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Welcome to the website of Hazel Magnussen, author and retired nurse who lives in Edmonton, Alberta.

The website features her four books: A Doctor’s Calling: A matter of conscience, Go North, Young Woman, Go North,
The Moral Work of Nursing: Asking and Living with the Questions,
and the second edition of The Moral Work of Nursing released in June 2017.

Latest Posts

Happy New Year to All!

Thank you for checking in. Plans are underway for book events in the next few months. I’ll be travelling to Vancouver Island and Vancouver in March when I’ll be at the Indigo Spirit Store on Robson and Granville on March 23rd. I’m also looking ahead to Nurses Week (May 6 to 12) and book events […]


The Schattschneider Nursing Ethics Lectureship has been established by Hazel (Schattschneider) Magnussen, graduate of the University of Alberta Faculty of Nursing’ and author of The Moral Work of Nursing: Asking and Living with the Questions (Second Edition, 2017). The lectureship is named after Hazel’s family who provided grounding, nurture and inspiration for her nursing career […]

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