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

Below is a alphabetical 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 Bioethics Edited by Kuhse H, Singer P Reserve Here
A Nurse’s Story, Life Death and In-Between in an Intensive Care Unit Shalof T Reserve Here
A Practical Guide to Developing & Sustaining a Clinical Ethics Consultation Service Bruce CR, Majumbder MA, Bibler T, McCullough L, et al Reserve Here
A Practical Guide to Value Clarification Smith M Reserve Here
Aboriginal Health in Canada: Historical, Cultural, and Epidemiological Perspectives Waldram JB, Herring DA, Young TK Reserve Here
And Again, A Novel Chiarella, J Reserve Here
           Anti-Racist Health Care Practice McGibbon EA, Etowa JB Reserve Here
Autonomy and Long-Term Care Agich GJ Reserve Here
Being Mortal Gawande A Reserve Here
Better: A Surgeon’s Notes on Performance Gawande A Reserve Here
Biomedical Ethics: A Canadian Focus Edited by Fisher J Reserve Here
Black Man in a White Coat A Doctors Reflections on Race and Medicine Tweedy, D Reserve Here
Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures Lam V Reserve Here
Bringing it Home A Nurse Discovers Health Care Beyond the Hospital Shalof T Reserve Here
Case Files Medical Ethics and Professionalism Toy, Raine, Cochrane Reserve Here
Case Studies in Public Health Ethics Coughlin S Reserve Here
Clinical Ethics A Practical Approach to Ethical Decisions in Clinical Medicine Jonsen AR, Siegler M, Winslade WJ Reserve Here
Cognitive Disability and its Challenge to Moral Philosophy Edited by Kittay EF, Carlson L Reserve Here
Complex Ethics Consultations: Cases that Haunt Us Edited by Ford PJ, Dudzinski DM Reserve Here
Complications: A Surgeons Notes on an Imperfect Science Gawande A Reserve Here
Core Competencies for Healthcare Ethics Consultation The Report of the American Society for Bioethics & Humanities  Reserve Here
Critical Care: A New Nurse Faces Death, Life and Everything in Between Brown T Reserve Here
Deciding for Others: The Ethics of Surrogate Decision Making Buchanan A, Brock DW Reserve Here
Dependence and Autonomy in Old Age: An Ethical Framework for Long-Term Care Agich GJ Reserve Here
Determinants of Indigenous Peoples’ Health in Canada Greenwood M, de Leeuw S, Lindsay NM, Reading C Reserve Here
Doing Right: A Practical Guide to Ethics for Medical Trainees and Physicians Hebert PC Reserve Here
         Dying Well Byock, I Reserve Here
Enhancing Autonomy in Long-Term Care Gamroth LM, Semradek J, Tornquist EM Reserve Here
Ethics and Epidemiology, 2nd Ed. Coughlin S, Beauchamp T, Weed DL Reserve Here
Ethics by Committee: A Textbook on Consultation, Organization and Education for Hospital Ethics Committees Hester DM Reserve Here
        Ethics Consultation: From Theory to Practice Edited by Aulisio MP, Arnold RM, Younger SJ Reserve Here
Ethics in Clinical Practice 2nd Edition Ahronheim JC, Moreno JD, Zuckerman C Reserve Here
Ethics in Epidemiology and Public Health Practice, 2nd Ed. Coughlin S Reserve Here
Every Patient Tells a Story: Medical Mysteries and the Art of Diagnosis Sanders L Reserve Here
Flowers for Algernon (book AND audiobook available) Keyes, D Reserve Here
Galileo’s Middle Finger Dreger, A Reserve Here
Giving Voice to Values: How to Speak Your Mind When You Know What’s Right Gentile, Mary Reserve Here
God’s Hotel: A Doctor, a Hospital and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine Sweet, V Reserve Here
Guidance for Healthcare Ethics Committees Hester DM, Schonfeld T Reserve Here
The Healthcare Professional’s Guide to Clinical Cultural Competence Srivastava, RH Reserve Here
Handbook for Health Care Ethics Committees 2nd Edition Farber Post L, Blustein J Reserve Here
Health and Social Justice Ruger JP Reserve Here
Health Care Ethics Committees: The Next Generation Wilson Ross J, Glaser, JW, Rasinski-Gregory D, et al Reserve Here
Health Care Ethics in Canada Baylis F, Hoffmaster B, Sherwin S, Borgensen K Reserve Here
Health Policy in Canada, Second Edition Bryant, T Reserve Here
Health Promotion in Canada; Critical Perspectives on Practice O’Neil M, Pederson A, Supere S, Rootman I Reserve Here
Imperfect Endings, A Daughter’s Story of Love, Loss and Letting Go Fitzgerald Carter Z Reserve Here
Informed Consent, Legal Theory and Clinical Practice Berg JW, Appelbaum PS, Lidz CW, Parker LS Reserve Here
Just Health: Meeting Health Needs Fairly Daniels N Reserve Here
Justice and Health Care; Selected Essays Buchanan A Reserve Here
Justice; What’s the Right Thing to Do Sandel MJ Reserve Here
Left Neglected (audioCD) Genova, L Reserve Here
Lives in the Balance: Nurses’ Stories from the ICU Edited by Shalof T Reserve Here
             Long-term Care Decisions:  Ethical and Conceptual Dimension McCullough LB & Wilson NL Reserve Here
Medicine in Translation. Journeys with My Patients Ofri D Reserve Here
        Meeting Yourself Halfway Simon SB Reserve Here
Moments That Matter; Cases in Ethical Eldercare Gordon M Reserve Here
Monday Mornings: A Novel (AudioCD) Gupta, S Reserve Here
On What Matters: Volume 1 AND

On What Matters: Volume 2

Parfit, D Reserve Here
Organizational Ethics in Health Care: Principles, Cases, and Practical Solutions Boyle PJ, DuBose ER, Ellingson SJ, Guinn DE, McCurdy DB Reserve Here
Poems from Both Sides of the Fence Lawn, B Reserve Here
Principles of Biomedical Ethics; Seventh Edition Beauchamp TL, Childress JF Reserve Here
Public Health Ethics Holland S Reserve Here
Public Health Ethics: Theory, Policy and Practice Bayer R, Goastin LO, Jennings B, Steinbock B Reserve Here
Public Health, Ethics and Equity Edited by Anand S, Peter F, Sen A Reserve Here
Rescuing Justice and Equality Cohen, GA Reserve Here
Resolving Ethical Dilemmas; A Guide for Clinicians. 5th Edition Lo, B Reserve Here
Rethinking Informed Consent in Bioethics Manson NC, O’Neill O Reserve Here
Sars Unmasked: Risk Communication of Pandemics and Influenza in Canada Tyshenko MK Reserve Here
Setting Limits Fairly Early, 2nd Ed. Daniels N, Sabin JE Reserve Here
Singular Intimacies. Becoming a Doctor at Bellevue Ofri D Reserve Here
Social Determinants of Health, 2nd Ed. Marmot M, Wilkinson RG Reserve Here
Social Determinants of Health, 3rd Ed. Dennis Raphael, Editor. Reserve Here
Social Justice: The Moral Foundations of Public Health and Policy Powers M, Faden R Reserve Here
Taming the Beloved Beast: How Medical Technology Costs are Destroying Our Health Care System Callahan, D Reserve Here
The Best Care Possible: A Physician’s Quest to Transform Care Through the End of Life Byock, I Reserve Here
The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right Gawande A Reserve Here
The Conversation A Revolutionary Plan for End of Life Care Volandes AE Reserve Here
The Digital Doctor Hope, Hype and the Harm at the Dawn of Medicine’s Computer Age Watcher R Reserve Here
The Ethics of Consent, Theory and Practice Edited by Miller FG, Wertheimer A Reserve Here
The Ethos of Medicine in Postmodern America Eiser, AR Reserve Here
The Hastings Center Guidelines for Decisions on Life-Sustaining Treatment and Care Near the End of Life Berlinger N, Jennings B, Wolf SM Reserve Here
The Healthcare Professionals Guide to Clinical Cultural Competence Srivastava, RH Reserve Here
The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat Sacks, Oliver Reserve Here
The Oxford Handbook of Bioethics Edited by Steinbock B Reserve Here
The Remedy: Queer and Trans Voices on Health and Health Care Sharman, Z Reserve Here
The Secret Language of Doctors Goldman, B Reserve Here
The Silent World of Doctor and Patient Katz J Reserve Here
The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger Wilkinson RG, Pickett K Reserve Here
The Status Syndrome: How Social Standing Affects our Health and Longevity Marmot M Reserve Here
Towards a Moral Horizon: Nursing Ethics for Leadership and Practice Storch JL, Rodney P, Startzomski R Reserve Here
What Patients Teach The Everyday Ethics of Health Care Churchill LR, Fanning JB, Schenck D Reserve Here
When Breath Becomes Air Kalanithi P Reserve Here
Why Are Some People Healthy And Others Not Evans RG, Barer ML, Marmor TR Reserve Here

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


Reserve Here

The Shift

Brown, T

Reserve Here

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

Reserve Here

The Fortunate Brother

Morrissey, D

Reserve Here

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