5. The Business of Other People
Being a nurse is oftentimes an exercise in clairvoyance. How hard (or easy?) is it to read other people’s minds—your patients’ and your coworkers’? Learn a little bit about the brain system from MIT scientist Rebecca Saxe and the area of the brain that’s responsible for understanding the thoughts of others and what’s behind our moral judgments. You may find yourself trusting your own instincts much more.