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Nurses: The Real-Life Experiences of Registered Nurses

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Registered nurse Michael Brown has interviewed over fifty practicing nurses, spanning forty-one states and most nursing specialties. He takes you to the front lines of his profession, where split-second, life-and-death decisions are made every day by these unsung heroes of health care, who put their own lives at risk to provide support and comfort to those who need it most...more
Paperback, 318 pages
Published May 23rd 1992 by Ivy Books (first published January 1st 1992)
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Joy
This book is about the rewards and challenges of the nursing profession. It tackles Stories of nurses from different areas of expertise, their daily interaction with their supervisors and doctors, their collaborative interaction with other disciplines, the challenges they are facing with the administrators and the patients they have handled. This book is an eye-opener to students wants to enter the profession.

The passion to reach out and care for the clients/patients should come from within in...more
Sarah
I liked portions of this book, but some of it was so negative. In particular the section on Medical-Surgical nursing. Now, as a nursing student I realize that Med-Surg is one of the hardest jobs to deal with. Usually the nurses are overworked and underappreciated. Patient load is high. Nurses often feel they have no power or control. I get that. However, I know there has to be SOME good points about Med-Surg. I've seen good points during clinicals. When the nurse takes an extra minute to make th...more
Kathleen Garber
This is a glimpse into nursing in the 90s including the AIDS scares and the nursing cutbacks (in the US at least.) The author interviewed many nurses and creating a descriptive narrative so that it reads like a memoir and not a book of interviews. Lots of types of nurses are included and the stories seem real.

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Sarah
Read this years ago when I was contemplating entering into the nursing profession. Gripping, fascinating behind-the-scenes account of real nurses. Fans of ER are apt to like this as well.
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