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Confessions of a Male Nurse (The Confessions Series) Paperback – August 2, 2012
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I've attended hospitals all around the world as an information technology specialist - but never really got to know the care-giving side of these organizations. I have also attended my fair share of hospitals as a patient (accidents in all cases - including the usual broken bones, lacerations from glass etc. - but also after a severe car accident). My most annoying experiences have been in out-patient ER clinics in the UK (the interminable waiting) - now I am beginning to appreciate the challenges on the other side of the equation thanks to this book.
I found myself giggling, cringing and being outright horrified at the escapades and situations that a health caregiver must come across in a career. It's usually a good sign when I am in a queue at an airport and am still reading the book and having people look at me strangely while I burst out laughing. I finished the book by the end of my journey. If I have any comments at all on improvements - it would be that I was left wanting more - the end was a little abrupt for me ... and I am looking forward (hopefully) to another installment or something else from this new author. He has an underlying humanity and the sense of humour (and some political incorrectness) that I find appealing.
All and all - a good read.
I have found the profession just as rewarding, and recommend this well written account of what it means to really be a RN.
A very entertaining and enjoyable exposé !
Definately a feel good book and a very enjoyable read, will be recommending it to many.
To say I have had this one on my kindle a while is I guess an understatement, so when I was looking for a little humour, something to make me laugh and lift my mood too!
I downloaded a free e-copy of this one from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review. As I said in my Initial Thoughts section above I wanted an uplifting, lighter read so decided to give this one a go.
The cover of this book shows what I guess you could say is a typical "hospital scene", a bed with patient notes scattered on it, the patients bedside table with the half dead drooping flowers, a box of tissues. the curtains closed around the bed with a male nurses head poked through the curtains. the expression on the nurses face is that he is probably seeing something rather shocking or grim and sickening! Would the cover make me pick this one up from a book store shelf? Yes, the cover has a comedy element about it so I would pick it up to read the blurb.
I think its fun to get an insider look at other professions from a Male Nurse, A GP, to an Air Hostess or Checkout Girl. For the Nurse, GP, Teacher or Air Hostess to share the humorousness things in their job as well as the more serious ups and downs of their daily tasks.
In this book Michael Alexander is a Male Nurse, originally from New Zealand who decides to travel for a while so gets a working visa and comes over to London, England and signs up with a nursing agency. Michael works on many different wards, meeting different bosses with different managerial styles, lots of Doctors with varying degrees of attitude and professionalism towards their job and patients.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Well written, with a pleasant mix of first person narrative and third person story telling. Mr. Alexander is a natural born teacher.Published 1 month ago by Jean M.
This was a good book. Seemed well written. But not what I would expect with a title with "confessions" in it. Read morePublished 7 months ago by GemCaprica
Interesting read but not the slam dunk of The Call the Midwife franchise. It was a quick read. I couldn't tell who the nurse was or where he was from at first and would have liked... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Kathleen Lovell
Of the 3 books I have read in "the Confessions Series" this is the best of the bunch. The author actually tells the reader about his experiences as a male nurse in New... Read morePublished 10 months ago by pafarmer