Nursing Book Club

Books about nursing and healthcare that we recommend to inspire and educate.

Infectious Madness: The Surprising Science of How We Catch Mental Illness

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Infectious Madness: The Surprising Science of How We Catch Mental Illness

Just enough science to make it dangerous

By Harriet A. Washington (Back Bay Books, 2015)

I must admit that it was the title of Infectious Madness that grabbed my attention. The book claims to discuss research “demonstrating how microbes influence our collective behavior, shedding light on issues that go far beyond individual mental health.” That’ ...

The Cannibas Manifesto: A New Paradigm for Wellness

The Cannibas Manifesto: A New Paradigm for Wellness

Making the case--not always persuasively--for the wellness benefits of marijuana

Bellevue: Three Centuries of Medicine and Mayhem at Americas Most Storied Hospital

Bellevue: Three Centuries of Medicine and Mayhem at Americas Most Storied Hospital

A colorful (and gruesome) history of big city medicine

The Family Gene, by Joselin Linder

The Family Gene, by Joselin Linder

A personal and scientific journey that reads like a medical detective story

The New Nurses Survival Guide: 50 Tips to Survive and Thrive as a New Nurse
Internal Medicine: A Doctors Stories

Internal Medicine: A Doctors Stories

The Human Side of Doctors

Reflections on Nursing: 80 Inspiring Stories on the Art and Science of Nursing

Reflections on Nursing: 80 Inspiring Stories on the Art and Science of Nursing

A Collection from the American Journal of Nursing

Small Great Things

Small Great Things

A labor and delivery nurse faces an ethical dilemma

Heroines of Mercy Street: The Real Nurses of the Civil War
The End of Memory: A Natural History of Aging and Alzheimers
Zika: The Emerging Epidemic
Saving Lives: Why the Media Portrayal of Nursing Puts Us All at Risk
The Heart: A Novel

The Heart: A Novel

The philosophical and clinical aspects of organ donation

The Shift: One Nurse, Twelve Hours, Four Patients Lives
The Man Who Touched His Own Heart: True Tales of Science, Surgery and Mystery

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