Weekend read: 'The Nurses' - Metro US

Weekend read: ‘The Nurses’

The Nurses
The Nurses is out now.

Journalist Emily Guendelsberger’s brilliant work as an undercover Uber driver left us craving more investigative journalism and Alexandra Robbin’s new book “The Nurses” hits just the spot. Robbins followed four real nurses for one year and interviewed countless others about the mean girl hazing that goes on right under doctors’ noses.

Her expose is shocking, especially when you realize that the person who suffers the most is the patient. According to her research, 63 percent of cases resulting in a patient’s death or permanent disability can be traced back to lack of communication, just one of the hazing tactics that go on at hospitals across the country.

You’ll be reading this book slack-jawed.

Follow Emily on Twitter: @EmLaurence

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