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Gordon, Suzanne 1945-

Works: 32 works in 199 publications in 3 languages and 21,870 library holdings
Genres: Filmed plays  Medical drama 
Roles: Author, Editor, Actor, Producer, Writer of accompanying material, Author of screenplay, Other, Contributor
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Suzanne Gordon
Nursing against the odds : how health care cost cutting, media stereotypes, and medical hubris undermine nurses and patient care by Suzanne Gordon( Book )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and Japanese and held by 2,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gordon examines how health care cost cutting and hospital restructuring undermine the working conditions necesssary for quality care. She shows how the historically troubled workplace relationships between RNs and physicians have become even more dysfunctional in modern hospitals. In Gordon's view, the public images of nurses continues to suffer from negative media stereotyping in medical programs on television and from shoddy press coverage of the important role RNs play in the delivery of health care." "Gordon also identifies the class and status divisions within the profession that hinder a much-needed defense of bedside nursing. She explains why some would-be policy panaceas - hiring more temporary workers, importing RNs from less-developed countries - fail to address the forces that drive nurses out of their workplaces. To promote better care, Gordon calls for a broad agenda that includes safer staffing, improved scheduling, and other policy changes that would give nurses a greater voice at work. She explores how doctors and nurses can collaborate more effectively and what medical and nursing education must do to foster such cooperation. Finally, Gordon outlines the ways in which RNs can successfully take their case to the public while campaigning for health care system reform that actually funds necessary nursing care."--Jacket
From silence to voice : what nurses know and must communicate to the public by Bernice Buresh( Book )

25 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,096 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life support : three nurses on the front lines by Suzanne Gordon( )

23 editions published between 1900 and 2012 in English and Japanese and held by 1,938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gordon follows three Boston nurses in their day-to-day work
First, do less harm : confronting the inconvenient problems of patient safety by Ross Koppel( )

10 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Each year, hospital-acquired infections, prescribing and treatment errors, lost documents and test reports, communication failures, and other problems have caused thousands of deaths in the United States, added millions of days to patients' hospital stays, and cost Americans tens of billions of dollars. Despite (and sometimes because of) new medical information technology and numerous well-intentioned initiatives to address these problems, threats to patient safety remain, and in some areas are on the rise. In First, Do Less Harm, twelve health care professionals and researchers plus two former patients look at patient safety from a variety of perspectives, finding many of the proposed solutions to be inadequate or impractical. Several contributors to this book attribute the failure to confront patient safety concerns to the influence of the "market model" on medicine and emphasize the need for hospital-wide teamwork and greater involvement from frontline workers (from janitors and aides to nurses and physicians) in planning, implementing, and evaluating effective safety initiatives
Safety in numbers : nurse-to-patient ratios and the future of health care by Suzanne Gordon( )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 1,741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Legally mandated nurse-to-patient ratios are one of the most controversial topics in health care today. Ratio advocates believe that minimum staffing levels are essential for quality care, better working conditions, and higher rates of RN recruitment and retention that would alleviate the current global nursing shortage. Opponents claim that ratios will unfairly burden hospital budgets, while reducing management flexibility in addressing patient needs." "Safety in Numbers is the first book to examine the arguments for and against ratios. Utilizing survey data, interviews, and other original research, Suzanne Gordon, John Buchanan, and Tanya Bretherton weigh the cost, benefits, and effectiveness of ratios in California and the state of Victoria in Australia, the two places where RN staffing levels have been mandated the longest. They show how hospital cost cutting and layoffs in the 1990s created larger workloads and deteriorating conditions for both nurses and their patients - leading nursing organizations to embrace staffing level regulation. The authors provide an in-depth account of the difficult but ultimately successful campaigns waged by nurses and their allies to win mandated ratios. Safety in Numbers then reports on how nurses, hospital administrators, and health care policymakers handled ratio implementation." "With at least fourteen states in the United States and several other countries now considering staffing level regulation, this balanced assessment of the impact of ratios on patient outcomes and RN job performance and satisfaction could not be timelier. The authors' history and analysis of the nurse-to-patient ratios debate will be welcomed as an invaluable guide for patient advocates, nurses, health care managers, public officials, and anyone else concerned about the quality of patient care in the United States and the world."--Jacket
The complexities of care : nursing reconsidered by Sioban Nelson( )

19 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a series of provocative essays, this book rejects the assumption that nursing work is primarily emotional and relational. The contributors-international experts on nursing- all argue that caring discourse in nursing is a dangerous oversimplification that has in fact created many dilemmas within the profession and in the health care system. This book offers a long-overdue exploration of care at a pivotal moment in the history of health care. The ideas presented here will foster a critical debate that will assist nurses to better understand the nature and meaning of the nurse-patient relationship, confront challenges to their work and their profession, and deliver the services patients need now and into the future
Bedside manners : play and workbook by Suzanne Gordon( )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In recent years, there has been growing awareness of the need for interprofessional cooperation in healthcare. Countless studies have shown that genuine teamwork and team intelligence are critical to patient safety. Poor communication among health care personnel is a major factor in hospital errors, even more so than the level of staff competence and experience. This is why many schools for health professionals and major health care employers now promote interprofessional education and cooperation. Bedside Manners is a play about workplace relations among physicians, nurses, others who work in health care, and patients--and how their interaction affects the quality of patient care, for better or worse. The accompanying workbook helps educators, managers, patient safety advocates, administrators, and union representatives to analyze and discuss the issues raised in the play. When presented in hospitals, universities, and health care conferences all over the United States, Bedside Manners invariably sparks a vibrant conversation about patient safety problems and how to solve them, job satisfaction and stress, and the importance of information sharing and mutual respect. As text or script, this play is a unique teaching tool for medical and nursing schools, and other health professional schools and continuing education programs involving health care clinicians and staff of all kinds"--
Beyond the checklist : what else health care can learn from aviation teamwork and safety by Suzanne Gordon( )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When chicken soup isn't enough : stories of nurses standing up for themselves, their patients, and their profession by Suzanne Gordon( )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title brings together personal narratives from a wide range of nurses from across the globe. The assembled profiles in professional courage provide new insight into the daily challenges that RNs face in North America and abroad
Lonely in America by Suzanne Gordon( Book )

7 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collaborative caring : stories and reflections on teamwork in health care( )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Off balance : the real world of ballet by Suzanne Gordon( Book )

8 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prisoners of men's dreams : striking out for a new feminine future by Suzanne Gordon( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black Mesa: the angel of death by Suzanne Gordon( Book )

5 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abandonment of the patient : the impact of profit-driven health care on the public( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caregiving : readings in knowledge, practice, ethics, and politics( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indhold: Undersøgelse af dybden og kompleksiteten af omsorg, fra praksis og personlig erfaring, til etik og politik
Economic conversion : revitalizing America's economy( Book )

7 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The battle for veterans' healthcare : dispatches from the frontlines of policy making and patient care by Suzanne Gordon( )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How the VHA works -- Ignoring the facts : the anti-vet agenda -- The New York times wait-time fixation -- Bernie Sanders and the VHA -- With friends like these -- What kind of patient experience? -- In defense of art -- Chairman Miller interferes -- The strawman document -- The commission's final report -- Not everyone heard on Capitol Hill -- Conversation with a commissioner -- How VHA research saves lives -- Empowering nurses and providing high-quality patient care -- Making PTSD treatment more effective -- The brain at war -- Suicide by gun -- Mindfulness at Fort Miley -- Epilogue : Trump and the VHA
In this temple; a guide book to the Lincoln Memorial by Suzanne Gordon( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tachiagaru kangoshitachi no monogatari : Sekai no kangoshi gojuichinin no koe : Shoyakuban( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in Japanese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Nursing against the odds : how health care cost cutting, media stereotypes, and medical hubris undermine nurses and patient care
Alternative Names
ゴードン, スザンヌ

English (169)

Japanese (5)

German (1)

From silence to voice : what nurses know and must communicate to the publicLife support : three nurses on the front linesSafety in numbers : nurse-to-patient ratios and the future of health careThe complexities of care : nursing reconsideredWhen chicken soup isn't enough : stories of nurses standing up for themselves, their patients, and their professionCaregiving : readings in knowledge, practice, ethics, and politics