Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Nurses with disabilities...write on!







            While doing research for my next book about nurses with disabilities, I found a growing list of nurses with disabilities who have written books.


            Susan Fleming (2014) wrote a book about her grandmother called Alice Ada Wood Ellis: Seattle Pioneer Midwife, Nurse, & Mother to All. Susan was born missing her left hand. The book will be released in March, 2014.


            Christine Molloy (2013) wrote Tales from the Dry Side: The personal stories behind the autoimmune illness Sjögren's Syndrome.


            Karen Ingalls (2012) wrote a book about her journey with ovarian cancer. It is called Outshine: An ovarian cancer memoir.


            Patricia Holloran (2005) wrote Walking Like a Duck based on her personal journey from addiction to recovery.


            Cleo Graham (2005) wrote a book called From Mess to Message Understanding the hidden meanings of pain and suffering.


            After a back injury, Trenee’ Carlson Zweigle (2004), wrote Psych Ward, a book about her experiences working in mental health settings. Later she wrote Never Give Up: Hope and Encouragement for Women (2013).  


             Following a work-related spinal injury, Anne Hudson and William Charney (2003) wrote Back Injury Among Healthcare Workers.


            Beka Serdans (2001) wrote I’m moving on…are U, a book about her experiences as a nurse with dystonia. She also wrote I’m moving two, a poetic journey with dystonia (2000).


Congratulations to all of these nurse/authors!


Can you add any others to this list?


References


Charney, W. & Hudson, A. (2003). Back injury among healthcare workers. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.


Fleming, S. (2014). Alice Ada Wood Ellis: Seattle Pioneer Midwife, Nurse, & Mother to All. Createspace.com.


Graham, C. (2005).  From Mess to Message Understanding the hidden meanings of pain and suffering. Amazon Digital Services.


Holloran, P. (2005). Walking like a duck: The true story of a nurse walking from addiction to


recovery. Lincoln, NE: iUniverse.


Ingalls, K. (2012). Outshine: An ovarian cancer memoir. Edina, Minnesota:


Beaver’s Pond Press.


Molloy, C. (2013). Tales from the Dry Side: The personal stories behind the autoimmune illness Sjögren's Syndrome. Outskirts Press.


Serdans, B. (2001). I’m moving on…are U? Philadelphia, PA: Xlibris Corporation.


Serdans, B. (2000). I’m moving two. Xlibris Corporation.


Zweigle, T.C. (2005). Psych ward. Frederick, MD: Publish America.


Zweigle, T. C. (2013). Never Give Up: Hope and Encouragement for Women. CreateSpace.com.