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Mar
16
7:00 PM19:00

"Healing Our Health Care System: Novel Ideas For Reclaiming Care" - Explorer Series Lecture, Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Theresa Brown, Clinical Nurse and Bestselling Author
To heal our health care system we must return to our roots in the human: our patients' humanity and our own. Drawing on clinical examples and works of literature, we’ll learn that to heal patients, clinicians must first heal themselves.

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Jun
16
7:30 PM19:30

Warwick's - Book Discussion

Warwick's is hosting clinical RN Theresa Brown on Thursday, June 16th at 7:30pm to discuss and sign her new memoir, The Shift.  

Theresa Brown received her B.S.N. from the University of Pittsburgh and, during what she calls her past life, a Ph.D. in English from the University of Chicago. Brown is a regular contributor to the New York Times blog "Well." Her essay "Perhaps Death Is Proud; More Reason to Savor Life" was included inThe Best American Science Writing 2009 and The Best American Medical Writing 2009

This event is free and open to the public. Reserved Seating is available. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details.

In a book as eye-opening as it is riveting, practicing nurse and New York Times columnist Theresa Brown invites us to experience not just a day in the life of a nurse but all the life that happens in just one day on a hospital's cancer ward.

In the span of twelve hours, lives can be lost, life-altering medical treatment decisions made, and dreams fulfilled or irrevocably stolen. In Brown's skilled hands—as both a dedicated nurse and an insightful chronicler of events—we are given an unprecedented view into the individual struggles as well as the larger truths about medicine in this country, and by shift's end, we have witnessed something profound about hope and healing and humanity.

Every day, Theresa Brown holds patients' lives in her hands. On this day there are four. There is Mr. Hampton, a patient with lymphoma to whom Brown is charged with administering a powerful drug that could cure him—or kill him; Sheila, who may have been dangerously misdiagnosed; Candace, a returning patient who arrives (perhaps advisedly) with her own disinfectant wipes, cleansing rituals, and demands; and Dorothy, who after six weeks in the hospital may finally go home.

Prioritizing and ministering to their needs takes the kind of skill, sensitivity, and, yes, humor that enable a nurse to be a patient's most ardent advocate in a medical system marked by heartbreaking dysfunction as well as miraculous success.

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May
4
7:00 PM19:00

Whitehall Public Library - Reading, Discussion & Signing: THE SHIFT

Wed May 4 @ 7pm – Make sure to be “on call” this evening when the library welcomes bestselling author and registered nurse Theresa Brown for a special talk.

Ms. Brown’s The Shift: One Nurse, Twelve Hours, Four Patients’ Lives is a day-in-the-life account of a nurse and has been praised by readers and critics alike – even meriting a spot on the New York Times Best Sellers List. She’ll speak about her writing, her experiences as a nurse, and what life is like as a health professional in Pittsburgh.

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Oct
28
7:00 PM19:00

St. Louis County Library Foundation presents Theresa Brown

(Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Seating is limited; early arrival is highly recommended.)

Theresa Brown, RN, is a frequent contributor to the New York Times opinion page and a leading voice on health care. With “The Shift,” she offers a vivid first-hand account of one shift on the floor of a cancer ward and opens our eyes to the intense, frustrating, and often joyful profession. Brown reveals how nurses advocate for their patients, explain treatment to families, make dozens of medical decisions, interact with doctors and hospital staff, and keep their own emotions in check.

Presenting Sponsor Maryville University

Books for signing will be available for purchase.

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Oct
16
10:00 AM10:00

Cincinnati USA Book Festival - Books by the Banks

Theresa Brown, RN, works as a clinical nurse. Her regular column appears on the New York Times opinion pages as well as on the Times Opinionator blog. She has also been a contributor to the popular “Well” section of that paper and writes for CNN.com and other national media. Brown received her BSN from the University of Pittsburgh and, during what she calls her past life, a PhD in English from the University of Chicago. Before becoming a nurse she taught English at Tufts University. Today, her focus is medical oncology and end-of-life issues. She lectures nationally, is a board member of the Center for Health Media and Policy at the Bellevue School of Nursing at Hunter College. Brown was a panelist for the TEDMED's Great Challenges of Health and Medicine initiative and is also involved in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's "Flip the Clinic" initiative and an advisory board member for Scrubs Magazine. She lives with her husband and three children in Pennsylvania.

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Sep
30
6:30 PM18:30

Kramerbooks Presents Theresa Brown for THE SHIFT

A moving story unfolds in real time as practicing nurse and New York Times columnist Theresa Brown reveals the individual struggles as well as the larger truths about medicine in this country. She lets us experience all the life that happens in just one day in a busy teaching hospital's oncology ward. In the span of twelve hours, lives can be lost, life-altering treatment decisions made, and dreams fulfilled or irrevocably stolen. Every day, Theresa Brown holds these lives in her hands.

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Sep
29
4:00 PM16:00

Theresa Brown in Conversation with Dean Berkowitz

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Columbia Nursing's Alumni Association invites you to a program with The New York Times "Bedside" columnist, Theresa Brown, RN in conversation with Dean Bobbie Berkowitz.

Theresa Brown will read from her newly published book, The Shift, followed by a discussion with Dean Bobbie Berkowitz, with a reception to close.

Registration required.

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