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The shift : one nurse, twelve hours, four patients' lives / Theresa Brown.

Brown, Theresa, (author.). Gilbert, Tavia, (narrator.).

Available copies

  • 3 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Fulton Co PL - Rochester Main Library BOCD 616.02 BRO (Text) 33187004048043 BOCD (Adult) Available -
Greentown PL - Greentown ACD 616.02 BROWN (Text) 75342000082111 Adult Non-Fiction Audio CD Available -
Jefferson Co PL - Madison Main Branch AUDIO 616.02 BROW (Text) 39391006749178 Audiobooks Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1504728378
  • ISBN: 9781504728379
  • ISBN: 1504728351
  • ISBN: 9781504728355
  • Physical Description: 6 audio discs (7 hr., 30 min.) : sound recording ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [Ashland, Oregon] : Blackstone Audio, [2016]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from container.
Compact discs.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Tavia Gilbert.
Summary, etc.:
In a book as eye-opening as it is riveting, practicing nurse and New York Times columnist Theresa Brown invites us to experience not just a day in the life of a nurse but all the life that happens in just one day in a hospital's cancer ward. In the span of twelve hours, lives can be lost, life-altering medical treatment decisions made, and dreams fulfilled or irrevocably stolen. In Brown's skilled hands--as both a dedicated nurse and an insightful chronicler of events--we are given an unprecedented view into the individual struggles as well as the larger truths about medicine in this country. By shift's end, we have witnessed something profound about hope, healing, and humanity.Every day, Theresa Brown holds patients' lives in her hands. On this day there are four: Mr. Hampton, a patient with lymphoma to whom Brown is charged with administering a powerful drug that could cure him--or kill him; Sheila, who may have been dangerously misdiagnosed; Candace, a returning patient who arrives (perhaps advisedly) with her own disinfectant wipes, cleansing rituals, and demands; and Dorothy, who after six weeks in the hospital may finally go home. Prioritizing and ministering to their needs takes the kind of skill, sensitivity, and, yes, humor that enable a nurse to be a patient's most ardent advocate in a medical system marked by heartbreaking dysfunction as well as miraculous success.
Subject: Intensive care nursing > Pennsylvania.
Nurses > Pennsylvania.
Intensive care units > Pennsylvania.
Interprofessional relations > Pennsylvania.
Nurse and patient > Pennsylvania.
MEDICAL / Nursing / Nurse & Patient.
MEDICAL / Nursing / General.
MEDICAL / Nursing / Issues.
HEALTH & FITNESS / Diseases / Cancer.
Genre: Audiobooks.

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