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

  1. by   ?burntout
    A 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....
  2. by   Stargazer
    Have 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.
  3. by   RNforLongTime
    Definitley reccommend the Echo Heron books! Very realistic view of Nursing, even though she practiced 15-20 yrs ago.
  4. by   crp2000
    Can't go wrong with 'Chicken Soup for the Nurses Soul'!!
    Just picked it up this weekend!!!
  5. by   JulieBean2U
    More 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!