heron writes fiction. There are true stories about nurses available too......
"Honoring Our Past - Building Our Future -
by Julie Pavri, RN
The first 100 years
if you dont find it in your book store, contact The New York State Nurses Assoc at
" Life Support: Three Nurses on the Front Lines
by Suzanne Gordon
the story of three nurses who work to humanize the experience of receiving medical care.
"From Silence to Voice: What Nurses Know and Must Communicate to the Public
by Bernice Buresh, Suzanne Gordon
a must-read for all nurses. The message of the book is one all nurses need to hear
theres a lot out now about nurses in wartime:
"We Band of Angels: The Untold Story of American Nurses Trapped on Bataan by the Japanese
by Elizabeth M. Norman
5 star review
" No Time for Fear: Voices of American Military Nurses in World War II
by Diane Burke Fessler
5 star review: More than 200 interviews with American military nurses of the Army, Army Air Force, and Navy who were present in all theaters of WWII. Their stories bring to life horrific tales of illness and hardship, blinding blizzards, and near starvation - all faced with courage, tenacity, and even good humor. A unique oral-history collection....
"G.I. Nightingales: The Army Nurse Corps in World War II
by Barbara Brooks Tomblin
recalls the work of the nurses on the war front, the nurses who held the fort at army hospitals back home, and the particular story of African American nurses, who suffered discrimination during the war and oblivion afterward.
Angels of Mercy: The Army Nurses of World War II
by Betsy Kuhn
first-person accounts and archival black-and-white photos -stirring anecdotes of nurses who served in WWII. The nurses' fortitude comes through plainly as they laugh at hardship and recount good times and adventure, more than they discuss the horror of war
"A Piece of My Heart: The Stories of 26 American Women Who Served in Vietnam
by Keith Walker (Editor), Martha Raye
review: 5 stars - "Records the memories of a war in the words of those women courageous enough to walk into hell." --San Francisco Chronicle
"[I]Women at War: The Story of Fifty Military Nurses Who Served in Vietnam
by Elizabeth Norman
A profound and emotionally moving experience,
review: 5 stars - "a strong, touching insight to the pre, intra, and post nursing experiences of some of our country's finest military nurses. A book for all nurses....... a wonderful book for nursing students as it gives an illustration of the values and heritage of nursing as well as a description of how nurses cope when under extreme stress".
"No Time for Prejudice
by Mabel Keaton Staupers, RN
documents the struggles, accomplishments, and events of nurses of her era - WWII and African American nurses.
"Helen of Tus: Her Odyssey from Idaho to Iran
It is the story of Helen Jeffreys, an American from Idaho, who came to Iran as a nurse in the thirties......The book is an assemblage, a transcript, a story taken from the letters that Helen wrote to her children during her incredible life. The first known American to marry an Iranian in America and go to Iran. The first American Nurse to come to Iran. Helen of Tus is not about the past, it's about potential......
- the first history of American black nursing
by Adah Belle Samuels Thoms, R.N.
"Emergency!: True Stories from the Nation's ERs
by Marc Tolon Brown, Mark Brown
100 poems, essays, and stories by physicians and nurses.
'Just Here Trying to Save a Few Lives: Tales of Life and Death from the ER
by Pamela Grim
Dr. Grim brilliantly captures the adrenaline-fueled chaos inner-city ERs, where the unrelenting pressure puts doctors and nurses alike in a perpetual state of shell shock.
"Trauma Junkie: Memoirs of an Emergency Flight Nurse
by Janice Hudson
Is there an afterlife? Janice Hudson, who's seen her share of death, ventures an assuring YES in this memoir about her years as a trauma nurse. Hudson believes that something interesting awaits us afterward, as a few of her eerie anecdotes attest.
"'Believe It or Not! True Emergency Room Stories
by Kevin Pezzi
Dr. Pezzi is one of those "you either love him or hate him" guys -
he doesn't water down his stories
by Suzanne Gordon
"Chicken Soup for the Nurses Soul: 101 Stories to Celebrate, Honor and Inspire the Nursing Profession
by Jack Canfield (Editor), Mark Victor Hansen, Nancy Mitchell-Autio, Leann Thieman