A Nurse's Life
Delivering Meaningful Care
Imprint: The Liffey Press
256 Pages, 6.14 x 9.21 in, None
- January 2024
After years in the hospital wards Geralyn decided it was time for a change and volunteered to work for Concern Worldwide in a two-year post among the most needy in Bangladesh. Here she learned first-hand about the link between poverty and health care. Upon her return to Ireland she returned to academia and enrolled in an MsC program at Trinity College Dublin. Eventually she became Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing at Trinity.
Interspersed between her highly entertaining personal stories as a nurse, Geralyn expounds on many of the key issues in the nursing profession today: the changing nature of nursing and environment of care; challenges in providing person-centered care in the hospital setting, the essential qualities needed to be a good nurse; the problematic doctor/nurse/administration relationship; the future of nursing and possible ways to address the current challenges; and much more.
More recently, Geralyn experienced nursing from the other side when she was diagnosed with a brain tumor that while benign meant surgery, radiotherapy and several new chronic conditions as a result. This has given her a deeper, first-hand understanding of nursing and the extraordinary reality of loving care.