Tending Lives: Nurses on the Medical Frontby Echo Heron, A. Full Cast (Reader)
A critical-care nurse in coronary and emergency medicine for eighteen years, Echo Heron has seen and heard it all. Here she recounts narratives of real-life medical dramas experienced by nurses across the country, sharing with us the inspiring, the tragic, and the outrageously funny: a penitentiary nurse who wasresponsible for orchestrating a murderer's
A critical-care nurse in coronary and emergency medicine for eighteen years, Echo Heron has seen and heard it all. Here she recounts narratives of real-life medical dramas experienced by nurses across the country, sharing with us the inspiring, the tragic, and the outrageously funny: a penitentiary nurse who wasresponsible for orchestrating a murderer's execution; a stroke victim who rose out of his depression when his nurses began telling him jokes; and, perhaps the most riveting testimony, moment-by-moment memories of several nurses who served in the aftermath of the Oklahoma City bombing.
Filled with both tears and laughter and charged with the issues that afflict nursing care today, TENDING LIVES is a gripping, moving, inspiring book, a fitting tribute to a noble profession.
"ENLIGHTENING . . . REVEAL[S] IN A SOMETIMES SHOCKING AND SOMETIMES COMICAL FASHION WHAT THE CARING PROFESSION IS REALLY LIKE."
- Durkin Hayes Publishing, Ltd.
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- 4.78(w) x 7.01(h) x 1.28(d)
Meet the Author
Echo Heron is the author of the bestselling Intensive Care: The Story of a Nurse; Condition Critical: The Story of a Nurse Continues; and the medical thrillers Pulse, Panic, and Paradox. She was a critical-care nurse in the San Francisco Bay Area for eighteen years and is a spokesperson for nurses and patients' rights. Ms. Heron and her cat, Mooshie, currently reside in California.
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Nurses from many different specialties share their experiences through Echo Heron's impressive ability to portray emotion through words. I laughed, I cried, and I developed a sense of pride in being a nurse thanks to the stories of pure heroism in this book. I've read my copy to tatters, and I've bought many more copies for colleagues and new nurses I've mentored. You can't go wrong with this book.
Tending Lives is an outstanding read. It is an emotional roller coaster full of passion from nurses in different fields. I myself am pursuing a career in the health profession, and this book motivated me even more to pursue my goals. Heron¿s writing keeps the reader on their toes at every moment, and she tugs at the reader¿s heart strings. I would recommend this book to nurses and future nurses. However, I think the everyday reader would enjoy this book as well. As a reader, I could feel the passion that Heron felt while writing this book. Through her descriptive writing, it is easy to see that nursing is way more than just a profession ¿it is a calling¿.
Love this book! I have bought many copies to give as gifts for graduating nurses and cant help but read it over and over again. The stories alternate between sad and hysterical- but they are all just great. Treat yourself, you wont be disappointed.
I bought this book because I have read many of her other books, that I also very much enjoyed. This book I loved so much! It is filled with so many emotional stories. I cried about 90% of the time. Being an EMT myself I could relate. It was wonderful and I highly suggest this book in the medical field, anyone wanting to be in the medical field, or anyone that just enjoys a great, heartfelt story or should I say stories. Read this book. You will not regret it.