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Live at Brookline Booksmith! Theresa Brown: Healing

Live at Brookline Booksmith! Theresa Brown: Healing

Friday, April 29, 2022 - 7:00PM ET
Event address: 
Brookline Booksmith
279 Harvard Street
Brookline, MA 02446-2908

In person at Brookline Booksmith! Celebrate the release of Healing: When a Nurse Becomes a Patient with author Theresa Brown, in conversation with Barbara Reville.

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Healing: When a Nurse Becomes a Patient

New York Times bestselling author Theresa Brown tells a poignant, powerful, and intensely personal story about breast cancer. She brings us along with her from the mammogram that would change her life through her diagnosis, treatment, and recovery. Despite her training and years of experience as an oncology and hospice nurse, she finds herself continually surprised by the lack of compassion in the medical maze—just as so many of us have.

As she did in her book The Shift, Brown draws us into her work with the unforgettable details of her daily life—the needles, the chemo drugs, the rubber gloves, the frustrated patients—but from her new perch as a patient, she also takes a look back with rare candor at some of her own cases as a nurse and considers what she didn’t know then and what she could have done better. A must-read for fans of Atul Gawande’s Being Mortal, Suleika Jaouad’s Between Two Kingdoms, and all of us who have tried to find healing through our health-care system.

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. She lectures nationally and internationally on issues related to nursing, health care, and end of life.

Moderator Barbara Reville, DNP, ANP-BC, ACHPN, is an oncology and palliative care nurse practitioner and nurse director at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham & Women's Hospital. Palliative Care clinicians work alongside the cancer team to address symptoms and stresses of serious illness at any stage of treatment and to optimize quality of life. Barbara consults on hospitalized individuals affected by cancer as a member of the Brigham and Women's Hospital Palliative Care team. She teaches nurses and health professionals as faculty in the Harvard Medical School Center for Palliative Care, whether at the bedside or the (virtual) classroom.