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Natural viagra Adrienne Zurub spent 26 years of her life as a member of the Cleveland Clinic open heart/heart transplant surgery team.

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I had to know what ticked off Cleveland Clinic so badly that they felt they had to terminate Adrienne’s employment.

After all, natural viagra this book isn’t about Cleveland Clinic, natural viagra it’s about Adrienne.

Does Cleveland Clinic have a institutional ego problem or was Adrienne off-the-wall?

I decided to buy the book and judge for myself.

I’m glad I got it when I did – amazon.com sold out of it right after I ordered it!

I read it in one sitting.

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Was it because she was brutally honest about the environment she worked in, natural viagra the team she worked with?

The brilliant and the arrogant? The skilled and the misogynistic? The exhausted and the doormats?

Surgeons yelling at nurses? Surgeons yelling at patients? Patients yelling at surgeons?

What did Cleveland Clinic find objectionable about the fact that the heart team is comprised of unbelievably talented, natural viagra dedicated doctors and nurses who are inherently human… and, natural viagra rarely, natural viagra all too fallible?

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Maybe it was the patient stories.

Surely these are composites. Natural viagra Twenty-six years of surgery experience would tend to provide a lot of samples.

Was it the patient who tried to conduct the OR? The one who told a surgeon to go-to-hell by a rather extraordinary feat?

Or the ones that made my throat and eyes burn as I tried not to cry so I could finish the story?

Which ones did Cleveland Clinic disapprove of?

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Then again, natural viagra maybe it’s the fact that despite “magnet” status, natural viagra Cleveland Clinic does not treat their nurses with the same respect and deference they show to the doctors.

A keychain here, natural viagra a water bottle there, natural viagra an occasional T-shirt instead of decent pay and benefits.

Or the fact that a fancy chicken dinner and a watch is considered a big treat after twenty-five years and Adrienne wasn’t buying into it.

Cleveland Clinic couldn’t possibly have been upset with that. Natural viagra They certainly don’t have the copyright on paying lip service to how much they value their nurses and then treating them like so much chattel.

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Adrienne herself describes the book as “provocative” and it is!

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I hope she laughs all the way to the bank with her writing and her stand-up comedy.

She deserves success.

Buy the book.

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Buy it anyway!

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My name is Kim, and I'm a nurse in the San Francisco Bay area. I've been a nurse for 33 years; I graduated in 1978 with my ADN. My experience is predominately Emergency and Critical Care, and I have also worked in Psychiatry and Pediatrics. I made the decision to be a nurse back in 1966 at the age of nine...

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