The Resource Taking turns : stories from HIV/AIDS care Unit 371, MK Czerwiec, (ebook)

Taking turns : stories from HIV/AIDS care Unit 371, MK Czerwiec, (ebook)

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Taking turns : stories from HIV/AIDS care Unit 371
Title
Taking turns
Title remainder
stories from HIV/AIDS care Unit 371
Statement of responsibility
MK Czerwiec
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Artist
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Language
eng
Summary
In 1994, at the height of the AIDS epidemic in the United States, MK Czerwiec took her first nursing job, at Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago, as part of the caregiving staff of HIV/AIDS Care Unit 371. Taking Turns pulls back the curtain on life in the ward. A shining example of excellence in the treatment and care of patients, Unit 371 was a community for thousands of patients and families affected by HIV and AIDS and the people who cared for them. This graphic novel combines Czerwiec's memories with the oral histories of patients, family members, and staff. It depicts life and death in the ward, the ways the unit affected and informed those who passed through it, and how many look back on their time there today. Czerwiec joined Unit 371 at a pivotal time in the history of AIDS: deaths from the syndrome in the Midwest peaked in 1995 and then dropped drastically in the following years, with the release of antiretroviral protease inhibitors. This positive turn of events led to a decline in patient populations and, ultimately, to the closure of Unit 371. Czerwiec's restrained, inviting drawing style and carefully considered narrative examine individual, institutional, and community responses to the AIDS epidemic-as well as the role that art can play in the grieving process. Deeply personal yet made up of many voices, this history of daily life in a unique AIDS care unit is an open, honest look at suffering, grief, and hope among a community of medical professionals and patients at the heart of the epidemic
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Midwest
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1967-
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Czerwiec, MK
Dewey number
616.97/920231
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Czerwiec, M. K.
  • hoopla digital
Series statement
Graphic medicine
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  • Czerwiec, MK
  • Illinois Masonic Medical Center
  • AIDS (Disease)
  • HIV infections
Target audience
adult
Label
Taking turns : stories from HIV/AIDS care Unit 371, MK Czerwiec, (ebook)
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780271079677
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12217725
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12217725
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MWT12217725
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Taking turns : stories from HIV/AIDS care Unit 371, MK Czerwiec, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780271079677
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12217725
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12217725
System control number
MWT12217725
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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