Nursing Book Club

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

The Language of Kindness

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The Language of Kindness

A Nurses Story

By Christie Watson

Christie Watson is an English author who wrote two successful novels before turning to nonfiction with this reflection on her 20-year nursing career. Although I found some of the U.K.-specific details puzzling, she has a lot of meaningful things to say ...

First Year Nurse

First Year Nurse

Wisdom, Warnings and What I Wish I had Known My First 100 Days on the Job

The Conversation: A Revolutionary Plan for End-of-Life Care
Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself

Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself

How to stop criticizing yourself and deal more constructively with mistakes

Infectious Madness: The Surprising Science of How We Catch Mental Illness
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
A Practical Guide to Forensic Nursing: Incorporating Forensic Principles into Nursing Practice
Voices of Angels: Disaster Lessons from Katrina Nurses

Voices of Angels: Disaster Lessons from Katrina Nurses

Facing a crisis, nurses rise to the challenge

Last Night in the OR: A Transplant Surgeons Odyssey
The Deadly Dinner Party & Other Medical Detective Stories
The Nurses Reality Shift: Using History to Transform the Future
The Nurses: A Year of Secrets, Drama and Miracles with the Heroes of the Hospital
What Would Florence Do? A Guide for New Nurse Managers
On Immunity: An Innoculation
Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End

What nurses should know about end-of-life issues

Working Stiff: Two Years, 262 Bodies and the Making of a Medical Examiner

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