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The Shift: One Nurse, Twelve Hours, Four Patients' Lives

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The Shift: One Nurse, Twelve Hours, Four Patients' Lives

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“An engrossing human drama . . . The Shift is one nurse's story, but it contains elements of every nurse's experience."—The Wall Street Journal

Practicing nurse and New York Times columnist Theresa Brown invites us to experience not just a day in the life of a nurse but all the life that happens in just one day on a busy teaching hospital’s cancer ward. In the span of twelve hours, lives can be lost, life-altering treatment decisions made, and dreams fulfilled or irrevocably stolen. Unfolding in real time—under the watchful eyes of this dedicated professional and insightful chronicler of events—The Shift gives an unprecedented view into the individual struggles as well as the larger truths about medicine in this country. By shift’s end, we have witnessed something profound about hope and humanity.

Theresa Brown, RN, author of the New York Times bestseller The Shift, has been a contributor to the New York Times. Her writing appears on CNN.com and in the American Journal of Nursing, the Journal of the American Medical Association, and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. She has been a guest on MSNBC Live and NPR’s Fresh Air. Her first book was Critical Care, and during what she calls her past life, she received a PhD in English from the University of Chicago. She lectures nationally and internationally on issues related to nursing, health care, and end of life.

ISBN: 9781616206024

ISBN-10: 9781616206024

Publisher: Algonquin Books

Publication Date: 05/03/2016 - 12:00am

On Sale: 05/03/2016 - 12:00am

Pages: 272

Language: English

Categories

Medical / Nursing / Nurse & Patient

Medical / Nursing / Critical & Intensive Care

Biography & Autobiography / Medical (incl. Patients)