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When Chicken Soup Isn't Enough: Stories of Nurses Standing Up for Themselves, Their Patients, and Their Profession by Suzanne Gordon Online



When Chicken Soup Isn't Enough: Stories of Nurses Standing Up for Themselves, Their Patients, and Their Profession

When Chicken Soup Isn't Enough: Stories of Nurses Standing Up for Themselves, Their Patients, and Their Profession

  • Title: When Chicken Soup Isn't Enough: Stories of Nurses Standing Up for Themselves, Their Patients, and Their Profession
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  • ISBN : 9780801448942
  • Format : Hardcover
  • Language : English
  • Page : 250 pages


The reassuring bromides of chicken soup for the soul provide little solace for nurses and the people they serve in real life hospitals, nursing homes, schools of nursing, and other settings In the minefield of modern health care, there are myriad obstacles to quality patient care including work overload, inadequate funds for nursing education and research, and poor c The reassuring bromides of chicken soup for the soul provide little solace for nurses and the people they serve in real life hospitals, nursing homes, schools of nursing, and other settings In the minefield of modern health care, there are myriad obstacles to quality patient care including work overload, inadequate funds for nursing education and research, and poor communication between and within the professions, to name only a few The seventy RNs whose stories are collected here by the award winning journalist Suzanne Gordon know that effective advocacy isn t easy It takes nurses willing to stand up for themselves, their coworkers, their patients, and the public.When Chicken Soup Isn t Enough brings together compelling personal narratives from a wide range of nurses from across the globe The assembled profiles in professional courage provide new insight into the daily challenges that RNs face in North America and abroad and how they overcome them with skill, ingenuity, persistence, and individual and collective advocacy at work and in the community In this collection, we meet RNs working at the bedside, providing home care, managing hospital departments, teaching and doing research, lobbying for quality patient care, and campaigning for health care reform.Their stories are funny, sad, deeply moving, inspiring, and always revealing of the different ways that nurses make their voices heard in the service of their profession The risks and rewards, joys and sorrows, of nursing have rarely been captured in such vivid first person accounts Gordon and the authors of the essays contained in this book have much to say about the strengths and shortcomings of health care today and the role that nurses play as irreplaceable agents of change


Author Suzanne Gordon

Suzanne Gordon is an award winning journalist and author who writes about healthcare delivery and health care systems She is the author of than 15 books, including Beyond the Checklist and First Do Less Harm, both published in 2012.




When Chicken Soup Isn't Enough: Stories of Nurses Standing Up for Themselves, Their Patients, and Their Profession Reviews (7)

  • This book is incredible I had initially tried to read Chicken Soup for the Nurse s Soul but couldn t finish because it was soooooo sappy full of stories of nurses falling in love with sick orphan babies rather than discussing their skills or professional obstacles THIS book is exactly what I was loo [..]

  • Many of the stories in this collection are inspiring Some not as much, such as the nurse who called in sick to protest the lack of equipment But the final story by Faith Simon entitled, Standing By One Patient, should be given to all new nurses to remind them of the simple elegance and beauty of a n [..]

  • The usual feel good stories that the Chicken Soup books promote, however this one goes a little deeper looking at what nursing actually involves I must admit that after reading the first half I skimmed the second half there are only so many stories a person can read. [..]

  • Quick read, nice short stories Many were inspiring Some were boring Most are written by nurse leaders managers, researchers, union leaders, etc As a bedside nurse myself looking for some inspiration, I would have liked to read stories from other bedside nurses. [..]

  • amazing compilation of stories that really challenges nurses to truly advocate for their patients, not just wishing they could. [..]

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