Review: Nursing from Within by Elizabeth Scala
My first impression of the book is this is not Cherry Admes’ nursing career. Elizabeth Scala drives home the hard work of today’s hospital nurses. A continuous need for supplies that run low, not enough nurses to cover the floor during a shift, and the ever presence of emotions flowing from anyone and everyone.
The book is from the view point of a nurse who did not choose this path, but the path choose her. A completely different view from someone who felt a call to nursing. The nurse is young, privilege, and has time to party after work with co-workers. Certainly not the stereotypical nurse but a very realistic possibility.
The story ebbs and flows around the real life experiences of a nurse as she grows from novice to professional. The nurse begins to grown from the stressed-out novice floor nurse to the professional program director of a wellness center. As she gains experience in her career she learns how to de-stress by understanding her limitations and begins learning about the flow of energy, Reiki, and laying of hands to heal herself and others. She begins understanding that nursing comes from within and she cultivates the growth. The growth gives her strength to stand up against turmoil in her life and better understanding of the world around her. She begins to implement changes in her life that helps her reach her dreams.
Elizabeth Scala’s Nursing from Within: A Fresh Alternative to Putting Out Fires and Self-Care Workarounds can be found on Amazon.com
Review by Lisa Goins PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, RMT is the CEO of Couture Health Care www.couturehealthcare.org Dr. Goins' Couture Health Care blog covers health, spiritual, holistic news, reviews for nurses and the public.
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