Bernice Buresh, Suzanne Gordon. Ottawa, Ontario: Canadian Nurses Association, 2000. Softcover. 294 pages. ISBN: 1551199742.

This book is a comprehensive call to action for nurses in every practice setting. Written by respected journalists Bernice Buresh and Suzanne Gordon, the book makes the case and then creates the access to solutions for nursing’s longstanding absence from and silence in the public eye.

From Silence to Voice is divided into 2 sections. Section 1, “Silent No More,” creates the compelling case for the need for nurses to end their silence on issues related to nursing and healthcare. By the end of the introduction and chapter 1, the authors’ points are so real that the reader may feel uneasy with the reality of the book’s central question: how can 2.7 million US nurses be invisible? Nurses are not invisible, the authors assert, they are instead silent and often ambivalent about the need or...

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