Description : This is a story of pioneering courage and compassion in the New World. Jeanne dreamed of devoting her life to caring for others. In 1641, she courageously gave up her comfortable middle-class life in France to journey to the French colonies, today's province of Quebec.
Description : A feminist re-reading of the Quebec literary tradition, from Laure Conan and Gabrielle Roy to contemporary figures such as France Théoret and Régine Robin.
Description : Servant Leadership in Nursing: Spirituality and Practice in Contemporary Health Care embraces the philosophy that a true leader, in any venue, must be a servant of those he or she leads. This text includes current information on the relevance of servant leadership for nurses practicing in a health care setting with extensive literature review on leadership in nursing and healthcare as well as on servant leadership. This unique text also includes many powerful and poignant perceptions and experiences of servant leadership elicited in tape-recorded interviews with 75 nursing leaders currently practicing in the contemporary healthcare system.
Description : This text examines the issues and trends impacting Canadian nursing. The five parts of the text cover everything from the development of the profession of nursing in Canada, to discussions of nursing knowledge, nursing research, and the theoretical foundations of modern nursing. The authors also examine issues in the delivery of nursing care as well as nursing education, credentialing, standards of care, and entry to practice. Additional chapters address collaboration, the increasingly flexible delivery in nursing education, and health informatics. The book concludes with a look at Canadian nurses’ growing role in international nursing and Canadian projects that have been implemented around the globe. Detailed references at the end of each chapter Two-colour design draws attention to each section heading Dedicated Evolve website enhances the teaching and learning experience New student-friendly features include Canadian Research Focus boxes that highlight current and relevant research, and Reflective Thinking boxes that provide focused opportunities for reflection and discussion WebLinks provide information for relevant nursing and health care organizations Chapter Objectives, End-of-chapter Critical Thinking Questions, and Web Resources have been added to engage students in their own learning With additional images that highlight key individuals and events in Canadian nursing, the text is more visually appealing than ever! Chapters combined and reorganized to reflect reviewer feedback and change in Canadian teaching focus
Description : Born and raised in Troyes, France, in 1653 Marguerite Bourgeoys came as a new recruit to de Maisonneuve's tiny and beleaguered settlement of Ville-Marie, founded in 1642 as a Christian missionary society. These early years in New France marked a special period in her life. Firmly committed to the belief that the world would be a better place if people learned to understand one another, she worked to build a better church and a better society, especially for women and children. Marguerite Bourgeoys's life story teaches us about tolerance and compassion, ideals that are no less important now than three centuries ago.
Description : Marte-Marie, orphaned and homeless in France, had nothing to prevent her from accepting an invitation from Jeanne Mance to join the settlement on the island of Montreal in New France. From the moment of her arrival at the starving, beleaguered fortress of Ville-Marie, Marte-Marie has to confront situations that test her physical and emotional strength to the limit, but also bring her great happiness. Struggling to establish a farm and raise her ever-growing family in her new environment, Marte-Marie must also contend with isolation, Iroquois raids, incompetent French officials, a husband who is away more than he is home, and her own evaluation and doubts about her role in the New World. In this book she recounts the stories of her fight to survive in the tiny settlement that grew into one of the greatest cities in Canada.
Description : In this special two-book bundle you’ll meet remarkable women in science, sport, preaching and teaching, politics, war and peace, arts and entertainment, etc. The book is full of amazing facts and fascinating trivia about intriguing figures. Discover some of the many heroines Canada can be proud of. Find out how we’re remembering them. Or not! Augmented by great quotes and photos, this inspiring collection profiles remarkable women — heroines in science, sport, preaching and teaching, politics, war and peace, arts and entertainment, and more. Profiles include mountaineer Phyllis Munday, activist Hide Shimizu, unionist Lea Roback, movie mogul Mary Pickford, the original Degrassi kids, Captain Kool, hockey star Hilda Ranscombe, and the woman dubbed "the atomic mosquito." Includes 100 Canadian Heroines 100 More Canadian Heroines
Description : BIOGRAPHIES OF THE SAINTS BOOK 3 OF 3: THE PATH OF OBEDIENCE THE NEW REVISED EDITION: LAYMAN SAINTS * Patriarchs * Abbots * Confessors * Laymen* * Universal Feast Days * THIS EXCEPTIONAL ONE OF A KIND FULLY ILLUSTRATED BOOK WILL TAKE YOU ON A JOURNEY THROUGH THE LIVES OF OVER 185 LIVES OF THE SAINTS. THIS BOOK IS THE THIRD BOOK IN THE TRILOGY WHICH CATALOGS OVER 550 LIVES OF THE SAINTS. THE SAINTS FOUND WITHIN THIS TRILOGY HAVE GIVEN UP EVERYTHING IN THIS WORLD INCLUDING THEIR LIVES, FOR THE LOVE OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST. THROUGH THEIR HOLY EXAMPLES AND THEIR ULTIMATE SACRIFICES, WE CAN LEARN HOW TO COMPLETELY GIVE OURSELVES TO OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST EVERY DAY. This premium high quality 8.5" x 11" 408-page hardcover book is illustrated with full-color pictures throughout and makes the perfect addition to any library. *ESSENTIAL FOR R.C.I.A CLASSES* *FAITH FORMATION CLASSES* *Great Confirmation / Communion Present* *Wedding Gift* *Universal Holy Holiday Present* *Friendship Gift* Hardcover: 408 pages Publisher: Catholic Life International Website: www.catholiclifeinternational.org
Description : A family's story of the Holocaust lies buried in the soil of a graveyard in Prague, in the old neighborhoods of Montreal, in the serenity of a small New Jersey town, and in the memory of Jana -- a woman finally asked to bear witness. Far from the landscapes of her earlier life, Jana raised her daughter, Willow, on the beautiful scrapbooks she kept of her own childhood in Prague before World War II. But her stories end with the beginning of the Holocaust, and Willow knows little of her mother's life during the war and its immediate aftermath. Jana's memories of this time are so guarded that Willow is uncertain who her father is -- the answer left behind in Montreal, the city where Jana first settled after the war. When both Willow and Jana find themselves back in Montreal, the past can no longer be hidden. New loves are found and lost loves rekindled, and mother and daughter decide to journey to Prague to unearth the stories that can no longer stay buried.
Description : ?This is a very impressive work of scholarship that will be invaluable to scholars, students and readers. I can?t imagine anyone seriously interested in this country?s literatures who will not want to own a copy.? - Sam Solecki, University of Toronto
Description : What if you wrote a steamy, erotic novel that was so hot bookstores couldn’t keep it on their shelves? What if you couldn’t tell anyone you wrote it? At night, nurse Cassie Calabria pens a bodice-ripper novel, using an alias. She sends it to a few agents, then forgets about it. She’s more than surprised when she gets an offer for a publisher to include her book, Wild Rose, in a “summer-of-love special.” Wild Rose becomes a blazing bestseller. Suddenly she realizes she can't let anyone know that she wrote it. What would her children think? Or her own mother, who “taught her better,” and, worse, her husband who would question her made-up fantasies of sex on the beach. How could she be thrown into the “red-light district” spotlight and still be a good mom? Unless she went incognito.
Description : Powerful hit man Gideon struggles to outmaneuver a fellow assassin when his past misdeeds catch up with him, an effort that forces him to realize that he can no longer trust anyone.
Description : The Routledge Concise History of Canadian Literature introduces the fiction, poetry and drama of Canada in its historical, political and cultural contexts. In this clear and structured volume, Richard Lane outlines: the history of Canadian literature from colonial times to the present key texts for Canadian First Peoples and the literature of Quebec the impact of English translation, and the Canadian immigrant experience critical themes such as landscape, ethnicity, orality, textuality, war and nationhood contemporary debate on the canon, feminism, postcoloniality, queer theory, and cultural and ethnic diversity the work of canonical and lesser-known writers from Catherine Parr Traill and Susanna Moodie to Robert Service, Maria Campbell and Douglas Coupland. Written in an engaging and accessible style and offering a glossary, maps and further reading sections, this guidebook is a crucial resource for students working in the field of Canadian Literature.
Description : From the frontier to the university, this exciting collection traces the development of the nursing profession through the biographies of individual nurses since 1925 that helped to create its unique history. Among the notable nurses featured in this volume are Faye Abdellah, Virginia Henderson, Margaret Kerr, Thelma Schorr, and many more.
Description : Contributors explore the urban systems and structures that frame our everyday lives. The Art of Trespassing imagines networks, neighbourhoods, and relationships, exposing them as both confining and liberating.
Description : This book is filled with illustrations and photographs, and is written at a level suitable for young Canadians to read to themselves. It includes a table of contents and is perfect for curriculum. Included are the lives of Prime Ministers Sir John A.Macdonald and Pierre Elliott Trudeau, first lay nurse Jeanne Mance, Mohawk Chief Joseph Brant and Officer Sam Steele of the North West Mounted Police.
Description : From the cult of Saint Anne to the devotees of the Virgin of Guadalupe, from Saint Anthony who competed with Christ for popularity in Brazil, to Jesuits who mixed freely with shamans that talked with the gods, this exciting new anthology examines the conversion of the colonized. The essays examine how New World spirits transformed into Old World saints - for example, the spirit of love transfigured into the Virgin Mary - as well as the implications of the canonization of the first American saint. Colonial Saints illustrates the complex and intimate connections among confessional life writing, canonization, and the practices of the Inquisition. There was a dynamic exchange involving local agendas, the courts in Spain and France, and, of course, Rome. This bold collection clearly shows the interplay between slavery and spirituality, conversion and control, and the links between the sacred and the political.