The Nurses

The Nurses

A Year of Secrets, Drama, and Miracles With the Heroes of the Hospital

Book - 2015
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A New York Times bestseller. "A funny, intimate, and often jaw-dropping account of life behind the scenes."-- People

Nurses is the compelling story of the year in the life of four nurses, and the drama, unsung heroism, and unique sisterhood of nursing--one of the world's most important professions (nurses save lives every day), and one of the world's most dangerous, filled with violence, trauma, and PTSD.

In following four nurses, Alexandra Robbins creates sympathetic characters while diving deep into their world of controlled chaos. It's a world of hazing--"nurses eat their young." Sex--not exactly like on TV, but surprising just the same. Drug abuse--disproportionately a problem among the best and the brightest, and a constant temptation. And bullying--by peers, by patients, by hospital bureaucrats, and especially by doctors, an epidemic described as lurking in the "shadowy, dark corners of our profession."

The result is a page-turning, shocking look at our health-care system.

Publisher: New York : Workman Publishing, [2015]
Copyright Date: ♭2015
ISBN: 9780761171713
Characteristics: 360 pages ;,cm.


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May 19, 2017

Nurses are heroes. They have to deal with office politics, long shifts and many other obstacles besides providing good care to patients. This book does a good job of showing how difficult it is for health care professionals to simply do their jobs.

The only thing I did not like about this book is that it is written through characters representing real people. It made the book seem fictionalized ( I know that it is not!) I would have been more comfortable with an interview-type book.

Jan 15, 2016

Good for any nurses for commiserating. And good to get an insider's view of the profession and of the new medical world including the how government plays a huge part.

Aug 05, 2015

I always thought i appreciated nurses but this is quite an eye opener. I don't know how they do it all and it sounds like very little support from employers, coworkers(especially doctors), and difficult patients. I will assuredly be more appreciative in the future.

May 14, 2015

A must read for all nurses! As well as those who are studying to become a nurse or want to/working in health care.

ChiPubLib_Adults May 08, 2015

This nonfiction portrait of a group of hard-working ER nurses is a great way to celebrate an invaluable profession during National Nurses Week or any time year-round.

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May 14, 2015

jescar82 thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over


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