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Confessions of a Male Nurse (The Confessions Series) Paperback – August 2, 2012

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'A fantastic read. Everything I had always suspected about nurses and so much more!' - Dr Benjamin Daniels, author of bestselling 'Confessions of a GP' 'An incredibly emotional journey' - Star Magazine

About the Author

Michael Alexander is the pseudonym of a nurse who has previously worked in the UK and New Zealand.
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Product Details

  • Series: The Confessions Series
  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: The Friday Project Limited (August 2, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007469543
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007469543
  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.9 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.5 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (75 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,332,967 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Avid Mystery Reader VINE VOICE on May 24, 2013
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I purchased this story because I am a nurse and I teach nursing. I was interested in hearing another nurse's story about their assimilation into the nursing role. The catch was that this is also a male nurse and it is in England. I found that starting practice as a nurse in American or England, it really does not matter, the story is the same. I enjoyed all of the author's stories, his assimilation was similar to mine despite the fact that I am in America and female. I think being a new graduate is always a transition, a reality shock, it takes time to master skills and learn to deal with people. There are good times and not so good times, but it is great to become a nurse and give back. Michael Alexander did a great job in telling his story and I will recommend that all of my students, both males and females read this book!
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I've never downloaded an autobiographical book in a Kindle format before - I usually go for novels for light reads on trains and planes - or technical references related to my work. I was left delightfully pleased at how well this book read. I downloaded this just before starting a 48 hour travel marathon. Needless to say, I was gripped from early on - and really got hooked at the story of the missing toe! (You'll have to read the book to find out more).

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.
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As a male RN myself with 20 years plus experience , I laughed and enjoyed Michaels truthful portrayal of our profession. Despite having worked in the US all of my career, it as amazing how things are the same the world over.
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 !
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I just finished this book as I could't stop reading. A very true and honest account of nursing and at the same time funny and intersting. I enjoyed every chapter and couldn't put it down at the end.

Definately a feel good book and a very enjoyable read, will be recommending it to many.
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I love reading anything about hospitals, doctor's, medical..anything. Anyway, this is truely a delightful read. Our nurse takes us from the beginning of his career until about 16 years into his career. The funny and the heartbreaking stories he had to tell are so interesting. This nurse is the one I hope to have next time I am in the hospital. A nurse who really wants to be a nurse and always put his patients first. You will not be sorry if you read this book....give it a try.
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INITIAL THOUGHTS
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!

MY REVIEW
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.
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