Hurry Up Nurse!: Memoirs of nurse training in the 1970's
Dawn Brookes, author
This book follows the ups and downs of a trainee nurse in the 1970's. Written with humour and candour, it follows the experiences of the author as she and her friends come to terms with the non-stop hustle and bustle of hospital life. We enter the wards with the author and are treated to a peep behind the scenes, sharing with her the discipline, laughter and inevitable sadness as she learns to cope with the strains of shift work and regimentation. The Sister called to me. 'Nurse Brookes, set up a trolley for a lumbar puncture.' 'I have never set up a trolley for a lumbar puncture Sister.' 'WELL LEARN!' She shouted and stormed off up the ward. As well as an insight into nurse training, it provides a glimpse into the social history of life in the late 1970's and early 1980's. This heartwarming book will make you laugh and make you cry.