Meet Suzanne

Suzanne Gordon is an award-winning journalist and author. She has written for the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, the Atlantic Monthly, the American Prospect, the Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, JAMA, The Annals of Internal Medicine, and others.  She is the co-editor of the Culture and Politics of Healthcare Work series at Cornell University Press.

Suzanne is the author of seven books including Life Support: Three Nurses on the Front Lines,  originally published by Little Brown & Co.  It has just been reissued by Cornell University Press with a new forward by Claire Fagin and epilogue by the author.

Suzanne is the co-editor of four books and co-author of From Silence to Voice: What Nurses Know and Must Communicate to the Public.  She recently edited When Chicken Soup Isn’t Enough: Stories of Nurses Standing Up For Themselves, Their Patients and Their Profession.  Her latest book is First Do Less Harm: Confronting Inconvenient Problems in Patient Safety, edited with Ross Koppel (May 2012).

Cornell University Press will publish Suzanne’s book Beyond the Checklist: What Else the Healthcare Industry Can Learn From Aviation Safety and Teamwork in the Fall of 2012.  The book was written with pilot Patrick Mendenhall and medical educator Bonnie Blair O’Connor.

For additional details on Suzanne Gordon’s books, please click here to visit her Books & Resouces Page.

First Do Less HarmWhen Chicken Soup Isn't EnoughLife Support
From Silence to VoiceNursing Against The OddsSafety In Numbers

Suzanne is a Visiting Professor at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, an Affiliated scholar with the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine’s Wilson Centre, and, with Lisa Hayes, has written a play about patient safety and teamwork entitled Bedside Manners.