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Health Sciences Book Club


Welcome, we're glad you're here!

On this page you will find:

  • information about the current book selection
  • the date and discussion leader for the next meeting
  • a link to register to attend
  • where to find a copy of the book to read for free
  • guidelines of behavior for the discussion group
  • a copy of the group discussion questions
  • weekly reading reflection questions
  • FAQs about the Health Sciences Book Club

Current Book


Register for the discussion here.

Registration limited to 15 people.


Find a Copy

eBook Copies

[10 or unlimited] copies available through UNLV Libraries. Click here to access.

[# copy available through Las Vegas Clark County Library District. Check availability through their Libby app.]


Print Copies

# copy at the UNLV Health Sciences Library InfoCommons. Check availability and request delivery to another library location here.

# copy at Lied Library. Check availability and request delivery to another library location here.

[# copy at Las Vegas Clark County Library District. Click here to check availability.]


What is the Health Sciences Book Club (HSBC)? 

The HSBC is an initiative from the UNLV Health Sciences Library that provides the opportunity for professional students and practitioners in the UNLV Division of Health Sciences and associated clinics to come together and discuss some of the books that are part of the Health Humanities Collection.

Why a book club?

Reading builds empathy and provides a window into the world of another person's experience. Whether reading about a fellow doctor, nurse, or health professional; or about how someone lives with a disease, receives a difficult diagnoses, or lives as part of a stigmatized group reading helps us to consider complex situations more fully. Discussions with peers can help with understanding content and context in the stories, but also builds a sense of connection between group members. Reading for pleasure is also good for your health-  it is associated with less burnout and depression!

Why are discussions always at noon and online?

We schedule discussion during the lunch hour and as a virtual group in order to provide equitable access for all of our scattered students, faculty and practitioners in the Health Sciences Division.

Are discussions certain chapters or the whole book?

Discussions cover the entirety of the book. Participants are responsible for reading the book prior to attendance, which is why we advertise the book so far in advance. We also provide weekly reflection prompts to help keep potential attendees engaged and reading the book before the discussion group meets. Don't worry! We have multiple copies of the book chosen for a Club discussion.

Does attendance at one Book Club Event mean I am expected to attend the rest?

Nope! Join whenever you want!

What if there are more than 15 people interested in the discussion?

Our registration system creates a waitlist if there are more than 15 people signed up. We anticipate people will sign up, then drop out as the date nears. We encourage canceling your registration through the system so that those on the waitlist can be automatically invited. If there are still a significant number of people who could not attend, we will add a second discussion date.

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