CASES - Basic and Vital: A Struggle to Breathe

Fish out of water is an overused metaphor, but a good description of how I felt when I started working as a nurse. I’d been an English professor, accustomed to meditative talk with colleagues over coffee, to the security I got from books, to the knowledge that whatever my failings as a teacher, no one’s life was on the line.

Posted on June 8, 2009 and filed under Cases, New York Times.