This booklet provides straightforward advice on how best to prepare before working the night shift, how to stay alert and refreshed while on duty and how to recover from working nights.
Preparation, Survival and Recovery : a Guide for Junior Doctors
Author: Nicholas Horrocks,Roy Pounder
Publisher: Royal College of Physicians
By day, Monica Holy’s life looks like millions of others. She paints, jogs, talks to friends, and worries about her children. Monica’s nightlife is a different story. Since birth, she has entered extraordinary worlds of consciousness through the portal of lucid dreams. While there, she conducts souls to the other side and to the light, teaches, guides, and heals. She enters those non-ordinary realities not just to explore them, but to work on behalf of the human community. In Fringe Dweller on the Nightshift, she eloquently recounts her psychic and spiritual work with the troubled dead, the newly dead or those about to die – especially children – to provide emergency relief. She also brings back messages from the world beyond this one, by offering each and every one of us inspiration and ideas for honoring our feelings and connecting to the divine expression of all that is. Ultimately, we will all see The Grid (chapter 10): the invisible reality beyond our five senses that underlies all physical form as we know it. Fringe Dweller on the Nightshift combines cosmic adventure with down-to-earth practical information – part art, part memoir, part philosophy, part guidance, this book is a work of the heart.
True Stories from an Afterlife Paramedic
Author: Monica Holy
Publisher: Weiser Books
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Jonas Kelshiker has worked the night shift in the Evidence Room at the police department for three years. Police officers bring items of potential import from crime scenes to his window, and he files the items and logs them into his computer. Same old, same old. He likes his job well enough, but it's firmly rid him of any preconceptions he might have had about police officers. The night Dan Harris, newly transferred to the Vice Squad, shows up at his window, though, Jamie begins to feel he may have ditched those preconceptions too soon. Dan's gorgeous, funny, and even (or so says Angelina, the gossip at the main desk) potentially gay, but Jonas has never had a proper boyfriend before. He's kind of shy, much to the frustration of everyone, including himself. After the guys' flirtation has dragged on for several weeks, it's become pretty clear that it's going to take something drastic to push Jamie into making a move. Luckily for Jonas, the life of a Vice Squad officer is such that he doesn't have to wait too long for that something. (Previously published by Dreamspinner Press in the Uniform Appeal anthology, 2011.)
Author: Louise Blaydon
Publisher: Torquere Press, LLC
Relatively high wages and the opportunity to be part of an upscale, globalized work environment draw many in India to the call center industry. At the same time, night shift employment presents women, in particular, with new challenges alongside the opportunities. This book explores how beliefs about what constitutes "women's work" are evolving in response to globalization. Working the Night Shift is the first in-depth study of the transnational call center industry that is written from the point of view of women workers. It uncovers how call center employment affects their lives, mainly as it relates to the anxiety that Indian families and Indian society have towards women going out at night, earning a good salary, and being exposed to western culture. This timely account illustrates the ironic and, at times, unsettling experiences of women who enter the spaces and places made accessible through call center work. Visit the author's website at http://www.working-the-nightshift.com and facebook group.
Women in India’s Call Center Industry
Author: Reena Patel
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Category: Social Science
Combined sales of over 250,000 copies demonstrate the terrific impact Robert Lesslie’s first three books have had on readers. In Angels on the Night Shift, the fourth book based on his 30 years’ experience in the ER, Dr. Lesslie draws open the curtain on the lives, the dramas, and the close human connections hidden away behind hospital walls—events that, day and night, reveal nurses, doctors, patients, friends, even strangers to be “angels” in disguise. Hope, beauty, love, warning, and faith all intermingle in these fast-paced stories as readers witness belief and trust during tragedy and triumph observe hearts and motives starkly revealed catch glimpses of miracles as they unfold see demands for split-second action discover life lessons for themselves Readers will gain a window on some of life’s greatest wonders and mysteries as they share intimate joys and struggles of people just like them.
Inspirational True Stories from the ER
Author: Robert D. Lesslie
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
This simple, accessible little devotional should be taken like a medicine in daily dosages: repeat as necessary until your spirit is heartened. I was moved in my spirit and heartened in my commitment to act by contemplating these lives and these prayers. I trust you will be, too. Expect to be sobered, nourished, uplifted, and spurred to responsive action. In short, expect to be blessed and edified. --Dr. William David Spencer
Author: Teresa Flowers,Jeanne DeFazio
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Having spent four decades as a night shift nurse., I encountered more unusual events then could be documented in any chart. Stories from the seasoned staff certainly remained steady, but it was the true to life experiences that could not be explained away that remained tangible. Having witnessed these events first hand, caused little doubt to form. Local folklore became entwined with actual encounters. Soon teams of experience Paranormal investigators, Anthropology Professors and students as well as the curious became involved in the quest to uncover everything from the malicious to macabre, and Divine to the unusual. Here lies the rest of the stories. Enjoy!
Author: Sybil Howe
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
In The Night Shift, Dr. Brian Goldman shares his experiences in the witching hours at Mount Sinai Hospital in downtown Toronto. We meet the kinds of patients who walk into an E.R. after midnight: late-night revellers injured on their way home after last call, teens assaulted in the streets by other teens and a woman who punches another woman out of jealousy over a man. But Goldman also reveals the emotional, heartbreaking side of everyday E.R. visits: adult children forced to make life and death decisions about critically ill parents, victims of sexual assault, and mentally ill and homeless patients looking for understanding and a quick fix in the twenty-four-hour waiting room. Written with Goldman’s trademark honesty and with surprising humour, The Night Shift is also a frank look at many issues facing the medical profession today, and it offers a highly compelling inside view into an often shrouded world.
Real Life in the Heart of the E.R.
Author: Dr. Brian Goldman
Publisher: HarperCollins Canada
Category: Health & Fitness
Author: Lauren Rowe
Publisher: Waterhouse Press
Nursing during night shift may have many advatanges, but it can also lead to many health problems, and possible social isolation. Night Shift Nursing provides helpful tips to both nurses and employers on ways to maintain a more healthy environment for health care providers and to help nurses love the night shift.
Savvy Solutions for a Healthy Lifestyle
Author: Katherine Pakieser-Reed
Publisher: Sigma Theta Tau
To hold a little microbat in your hand, its body the size of the end of your thumb, is nothing but astounding. Its head is nearly the size of a man’s fingernail, its tiny ears are twitching as it struggles to get free, and then it bares its teeth to try and scare you into letting it go. Inside that tiny head is a powerhouse of information. Some of our little bats know the entire landscape of our east coast, and can pinpoint a cave entrance in dense forest 500 km from its last home. When they get there they know what to do – where to forage, which bat to mate with and how to avoid local predators. A Natural History of Australian Bats uncovers the unique biology and ecology of these wonderful creatures. It features a description of each bat species found in Australia, as well as a section on bat myths. The book is enhanced by stunning colour photographs from Steve Parish, most of which have never been seen before.
Working the Night Shift
Author: Steve Parish,Greg Richards,Les Hall
Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
Sally Otis works as a waitress in order to support her three children and a jobless younger sister. They live in a down-trodden apartment house, which they share with other working class tenants. Her husband is in a State mental hospital and most likely there for good. Her deadbeat younger brother and a lodger from across the hall pay board to eat in her crowded little flat. As Christmas approaches, there is no money for gifts and no prospect of her husband returning home. As her burden becomes intolerable, Sally's sturdy courage begins to falter. To make matters worse, the sleazy, suspicious owner of the local night club - Nick Toresca - takes a fancy to Sally and won't leave her alone. As he is the brother of her boss at the greasy spoon, she is in no position to call the shots. Things are shaken up when Sally's sister - the swaggering, glamorous, independent Petey Braun - appears on the scene. All loud laugh, deep voice, self-confident aplomb and worldly generosity, Petey grabs the spotlight and centre of the stage and never lets them go. She is an American career woman - one who makes a career of men: she is a master of her trade. To give Sally a break, Petey sets about to dazzle Nick so that he has no eyes for Sally. Nothing is straightforward when Petey gets involved, however, so what follows is a swift-paced tale of tension, excitement and sibling rivalry as the very different worlds of Sally and Petey collide . . .
Author: Maritta Wolff
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Do you sometimes feel as if God is working in others' lives but not yours? This book shows how God is continually at work in your life, and often does His best works in the darkness during difficult times.
Acts of Love Your Father Performs Even While You Sleep
Author: Ron Mehl
Publisher: Multnomah Books