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by Alison Collin

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ISBN:
0956293808
Author:
Alison Collin
Category:
Nursing
Language:
English
Publisher:
Alison Collin (August 1, 2009)
Pages:
244 pages
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1168 kb
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Rating:
4.8
Votes:
772


I expected this book to bring back memories of when I was a student nurse, it didnt, we obviously had more fun than those in a big London hospital.

I expected this book to bring back memories of when I was a student nurse, it didnt, we obviously had more fun than those in a big London hospital.

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Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is an NHS trust in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. The Trust was formed in April 1998 after the merger of two previous smaller NHS trusts to form one citywide organisation. The former trusts were United Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (based at Leeds General Infirmary) and St James's & Seacroft University Hospitals NHS Trust (based at St James's University Hospital).

Of Sluices and Sisters: Anecdotes of Student Nurses at a London Teaching Hospital Follows the trials and tribulations of a set of student nurses training at an elitist Teaching Hospital in the 1960's as they deal with legendary ward sisters, petty rules, challenging patients, and eccentric doctors. It includes many stories - some poignant, many very amusing - which give an insight into what nurse training was like in those days.
  • Original
Really only great reminiscing for those that have "been there, done that". Some of the American audiences may enjoy it, Definitely great for "Old Nurses" and for some who enjoy the historical aspects of their chosen profession
  • Doomblade
Took me back to London and the very different lifestyle we all lived then and as difficult as it to believe it is a very accurate account of a nurse in training in those days.
  • Marige
If you're looking for a wonderfully told story and a really good laugh to boot, this is the book you should be holding in your hands right now!! I have a feeling that"Sluices and Sisters" might be one of those "sleepers" that gets passed around, chatted up, given as a gift, and soon ends up on the best seller list. The author tells of her days as a student nurse in London's premier teaching hospital, St. Bartholomew's, and one of the unique aspects of the book is her natural, seamless and generous sharing of the limelight by using the stories of her fellow classmates as well. Alison Collin's ability to create a vignette in a few well crafted sentences brings the reader right into the story. Its a collection of personal experiences with universal appeal. Buy it now; heck, while you're at it, buy a bunch and give them as Christmas gifts. You're friends will be thanking you for a long time.
  • FreandlyMan
Anybody who ever worked in a large teaching hospital in Britain back in the sixties cannot fail to identify with the yarns that are woven through this charming book. Whether you were a lowly porter, student nurse, matron, consultant or resident, these reminiscences will bring back not only smiles (and the occasional guffaw) but also a reminder of how it once was - less than fifty years, but effectively eons ago. If you went to Barts, The Middlesex, or St. Thomas, then this is a "must read". If you frequented some other hospital in Britain - whether as patient or provider, then this is merely an "excellent" read. It is reminiscing at its best - a series of anecdotes welded into an easily digetible and flowing narrative.

If you are a reader not blessed with a British upbringing, then in addition you will be treated to an insight into a corner of Britain that will surely be grist for an anthropological study one day. Probably titled something like "Strange tribal customs of the British medical community".
  • Shakataxe
Alison Collin's vivid recollections of her days as a student nurse were a joy to read. The stories were amusing and I often found myself laughing out loud. Medical care during the 1960's was pretty basic, so the medical references will not be too technical for the average person to follow. It was interesting that the book included anecdotes from some of Alison's fellow student nurses, and good to know that many of them are still in touch after all these years. This book would make a great gift, especially for anyone interested in nursing or a lover of all things British.
  • Lamranilv
I adored this book. Alison Collin has a way of writing that takes the reader right along for the ride. I felt I was there with her. Alison and her fellow student nurses' fond memories are priceless. I laughed often and often out loud. She captures the fear and trepidation of those first days and the first year on the wards and beyond to gaining the confidence to excel at her chosen profession. The Sisters are great characters brought to life with Alison's masterful storytelling. Find a wonderful soft chair in the sun and curl up and enjoy yourself with a fantastic read.