is a journalist and an international lecturer on public communication and nursing. She has been a reporter for the Milwaukee Sentinel
, and a correspondent and bureau chief for Newsweek
. She was on Boston University's journalism faculty for many years and has been adjunct faculty at Brandeis University and at the University of Massachusetts Graduate School of Nursing. She has also been a Journalism Fellow at Stanford University and at the Shorenstein Center at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. Recently she was elected to the Milwaukee Press Club's Media Hall of Fame. She is a founder and past president of the Writers' Room of Boston, Inc. and currently serves as Chairman of the Board of the Center for Nursing Advocacy.
is an award-winning journalist and author. She has written for the New York Times
, Boston Globe
, Los Angeles Times
, Globe and Mail
, Toronto Star
, The Nation
, the Atlantic Monthly
among many others. She is the author of six books, including Life Support: Three Nurses on the Front Lines
and Nursing Against the Odds: How Health Care Cost-Cutting, Media Stereotypes and Medical Hubris Undermine Nurses and Patient Care
. She is co-author of a play, Bedside Manners
, about nurse-physician relationships and is writing a book on the promise and problems of health care teamwork. She is co-editor of Cornell University Press's Culture and Politics of Health Care Work series. Ms. Gordon served on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's National Advisory Committee on the Nursing Shortage. She is a Visiting Professor at the University of Maryland School of Nursing and an Assistant Adjunct Professor at the University of California San Francisco School of Nursing.