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Oxford University PressOxford University Press
releases the updated 2nd edition of
Saving Lives: Why the Media's Portrayal of Nursing Puts Us All at Risk

With striking examples and an irreverent style, Saving Lives explores nursing stereotypes from TV shows to the news media, and it explains how these images affect real-life decisions about nursing. The book also offers a comprehensive plan to help everyone improve nurses' image--and public health!

Nursing professors

Why not use Saving Lives as course material for your class?

Please click here for details on how to obtain a complimentary copy!

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Nursing professors and faculty

If you are considering using Saving Lives as course material for your class you can receive a complimentary copy of the book by sending the following information to

Name and Credentials;
School where you teach;
Name and course number of class you are teaching in which you are considering using Saving Lives as course material;
Mailing address where you would like the book to go;
Link to your biography on your school's website or page listing you as a faculty member, or if there is no link to you on your school's webpage, please just let us know that, thank you.

Praise for Saving Lives

Saving Lives has won high praise from many leaders in nursing and the media.

AJN awardAwards

The first edition won several awards, including from the American Journal of Nursing and Sigma Theta Tau International.


See reviews of the 1st edition from Newsweek, the New York Times and many others.

More information

See more information about a wide range of details on the book.

Contact us to set up a book signing or speaking engagement

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This member donation / renewal, minus the fair market value of the book, is tax-deductible as allowed by law.

Thank you for supporting the Truth About Nursing's work!

Sandy Summers, RN, MSN, MPH
Executive Director
The Truth About Nursing
203 Churchwardens Rd.
Baltimore, Maryland, USA 21212-2937
office 1-410-323-1100
fax 1-410-510-1790


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