A year in the life of an oncology nurse

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As an oncology nurse THERESA BROWN, cares for seriously ill patients, helping them cope with the physical and emotional struggles that accompany a diagnoses of cancer. Her memoir, Critical Care: A New Nurse Faces Death, Life and Everything in Between, chronicles her first year in nursing, a profession she came to mid-career, after being an English professor at the college-level. She documents the critically important role of nursing in the lives of patients as they navigate the complicated bureaucracy of health care while confronting their own fears and pain.

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