Within most disciplines, there are those who are recognized by their colleagues as being exceptionally competent practitioners. These individuals do their work in such a remarkable way as to become a model for others. This book is based on a study of the beliefs, actions, and interactions of a group of extraordinary oncology nurses—the people their peers would choose to have care for them if they were diagnosed with cancer. Perry’s weaving of interviewee’s stories and her own field notes and poetry creates a very personal perspective on nursing that leaves the reader with a greater understanding of the experience, and rewards, of caring for others.
About the author
Beth Perry is a professor in the Faculty of Health Disciplines, Centre for Nursing and Health Studies, Athabasca University. She is a co-author of Teaching Health Professionals Online (2013), Centring Human Connections in the Education of Health Professionals (2020) and the author of More Moments in Time: Images of Exemplary Nursing (2009).