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

By Alexandra Robbins

A New York Times bestseller. “A humorous, intimate, and infrequently jaw-dropping account of existence at the back of the scenes.”—People

Nurses is the compelling tale of the 12 months within the lifetime of 4 nurses, and the drama, unsung heroism, and detailed sisterhood of nursing—one of the world’s most vital professions (nurses retailer lives each day), and one of many world’s most deadly, choked with violence, trauma, and PTSD.

In following 4 nurses, Alexandra Robbins creates sympathetic characters whereas diving deep into their global of managed chaos. It’s an international of hazing—“nurses devour their young.” Sex—not precisely like on television, yet unbelievable simply an identical. Drug abuse—disproportionately an issue probably the greatest and the brightest, and a continuing temptation. And bullying—by friends, through sufferers, by means of sanatorium bureaucrats, and particularly via medical professionals, an endemic defined as lurking within the “shadowy, darkish corners of our profession.”

the result's a page-turning, surprising examine our health-care system.


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He had, even though, made some extent of training Sam a few helpful nurse tips, akin to the way to outwit the Pyxis with the intention to get additional medicine for a sufferer with no need to attend for the drugstore. She favored his refined demeanour of educating her. He may say, “You can do that your personal manner, yet i love to do it like this. ” He was once definitely the right nursing mentor: worrying, approachable, and clever. William exhaled. “It’s advantageous to determine Spiros. simply don’t cross making out within the on-call room. ” Sam had heard rumors concerning the on-call room. On a couple of events, whereas wheeling sufferers to the elevators, she had heard unmistakable rumblings from in the back of that door. Hooking up within the health facility used to be certainly now not Sam’s type. JULIETTE   PINES MEMORIAL, October Nurses have been humming a couple of cookout that Anastasia, the chief of the nurse clique, used to be web hosting for health center employees. Juliette might see Anastasia inviting numerous in their coworkers and mutual neighbors on their person fb partitions. She waited for Anastasia to ask her. Anastasia used to be calling it the Pines Memorial Cookout, for Pete’s sake. She had even invited Charlene, and Juliette knew that Anastasia didn’t like Charlene. Juliette had thought of unfriending Anastasia in order that her fb posts wouldn’t torture her anymore. yet everybody at Pines was once fb neighbors with each other, and the nurses have been continually Facebooking on the nurses station. Juliette had joined fb while she was once employed at Pines particularly as the community was once an essential component of these nurses’ lives. Juliette’s favourite tech spotted that Juliette’s temper had dipped. “What’s bothering you, Juliette? ” requested Mimi. “The complete Anastasia factor concerning the party,” Juliette stated. “I can’t think she didn’t even invite me. ” “Oh, I wouldn’t fear approximately that,” Mimi acknowledged. “I do fear approximately that! ” “Anastasia’s the type of one that will stroll by means of me and never even say hello,” Mimi stated. “Really? ” a minimum of Anastasia used to be cordial to Juliette in individual. “Absolutely. She’s simply a part of that clique,” Mimi stated, shrugging as she left to ascertain on a sufferer. Juliette wanted she may well forget about the clique’s habit like Mimi did. even so, Mimi most likely didn’t have Juliette’s insecurities; she was once narrow and healthy. Juliette rubbed her temple and smoothed her auburn hair off her brow. She had a negative headache. She bought migraines on a regular basis, complications that knocked her flat with soreness and nausea. She had advised in basic terms Priscilla, Molly, and Lara approximately them. Her basic care health care provider didn’t think in prescribing narcotics, however the medicines he did prescribe hardly labored. In desperation, Juliette had requested for a Percocet prescription from a PA who had prescribed her antibiotics some time past. With the hours nurses labored, getting prescriptions on the health facility certain beat anticipating a first-rate care doctor’s appointment. The Percocet soothed the migraines inside of forty-five mins, however the complications back once or more a month and Juliette’s prescription was once working out. Percocet used to be the most productive, if now not an optimum, resolution.

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