by Echo Heron

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Chilling, revelatory, and compassionate, Echo Heron’s bestselling memoir offers a brutally honest account of her time as an idealistic nursing student, her entry into the workforce, and her rude awakening to the gritty realities of practice. Devoted to helping the most trying patients in some of the harshest medical environments—from emergency rooms to intensive care units—Heron boldly confronts the most serious medical dilemmas of our time. When does a patient have the right to end his or her life, how can a medical professional help someone evaluate such a decision, and what can a nurse do when doctors don’t have their patients’ best interests at heart? These are just a few of the critical though deeply uncomfortable questions with which Heron must grapple.

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ISBN-13: 9781451665567
Publisher: Scribner
Publication date: 07/19/2011
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 382
Sales rank: 364,827
File size: 2 MB

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Intensive Care: The Story of a Nurse 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you're a nurse, you can relate to Echo 100%! I almost felt like she was talking about some of my own experiences....from the care plans in school, instructors, co- workers, docs and patients to the family members! I worked nights in ICU for 8 years so I totally related. Echo writes with incredible sensitivity. A MUST read! I loved every page!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Reading this book felt like she was telling my story. I cried n laughed, felt a bond with Echo. She has made me take a good look at myself and realize that im heading toward a crash n burn if i dont get help now. Thanks to ms heron for the heads up. This book is a must read for all nurses.
Maitrakh More than 1 year ago
I read this book so long ago I can harldy remember. I do remember that I enjoyed it and it had a lot of interesting information. Definately good for nursing students and people interested in the medical field.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a new graduate nurse, I have to say that this is one of the best non-text books that I have read in a long time. It is truthful and straight to the point in relating nursing stories and what we have to go through to become nurses. I would recommend this book to anyone - not just nurses.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a nursing student working on my LPN at this time. I read this book last year and could not believe that nurses so long ago went through the same things we go through now! Great book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good look into nurses
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ladybecket More than 1 year ago
I read this book a long time ago before I got my nook. I was going to college for nursing at the time and my husband bought it for me as a gift. I enjoyed every bit of it. I had moments where I was laughing and moments of crying. I would recommend this book for anyone. I don't believe you have to be a nurse to enjoy it. I still have the book on my book shelf today. I may buy this for my nook eventually and read it again. Thanks Ms. Heron for most enjoyable book. Please write another book, would love to hear more of you stories.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I am an EMT/LPN and just finished advanced training where I worked in a major Military Hospital for 3 months of clinical experience. Nurse Heron writing remind me of many experiences that I too experienced working in the CCU and ER - some a bit to vividly for my emotions. This is a must read for anyone who desires to be a nurse or work in the medical area of Critical Care.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a nursing student that has had this book for many years and I find myself still rereading it on average of 5 times a year. Parts of this book make me laugh, parts of it make me cry! But all of it reinforces what special people nurses truly are. Echo Heron is a fantastic author with an absolute gift for words. READ THIS BOOK!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Could not keep much interest in this book. It has a few interesting pages but a couple of good pages out of 372 pages was not worth me reading IMO. The author seemed more into tooting her own horn with every chapter. That being said she does seem to have compassion for her patients.