Critical Care: A New Nurse Faces Death, Life, and Everything in Between


"Among all the recent books on medicine, Critical Care stands alone." -- Pauline Chen, author of Final Exam

"A must read for anyone who wants to understand healthcare. Extraordinary." -- Elizabeth Cohen, MPH, CNN Senior Medical Correspondent

Critical Care is the powerful and absorbing memoir of Theresa Brown--a regular contributor to the New York Times blog "Well"--about her experiences during the first year on the job as an oncology nurse; in the process, Brown sheds brilliant light on issues of mortality and meaning in our lives.