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Intensive Care: The Story of a Nurse
     

Intensive Care: The Story of a Nurse

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by Echo Heron
 

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This is a nurse's story unlike any other, because Echo Heron is a very special nurse. Dedicated to healing and helping in the harshest environments, she spent ten years in emergency rooms and intensive care units. Her story is unique, penetrating, and unforgettable. Her story is real.
"Compelling reading."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

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This is a nurse's story unlike any other, because Echo Heron is a very special nurse. Dedicated to healing and helping in the harshest environments, she spent ten years in emergency rooms and intensive care units. Her story is unique, penetrating, and unforgettable. Her story is real.
"Compelling reading."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
To be forced to prolong the life of a hopelessly ill, sometimes brain-dead patient is the most draining nursing situation, stresses Heron, an RN who recounts in dramatic detail her training and 10 years in the emergency and acute coronary care units of a San Francisco Bay Area hospital. The characters and lives of patientssome of them composite portraitsare fleshed out with melodramtic dialogue and novelistic touches, but the descriptions of the various cases, the constant state of crisis pervading the emergency room and the tense atmosphere of the acute care unit ring true. Most gripping is Heron's account of her own son's brush with death, and her burnout from physical and emotional exhaustionhealed by a return to her roots in Upstate New York and a laying of childhood ghosts. Literary Guild and Doubleday book clubs selections. (June 16)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816147724
Publisher:
Cengage Gale
Publication date:
08/01/1989
Pages:
587
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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Intensive Care 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Reading this book felt like she was telling my story. I cried n laughed, felt a bond with Echo. She has made me take a good look at myself and realize that im heading toward a crash n burn if i dont get help now. Thanks to ms heron for the heads up. This book is a must read for all nurses.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
ladybecket More than 1 year ago
I read this book a long time ago before I got my nook. I was going to college for nursing at the time and my husband bought it for me as a gift. I enjoyed every bit of it. I had moments where I was laughing and moments of crying. I would recommend this book for anyone. I don't believe you have to be a nurse to enjoy it. I still have the book on my book shelf today. I may buy this for my nook eventually and read it again. Thanks Ms. Heron for most enjoyable book. Please write another book, would love to hear more of you stories.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago