Category Archive: Health Literates

The Makings of a Nurse book club!

Nov
05

Discussion: Henrietta Lacks

I hope you’ve enjoyed reading The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (and appreciated having some extra time – I sure did!). It was certainly a thought-provoking story and I came away feeling both inspired and betrayed by science. Here are some discussion questions to get you going. Feel free to respond to any or all (or add …

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Nov
01

Read This: November/December

I have been eagerly waiting to read this book for MONTHS! And – gasp – it’s about a doctor! 😉 (Source) This Won’t Hurt A Bit is a medical coming-of-age story written by hilarious blogger and anesthesiologist Michelle Au. If you haven’t caught her blog, you need to head over there…now. I’ll wait. (While you’re …

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Oct
01

Chapters

To say that my reading habits have suffered of late would be quite the understatement. Blame the return of TV and Internet to my daily life. Blame the new job and my wacky night shift sleep schedule. Whatever the cause, I’m just not flying through the reading materials like I did over the summer. But …

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Sep
06

Review: My Name Is Mary Sutter

After choosing My Name Is Mary Sutter as our very first book club selection, I was thrilled when fellow nursing blogger (and newly minted pediatric NP) Jen Vitti offered to review it for us. If you haven’t had a chance to pick up a copy, hopefully Jen’s excellent review will convince you that it is worth the …

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Sep
04

Discussion: Intensive Care

I hope you enjoyed August’s book club selection! Here are some discussion questions to get the wheels turning… What experiences earlier in your life inspired you to become a nurse? Have you ever caught a fellow nurse or doctor making a mistake? How did you handle the situation? How would you have done it differently …

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Sep
03

Read This: September

And we have internet! Hallelujah! Discussion questions for August’s book club selection will be going up this week (as well as an awesome review of My Name is Mary Sutter by Jen Vitti). In the meantime, we can get cracking on our book for September: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (click here for feedback on Goodreads):  We’re …

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Aug
10

Discussion: Life Support (Chap. 10-Conclusion)

The final round of discussion questions from our July selection! For more questions, check out: Chapters 1-2 Chapters 3-5 Chapters 6-9 Feel free to answer any of these, add your own, or simply discuss in the comments below. Responding to specific questions will help me take the pulse of my readers and choose topics for …

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Aug
06

Bookworms: The Bitch in the House

Sorry the blog has been so book club-heavy these days. We are deep into packing and this moving thing is a whole new level of horror when it involves 3,000 miles, renting a home sight-unseen, organizing cars and arranging accommodations along the way for two humans and two dogs. Talk about your character building experience. In …

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Aug
01

Read This: August

I’m still unpacking July’s selection, but I thought I’d go ahead and post the book for this month’s discussion… (P.S. Where is everybody???) August features an autobiographical account by nurse/author Echo Heron – Intensive Care: The Story of a Nurse. (Source) If you haven’t read any of her books, you are in for a treat. …

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Jul
30

Discussion: Life Support (Chap. 6-9)

This book is making my head spin! So much to think about and talk about and post about! I hope you’re enjoying it too! Feel free to answer any of these, add your own, or simply discuss in the comments below. Responding to specific questions will help me take the pulse of my readers and …

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