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Awards earned by Saving Lives: Why the Media's Portrayal of Nursing Puts Us All at Risk


Amercian Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Awards, 2015 and 2009

Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing International Award for Nursing Excellence in Public Print Media

Connecticut Nurses Association Media Awards



AJN silver book of the year awards 2015Saving Lives wins two AJN Book of the Year for 2015

January 1, 2016 -- The American Journal of Nursing names our leaders' book Saving Lives 2nd place award winner for History and Public Policy and also took a 2nd place awards in the Consumer Health division. See the full awards...

Saving Lives named a 2009 AJN Book of the Year

January 2010 -- Saving Lives: Why the Media's Portrayal of Nurses Puts Us All At Risk has been named a Book of the Year, one of the "most valuable texts of 2009," by the American Journal of Nursing. As announced in this month's issue of the leading journal, Saving Lives was one of the books chosen in the Public Interest and Creative Works category. Judge Karen Roush noted that Saving Lives "provides readers with specific ideas on how to influence the media that could result in a more accurate perception of nursing that improves health care for everyone." She also praised the book's "in-depth comprehensive coverage of the issue" and "clear, well-organized writing." The Truth congratulates all of the book award winners, and thanks Ms. Roush and AJN. See the full awards...


Saving Lives receives 2009 International Award from Sigma Theta Tau, Honor Society of Nursing

STTI award for public print mediaNovember 1, 2009 -- Today the book Saving Lives: Why the Media's Portrayal of Nurses Puts Us All At Risk has received the 2009 International Award for Nursing Excellence in Public Print Media from Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing, at the group's biennial convention.  This award recognizes communicators, information specialists, photojournalists, and creative individuals and groups who have pursued excellence in communicating nursing's rich and diverse stories and in sharing nursing's knowledge with the nursing community or general public. "STTI honors nurses and others who strive to portray a positive image of nursing and promote nursing excellence. It is through creative projects such as these that the public image of nursing is heightened," says STTI president, Carol J. Huston, RN, MSN, DPA, FAAN. see the award letter...


Connecticut Nurses Association gives Media Award to the Truth About Nursing

October 21, 2010 -- Today the Connecticut Nurses' Association's 2009 Media Award was presented to Sandy Summers for the Truth's web site and the book Saving Lives: Why the Media's Portrayal of Nursing Puts Us All at Risk, which she co-authored with Harry Jacobs Summers. The Connecticut Nurses' Association's executive director, Carole Bergeron, explained in her notification letter that the award is given to persons in the media who have "made a notable contribution to nursing issues and the advancement of nursing through various channels of communication that inform the public." The award was presented at the Association's Annual Convention held today. The Association published a positive review of Saving Lives in the September 2009 issue of the Connecticut Nursing News, describing the book as "disturbing" but "essential." see the award letter...

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Saving Lives ISBNs

Hard cover

ISBN-10: 1427798451
ISBN-13: 978-1427798459
BINC: 9504368


ISBN-10: 1607146606
ISBN-13: 978-1607146605
BINC: 3108063


[I]n our imperfect state of conscience and enlightenment, publicity and the collision resulting from publicity are the best guardians of the interest of the sick.

-- Florence Nightingale

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