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Lives in the Balance: Nurses' Stories from the ICU
     

Lives in the Balance: Nurses' Stories from the ICU

by Tilda Shalof (Editor)
 

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A 23-year-old nurse finds the courage to treat young soldiers who have devastating burns.

A nurse brings dignity to a dying man and solace to his family.

Fast thinking and skillful intervention by a nurse saves the life of a post-cardiac surgery patient.

Nurses witness a patient recover from a deadly infection, only to see him fall victim to an overburdened

Overview

A 23-year-old nurse finds the courage to treat young soldiers who have devastating burns.

A nurse brings dignity to a dying man and solace to his family.

Fast thinking and skillful intervention by a nurse saves the life of a post-cardiac surgery patient.

Nurses witness a patient recover from a deadly infection, only to see him fall victim to an overburdened health care system.

Using state-of-the-art medical technology, a nurse gets a patient through the critical time until a new set of lungs becomes available.

Hundreds of thousands of nurses work in intensive care units and every one of them has a story to tell. Each has held lives in their hands.

Bestselling author and ICU nurse Tilda Shalof shares a powerful collection of true stories from dedicated nurse-writers who care for patients whose lives are perched precariously between life and death. In this gripping anthology, they share their experiences working in some of the most technologically advanced, intellectually demanding, and emotionally charged hospital environments.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Praise for The Making of a Nurse:
“Grey’s Anatomy should be so compelling.”
Globe and Mail

Praise for A Nurse’s Story:
“In a post-SARS world where nurses are finally being recognized for the heroes they always were, A Nurse’s Story is the best-seller no one can put down.”
Montreal Gazette

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781607141099
Publisher:
Kaplan Publishing
Publication date:
08/04/2009
Series:
Kaplan Voices: Nurses Series
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.59(d)

Meet the Author

Tilda Shalof is a staff nurse in the Medical-Surgical Intensive Care Unit at Toronto General Hospital and, in the summer, a camp nurse. She has written three books: the national bestseller A Nurse’s Story, The Making of a Nurse, and most recently, Camp Nurse. She is an outspoken patient advocate, inspiring public speaker, media commentator, and passionate nursing leader. She lives in Toronto.

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