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[book cover] More Moments in Time


About the Book

Within most disciplines, there are those who are recognized by their colleagues as being exceptionally competent practitioners. These individuals do their work in such a remarkable way as to become a model for others. This book is based on a study of the beliefs, actions, and interactions of a group of extraordinary oncology nurses—the people their peers would choose to have care for them if they were diagnosed with cancer.

Perry’s weaving of interviewee’s stories and her own field notes and poetry creates a very personal perspective on nursing that leaves the reader with a greater understanding of the experience, and rewards, of caring for others.

About the Author

Beth Perry has worked as both a nurse and an educator in medicine, oncology, and palliative care. She has been an Associate Professor of Nursing and Health Studies at Athabasca University since 2001.



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The Power and Promise of Exemplary Nursing Care

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The Multi-layered Landscape

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The Dialogue of Silence

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Mutual Touch

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Sharing the Lighter Side of Life

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The Effects of Exemplary Nursing Care Connecting

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Lessons Learned