When the Nurse Becomes the Patient

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When the Nurse Becomes the Patient

Facing cancer at the City of Hope

By Aaron Severson

Cancer. The word alone still summons dread, and it’s not hard to understand why people once spoke it only in whispers. Despite the new weapons medical science has developed to fight cancer, it remains a difficult and often lethal affliction. Nurses are no strangers to serious disease, but that doesn’t make things any easier when you’re the one receiving the diagnosis. What happens when the caregiver becomes the patient? ...

This Month's Book Pick

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

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

Reviewed By Christine Contillo, RN, BSN

There are as many different kinds of nurses as there are types of health problems, and as many styles of nursing ...

California Nursing Specialties

Pediatric Nursing: Interview With Meagan Eyster, RN, MSN, CPNP, CNS, PHN

Pediatric Nursing: Interview With Meagan Eyster, RN, MSN, CPNP, CNS, PHN

Exploring the many career paths within a nursing career

Cardiac Surgery ICU Nursing: Alice Chan, RN, MS, CNS, CCRN

Cardiac Surgery ICU Nursing: Alice Chan, RN, MS, CNS, CCRN

On the cutting edge of quickly-evolving technologies