Inside the Winter 2017 Issue of Vanderbilt Nurse
In 2014 Nicole Dutcher delivered her first child using natural childbirth. She was passionate about trying it again with her second pregnancy. But one thing stood in the way — her memory. “The reality of the intensity of natural childbirth with no pain relief really stuck with me,” Dutcher said. “I had a bit of...... KEEP READING »
Even before she began working directly with children with life-threatening conditions, Terrah Foster Akard, MSN ‘01, PhD ‘08, was moved by their stories. In one, a 7-year-old boy stuffed pictures and notes into egg-shaped hosiery containers and hid them around his house like Easter eggs. His family found them after he died. In another, a...... KEEP READING »
Frequently busy with meetings, planning sessions and administrative responsibilities, Alive Hospice President and CEO Anna-Gene O’Neal welcomes the chance to slip out of her office and spend time with residents and staff in Alive’s residence near downtown Nashville. On this particular rainy morning, she sits by resident Knox Ownby’s bed and listens as he tells...... KEEP READING »
- Helen Iola Manoogian, BSN ‘47B, celebrated her 90th birthday with a ride on a zip line.
- Frances M. Edwards, BSN ‘53, MSN ‘76, received the Lifetime Achievement award at the Tennessean’s recent Salute to Nurses ceremony. According to her nomination, “no one in Tennessee has been more involved in promoting the health of Tennesseans and the welfare of registered nurses over such a long period of time than Frances Edwards.” She has worked in many capacities, from recovery room to classroom, but her passion is in the art of healing, especially through the use of alternative therapies such as Reiki and Healing Touch. She has also been a political advocate in many forums, from presidency of the Tennessee Nurses’ Association to presidency and/or chair of many community and national organizations.
- Elizabeth Reese Turrentine, BSN ‘55, had two hip replacements last year, but is back to being mobile. She feels truly blessed to be “rambling about this gorgeous country in my RV, living my dream.” All four of her children are doing well, and she is writing a book called, “Climbing Mountains When You’re Over the Hill.”
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