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The Book

Nursing Is Caring highlights the experiences of author Beverly Wheeler’s former students at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Texas School of Nursing.


The students were asked to write a short paper about a patient they had taken care of since entering nursing school who had inspired them and made them realize they were in the right profession.
Their essays show that while people enter the profession for numerous reasons, they all want to care for people—and not just patients. Nurses play a critical role in helping families start the healing process.
Whether it is holding a patient’s hand, talking to a patient, or being a shoulder to cry on, nurses do much more than take blood or carry out a doctor’s instructions.
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