In this book, Theresa Brown describes a day working as a nurse on an oncology unit. She starts the day from the very beginning—her first thoughts as she wakes up and gets ready for work, her ride to work, report, patient assessment and rounds, and discharging one patient and admitting another. Although it sounds like she is describing a typical day of patient care, Brown provides her thoughts about the work, the issues that arise in the health care environment, and some of her history that informs what she is doing on this day. This is a thoughtful book that would be a terrific read for anyone thinking about nursing as a career, as well as for family members of nurses who would like to have an understanding of nursing.
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Book Reviews| February 01 2016
The Shift: One Nurse, Twelve Hours, Four Patients’ Lives
Brown T. Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill; 2015. Hardcover; 272 pages. ISBN-13: 978-1-61620-320-7
Crit Care Nurse (2016) 36 (1): 93.
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