Thursday, September 17, 2009

Lions and Tigers and Nurses....A Review

Awhile back I did a post on Amy Glenn Vega's Nursing Novella titled Lions and Tigers and Nurses. You can find that post here. If you remember (or just read) I was a bit skeptical when first asked to be involved with these nursing novellas on my blog but then opened the press release and figured I'd give them a try. I'm glad I did. I received a copy of this first novella and was excited to read it. Unfortunately I haven't had the proper time to sit down and review it properly on here. So here it is:

This story is a classic "nurses eat their young" story. The two main characters are Haylie, the new grad and Miriam, the preceptor. Haylie starts and Miriam immediately treats her like she knows nothing instead of taking her under her wing and teaching her how to be a great nurse.

The book then goes on to tackle lateral violence which is rampant in healthcare today. In the book Haylie, Miriam and their nurse manager Donna attend a class on it to help deal with the way they are treating each other. Amy is very thorough in this class in describing lateral violence using the "Lateral Violence Top Ten Among Nurses" list.

By the end of the book everyone has learned quite a bit about each other and how to treat each other. And there is even a bit of romance!! Does Haylie leave Miriam's floor due to the way she was treated? Now, that would be giving things away!! Read it for yourself and get the CNEs. To get them you have to answer 15 questions on what you learned about lateral violence.

Amy's second novella Broken Heart is out now too. It deals with coping with change and loss. It is next on my reading list. Thanks to Ken, Amy and Pritchett & Hull for giving me this opportunity.


4 comments:

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It is fun to read things that are related to you. It makes it easier for us to imagine it as well as relate to what the characters are going to. And might even help us deal better if that situation arises before us.

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