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The nurses : a year of secrets, drama, and miracles with the heroes of the hospital / Alexandra Robbins.

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Location: IAHS STACKS RT89 .R62 2015
Barcode: 30731101155657
Status: Available

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  • ISBN: 9780761171713 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 0761171711 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: viii, 360 pages ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Workman Publishing, [2015]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
What it's really like to be a nurse : the joy and heartbreak of the "secret club" -- Crossing doctor-nurse lines : how the sexy-nurse stereotype affects relationships with doctors and patients -- Who protects the nurses? Taking care of people who punch you in the face -- When nurses bully nurses : hierarchies, hazing, and why they eat their young -- Burnt to a crisp : how nurses cope-and why some crack -- The stepford nurse : how hospitals game the system for patient "satisfaction" -- The code of silence : painkillers, gossip, and other temptations -- Don't get sick in July : nurses' secrets-what patients need to know about their hospitals and their health -- What makes a hero : why nurses do what they do -- What you can do : advice and inspiration for the public, patients, families, nurses, aspiring nurses, managers, and others.
Summary, etc.:
In a gripping, behind-the-scenes look filled with drama, miracles, heartbreak, humor and unsung heroism, an award-winning journalist chronicles a year in the lives of four real-life hospital nurses, in a book that doubles as a shocking, unedited examination of our healthcare system.
Subject: Nurses.
Nurse and patient.
Nurse and physician.
Medical care > United States.
Nursing Staff, Hospital > United States > Personal Narratives.
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