heya. i was wondering if anyone else had read _the making of a nurse_ and/or _a nurse's story_ by tilda shalof, a canadian nurse who's also jewish. i read both of these books while i was in school and promptly lent them to a student in the incoming class. recently this student returned these and i was reading from them again. i liked especially _a nurse's story_ - i feel all my old idealism and excitement surrounding nursing/healthcare resurface while going through this book.
obviously i also really enjoy that the author is jewish. ms. shalof isn't observant per se, but she's apparently quite interested. and in _the making of a nurse_ she writes about working as a nurse in israel - a topic of great interest to me, as you know! she makes numerous other references to yiddishkeit throughout her books. she's sometimes critical, but she really seems to identify strongly and also to sense what i do: that all aspects of life & living are or should components of health/care, and not least of all ruchnius.
these are very nice, sensitively-written, personal books, and i completely recommend them if you haven't read them. - has anyone? and does anyone have a good book to recommend to me about nursing? (preferably not fiction but not too dry)
I read her book before I started school, when I first started to think about becoming a nurse. I enjoyed it, but some parts of it seemed like they were tacked on to fill up the book -- like there was a chapter with gross poop stories, and one about a very weird situation with a mother and her microcephalic son. The book wasn't always chronological which made it confusing in some places.