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have you read nursing against the odds: how health care cost cutting, media stereotypes, and medical hubris undermine nurses and patient care by suzanne gordon? if you have read the book,... Read More

  1. by   smk1
    Quote from Hellllllo Nurse
    Stolen at a garge sale? That is weird!
    I know! I was reading it between sales and left it on my fold up table and came back and it was gone. I looked and looked, but finally realized someone must have taken it because it was nowhere to be found. Dang it, I really liked the home health nurse's story in that book too...
  2. by   SuesquatchRN
    I'm going to order it today.
  3. by   fancee free
    Quote from Suesquatch
    I'm going to order it today.
    Suesquatch, I have read many of your posts and some difficulties you have experienced in nursing. I know you will LOVE this book and will be able to relate to it and become infuriated in passionate sort of way (I hope you know what I mean ). Once you have read it, I would be really interested in your thoughts about the book and I think others would be as well. Keep us posted.
  4. by   nightmare
    Is this book solely US based or would it be pertinent to us "furiners"
  5. by   UM Review RN
    Quote from nightmare
    Is this book solely US based or would it be pertinent to us "furiners"

    Actually, the author does go into the global phenomenon of hospital cost-cutting. She mentions nurses in virtually every country and how they are affected.

    What frightens me is that a system that guarantees medical coverage for all is really not any better at treating its nurses well.

    The book gives us a very thorough discussion of why this is so, and why we feel so powerless to change things at every level.
  6. by   jewelshouse
    Is this a book you would recommend to a prenursing student, is it an eye opening book? I've read and heard of the "shock" after graduation, just wanted to get a little more info on what to expect.

    If not this book, is there another you would recommend???
  7. by   UM Review RN
    Quote from jewelshouse
    Is this a book you would recommend to a prenursing student, is it an eye opening book? I've read and heard of the "shock" after graduation, just wanted to get a little more info on what to expect.

    If not this book, is there another you would recommend???
    Personally, my opinion is that you need to be a nurse and have experience in order to really identify with how the nursing profession is being (and historically, has been) shaped by forces outside of our control.

    I would have to recommend this one first. http://www.amazon.com/Silence-Voice-...5413796&sr=8-1

    From Silence to Voice: What Nurses Know And Must Communicate to the Public,
    by Bernice Buresh and Suzanne Gordon
    Last edit by UM Review RN on Nov 18, '07
  8. by   UM Review RN
    i see another one. haven't read this one yet. i'll have to put it on the to-do list:

    http://www.amazon.com/complexities-c...5413796&sr=8-3

    the complexities of care: nursing reconsidered (the culture and politics of health care work) (paperback)
    by [color=#003399]sioban nelson (editor), [color=#003399]suzanne gordon (editor)

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