Media Advisory: RN's latest book offers glimpse inside hospital ICU



    TORONTO, April 24 /CNW/ - Ontario nurses will honour one of their own
tomorrow during a launch to promote the publication of a new book called The
Making Of A Nurse.
    The book, written by RN Tilda Shalof, tracks her journey from the time
she was a child taking care of her sick parents to her current position on an
Intensive Care Unit team in one of Ontario's largest hospitals.
    Shalof says her experience as a caregiver was her introduction to the
profession. She describes the book as an honest account of life in a hospital
and the events that have shaped her vision of nursing over 25 years working in
three different countries.
    "I would like to congratulate Tilda on the publication of her second book
which, like her first, gives us a picture of the challenges, hopes, triumphs
and complexity of nursing care. We are proud that Tilda will tour Canada and
abroad, sharing the knowledge, compassion and dedication that she and
thousands of other nurses possess," says Mary Ferguson-Paré, President of the
Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO).
    "We know that Tilda's book will inspire many other nurses to tell their
own stories," says RNAO Executive Director Doris Grinspun. "Tilda has an
exquisite ability to articulate nursing practice in all its intensity and her
book sheds light on the impact of health policy on the working lives of nurses
and their patients," Grinspun adds.
    Shalof's previous book, A Nurse's Story (McClelland and Stewart, 2004)
was a national bestseller and was translated into French, Chinese and
Japanese.

    
    WHAT:

      - The official book launch of "The Making of a Nurse" by author and
        RNAO member Tilda Shalof

    WHERE:

      - 158 Pearl Street, Toronto

    WHEN:

      - 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., Wednesday April 25

    WHO:

      - Tilda Shalof, author and RNAO member
      - RNAO President Mary Ferguson-Paré
      - RNAO Executive Director Doris Grinspun
    

    The Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) is the professional
association representing registered nurses wherever they practise in Ontario.
Since 1925, RNAO has lobbied for healthy public policy, promoted excellence in
nursing practice, increased nurses' contribution to shaping the health-care
system, and influenced decisions that affect nurses and the public they serve.





For further information:

For further information: Marion Zych, Director of Communications,
Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario, Phone: (416) 599-1925,
1-800-268-7199 ext. 209, (647) 406-5605 (cellular phone)


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