Fiction/Non-fiction book recommendations from the STNP team.
A true first person account of Jimmy Fraziers’ time as a mature student nurse and all the different departments he encounters on placements. Funny and thought provoking.
Two books published from the Random Acts of Reality blog by ‘Tom Reynolds’ – the pseudonym of Brian Kellett – a nurse and emergency medical technician.
Dr Tony Copperfield writes about the working life of a british GP. Perfect for anyone who has ever wanted to know what truly happens in a GP surgery.
Michael Alexander talks about working life in a boarding school, situated in the French Alps. A good insight into the role of a school nurse.
Kit Wharton gives us an insight into the day to day job of a paramedic.
Nee Naw takes you on a tour into the role of a ambulance dispatcher. From taking the first calls after a terrorist attack to delivering a baby over the phone, Suzi Brent describes her role with the perfect mix of emotions. You can read the archived Nee Naw blog by Suzi Brent here.
Max Pemperton is in his second year of medicine, out of the wards and working on the streets in an outreach project. This is his account of working with patients dealing with drug and alcohol addictions.
What happens to your body when you leave it to medical science? Mary Roach is a journalist who has travelled the world to discover the answer to this question.
A great guide on how to get onto and how to survive a nursing degree. Suitable for any nursing student, this book covers a wide range of topics such as placements, dealing with stress and how to create a portfolio.
Still Alice is the moving story of a woman with early onset Alzheimer’s disease. Still Alice has recently been made into a film starring Julianne Moore. Written by neurologist Lisa Genova.