Chicken Soup for the Nurse's Soul, a book which honestly depicts the many difficulties that come from being a nurse. Nursing in today's hospitals can become routine, mundane, over-worked by the long, difficult hours and high census, with little rewards--except for the patients and their families, who require gentle, loving care in a time of greatest need. Who are there on the front line save for the doctors and nurses? Should care-givers temporarily forget why they went into the field, the sweet stories inside the covers will motivate them as to why they underwent the trials of nursing school. The patient experiences that nurses leave the hospital with are probably what keeps nurses returning for another and another shift, when they reach down inside of themselves to lift both patient and families with care and, at times, inspiration. This book, a shining tribute to nursing, contains remarkable accounts of nursing found in few places!