The Nurses : A Year of Secrets, Drama, and Miracles with the Heroes of the Hospital
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[New York, N.Y.] : Workman Publishing Company, 2015.
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9780761184232
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1 online resource (304 pages)
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Nursing is more than a career; it is a calling, and one of the most important, fascinating, and dangerous professions in the world. As the frontline responders battling traumas, illnesses, and aggression from surprising sources, nurses are remarkable. Yet contemporary literature largely neglects them. In THE NURSES, New York Times bestselling author and award-winning journalist Alexandra Robbins peers behind the staff-only door to write a lively, fast-paced story and a riveting work of investigative journalism. Robbins followed real-life nurses in four hospitals and interviewed hundreds of others in a captivating book filled with joy and violence, miracles and heartbreak, dark humor and narrow victories, gripping drama and unsung heroism. Alexandra Robbins creates sympathetic, engaging characters while diving deep into their world of controlled chaos-the hazing ("nurses eat their young"); sex (not exactly like on TV, but it happens more often than you think); painkiller addiction (disproportionately a problem among the best and brightest); and bullying (by doctors, patients, and others). The result is a page-turner possessing all the twists and turns of a brilliantly told narrative-and a shocking, unvarnished examination of our healthcare system. THE NURSES is a must-read both for the general public, who will learn hospital secrets that could save their own or a loved one's life, and for nurses, who will proudly share the book as a rallying cry for support and celebration.--Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Robbins, A. (2015). The Nurses: A Year of Secrets, Drama, and Miracles with the Heroes of the Hospital . Workman Publishing Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Robbins, Alexandra, 1976-. 2015. The Nurses: A Year of Secrets, Drama, and Miracles With the Heroes of the Hospital. Workman Publishing Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Robbins, Alexandra, 1976-. The Nurses: A Year of Secrets, Drama, and Miracles With the Heroes of the Hospital Workman Publishing Company, 2015.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Robbins, Alexandra. The Nurses: A Year of Secrets, Drama, and Miracles With the Heroes of the Hospital Workman Publishing Company, 2015.

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