Tending Lives, Nurses on the Medical Front by Echo Heron
This book is so inspirational, it is filled with so many different stories of the good, the bad and the ugly that is the medical field. What i liked most about this book is that it wasn't just the usual book about the doctors life in the practice, Echo explored every field from EMT's to a nurse who was being shunned for doing her job.
Each story was so different and so filled with emotions it was like being taken on a roller coaster, one moment your up and the next your either scarred, crying or laughing. Echo Heron did a wonderful job of gather these real life stories about nurses, EMT's or whoever has been in the medical field to put together a book that is like no other.
I honestly don't know if i just liked this book because i have a strong interest in becoming a nurse and so this was an insight for me to read about and actually visualize the stories and the adventures that some of these people went through but i am absolutely positively in love with this book.
One of my favorite stories that i traveled upon was about a nurse who was on site the day of the Oklahoma City Bombing, it traveled through most of the staff on the shift telling about what they were doing before, how work had started and even gave a time/date perception to put the reader more into the story. After the bombing the story took such an emotional turn, there was so many deaths describe and so gore to the ones who were injured. It was such a moving story from the nurses perceptive and i actually found myself tearing a couple times during such brutal descriptions of tragic events.
I would most defiantly recommend this book to anyone who has even an inch of interest in the medical field or to someone who is looking for the medical version of the classic Chicken Soup series.