From Silence to Voice is a concise, clearly written, very practical road map to lead nursing into increased public awareness. Nursing is the largest health care profession. We are vital players in the arenas of quality patient care and broader health care issues. What do we need to do to let the public know just how significant nursing is? We need to speak up!
Pat van Betten, MEd, RN
Nevada RNformation, November 2003
Throughout the book, [authors Bernice Buresh and Suzanne Gordon] provide wonderful anecdotes about nurses who have found their voice, and advice on how and why each of us needs to find ours. Personally, I believe that in finding one's voice, one also finds the key to control and that sense of joyous activity which makes each day a new adventure in the best sense.
Jill Rissi, MPA, BSN, RN
Arizona Nurse, July 2004
From Silence to Voice is a unique addition to the nursing literature in its approach, its practicality, and its utility. It is indeed unusual for a single text to describe reality to the point that it makes the reader uncomfortable and then to offer solutions so practical that the reader is ready for action by the end of the book. In the foreword, Patricia Benner suggests that From Silence to Voice should be a required text for all nursing students. This recommendation should be extended to another group of nurses—those who care about the future of nursing and want to be immediately inspired that they can make a difference for this profession.
Connie Barden, RN, MSN, CCNS, CCRN
Critical Care Nurse, February 2003
From Silence to Voice serves well as a textbook for nursing students and encourages veteran practitioners to communicate about the value of their profession…The information regarding the media is invaluable and facilitates patient relationships, public service campaigns and news coverage.
Ann Marie Cianci, AuD, Iona College
American Communication Journal, Vol. 7, 2004
Every nurse should have a copy of From Silence to Voice.
Janice Reynolds, RN, BSN, OCN
Pain Management Special Interest Group Newsletter, August 2005
From Silence to Voice features stories about nurses who ensure that patients receive appropriate, timely, and life-saving care; nurses who make all the difference while crises are underway but whose contributions are neglected in medical charts and thank-you notes; nurses who are left out altogether or obscured by the generic "nurse." The book also provides detailed accounts of nurses who do make their voices heard, who do make their concerns public—and it shows how those successes can be duplicated.
Home Healthcare Nurse, November 2004
From Silence to Voice offers nurses and all health care workers tools to fight with and is a must-read for all nurses committed to change.
Marilyn Albert, RN
1199 News, May 2001
Buresh and Gordon's "on the ground" experience as journalists and friends of nursing makes their call for action especially powerful.
Gail J. Donner, RN, PhD
Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, December 2000