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Nursing the World. Celebrating the past, claiming the future [Kindle Edition]

Anna Maslin , Charlotte Maslin
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'Nursing the World. Celebrating the Past, Claiming the Future', is a global snapshot in time reflecting on the state of the Nursing and Midwifery professions at the turn of the Millennium. It includes a foreword & greetings by both The Hon. Nelson Mandela and the The Hon. Tony Blair. It is a unique compilation at a unique point in history.

After, re-reading the book and the contributions, it felt wrong to try and update the text. Not only does 'Nursing the World' provide a unique insight, but, the contributions remain valid. It is amazing to see that so many of the contributors continue to this day to be at the forefront globally, advocating strongly for human and patient rights.

Many have asked for ‘Nursing the World’ to be re-published and made more easily available. This edition is the result, hopefully, achieving that aim.

In the year 2000 we needed a global workforce which would be sufficient in number, well educated, highly skilled, but also empathetic and caring to meet the needs of the people we serve. In 2012 there have been many advances but in essence the issues and goal remains the same.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 355 KB
  • Print Length: 191 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Alinwest Publications Ltd; 2 edition (15 Mar. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007KX0K50
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #674,606 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Professor Anna Maslin, Ph.D. has had a unique career globally focusing on health, human rights and international development for over 35 years.

She has advised Ministers, and colleagues on relevant matters of national and international policy. She represented the United Kingdom at international fora, including the World Health Organisation and Commonwealth Health Ministers Meetings as a part of the UK corporate delegation for 16 years. She has worked closely with the Carter Centre in Atlanta and is a Fellow of the Fellow Lillian Carter Center for Global Health & Social Responsibility shortly following President Jimmy Carter who was the first Fellow.

Anna worked closely with colleagues in South Africa to achieve the Memoranda of Understanding between South Africa and the United Kingdom on behalf of DH, DFID & FCO 2003-2008, focusing on workforce co-operation and the sharing of skills and expertise which she oversaw until 2011. This MOU was extended to at the 2008 Ministerial Bilateral held in South Africa until 2013.

Prior to taking up her post at the Department of Health, Professor Maslin specialised in oncology, working with patients with breast cancer.

She has given numerous presentations nationally and internationally, written a number of books, as well as articles for the national and international press. She has had 12 books published including Oxford University Press's Breast Cancer, Sharing the Decision", and "Women at Work, Perspectives, Experiences & Tips."

Anna has been married to Stephen for 30 years. She has four birth & several bonus children.

Twitter: @annamaslin

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5.0 out of 5 stars A great read 4 Jun. 2012
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I really enjoyed reading this book. It took me right around the world and to learn how different countries practised their nursing skills I found amazing. As an elderly ex-nurse I was fascinated.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Highly Recommended 14 July 2014
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I found this book very interesting. It gives a detailed insight into the development of nursing and midwifery and the opportunities available for extending the practice. According to the author, Nursing can be defined as "the ability to show compassion and care for another human being". It was interesting to read in the introduction of the book a statement by a young child which ties in nicely with this definition of nursing " I don't' think people should become nurses just because they need a job, they should only do it because they really want to".
In this book we learn that nursing is not without its challenges and the author tries to show glimpses of both sides of the coin within the book. However, one of the key points I got from this book is that there is a need to have nurses and midwives who know and understand international relations so they can take leadership roles in those areas in order to make a positive influence on the development of nursing. You will find a lot of other useful observations and comments within this book.
This book has obviously been written by someone who has a wealth of experience in the field of nursing and who truly loves the profession. The personal story of other nurses which the author has included in this book makes it even more interesting. I highly recommend this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nursing The World: Helping Publicise a Classic 7 Feb. 2013
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Most people had read this book leading up to the year 2000 that were involved in care or nursing practice but it appears to not be as readily available within the new tech devices... I stumbled upon it while doing a paper and it was a brilliant insight into the times of 2000 as well as relating to current society and the movement of nurses due to feeling under appreciated or underpaid. All in all it is fantastic to be able to read this on my Kindle!

Five out of five for bringing this back!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating book! 2 Feb. 2013
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I really enjoyed this book. There are substantive chapters on key issues which have concerned nurses for some time combined with personal accounts from many nurses and midwives from all over the world who have been leaders or been an inspiration in many ways to others. It's a book you could read all at once or dip in and out of. The forewords are also beautiful. Highly recommended.
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Excellent reading. Very refreshing information.
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