NEW YORK NURSE: October 2012
Nurses are used to serving on the front lines of health care.
A recent novel, Fatal Decision: Edith Cavell WW I Nurse, tells the story of a legendary British nurse, whose duties as a healer clashed with the ruthless demands of an occupying regime during World War I.
The well-reviewed novel is about the profession of nursing, the brutality of war and the commitment nurses bring to their life choices. Edith Cavell, a revered historical figure in British nursing, saved the lives of British soldiers during the German occupation of Belgium.
“Cavell did what every nurse does,” the author said. “She chose the safety of her patients knowing it may be a personal risk. Cavell got no medals for what she did. Neither do we. Every nurse is a hero.”
Terri Arthur, the author, is a veteran staff nurse, educator of nurses and workplace activist in the Massachusetts Nurses Association. The book is available on all major websites such as Amazon and Barnes and Noble and is also available as an e-book for Kindle®, Nook® and iPad®.