Think about the last time you visited a medical facility of any kind. Who did you spend more time with, a doctor or a nurse?
The answer is often the nurse... doctors make the diagnoses and treatment decisions, and nurses carry out the orders. It's not an easy job, but it can be rewarding.
We get to see the gritty and the grateful aspects of nursing in Theresa Brown's book The Shift: One Nurse, Twelve Hours, Four Patients' Lives.
Theresa told her story in 2015, and we replay that visit here.