Friday, April 17, 2009

The Blue Cotton Gown: A Midwife's Memoir by Patricia Harman

Patricia Harman’s memoir is the touching story of a caring health care professional who strives to provide her patients with not only the best possible medical care, but with compassion and empathy as well. In The Blue Cotton Gown: A Midwife’s Memoir, Patricia Harman tells the story of her life as a nurse-midwife practicing in West Virginia. In it she tells the stories of her patients and her own story of financial struggle trying to keep her practice float. The stories she shares provide a very personal look at each woman’s life, loves and struggles. She expresses the worries, pain and joys of motherhood especially well and I found myself empathizing with many of the women portrayed. Patricia Harman herself is a warm, caring and nurturing practitioner. The kind of medical professional we all search for and hope to find. A great read. I recommend it!

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