The Nurses: A Year of Secrets, Drama, and Miracles with the Heroes of the Hospital A Year of Secrets, Drama, and Miracles with the Heroes of the Hospital, Alexandra Robbins
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The Nurses: A Year of Secrets, Drama, and Miracles with the Heroes of the Hospital

Author: Alexandra Robbins

Narrator: Alexandra Robbins

Unabridged: 10 hr 52 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Hachette Audio

Published: 04/19/2016

Genre: Medical - Nursing

Synopsis

Nursing is more than a career; it's a calling, and one of the most important fascinating, and dangerous professions in the world. As the frontline responders battling traumas, illnesses, and aggression from surprising sources, nurses are remarkable. Yet contemporary literature largely neglects them.In THE NURSES, New York Times bestselling author and award-winning journalist Alexandra Robbins peers behind the staff-only door to write a lively, fast-paced story and a riveting work of investigative journalism. Robbins followed real-life nurses in four hospitals and interviewed hundreds of others in a captivating audiobook filled with joy and violence, miracles and heartbreak, dark humor and narrow victories, gripping drama and unsung heroism.Alexandra Robbins creates sympathetic, engaging characters while diving deep into their world of controlled chaos--the hazing ("nurses eat their young"); sex (not exactly like on TV, but it happens more often than you think); painkiller and addiction (disproportionately a problem among the best and brightest); and bullying (by doctors, patients, and others). The result is a riveting story possessing all the twists and turns of a brilliantly told narrative--and a shocking, unvarnished examination of our health care system.

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