how to fix it!My hope is that this eBook will provide you with some reliable and helpful education about Pelvic Floor Health and will help to prevent future pelvic floor issues, or begin resolving any that you are currently experiencing. Download your free copy of our Women's Health eBook for your first steps toward learning how to prepare your body for pregnancy, prevent dysfunction or begin resolving pelvic floor issues.(Its not just doing pelvic floor exercises!)

Nutrition: vitamins and minerals

This 10-hour free course, Nutrition: vitamins and minerals, looks at the two main groups of vitamins: the fat-soluble vitamins, A, D, E and K; and the water-soluble vitamins, the B group and vitamin C.

Herbal Remedies For Beginner's! Discover This Guide About How To Effectively Use Herbal Remedies For Health Benefits

Herbal antibiotics and other medications used for weight loss are mainly prescribed by doctors. They are not available over the counter. Herbal medicines that help people lose weight include fenugreek seeds, green leafy vegetables, and seeds of various fruits like almonds, peaches, watermelon, mangoes etc. Fruits and vegetables can be used for detoxification purposes. Fruits like guava, banana, pineapple and papaya are used for improving the metabolism.In addition, these medicinal seeds can be used to improve the digestion of food. They are very useful to people who cannot tolerate the taste of refined and processed food. The seeds of tomatoes contain alkaloids. These alkaloids are used for improving the metabolic rate of a person. Thus the use of these seeds can help people to lose weight effectively.

Medicinal Herbalism: A Practical Guide To Natural Remedies for Herbalism Beginners with Plants and Mushrooms and Much More

Are conventional medicines enough or the only solution? Have you ever thought about an alternative way of healing?Medicinal herbalism is what you were looking for.The oldest medical remedies are the organic natural plants. They were already used by Egyptians and ancient Greeks.The composition of ingredients such as essential oils, tannins, bitter substances and minerals is what makes herbs and parts of plants so effective to heal many diseases, such as pancreas, kidney, liver and respiratory support.Here there are explained different plants, according to their flowering period, with different powers, for example: chamomile, peppermint, thyme, tarragon, aloe vera, and many others.As for mushrooms, they are used for mycotherapy and they are originally from China, Japan or Korea.In this volume you will find different kinds of mushrooms, such as the Japanese Reishi, the Shiitake, the Chaga, the Almond ones and many others.From a therapeutic point of view, mushrooms contain a multitude of ingredients with enormous effects on our health. In fact, 40% of all active pharmaceutical ingredients come from mushrooms - among antibiotics, immune-suppressants and statins.In this book you will find everything you need to know about these plants and mushrooms, why these are invaluable, how they can help you, and you will be provided with the necessary knowledge to transform the world of plants into your own little outdoors.What you will find in this book for your Medicinal Herbs journey:Natural remedies v/s PharmaceuticalsUseful mushrooms & Herbs for remediesHow to plan your own Herb GardenHerbal plants for gardenProcess of growing Medicinal HerbsHerbs for healing numerous diseasesPros and cons of Mushrooms and Herbs as medicineAnd much more!It doesn’t matter if you have or not the famous green thumb. This guide will help you step by step.Just order it and let’s start cultivating your own little oasis!