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About the Book"Southeast Michigan nurse Sherry Lynn Jones portrays events in her career in emergency medicine including venues such as Civil Air Patrol (CAP), hospital emergency rooms, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), prisons, and crisis/disaster responses such as Hurricane Katrina. Emphasis on the need for peer-support and self-care for all types of responders"--
More True Stories from EMS and the ER
More Confessions shares the raw and honest feelings of emergency service professionals through true 'story behind the story' revelations. Disclosing experiences from both sides of the gurney, Sherry and other EMS, ER, paramilitary, and firefighter responders walk you along their fragile line of sanity. Using humor as a life raft during perfect storms, workers reflect upon how they endure and survive personal and professional tragedy while trying not to care too much, and what happens when they fail in that attempt. A graduate student in psychology, Sherry is a paramedic, trauma nurse, and crisis interventionist who led a national paramilitary crisis response team and continues conducting crisis management training throughout the U.S.
Emergency Service Professionals Praise More Confessions
"Once again, Sherry brings to life the overlooked or, too often, over-hyped world of the emergency services for all to experience. She does so with a vitality and spirit that makes her prose almost poetic. If you want to glimpse the amazing world of EMS from 'behind the curtain, ' More Confessions is for you. Highest recommendations." --Rev. Don Brown, B.A., M.Div., Flight Paramedic (retired), Chaplain, Lt. Col., CAP (retired); Pastor, First United Methodist Church, Grand Saline, TX
"More Confessions will take you to the edge of first responder insanity with honesty and integrity. Sherry has once again opened our world to the reader by cleverly describing the unbelievable experiences that we have every day. This book is the real deal!" --Peter Volkmann, MSW, EMT, Chief-Stockport NY Police Department.
"Through the venue of real and personable human experience stories, Sherry's More Confessions is a powerfully written sequel that provides key insights into the need for those who work in emergency and disaster response, as well as their families, to actively and purposely recognize and consistently address their physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. All who read this book will be touched deeply in some way." --Harvey J. Burnett, Jr., PhD, LP, President, Michigan Crisis Response Association Sergeant, Buchanan Police Department Assistant Professor of Psychology, Behavioral Sciences Dept., Andrews University
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Medical: Allied Health Services - Emergency Medical Services
"Following the layout of the superbly written Confessions of a Trauma Junkie, the sequel More Confessions of a Trauma Junkie continues to showcase the author's skillful writing talent. If you are considering a career in the medical field or law enforcement, particularly as a first responder, you must read both of these books. You'll either dig in for the long haul of a serious life-changing career or you'll run off to the local florist to learn to make flower arrangements. These traumatic stories are no joke, told from front and center, no holding back except for out of respect, with the gallows humor needed to continue the work and to allow the reader relief from such unimaginable situations the human body, mind, and spirit experiences. These are stories of trauma and tragedy experienced by everyday people and the heroism of the first responders who dedicate their lives to saving lives. The books are a behind-the-scenes view of reality. Highly recommend for family members of first responders as these stories will give you an idea of what it is the first responder in your life cannot tell you about their day at work." --Bonnie McKeegan, LCSW
"Sherry's first book Confessions of a Trauma Junkie opened my eyes to the realities of being an emergency services worker, especially as an EMT and a nurse paramedic. But Sherry has had a lifetime of experiences, and one book just wasn't enough to say everything, so now, More Confessions of a Trauma Junkie fulfills that need. This 'sequel' offers humor to anyone needing a laugh, insight into emergency services for anyone considering such a career, and I think for Sherry's colleagues, a comic and truthful look at the work they do every day to save lives. But More Confessions of a Trauma Junkie is more than a compilation of funny stories. It gets at the very heart of what it is to be an EMT, a paramedic, a nurse, or a doctor. It is a heroic, exhausting, and emotionally traumatic calling. Other people's trauma can become the emergency worker's trauma, even though the workers try very hard not to let these situations affect them. As Sherry points out, 'Rule #1: People Die. Rule #2: Medics cannot change rule #1. (But boy, do we try!')." - Tyler R. Tichelaar, Ph.D., author of the award-winning Narrow Lives
"Emergency Service Superheroes? Yes, I do appreciate their services. Patients says the funniest things as well noted in this book. There are so many hilarious exchange of words between the patients and the EMS. Its no laughing matter when you are in need of medical attention but I must confess: )quite amusing. Serious drama unfolds, EMS feels the hurt and pain just as much but they need to put on their brave faces and help stabilize the patient so a family can have more time with them. As far as I'm concern EMS the guardian angles on Earth, it takes special kind of people to operate whether minor to full blown life or death situation and function like, 'Hey I got it, don't worry it will be okay.'" --Darlene Cruz, Goodreads
"Never before has anyone depicted in such vivid detail the real life experiences of a street medic. EMS is a profession that at times can be extremely rewarding and other times painfully tragic. Thank you for telling our story through your eyes!" -Diane F. Fojt, CEO, Corporate Crisis Management, Inc., Former Flight Paramedic