What's your favorite nursing book? (Non textbook)

  1. I enjoy reading books written by nurses about the profession. The stories they tell give a glimpse of what it's really like to be on the front line.

    Currently, I am just taking my pre-reqs so I have a little time during the day to pick up a good non-textbook. What was your favorite nursing book of stories?
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  2. 49 Comments

  3. by   kmchugh
    Hands down, the non-fiction books written by Echo Herron.

    Kevin McHugh
  4. by   neneRN
    Anything by Echo Heron! She's written 3 non fiction books- two about her own experiences and one is a compilation of stories by different nurses. She's also written some fiction, but the true stuff is better.
    Also, "Nurses: The Human Touch" by Michael Brown, R.N. is great (another compilation of different nurses)
  5. by   shay
    Ya know, it's not a nursing book, but the book 'The House of God' by Samuel Shem is supposedly really good. I've been meaning to check it out......

    It's about 6 interns....
  6. by   pattyjo
    Life Support: Three Nurses on the Front Lines by Suzanne Gordon. She is not a nurse herself, but is a great friend to nurses.

    We Band of Angels: The Untold Story of American Nurses Trapped on Bataan by the Japanese, by Elizabeth M. Norman, PhD, RN. Absolutely breathtaking story of these brave women. Both books should make you proud.
    Patty
  7. by   woo 2
    from silence to voice by bernice buresh and suzanne gordon should be required reading for all students and all nurses should read this it is a great book. from silence to voice by bernice buresh and suzanne gordon should be read by all nurses and future nurses it is a great book
  8. by   tapper
    Not a "Nursing Book" but a book that I found very inspirational was Tuesdays with Morry (don't know about the spelling of Morry). I could not put this book down, finished it in one 3-4 hour sitting. You will not regret experiencing the outlook that this man has on life, it definitely helped me open my eyes to what is truly important in life.
  9. by   Cindy_A
    I greatly enjoyed "Chicken Soup for the Nurse's Soul". It was inspirational, sad and funny at the same time.
  10. by   aimeee
    Not a nursing book, but having to do with health....Kitchen Table Wisdom by Rachel Naomi Remen.

    I've been wanting to read Tuesdays with Morrie too, but it always seems to be checked out when I look at the library. Guess I should put it on reserve.
  11. by   RNforLongTime
    The books by Echo Heron were wonderful. I have reread them over and over. The book by Michael Brown was good too!
  12. by   2ndCareerRN
    We Band of Angels, the true story of nurses taking care of themselves and others following the fall of Battan at the beginning of WW2, yes, they were POW's.

    bob
  13. by   Paprikat
    Echo Heron definately. I also enjoyed "Chicken Soup for the Nurse's Soul."
  14. by   Hooligan
    Thanks for this thread!!! I'm just about to finish one of Echo Heron's books and I've really enjoyed it! I'm eager to read more!

    ~Bean

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What's your favorite nursing book?  (Non textbook)