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Critical care : a new nurse faces death, life, and everything in between

Author: Theresa Brown
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperOne, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st HarperOne edView all editions and formats
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"At my job, people die," writes Theresa Brown, capturing both the burden and the singular importance of her profession. Brown, a former English professor, chronicles her first year as an R.N. in medical oncology. She illuminates the unique role of nurses in health care, giving us a moving portrait of the day-to-day work nurses do: caring for the person who is ill, not just the illness itself. Brown takes us with her  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Personal Narratives
Biography
Named Person: Theresa Brown; Theresa Brown
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Theresa Brown
ISBN: 9780061791543 0061791547
OCLC Number: 720013076
Description: xiv, 200 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Why the professor became a nurse --
Getting my feet wet --
First death --
Benched --
A day on the floor --
Condition A --
Openings --
Doctors don't do poop --
Switch --
Access --
Poison.
Responsibility: Theresa Brown.

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"At my job, people die," writes Theresa Brown, capturing both the burden and the singular importance of her profession. Brown, a former English professor, chronicles her first year as an R.N. in medical oncology. She illuminates the unique role of nurses in health care, giving us a moving portrait of the day-to-day work nurses do: caring for the person who is ill, not just the illness itself. Brown takes us with her as she struggles to tend to her patients' needs, both physical and emotional. Along the way, we see the work nurses do to fight for their patients' dignity, in spite of punishing treatments and an often uncaring hospital bureaucracy. We also see how caring for the seriously ill gives Brown herself a deeper appreciation of what it means to be alive. Ultimately, this is a book about embracing life, whether in times of sickness or health.--From publisher description.

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