Calling all nurses (and I'd say, other healthcare professionals)! ADVANCE, the national publication for nurses is launching an online book club. Books will be announced two months in advance (with the exception of the initial book) and chosen based on suggestions sent in by their readers. To start the online discussion, ADVANCE will interview the author or the nurse who recommended the book and post a podcast (scroll down at the link) of the interview that can be listened to in its entirety or in 5 minute segments. Readers are then invited to chat about the book on their blog. The first selection is Julia Garrison's heartfelt and hilarious memoir of her recovery from a stroke she suffered at the age of 37 entitled Don't Leave Me This Way, which you can browse inside here. Check out the podcast and the blog discussion going on now.
The September selection is Reaching Past the Wire: A Nurse at Abu Ghraib and November's is A Healing Touch: True Stories of Life, Death and Hospice.