Any Good Nursing Reads - page 2
I just finished a book called "I Knew a Women: A Patient Caregiver and 4 Patients", by Cortny Davis. It was a great book about a Women's Health NP and 4 patients that she follows in her community... Read More
Dec 22, '02Joined: Sep '02; Posts: 1,058; Likes: 73A third vote for "Baby ER" by Edward Humes....
I bought this book after my son died....I could relate to the families in this book and even though I am not a NICU nurse, I could relate, in ways, with the nurses too....
Dec 22, '02Joined: Jan '01; Posts: 3,354; Likes: 62Have to second a number of recommendations already made: the Echo Heron books and The Healer's War. Actually I found Carol Gino's first book to be rather depressing, but her follow-up book, Rusty's Story, is absolutely wonderful. There's a section near the very end that really speaks to me.
Some other enjoyable medical reads:
When The Air Hits Your Brain: Tales of Neurosurgery by Frank Vertosick Jr., MD. Funny and fascinating.
Mere Mortals by Neil Ravin MD. Funny, realistic and touching (fictional) nurse/doc love story w/lots of interesting & technical medical stuff for background.
RN by Sharon Webb. Very funny account of nursing school and the immediate post-grad period.
Transplant by (then practicing transplant surgeon, now TN senator) William Frist, MD. Follows the surgeon through a year or so of his practice. Lots of interesting pt stories and inside info on the "pioneer days" of transplant medicine.
A Woman in Residence by Michelle Harrison, MD. Describes some of the difficulties she faced both as a female resident surgeon/OB-GYN in the late '70s, and as an OB-GYN pressured to push pts for unnecessary, invasive procedures.
A Not Entirely Benign Procedure by Perri Klass, MD. Ironic and funny account of a writer who decided to go to medical school--mainly so she could write about it.
Dec 24, '02Joined: Mar '01; Posts: 2,730; Likes: 602Definitley reccommend the Echo Heron books! Very realistic view of Nursing, even though she practiced 15-20 yrs ago.
Dec 26, '02Occupation: Case Manager Joined: Nov '02; Posts: 43; Likes: 1Can't go wrong with 'Chicken Soup for the Nurses Soul'!!
Just picked it up this weekend!!!
Dec 26, '02Occupation: RN- currently taking a break from hospice and doing agency Joined: Dec '02; Posts: 35; Likes: 6More votes for A Woman in Residence and ALL of Echo Heron's works. Nice to know there are a lot of nurses out there with great tastes in reads!