Suzanne Gordon is a healthcare journalist and researcher who writes about nursing, healthcare systems, patient safety and teamwork. She has spent much of the last 30 years helping nurses articulate their critical work.
Her 21 books include, From Silence to Voice: What Nurses Know and Must Communicate to the Public, and Collaborative Caring: Stories and Reflections on Teamwork in Healthcare; and When Chicken Soup Isn’t Enough: Stories of Nurses Standing up for Themselves, their Profession and Their Patients. She is the co-author of the play Bedside Manners, about teamwork in healthcare.
Ms. Gordon is the co-editor of the Culture and Politics of Healthcare Work Series at Cornell University Press. She has been a radio commentator for US CBS Radio and National Public Radio’s Marketplace. Her articles have appeared in Harper’s, The Atlantic, The New York Times Magazine, The Boston Globe, The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The American Prospect, The Washington Monthly, The Nation, JAMA, The Annals of Internal Medicine, British Medical Journal and many others. She is assistant adjunct professor at the USCF School of Nursing.
She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband.