"We Band of Angels"
A discussion of the work by Elizabeth M. Norman, "We Band of Angels: The Untold Story of American Nurses Trapped in Bataan by the Japanese".
# 49099 | 1,791 words | 5 sources | APA | 2004 |
Published on Feb 24, 2004 in Literature (American) , Medical and Health (Nursing) , English (Analysis) , History (U.S. World Wars)
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This paper discusses the book, "We Band of Angels: The Untold Story of American Nurses Trapped in Bataan by the Japanese", by Elizabeth M. Norman. The paper is divided into four main sections, the first of which provides a summary of the book. The next section discusses the period of time covered in the book in terms of the social, political, and economic situation of the time. The penultimate section discusses how the perception of the role of women during this time affected the image, education, and practice of nursing. The last section discusses the similarities and differences between nursing during the period discussed in the book and nursing now.
From the Paper:"The book builds up a picture of this period of history, through relaying the stories of these nurses, from their fleeing the Japanese, to their living in the forest in Bataan, to their capture and subsequent period as POW's, to their release. The book throws a great deal of light on the approach to nursing taken by this particular set of nurses, and, through this, shows, in stark detail, the sheer terror and hardship that these nurses faced on a daily basis."
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