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The Shift

One Nurse, Twelve Hours, Four Patients' Lives

by Theresa Brown

Hardcover, 256 pages, Workman Pub Co, List Price: $24.95 |

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One Nurse, Twelve Hours, Four Patients' Lives
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A clinical nurse and New York Times opinion columnist chronicles a 12-hour shift on a busy teaching hospital's oncology ward, during which lives can be lost life-altering treatment decisions made and dreams fulfilled or irrevocably stolen. 20,000 first printing.

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A Nurse Reflects On The Privilege Of Caring For Dying Patients

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