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Authors

  1. Winland-Brown, Jill E. EdD, ARNP

Abstract

Just before graduating, nursing students read Bed Number 10, a reflective account of an author's experience of being hospitalized with Guillain-Barre syndrome, which left every muscle in her body paralyzed. Students' wrote about the meaning of the story to their practice. The findings are heartwarming and remind us why we chose nursing. They also lead one to believe that caring for critically ill patients can be taught, in part, by reading a novel.