Reviews: The Making of a Nurse


The Making of a Nurse

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Category: Books
Subcategory: General Interest
Price: $20.48
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(6 Votes)

The bestselling author of A Nurse’s Story is back with more insider stories. Tilda Shalof has been a caregiver all her life — at home for her family, at work for strangers — but her skills didn’t come easily. From when she was a child taking care of her sick parents to her current position on an ICU team in one of Canada’s largest hospitals, there have always been daunting challenges and worthy rewards for her work. With her trademark humour, unflinching honesty, and skilled storytelling, Shalof describes her experiences becoming the capable nurse she is today. After graduation from nurse’s college, finding no jobs in Toronto, Shalof travelled to Tel Aviv, Israel, to work in a hospital for the first time, finding adventure and young love in the process. A summer stint as a camp nurse came with requests for condoms, strange allergies (“Misty has reactions, but we don’t know to what”), and overly protective parents (also known as “helicopter parents” for their tendency to hover over their children). The Making of a Nurse contains these stories and much more, and they are comforting, entertaining, shocking, funny, heart-warming and heart-wrenching. From hospitals to home care, they will give readers a glimpse into the life of a nurse and the hidden medical world.

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    Leesa, Sun, 10 Feb 2008 02:51:34 UTC.
    1st review

    This was the first of two books I have read of hers. I thought it was in your face, this is what it is about, the nurses of ICU and what you can expect. She takes you through her schooling up through her career. Her fears, accomplishments, and patients. Excellent book and I highly recommend it to nursing students.

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    StarlightRN, Sun, 29 Jun 2008 11:40:24 UTC.

    I love to read, it looks like this might need to be added to my list.

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    Marieke, Thu, 11 Sep 2008 23:36:50 UTC.

    I just finished reading it, I found it took a while to get it going, though it was interesting.

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    Nursen05, Wed, 08 Oct 2008 08:24:23 UTC.

    Sounds like a great book...with the weather getting colder here in Ohio...maybe I'll actually sit down and read this...if I can stay off the computer long enough!!

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    snowbunnyRN, Fri, 10 Oct 2008 18:50:15 UTC.

    I love to read! This book will definitely be on the list of must buy books! I am behind in my reading, though, I've gotten 2 other books that I need to find the time to read!

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    terrah, Wed, 26 Nov 2008 12:21:54 UTC.

    really need to get this book....inspiring.

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