The Nurse's Story

Do you still feel the passion to Help Can you still see the miracles orAre you exhausted by Burnout Suffering Compassion Fatigue National Bestseller This book is a moving and important affirmation of courage Of the power of Love and of tragedy redeemed by compassion Here is a book that will shatter forever your casual assumptions about medicine, doctors, and especiallyDo you still feel the passion to Help Can you still see the miracles orAre you exhausted by Burnout Suffering Compassion Fatigue National Bestseller This book is a moving and important affirmation of courage Of the power of Love and of tragedy redeemed by compassion Here is a book that will shatter forever your casual assumptions about medicine, doctors, and especially about nurses.What can a nurse do for a ten year old girl who is burned over most of her body, for whom all consciousness is pain She tries to comfort her, to help release her from her torment, while a zealous doctor tries to play God and repeatedly forces her back to life When a doctor can do nothing for a terminal patient, what can the nurse do for his family After a particularly difficult day, when a favorite patient dies, how does she leave her work behind her and convince her own healthy children and husband of her love for them Carol Gino has written a wonderfully moving book She tells The Nurse s Story with just the right blend of emotion, compassion and wisdom Harold S Kushner, author of When Bad Things Happen To Good People A shattering, exhilarating book A tribute to human dignity and courage Mario Puzo, author of The Godfather Gritty and honest It has a fierce compassion Martha Lear, author of Heart Sounds Riveting, wrenching Few nurse s have experienced the range of cases this dedicate nurse describes cancer, burn unit, emergency room, birth, brain damage The writer is a vigorous, optimistic, caring woman And she exudes frankness Los Angeles Times
The Nurse s Story Do you still feel the passion to Help Can you still see the miracles orAre you exhausted by Burnout Suffering Compassion Fatigue National Bestseller This book is a moving and important affirmation of

  • Title: The Nurse's Story
  • Author: Carol Gino
  • ISBN: 9781889853031
  • Page: 116
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “The Nurse's Story”

    1. I suppose I shouldn't rate it this low because it was a memoir, and a life story is what it is. As terrible as it is to say, I gave low ratings to the life choices this woman made and because nursing was awful in the 70s. I gave two stars to white nurses caps, lack of respect, failure to include patients in patient care, and inadequate collaboration between doctors and nurses. Not to mention some icky personal decisions. Nursing's come a long way, and thank God for that. The sad thing is that it [...]

    2. A dark, depressing look at the ignorant, misogynist American healthcare system. Scarred me for life.

    3. A good complete representation of a nurse's career, through all the highs and lows. While the author describes the story as an amalgamation of her own experience and those of her peers, she does a great job in putting it all together as one smooth, flowing tale. The book is a bit dated as it was written in the early 80s, and there are some telltale signs that the case histories presented go back further (the most notable towards the end is an ill child whose father was the lone survivor in his f [...]

    4. I read this book many years ago (early 80's), so I could not give an accurate review. I have it listed in my records as an "ok read".

    5. Being in the Nursing profession myself, I appreciated this story more than most I think. I feel honoured to be allowed to care for so many people and trusted with their innermost thoughts, vulnerabilities and private moments. Excellent story!!From the back cover:"With uncompromising honesty, Carol Gino strips the TV image to reveal the gritty truths of a nurse's life, from its early, optimistic beginnings to the harsh realities and incalculable rewards that sustain her even in the face of a nurs [...]

    6. I've only been a nurse nine years so I found these stories horrifying. Medicine is constantly changing and developing, but the treatments that were done to the burn patients and those that should be comfort measures only were shocking. It was an interesting read. I enjoyed the case studies. Overall the book kept me interested, but I agree with the other posters that her out of hospital story line was drawn out and boring. Hooking up with two physicians left a bad taste in my mouth but her compas [...]

    7. Although set In the 70's, this book was an interesting read on nursing. It profiled some of the many issues we as nurses face, such as inability to help our patients without orders, the heartbreak from knowing it is the end for our patient, and the "nurses eat their young" mentality. The only drawback to the book was the craziness of the main characters life choices. A bit overdramatize at times but still an interesting read where the patients are concerned.

    8. I really enjoyed it, there aren't many books like it. If anyone knows of any nursing stories like this I would love some recommendations please.

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