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The Good Nurse: A True Story of Medicine, Madness, and Murder

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14 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

I've never read any serial killer novels until now; however, I a

I've never read any serial killer novels until now; however, I always was curious what their mindset was like such as how they got this way, do they have plans, do they pick their victims at random or not.  I decided to pick up the book because I'm in the medical field ...
I've never read any serial killer novels until now; however, I always was curious what their mindset was like such as how they got this way, do they have plans, do they pick their victims at random or not.  I decided to pick up the book because I'm in the medical field and was so surprised that there are evil people out there especially who take the oathe to care for the sick and harm innocent people.  Patients expect the medical team to do their work by making sure they are well taken care of and there will be no harm to them.  It is an unfortunate that a man like Charlie Cullen, a Navy Vet, a nurses aid, then returned to school to receive his Bachelors degree in Registered Nursing.  A reputable career choice in Registered Nursing when women were predominantly in the work field during the last 80's.  Back in the midcentury of medieval times, men were considered nurses during war time.
I think it's a norm where there are lots of Nurses that have so many employers.  Nurses have so much better opportunities for them other than working in acute hospital, hospice, and now they can work at corporate companies as on-site nurses, or pharmaceutical companies now.
Charlie was very intelligent, but lacked social skills.  He appeared to be a very good worker like being employee of the month and was the face of  the hospital's advertisement recruitment pamphlet for nurses.  Charles Cullen had issues and acted out his rage on his patients out while caring for his patients even for the ones that were not assigned to him.  

What a shame!!  The health care system that hired Charlie Cullen suspected there was something going on with him in particular; however, they rather terminated him or let him quietly leave so the hospital's reputation would not be tarnished with the publicity  The health care system should be a shame that they would save their reputation than try to save their patients all because of numbers.  

I think this book is worth reading, you always wandered what type of drug he would use next to harm his patients.

posted by Alias01 on May 1, 2013

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6 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

Finished this book wondering, how corrupt is todays hospital sys

Finished this book wondering, how corrupt is todays hospital system? Scary thought if you or your loved ones are ever in the hospital.

posted by 17440812 on April 18, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2013

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    Finished this book wondering, how corrupt is todays hospital sys

    Finished this book wondering, how corrupt is todays hospital system? Scary thought if you or your loved ones are ever in the hospital.

    6 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 14, 2014

    Scary book - knowing this actually happened in our times!

    The story about this "good nurse" is chilling and complicated. The male nurse - whom everyone thinks is such a successful professional, is in reality a merciless murderer.

    Nobody could come up with this story out of thin air. Knowing that it really happened, one wonders if, and how many, other nutty health professionals may do this stuff.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2013

    OK Story

    I couldn't wait to start reading this story. Unfortunately, it is not written well

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  • Posted July 1, 2013

    What a story of Personnel Departments NOT looking into potential

    What a story of Personnel Departments NOT looking into potential candidates backgrounds and requiring complete work experiences with recommendations from previous employers. Faulty reviews.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2013

    It was OK

    I was looking for a book I couldn't put down. I have worked in many hospitals so a medical story was of interest. Unfortunately, I could put it down although I did finish it. Some of it was unbelievable. That is, not the demented mind of the main character, but rather the cover up and poor investigative work from the hospitals and the police. If the documentation is true, the human resources departments at the hospitals should all be fired. The book is not what I wanted but I'm not sorry I read it.

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