"Cortney Davis has a remarkable capacity to offer voice to the extensive act of day-to-day nursing as well as its power in changing the lives of individuals. In some way, she sees the darkness and also ghosts that load our heart and soul as well as understands them, revealing us that the divide in between person as well as service provider is a synthetic one that can obstruct of real understanding. The Heart's Fact advises us of the power of representation and also story as well as tests us to redeem these means of recognizing for recovery our individuals—— as well as ourselves." — Diana J. Mason, PhD, REGISTERED NURSE, FAAN, Editor-in-Chief, American Journal of Nursing

What is it like to be a trainee registered nurse cleaning the feet of a passing away person? To be a recently finished registered nurse, accountable of the Critical care unit for the very first time, that asks yourself if her error might have set you back a life? Or to be a skilled registered nurse that, by her visibility and also treatment, holds an individual to this globe? Poet and also registered nurse expert Cortney Davis addresses these inquiries by analyzing her very own experiences and also with them discloses a look right into the minds and also hearts of those that look after us when we go to our most susceptible. The Heart's Reality supplies the pleasures, stress, worries, and also amazing minutes that registered nurses, seasoned as well as brand-new, face everyday.

In these carefully functioned essays, Davis traces her double courses, nursing as well as writing, welcoming viewers to share what she finds along the road—— lessons not just concerning the body however likewise regarding the human spirit. Rich, intimate, as well as never ever avoiding the facts of ailment, the elegance of recovery, or the marvel of words, The Heart's Reality will certainly influence trainee caretakers, intrigue visitors, and also attest those that have actually lengthy operated in nursing, an occupation that Davis calls "strange, mystical, humbling, addictive, as well as commonly transcendent."


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Cortney Davis is the writer of 3 verse collections, consisting of Leopold’& rsquo; s Maneuvers (2004 ), which won the Meadow Schooner Verse Reward as well as the American Journal of Nursing Publication of the Year Honor. She has actually coauthored 2 compilations of verse and also prose by registered nurses, In between the Heart Beats (1995) and also Intensive Treatment (2003 ). Her narrative, I Understood a Lady: The Experience of the Women Body (2001 ), won the Connecticut Facility for guide Nonfiction Reward in 2002.