Book recommendation?

  1. Has anyone read any great books about nursing or nurses? Healthcare in general? I love historical fiction and am looking for recommendations.
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  3. by   dandk1997RN
    Quote from AMR21
    Has anyone read any great books about nursing or nurses? Healthcare in general? I love historical fiction and am looking for recommendations.
    My Name Is Mary Sutter- civil war novel, main character was a midwife, worked as a nurse in the war, wanted to be a doc.
  4. by   KrysyRN
    Highly recommended:

    The Midwife by Gay Courter.

    Home Before Morning: The Story of an Army Nurse in Vietnam by Lynda Van Devanter.

    I loved both of these books..
  5. by   LisaNicolePN
    There is a trilogy that I've read at least 4 times. It's by Tilda Shalof. The first is called "A nurses story", the second is "The making of a nurse", the third is "lives in the balance"
    It's a very real series. With real experiences, and true feelings. Totally, and completely worth it. Amazing.
  6. by   LisaNicolePN
    I love this kindve thread!
  7. by   NBMom1225
    Bed Number 10... I think it's out of print now, check your local library.
  8. by   loriangel14
    Quote from LisaNicolePN
    There is a trilogy that I've read at least 4 times. It's by Tilda Shalof. The first is called "A nurses story", the second is "The making of a nurse", the third is "lives in the balance"
    It's a very real series. With real experiences, and true feelings. Totally, and completely worth it. Amazing.
    Tilda also wrote a book called "Opening My Heart" . It's an account of her own experiences as a patient while undergoing heart surgery.She also wrote one called "Camp Nurse".
    All of the stories are drawn from her own experiences as a nurse.
    Last edit by loriangel14 on May 27, '13
  9. by   nurseprnRN
    A lot of the Ann Perry novels have a character who is a nurse in Victorian London. Great series. She actually writes several series, all set in the same time period-- I think the ones you want would be the Charlotte and Thomas Pitt series, in which her husband is a police detective. Lots of historical accuracy, social commentary, great mysteries. (Another is the William Monk series.)
  10. by   LisaNicolePN
    Quote from loriangel14

    Tilda also wrote a book called "Opening My Heart" . It's an account of her own experiences as a patient while undergoing heart surgery.She also wrote one called "Camp Nurse"
    Thanks so much! i had heard about them, and I'm on the hunt for those two books! I just haven't gotten around to it yet. I'm finally on summer break from classes, it's so nice to read a book that isn't a textbook. Can't wait to get my hands on them, the others were inspiring to say the least!
  11. by   loriangel14
    Opening My Heart was facinating.
  12. by   MoopleRN
    Anything by Echo Heron.
  13. by   Kay28
    Oh, I love anything by Echo Heron as well. She has several that are based on her life as a nurse. Then theres several fiction books but they are out of print, so you have to find them used. My favorite author, hands down.
  14. by   xoemmylouox
    Quote from MoopleRN
    Anything by Echo Heron.
    I agree. She's a great author.

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