Oh, I'm so glad I found this website! Someone please read this book - I am DYING to hear what someone else thinks about it!
Nobody's Home:Candid Reflections of a Nursing Home Aide
by Thomas Edward Gass.
I never worked in a nursing home (in fact, the only health care facility I worked in had a very unique patient population), but I could relate to this book on so many levels. The author gives a first-hand account of what it's like to work in a home, including the neglect that takes place
, the "inappropriate" jokes I think we all make about our patients at one time or another:uhoh21: , etc. In one passage, he describes changing a woman's soiled briefs, and I could almost physically feel what it would actually be like to have little/no control of your body and have someone you don't know from adam expose, then proceed to clean the most private parts of your body.
I know there's a Book Store forum, but I thought this thread would be more appropriately posted here.