This book is one nurse's memoir of her career in the ICU, along with her group of friends. It is funny, serious, and (for me as an ICU RN) cathartic. I would recommend this to both nurses and non-nurses, especially those who want to know what nurses really do (hint: it's not just bedpans!)
Like several other readers, I read this book very quickly. As one of the other readers commented, it does deal with death a lot, but I think that that is because ICU nurses see a lot of death (which are often traumatic, horrible and distressing).
A great book, and one that people should read to educate themselves about the subject, just in case you end up in one of those predicaments. Like one of the other commentators here, I read this book in a day. Not a lot of non-fiction books are page-turners, but this one is!
the stories kept me reading so that i finished the book in 1 day, almost in 1 sitting
the points of view of the nurses, families and doctors which are given in numerous anecdotes would, i feel, be a great starting point for discussion
i have a renewed appreciation of nurses
I just loved this book. I don’t think it is suitable for a book group
as it is a biography and descriptive and once you get beyond that what
would you talk about, but it is a great read and very real. About a
nurse’s experience working in an ICU in Toronto.
I could not put it down (which is rare for me). Also, even though it
is written by a nurse who does not pretend to be a “professional”
writer the writing is gripping and engaging.
The only caveat is that it is graphic. If you don’t like hospitals and
medical stuff you might want to elide over some of the descriptions.
Well written but too obsessed with "do not resucitate" orders
There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.
There are no summaries for this title yet.
There are no notices for this title yet.
There are no quotes for this title yet.