In this book, Suzanne Gordon describes the everyday work of
three RNs in Boston-a nurse practitioner, an oncology nurse, and a
clinical nurse specialist on a medical unit. At a time when nursing
is often undervalued and nurses themselves in short supply,
Life Support provides a vivid, engaging, and intimate
portrait of health care's largest profession and the important role
it plays in patients' lives.
Life Support is essential reading for working nurses,
nursing students, and anyone considering a career in nursing as
well as for physicians and health policy makers seeking a better
understanding of what nurses do and why we need them. For the
Cornell edition of this landmark work, Gordon has written a new
introduction that describes the current nursing crisis and its
impact on bedside nurses like those she profiled in the book.
Subjects: Health Sciences
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