Ellen Matzer and Valery Hughes’ New Book ‘Beyond the Mask’ is an Interesting Novel That Highlights the Experiences of Healthcare Workers in the Pandemic Context

Fulton Books authors Ellen Matzer, RN, CCRN, a registered nurse who is also an educator, and Valery Hughes, FNP, RN, a family nurse practitioner whose clinical focus is HIV, have completed their most recent book “Beyond the Mask”: a compelling fiction that gives insights into the survival of health workers in an apathetic hospital system. The story presents the individual journey of six healthcare workers and how the COVID crisis brought their fates together. The read is enlightening, inciting, and very much appealing.

Matzer and Hughes share, “Set amid the beginning turmoil of New York’s COVID crisis, Beyond the Mask is a fictional psychological chronicle of six health care workers in a callous city hospital system. Maureen is a jaded veteran nurse about to retire. Michael is a dedicated ER nurse for whom family is everything. Ethan is a young nursing assistant, nursing student, and recovering addict, ready to embark on his next chapter helping people get well. Sandy is a newbie nurse getting her bearings in unforgiving surroundings, wondering if she’s really in the right place. Kyle is an x-ray tech who knows his job inside out until its requirements change before his eyes. Fran is an orthopedic nurse who came to her work as a single mother so as to better provide for her young developmentally challenged son. In this ripped-from-the-headlines drama, six colleagues confront the failures of body and state up close. Beyond the Mask puts us not just in the room with healthcare workers but in their heads, giving voice to conflicts, doubts, and desires unique to their calling in present-day America.”

Published by Fulton Books, Ellen Matzer, RN, CCRN, and Valery Hughes, FNP, RN, this book is a gripping piece that spotlights the inner struggles that health workers have been facing since the pandemic breakout.

This narrative is very timely and relevant.

Readers who wish to experience this engrossing work can purchase “Beyond the Mask” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes Store, Amazon, Google Play or Barnes & Noble.

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Source: Fulton Books