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Sometimes Caring Needs to be Politicized to be Effective Oct. 10 2010
By Brandy Jesernik - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This book is incredible! I had initially tried to read Chicken Soup for the Nurse's Soul but couldn't finish because it was soooooo sappy full of stories of nurses falling in love with sick orphan babies rather than discussing their skills or professional obstacles. THIS book is exactly what I was looking for. It's a collection of short stories in which nurses of diverse nationalities, degrees, specialties, and experiences write about times they- just like the subtitle states- stood "up for themselves, their patients, and their profession." The personal is political! Unlike the Chicken Soup book, this book shows caring at its best- loving their patients and professions so much that they fight for them! These are nurses who perceived problems and then either alone or collectively sought to solve them in any way possible, sometimes by standing up to coworkers, doctors, managers, and/or administration, sometimes by performing research studies, sometimes by demanding state and/or federal legal changes, and sometimes by challenging the anachronistic stereotypes of nursing that persist. Not only did I learn a ton from this book, but it made me extremely excited to become a part of such an incredibly strong profession.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Thank you! Aug. 9 2012
By Wildflower - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This book is a brilliant and inspirational collection of essays and short stories written by nurses themselves. It tells of nurses overcoming insurmountable odds, believing in what's right, and courageously standing up for themselves.

If I had one complaint about this book, it would be my perception that the book was heavy on stories from nurses in a supervisory or managerial position and less from actual nurses in the 'trenches': the nurses who routinely work on unit floors under very difficult emotional and physical conditions.

A great book that ideally should be part of every nurses' bookshelf or reading list.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
More than Chicken Soup May 21 2011
By Christopher E. Stimson - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a very good book. It gets away from all the fluff of nursing and the chicken soup series. Enjoyed reading this book.
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Great stories!! June 5 2013
By nursegirl - Published on Amazon.com
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Had to buy this book for my management class. Very easy read and interesting stories. Would recommend to any nurse.
the true reality of our career May 13 2014
By Kathy Dibble - Published on Amazon.com
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Suzanne Gordon compiled a wide spectrum of the Nursing profession and the trials and emotions that go along with this rewarding and challenging career.


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