The Nurses

A Year of Secrets, Drama, and Miracles with the Heroes of the Hospital

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Publisher: Workman Publishing Company, Incorporated


Nursing is more than a career; it is a calling, and one of the most important, fascinating, and dangerous professions i 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 be staff-only door to write a lively, fast-paced story and a riveting work of investigative journalism. Robbins followe life nurses in four hospitals and interviewed hundreds of others in a captivating book filled with joy and violence, mi 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 cha hazing (“nurses eat their young”); sex (not exactly like on TV, but it happens more often than you think); painkille addiction (disproportionately a problem among the best and brightest); and bullying (by doctors, patients, and othe result is a page-turner possessing all the twists and turns of a brilliantly told narrative–and a shocking, unvarnishe examination of our health care system. The Nurses is a must-read both for the general public, who will learn hospital secrets that could save their own or loved one’s life, and for nurses, who will proudly share the book as a rallying cry for support and celebration.

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