Theresa Brown. New York, NY: HarperCollins; 2010. Hardback; 189 pages; $19.95. ISBN: 978-0-06-199775-4
Critical Care is a memoir of a second-career nurse in the first year of clinical practice. Theresa Brown spends this year as an RN on the medical oncology unit. She chronicles her emotional and physical challenges of that year, providing insight into the rigors of chemotherapy, the work that nurses do, and odd things that happen in the hospital.