by Echo Heron

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Chilling, revelatory, and compassionate, Echo Heron’s bestselling memoir offers a brutally honest account of her time as an idealistic nursing student, her entry into the workforce, and her rude awakening to the gritty realities of practice. Devoted to helping the most trying patients in some of the harshest medical environments—from emergency rooms to intensive care units—Heron boldly confronts the most serious medical dilemmas of our time. When does a patient have the right to end his or her life, how can a medical professional help someone evaluate such a decision, and what can a nurse do when doctors don’t have their patients’ best interests at heart? These are just a few of the critical though deeply uncomfortable questions with which Heron must grapple.

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ISBN-13: 9781451665567
Publisher: Scribner
Publication date: 07/19/2011
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 382
Sales rank: 337,231
File size: 2 MB

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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.
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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