NSHEN has a library of books, audiobooks and CD books available for reserving. We have a variety of subjects and authors to choose from.

Below is a listing of what is currently available in the NSHEN library. If you see a book title that interests you, click on the book title for more information on that book (which will take you to another webpage) or click on the reserve here link for an email to reserve the book. In this email, please indicate the book you would like to reserve, your name and mailing address. You will receive the book within 5-7 business days.  We are lenient with our return time, so if the assigned borrowing time is not enough, please let the Administrator know and your time will be extended. You will receive your request with a return postage paid envelope.

If you would like to search our listing with a specific keyword, press CTRL & F, and this will give you a search function. Enter your keyword and each match will be highlighted.

NSHEN Current Resource Listing



A Companion to BioethicsEdited by Kuhse H, Singer PReserve Here
A Nurse’s Story, Life Death and In-Between in an Intensive Care UnitShalof TReserve Here
A Practical Guide to Developing & Sustaining a Clinical Ethics Consultation ServiceBruce CR, Majumbder MA, Bibler T, McCullough L, et alReserve Here
A Practical Guide to Value ClarificationSmith MReserve Here
Aboriginal Health in Canada: Historical, Cultural, and Epidemiological PerspectivesWaldram JB, Herring DA, Young TKReserve Here
And Again, A NovelChiarella, JReserve Here
           Anti-Racist Health Care PracticeMcGibbon EA, Etowa JBReserve Here
Autonomy and Long-Term CareAgich GJReserve Here
Being MortalGawande AReserve Here
Better: A Surgeon’s Notes on PerformanceGawande AReserve Here
Biomedical Ethics: A Canadian FocusEdited by Fisher JReserve Here
Black Man in a White Coat A Doctors Reflections on Race and MedicineTweedy, DReserve Here
Bloodletting and Miraculous CuresLam VReserve Here
Bringing it Home A Nurse Discovers Health Care Beyond the HospitalShalof TReserve Here
Case Files Medical Ethics and ProfessionalismToy, Raine, CochraneReserve Here
Case Studies in Public Health EthicsCoughlin SReserve Here
Clinical Ethics A Practical Approach to Ethical Decisions in Clinical MedicineJonsen AR, Siegler M, Winslade WJReserve Here
Cognitive Disability and its Challenge to Moral PhilosophyEdited by Kittay EF, Carlson LReserve Here
Complex Ethics Consultations: Cases that Haunt UsEdited by Ford PJ, Dudzinski DMReserve Here
Complications: A Surgeons Notes on an Imperfect ScienceGawande AReserve Here
Core Competencies for Healthcare Ethics ConsultationThe Report of the American Society for Bioethics & Humanities Reserve Here
Critical Care: A New Nurse Faces Death, Life and Everything in BetweenBrown TReserve Here
Deciding for Others: The Ethics of Surrogate Decision MakingBuchanan A, Brock DWReserve Here
Dependence and Autonomy in Old Age: An Ethical Framework for Long-Term CareAgich GJReserve Here
Determinants of Indigenous Peoples’ Health in CanadaGreenwood M, de Leeuw S, Lindsay NM, Reading CReserve Here
Doing Right: A Practical Guide to Ethics for Medical Trainees and PhysiciansHebert PCReserve Here
         Dying WellByock, IReserve Here
Enhancing Autonomy in Long-Term CareGamroth LM, Semradek J, Tornquist EMReserve Here
Ethics and Epidemiology, 2nd Ed.Coughlin S, Beauchamp T, Weed DLReserve Here
Ethics by Committee: A Textbook on Consultation, Organization and Education for Hospital Ethics CommitteesHester DMReserve Here
        Ethics Consultation: From Theory to PracticeEdited by Aulisio MP, Arnold RM, Younger SJReserve Here
Ethics in Clinical Practice 2nd EditionAhronheim JC, Moreno JD, Zuckerman CReserve Here
Ethics in Epidemiology and Public Health Practice, 2nd Ed.Coughlin SReserve Here
Every Patient Tells a Story: Medical Mysteries and the Art of DiagnosisSanders LReserve Here
Flowers for Algernon (book AND audiobook available)Keyes, DReserve Here
Galileo’s Middle FingerDreger, AReserve Here
Giving Voice to Values: How to Speak Your Mind When You Know What’s RightGentile, MaryReserve Here
God’s Hotel: A Doctor, a Hospital and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of MedicineSweet, VReserve Here
Guidance for Healthcare Ethics CommitteesHester DM, Schonfeld TReserve Here
The Healthcare Professional’s Guide to Clinical Cultural CompetenceSrivastava, RHReserve Here
Handbook for Health Care Ethics Committees 2nd EditionFarber Post L, Blustein JReserve Here
Health and Social JusticeRuger JPReserve Here
Health Care Ethics Committees: The Next GenerationWilson Ross J, Glaser, JW, Rasinski-Gregory D, et alReserve Here
Health Care Ethics in CanadaBaylis F, Hoffmaster B, Sherwin S, Borgensen KReserve Here
Health Policy in Canada, Second EditionBryant, TReserve Here
Health Promotion in Canada; Critical Perspectives on PracticeO’Neil M, Pederson A, Supere S, Rootman IReserve Here
Imperfect Endings, A Daughter’s Story of Love, Loss and Letting GoFitzgerald Carter ZReserve Here
Informed Consent, Legal Theory and Clinical PracticeBerg JW, Appelbaum PS, Lidz CW, Parker LSReserve Here
Just Health: Meeting Health Needs FairlyDaniels NReserve Here
Justice and Health Care; Selected EssaysBuchanan AReserve Here
Justice; What’s the Right Thing to DoSandel MJReserve Here
Left Neglected (audioCD)Genova, LReserve Here
Lives in the Balance: Nurses’ Stories from the ICUEdited by Shalof TReserve Here
             Long-term Care Decisions:  Ethical and Conceptual DimensionMcCullough LB & Wilson NLReserve Here
Medicine in Translation. Journeys with My PatientsOfri DReserve Here
        Meeting Yourself HalfwaySimon SBReserve Here
Moments That Matter; Cases in Ethical EldercareGordon MReserve Here
Monday Mornings: A Novel (AudioCD)Gupta, SReserve Here
On What Matters: Volume 1 AND


On What Matters: Volume 2

Parfit, DReserve Here
Organizational Ethics in Health Care: Principles, Cases, and Practical SolutionsBoyle PJ, DuBose ER, Ellingson SJ, Guinn DE, McCurdy DBReserve Here
Poems from Both Sides of the FenceLawn, BReserve Here
Principles of Biomedical Ethics; Seventh EditionBeauchamp TL, Childress JFReserve Here
Public Health EthicsHolland SReserve Here
Public Health Ethics: Theory, Policy and PracticeBayer R, Goastin LO, Jennings B, Steinbock BReserve Here
Public Health, Ethics and EquityEdited by Anand S, Peter F, Sen AReserve Here
Rescuing Justice and EqualityCohen, GAReserve Here
Resolving Ethical Dilemmas; A Guide for Clinicians. 5th EditionLo, BReserve Here
Rethinking Informed Consent in BioethicsManson NC, O’Neill OReserve Here
Sars Unmasked: Risk Communication of Pandemics and Influenza in Canada Tyshenko MKReserve Here
Setting Limits Fairly Early, 2nd Ed.Daniels N, Sabin JEReserve Here
Singular Intimacies. Becoming a Doctor at BellevueOfri DReserve Here
Social Determinants of Health, 2nd Ed.Marmot M, Wilkinson RGReserve Here
Social Determinants of Health, 3rd Ed.Dennis Raphael, Editor.Reserve Here
Social Justice: The Moral Foundations of Public Health and PolicyPowers M, Faden RReserve Here
Taming the Beloved Beast: How Medical Technology Costs are Destroying Our Health Care SystemCallahan, DReserve Here
The Best Care Possible: A Physician’s Quest to Transform Care Through the End of LifeByock, IReserve Here
The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things RightGawande AReserve Here
The Conversation A Revolutionary Plan for End of Life CareVolandes AEReserve Here
The Digital Doctor Hope, Hype and the Harm at the Dawn of Medicine’s Computer AgeWatcher RReserve Here
The Ethics of Consent, Theory and PracticeEdited by Miller FG, Wertheimer AReserve Here
The Ethos of Medicine in Postmodern AmericaEiser, ARReserve Here
The Hastings Center Guidelines for Decisions on Life-Sustaining Treatment and Care Near the End of LifeBerlinger N, Jennings B, Wolf SMReserve Here
The Healthcare Professionals Guide to Clinical Cultural CompetenceSrivastava, RHReserve Here
The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A HatSacks, OliverReserve Here
The Oxford Handbook of BioethicsEdited by Steinbock BReserve Here
The Remedy: Queer and Trans Voices on Health and Health CareSharman, ZReserve Here
The Secret Language of DoctorsGoldman, BReserve Here
The Silent World of Doctor and PatientKatz JReserve Here
The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies StrongerWilkinson RG, Pickett KReserve Here
The Status Syndrome: How Social Standing Affects our Health and LongevityMarmot MReserve Here
Towards a Moral Horizon: Nursing Ethics for Leadership and PracticeStorch JL, Rodney P, Startzomski RReserve Here
What Patients Teach The Everyday Ethics of Health CareChurchill LR, Fanning JB, Schenck DReserve Here
When Breath Becomes AirKalanithi PReserve Here
Why Are Some People Healthy And Others NotEvans RG, Barer ML, Marmor TRReserve Here

The Quest for a Moral Compass: A Global History of Ethics


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The Shift

Brown, T

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Gender Medicine: The Groundbreaking New Science of Gender – and Sex-based Diagnosis and Treatment

Glezerman, M

Reserve Here

Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body

Gay, R

Reserve Here

Pandora’s Lab: Seven Stories of Science Gone Wrong

Offit, P.A.

Reserve Here

Walkaway: A Novel

Doctorow, C

Reserve Here

Managing Innovation In Healthcare

Barlow, J

Reserve Here

Public Health Ethics and the Social Determinants of Health

Goldberg, D.S.

Reserve Here

Rethinking Rural Health Ethics

Simpson, C., & McDonald, F.

Reserve Here

Life on the Ground Floor

Maskalyk, M.D., J

Reserve Here

Administration Ethics: Executive Decisions in Canadian Healthcare

Byrne, J

Reserve Here

Extreme Measures: Finding a Better Path to the End of Life

Zitter, M.D., J

Reserve Here

A Course in Deception

Rieger, J

Reserve Here

Every Note Played

Genova, L

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The Fortunate Brother

Morrissey, D

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Malignant: Medical Ethicists Confront Cancer

Dresser, R

Reserve Here 

The Power of Kindness: Why Empathy is Essential in Everyday Life

Goldman, B

Reserve Here

Choosing Down Syndrome: Ethics and New Prenatal Testing Technologies

Kaposy, C

Reserve Here

Diagnosis: Truths and Tales

Jutel, A

Reserve Here

The Basics of Bioethics

Veatch RM, Guidry-Grimes, LK

Reserve Here

Lone Wolf

Picoult, J

Reserve Here