Offering life- and career-changing moments in nurses’ lives, the 80 true stories in Reflections on Nursing reveal nursing at its most demanding and fulfilling. Written mainly by nurses offering care at home, hospital, or hospice, these first-person stories convey the professional burdens, personal growth, and inner realizations found in the course of patient care. Whether you are a new or experienced practitioner, or just fascinated by nursing care in action, these inspiring true stories show nursing as both professional and life experience, and often, as an inspired journey. Experience the challenges and hard-earned wisdom of these real-life nursing moments: Written by or about nurses of all experience levels and in numerous care settings, including stories about memorable nurses written by patients, family members, and doctors. Dive into these engrossing short stories, and go on a journey with: the nurse who inspires dignity and strength in a young soldier who is losing his wifethe young nurse who stands up to a bullying preceptorthe nurse who realizes her best friend, a fellow nurse, is stealing drugs from their unitthe nurse struggling to give adequate care to seven patients at once on an understaffed unitthe retired doctor who recalls the nurse who saved him, as a young intern, from mishandling a crucial situation with a dying patientthe nurse who takes on an angry patient with a challenging case, to offer special help and encouragementnurses who become a patient The nurse/administrator who pushes hard for administrative decisions that will support nurses and improve patient carethe inspiring patients who help nurses remember why they became a nurse.