The shift: One Nurse, Twelve Hours, Four Patients' Lives

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In a book as eye-opening as it is riveting, practicing nurse and regular contributor to the New York Times Theresa Brown invites us to experience not just a day in the life of a nurse but all the life that happens in just one day on a busy teaching hospital’s cancer ward. In the span of twelve hours, lives can be lost, life-altering treatment decisions made, and dreams fulfilled or irrevocably stolen. Every day, Theresa Brown holds these lives in her hands. On this day, there are four.
Unfolding in real time under the watchful eyes of Theresa Brown—a dedicated nurse and an insightful chronicler of events—we are given an unprecedented view into the individual struggles as well as the larger truths about medicine in this country. By shift’s end, we have witnessed something profound about hope and humanity.
 
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“An empathetic and absorbing narrative as riveting as a TV drama.” —Kirkus Reviews
“I am filled with awe and gratitude for the work that the nurses like Theresa Brown do every day. She captures perfectly their central role in any patient’s life!” —Susan M. Love, MD, chief visionary officer, Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation, and author of Dr. Susan Love’s Breast Book
 
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Intensive Care Units -- Pennsylvania -- Personal Narratives
Intensive Care Units -- Pennsylvania -- Popular Works
Intensive care nursing -- Biography
Intensive care nursing -- Pennsylvania -- Personal Narratives
Intensive care nursing -- Pennsylvania -- Popular Works
Interprofessional Relations -- Pennsylvania -- Personal Narratives
Interprofessional Relations -- Pennsylvania -- Popular Works
Nurse and patient
Nurse and patient -- Pennsylvania -- Personal Narratives
Nurse and patient -- Pennsylvania -- Popular Works
Nurses -- United States -- Biography
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title_displayThe shift : one nurse, twelve hours, four patients' lives
title_fullThe Shift One Nurse, Twelve Hours, Four Patients' Lives
The shift : one nurse, twelve hours, four patients' lives / Theresa Brown
title_shortThe shift
title_subOne Nurse, Twelve Hours, Four Patients' Lives
topic_facetBiography & Autobiography
Brown, Theresa
Intensive Care Units
Intensive care nursing
Interprofessional Relations
Medical
Nonfiction
Nurse and patient
Nurses
Nursing Staff, Hospital