Helen Underwood

Author of: I Need Help

Helen Underwood graduated as a Registered Nurse from the University of California Hospital in San Francisco. She enlisted in the Army Nurse Corps in 1943 and travelled all over the country delivering patients from the Pacific War area nearer to their homes after initial care in San Francisco.

She married Donald E. Underwood, an attorney, in 1944, and they eventually adopted two boys.

Helen has taken many courses in teaching and has certified hundreds of nursing assistants in long-term care. She emphasizes understanding the problems and frustrations faced by elderly and terminal patients. "Only by knowing the symptoms and problems can one fully relate, sympathize, and properly care for the disabled." She hopes that nurses and family caregivers will benefit from her experience and suggestions.

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