In the Media: Summer Reading

Jun 17, 2014, 2:00 PM

This is part of the June 2014 issue of Sharing Nursing’s Knowledge.

Nurse history buffs have two new titles to choose from this summer reading season.

In Nurses and Midwives in Nazi Germany: The“Euthanasia Programs,” Susan C. Benedict, CRNA, PhD, FAAN, professor of nursing and ethics at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, tells the harrowing tale of how ethics in nursing and midwifery were abrogated during the Nazi era. Edited by Benedict and Linda Shields, MD, PhD, BSN, professor of nursing at James Cook University in Australia, the book was published in April.

Another new history book, by author Mary Cronk Farrell, tells a heroic story of nursing during World War II. Released in February and targeted at young readers, Pure Grit: How American World War II Nurses Survived Battle and Prison Camp in the Pacific, tells the inspiring story of American Army and Navy nurses serving in the Philippines who survived three years as prisoners of war.

The bookshelves are also offering a host of new nursing memoirs, including Duty Shoes: A Nurse’s Memoir, by Camille Foshee-Mason, RN; The Last Visit: Reflections of a Hospice Nurse, by Margaret Pecoraro Dodson, RN; and Whose Death Is It, Anyway?: A Hospice Nurse Remembers, by Sharon White, RN, BSN. 

Husband-and-wife team Allie Wilson, RN, and Marty Wilson have published a series of advice books for nurses at every stage of their careers. Some of their recent titles include How to Survive and Thrive as a New Nurse: Real Nurses Pass on Their Essential Tips, Strategies, and Practical Advice for Students and New Graduates; That’s Why I’m Proud to Be a Nurse: Inspiring Stories and Quotes to Remind You Why You Became a Nurse in the First Place; and Should I Give Up Nursing? Practical Advice and Inspiration from Real Nurses for Those Heading Towards Compassion Fatigue and Burnout.

Brittney Wilson, BSN, a nurse, blogger, and speaker, meanwhile, has published The Nerdy Nurse’s Guide to Technology. This how-to book aims to help nurses use technology to improve their practices and further their careers.

This commentary originally appeared on the RWJF Human Capital Blog. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the authors.