When Chicken Soup isn't Enough: Stories of Nurses Standin... and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
  • List Price: CDN$ 46.95
  • You Save: CDN$ 2.31 (5%)
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.ca.
Gift-wrap available.
Quantity:1
When Chicken Soup Isn't E... has been added to your Cart
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Our books ship from the USA and delivery time is 2 to 3 weeks.  Book has appearance of only minimal use. All pages are undamaged with no significant creases or tears. With pride from Motor City. All books guaranteed.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

When Chicken Soup Isn't Enough: Stories of Nurses Standing Up for Themselves, Their Patients, and Their Profession Hardcover – Mar 18 2010


See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
Hardcover
"Please retry"
CDN$ 44.64
CDN$ 26.98 CDN$ 0.63

2014 Books Gift Guide
Thug Kitchen, adapted from the wildly popular web site beloved by Gwyneth Paltrow ("This might be my favorite thing ever"), is featured in our 2014 Books Gift Guide. More gift ideas

Customers Who Viewed This Item Also Viewed



Product Details


Product Description

From the Back Cover

"When Chicken Soup Isn't Enough is an excellent collection capturing the real work done by nurses. It demonstrates that the triumphs and struggles of nurses are universal."—Kathleen Burke, RN-BC, BSN, UCSF Medical Center

"These concise first-person narratives by nurses from around the world provide a magnificent testimony to the power of the nursing profession to effect change. Their common theme is to stand up, speak out, and take action against inadequate care, unsafe working conditions, physician arrogance, and outmoded, condescending conceptions of the nurse's role in contemporary health care. These are the voices of nurses who do not know their places—to the benefit of patients, and of us all."—Charles L. Bardes, MD, Weill Cornell Medical College

About the Author

Suzanne Gordon is coeditor of the Cornell University Press series, The Culture and Politics of Health Care Work, and was program leader of the Robert Wood Johnson-funded Nurse Manager in Action Program.


Inside This Book (Learn More)
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt
Search inside this book:

Customer Reviews

There are no customer reviews yet on Amazon.ca
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)

Amazon.com: 10 reviews
17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
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
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This is a very good book. It gets away from all the fluff of nursing and the chicken soup series. Enjoyed reading this book.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Great stories!! June 5 2013
By nursegirl - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
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
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Suzanne Gordon compiled a wide spectrum of the Nursing profession and the trials and emotions that go along with this rewarding and challenging career.


Feedback