The American Nurse: Real As It Gets
Laura A. Stokowski, RN, MS
May 1, 2013
During National Nurses Week, treat yourself to a look at these beautiful photos and stories of your nursing colleagues, published by Medscape in honor of all nurses and the work they do each and every day of the year.
Photographing America's Nurses
Nurses often complain that people don't understand what they really do. Nursing is like a private club with 3 million members, and if you don't belong to the club, you don't get it. Nurses are often poorly portrayed in television and movies and rarely have the opportunity to set the record straight. Most of the time, other people speak for nurses. Now, nurses have been given an amazing gift -- a collection of photographs, starkly beautiful and genuine, with the voices of the nurses themselves, telling the world who they are and what they do. The book, The American Nurse: Photographs and Interviews by Carolyn Jones
(New York, Welcome Books), was created by photographer Carolyn Jones and supported by Fresenius Kabi, a healthcare company.