Carolyn Jones: A tribute to nurses
Carolyn Jones: Omagiu asistenților medicali
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the names of our doctors,
numele doctorilor noștri,
the names of our nurses.
am avut cancer la sân
to get through the surgeries
să trec cu bine peste operații
of the treatment just fine.
every single hair on my body
până și ultimul fir de păr
that I was going to have.
pe care aveam să-l urmez.
to pretend anymore
everybody treating me with kid gloves,
să te trateze cu grijă,
implantată în piept.
me to get up out of that chair
îmi spunea să mă ridic
to me like we were old friends.
și mi-a vorbit ca unei vechi prietene.
when I'm on the verge of losing it?
când eu sunt pe cale să mi-l pierd?”
„Pe bune? Mă întrebi de păr?”
of her shoulders she said,
the one thing I had overlooked,
pe care-l pierdusem din vedere,
my life would get back to normal.
viața mea avea să revină la normal.
when you're fighting cancer
când ai cancer
about how you're going to look.
going to treat you so carefully.
prea atent cu tine.
for the first time in six months.
pentru prima dată în șase luni.
for apartments in New York City,
to the chemotherapy --
know just how to talk to me?
cum să-mi vorbească?
into the world of nurses.
în lumea asistenților.
să mă ocup de un proiect
I was asked to do a project
the work that nurses do.
munca asistenților medicali.
across the country.
de asistenți din toată țara.
photographing and filming nurses
fotografiind și filmând asistenți
that would take us to places
ce avea să ne ducă în locuri
public health issues facing our nation --
din sistemul nostru medical:
the largest concentration of patients
cea mai mare concentrație de pacienți
to nominate nurses
să nominalizeze asistenții
was Bridget Kumbella.
cunoscute a fost Bridget Kumbella.
when he had fallen from the fourth floor
a căzut de la etajul patru
to be flat on your back
despre cum era să nu te poți mișca
of care that you need.
to go into the profession of nursing.
să devină asistentă.
of patients that she cares for,
extrem de divers de pacienți,
to understanding the impact
pentru a înțelege impactul
when it comes to our health.
asupra sănătății noastre.
a bunch of feathers into the ICU.
de pene la Terapie Intensivă.
from all different religions
sunt de diferite religii
of objects for comfort;
or a symbolic feather,
in the Appalachian mountains,
în munții Apalași,
and a repair shop when he was growing up.
unei benzinării și al unui atelier auto,
that he now serves as a nurse.
celor care-i sunt acum pacienți.
to become a nurse,
să devii asistent,
pulling him back to nursing.
spre îngrijirea bolnavilor.
that an ambulance can't even get to.
nici măcar nu poate ajunge.
he's standing in what used to be a road.
a ceea ce era odată un drum.
flooded that road,
for Jason to get to the patient
în care Jason poate ajunge
with black lung disease
din acea casă
against the current up that creek.
we ripped the front fender off the car.
s-a rupt apărătoarea din față a mașinii.
put the car on the lift,
a urcat mașina pe rampă,
to meet his next patient.
caring for this gentleman
the work of nursing really is.
de intimitatea muncii asistenților.
to life in San Diego yet.
la viața din San Diego.
of being a nurse in Germany
ca asistent în Germania,
coming right off the battlefield.
veniți direct de pe front.
the first person they would see
pe care o vedeau
their eyes in the hospital.
as they were lying there,
I left my brothers out there."
Mi-am lăsat frații acolo.”
who's seen combat.
care a fost pe front,
the veterans in his care.
pe care-i îngrijește și să-i ajute.
in Wisconsin called Villa Loretto.
numit Villa Loretto.
can be found under her roof.
sub acoperișul său.
să locuiască la o fermă,
to adopt local farm animals,
să adopte animale domestice din zonă,
those animals have babies.
those baby ducks, goats and lambs
rățuștele, iezii și mieii
for the residents at Villa Loretto
pentru rezidenții de la Villa Loretto,
remember their own name,
in the holding of a baby lamb.
să țină în brațe un miel.
cu sora Stephen,
from Villa Loretto
aflate pe moarte.
someone you love them completely
că îl iubești
at any other place in my life.
în vreun loc, în toată viața mea.
when it comes to our health care.
în ce privește serviciile medicale.
of the need for quality of life,
nevoia de calitate a vieții,
technologies are created,
noi tehnologii salvatoare,
complicated decisions to make.
extrem de complicate.
and the dying process.
durerea și procesul morții.
to navigate these waters?
pe aceste ape?
all the help we can get.
relationship with us
în urma unui atac de cord.
her world without him in it.
fighting for her own life.
of the care of nurses --
stayed by her side
am stat lângă ea
în următoarele trei zile.
to make the right decisions
upon the guidance of nurses.
de îndrumările asistentelor.
in terms of how to care for my mom
pentru a o îngriji pe mama
and relief from pain.
to put a pretty nightgown on my mom,
și pe sora mea s-o îmbrăcăm frumos,
just in time for my mom's last breath.
pentru ultima suflare a mamei mele.
how long to leave me in the room
ABOUT THE SPEAKERCarolyn Jones - Photographic ethnographer
Carolyn Jones creates projects that point our attention towards issues of global concern.
Why you should listen
Best known for her socially proactive photographs and documentary films, Carolyn Jones creates projects that point our attention towards issues of global concern. From people "living positively" with AIDS to women artisans supporting entire communities and nurses on the front lines of our health care system, Carolyn Jones has devoted her career to celebrating invisible populations and breaking down barriers.
Jones has spent the past five years interviewing more than 150 nurses from every corner of the US in an effort to better understand the role of nurses in this country's healthcare system. She published the critically-acclaimed book The American Nurse: Photographs and Interviews by Carolyn Jones, for which she was interviewed on PBS NewsHour and featured in the New York Times, the Washington Post and USA Today. She directed and executive-produced the follow-up documentary film The American Nurse: Healing America, which was released in theaters nationwide and was an official selection of the 2015 American Film Showcase, a cultural diplomacy program of the US Department of State.
Jones has spent her career focused on telling personal stories, and her first introduction to nursing was through a very personal experience of her own, when it was a nurse who helped her get through breast cancer. That experience stuck with her, so when she started working on the American Nurse Project in 2011, she was determined to paint a rich and dynamic portrait of the profession. The goal was to cover as much territory as possible, with the hope that along the way she would capture stories touching on the kinds of issues that nurses are dealing with in every corner of the country. The project explores the American experiences of health care, poverty, childbirth, war, imprisonment and the end of life through the lens of nursing.
Prior to The American Nurse, her most widely acclaimed book, Living Proof: Courage in the Face of AIDS, was published by Abbeville Press and was accompanied by shows in Tokyo, Berlin, the USA, and at the United Nations World AIDS Conference. In addition to her multiple exhibitions, book and magazine publications, Jones has collaborated on projects with Oxygen Media, PBS and the Girl Scouts of the USA. She founded the non-profit 100 People Foundation for which she travels the world telling stories that celebrate our global neighbors. As a lecturer, Jones has spoken at conferences, universities and events around the globe. In 2012 she was honored as one of 50 "Everyday Heroes" in the book of that title for her work with the 100 People Foundation.
Jones' career was punctuated by two brushes with death: first, running out of gas in the Sahara as a racecar driver, and second, a breast cancer diagnosis. Her newest project, the forthcoming documentary Defining Hope, is the culmination of a journey investigating how we can make better end-of-life choices.
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