Great book entitled "NURSE"

  1. I just finished reading "NURSE"- in which a nurse shares many experiences she's had and also talks bout the politics and obstacles involved in Nursing. It's a good book, but 25 years old.

    Anyone know of any new books like this? I enjoyed the fact that it wasn't too scientific.

    Specifically I would like to read about experiences in specialized fields.

    Thanks!

    Karen
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  3. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Echo Heron Books Are Great.
  4. by   Owney
    Yeah, I read, "Nurse", by Peggy Anderson, RN when I was a senior nursing student.

    For a heart-rending story of a Viet Nam Nurse's experience read, "Home Before Morning." I forget the author's name.

    But by all means, read all three of the books by Echo Heron, RN.

    The last one of hers I read was "Tending Lives." Each chapter is about a nurse working in a different specialty. VERRY interesting! The chapter I found most meaningful was "Echo Heron." It is the account of her last shift at the bedside. What I learned from it, is that when the time comes, every nurse will know to turn on her heel, keep walking, and NEVER look back. After over 25 years in hospitals, that moment came for me last year.

    Read, enjoy, and know that you are not alone.

    Love :kiss
  5. by   Angela Mac
    Yeah-----"Rocky Creek Manor" available on line through authorhouse.com, by yours truly. A nursing home struggles with the challenges brought on by the nursing shortage- many humorous, dramatically sad, and heart touching events take place. Nursing ethics are put to the test. The novel has an unpredictable yet inspirational twist.....
  6. by   wonderbee
    Quote from Owney
    ....It is the account of her last shift at the bedside. What I learned from it, is that when the time comes, every nurse will know to turn on her heel, keep walking, and NEVER look back. After over 25 years in hospitals, that moment came for me last year.

    Read, enjoy, and know that you are not alone.

    Love :kiss
    I'm curious Owney, what are you doing now? Still in nursing in some capacity?
  7. by   Lilnurse0803
    Hello to all,

    I have read almost all of Echo Heron's books (fiction and non-fiction) in addition to "Nurse" by Peggy Anderson. These were excellent books written by great nurses/authors on their experiences as nurses in critical care units. Reading books like this confirmed that a career in nursing is what I needed to make my life complete. None of the horror stories in these books scared me; on the contrary, it motivated me even more to pursue a second career in this glorious profession we call nursing.

    As an avid reader/bookworm , I am always on the lookout for new books written by nurses about nursing. I encourage nurses to write books like Heron and Anderson did. We need more of these fantastic books. Since these books talk about nursing in the 70's and 80's, it would be great to read about nursing experiences in the 90's and 2000's. I especially like stories that begin from nursing school and they progress through the nurses career.

    Does anyone know of any interesting nursing books to recommend? I just purchased a book called "Where Have All the Nurses Gone" by Faye Satterly, R.N. Interesting topic since it talks about the nursing shortage today on how it has impacted American healthcare. I look forward to reading this book after I finish "Fatal Diagnosis" by Echo Heron. I just found "Fatal Diagnosis", an out of print book, at Amazon.com.

    Bring those book recommendations on........ Nothing in the world makes me happy than to know I have a great book waiting to be read.

    Thanks!
  8. by   roxannekkb
    Quote from Owney
    Yeah, I read, "Nurse", by Peggy Anderson, RN when I was a senior nursing student.

    For a heart-rending story of a Viet Nam Nurse's experience read, "Home Before Morning." I forget the author's name.

    But by all means, read all three of the books by Echo Heron, RN.

    The last one of hers I read was "Tending Lives." Each chapter is about a nurse working in a different specialty. VERRY interesting! The chapter I found most meaningful was "Echo Heron." It is the account of her last shift at the bedside. What I learned from it, is that when the time comes, every nurse will know to turn on her heel, keep walking, and NEVER look back. After over 25 years in hospitals, that moment came for me last year.

    Read, enjoy, and know that you are not alone.

    Love :kiss

    That moment came for me in 1997, when I said adios to hospital nursing. I said good bye to nursing completely (I was working in a corporate office doing telephone triage) right before Christmas, 1999. It was a new millennium gift to myself, to kiss all of the abuses of nursing good-bye!

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