I was just thinking about this book...I'm on my second try at nursing school (LPN, because the RN program I started has a 5-year wait to get back in) and was looking for something unrelated in my old notebooks this week. I found my book report on Bed Number Ten and was thinking I should re-read it. I remember thinking, about some of the things in the book, "Wow, that's really stupid," like when her daughter was all upset because the Cotillion (sp?) Ball was going to be a country/western dance this year...how many people here can relate to that sort of problem? Or can pay for private duty nurses when they move from ICU to the med/surg floor? If it had been someone in my family dealing with that illness, we'd have been in foreclosure and doing the 'couch tour' of relatives' homes by the third month. Anyway, it makes you think differently about patient care, and how little things like a back rub can make a big difference.