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December 27, 1941

Professional Adjustments. I

JAMA. 1941;117(26):2293. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820520089044

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A student nurse, or better still a prospective nurse, will find this book of the utmost value to her. Based on the extensive experience of the author as a teacher of nurses and director of nursing schools, it deals with the everyday, commonplace matters which, taken separately, are of little consequence but which, added together, may make all the difference between a good nurse and an inferior one. Dealing with such matters as careless habits of speech, neatness and general conduct and discussing rouge, fingernail polish and other matters pertaining to appearance, it relates all these to the fundamental question as to what effect they will have on the character of the nurse and her service to the patients. In the same way the matter of alcohol, tobacco, chastity, personal relationships with fellow students and fundamental honesty of attitude toward hospital, patients, doctors and self are treated in a straightforward,

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