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So...as a new graduate.... waiting (dreading) to take boards, Im treating myself to a little fiction...very far removed from my thousand page Med-surg textbook. I LOVED Tending Lives by Echo Heron... very well written, very real....

Anyone have any suggestions to books i may add to my reading list?

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I'm enjoying "Camp Nurse" by Tilda Shalof right now.

As summer starts, I'm feeling a little nostalgic about by summers as a camp counselor:)

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how about the Cherry Ames series of books? They're geared towards teenage readers, but are pretty good - even when read as an adult

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"Lucky-Lucky: A Nurse's Story of Life at a Hospital in Vietnam".

This was excellent.

I've been to Vietnam twice on a medical mission and was in the town where the story took place. :up:

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i've read a few medical field ones that i enjoyed...

i do have to agree the cherry ames nurse books are pretty good. i've read 3 of them.

i also liked 6 months in sudan (more from a doctors point of view.)

confessions of emergency room doctors (short, sweet and funny!)

on call in hell (doctors side of war)

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Before i started nursing school, my brother-in -law and sister, both in health care, gave me "The House of God" . Its about guys in their residency, not nurses, but it is hilarious and definitely written in the 70's.

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Before i started nursing school, my brother-in -law and sister, both in health care, gave me "The House of God" . Its about guys in their residency, not nurses, but it is hilarious and definitely written in the 70's.

That is a great book - but I've never understood how the docs could have that many affairs with staff from housekeeping to CNA to nurses to other docs. :eek:

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Spidey's mom...it's definitely a work of fiction!! :) :) I've never witnessed that level of hijinx!

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I'm re-reading an old one right now, "Nurse" by Peggy Anderson. It's about nursing in the '70s, and I'm amazed by how much things have changed!! I really liked some of the other books that were mentioned as well- Echo Heron's books and House of God. I think I want to read them again now! Thanks for bringing up this topic!

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This isn't really a fun fiction novel, but a true story of a lady in New Zealand who took her mother's life to end her suffering from terminal cancer. Her name is Lesley Martin and she told the world about it in a book, called To Die Like A Dog.

Some interesting points for nurses and a personal perspective.

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