In her former career as an English professor, Theresa Brown had been shielded from the harsh reality of death. That all changed the day she decided to become an oncology nurse. In Critical Care, Theresa writes powerfully and honestly about her first year on the hospital floor. With great compassion and a disarming sense of humor, she shares the trials and triumphs of her patients and comes to realize that caring for a patient means much more than simply treating a disease. Deeply moving and, at times, sobering, Critical Care sheds light on the issues of mortality and meaning in our lives.
"What Theresa Brown has managed to do with [Critical Care] is precisely what the best of nurses do with their patients – focus always on the heart of what matters. I loved this book." (Pauline Chen, M.D., author of Final Exam)
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A revealing insight into a chemo nurse perspective
- M. Murphy
I enjoy Theresa Brown's writing and the narration by Coleen Marlo was lovely. I would absolutely recommend.