NYT medical columinist & author of "The Shift: One Nurse, Tweleve Hours, Four Patients' Lives"
Theresa Brown left her career as an English Professor to become an RN when she was in her 30’s. She currently works at a hospital in Pittsburgh, PA. Her clinical experience has been in oncology, hospice and palliative care. She is a leading voice on health care from a nurse’s perspective and her columns appear in the NYT op/ed pages as well as the “Opinionator” blog. She is author of two books, the most recent is a fascinating memoir tracing a day in the life of a nurse in a cancer ward called THE SHIFT: One Nurse, Twelve Hours, Four Patients’ Lives.