The Nurses Story [NOOK Book]

Overview

Do you still feel the passion to Help?
Can you still see the miracles?
or
Are you exhausted by Burnout?
Suffering Compassion Fatigue?

National Bestseller! This book is a moving and important affirmation of courage. Of the power of Love ...
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The Nurses Story

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Overview

Do you still feel the passion to Help?
Can you still see the miracles?
or
Are 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 more 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
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Editorial Reviews

The Midwest Book Review
The Nurse's Story belongs on the library shelf of every nursing school, every hospital, and every public library in the country.
Library Journal
A touching work, highly recommended for nursing, medical, and health sciences libraries.
Los Angeles Times
Riveting, wrenching. Few nurse's have experienced the range of cases this dedicated woman describes: cancer, burn unit, emergency ward, birth, brain damage.. The writer is a vigorous optimistic, caring woman. And she exudes frankness.
Mario Puzo
A shattering, exhilarating book. A tribute to human dignity and courage.
Harold S Kushner
Carol Gino has written a wonderfully moving book. She tells The Nurse’s Story with just the right blend of emotion, compassion and wisdom.
The Midwest Book Review
The Nurse's Story belongs on the library shelf of every nursing school, every hospital, and every public library in the country.
Library Journal
A touching work, highly recommended for nursing, medical, and health sciences libraries.
Los Angeles Times
Riveting, wrenching. Few nurse's have experienced the range of cases this dedicated woman describes: cancer, burn unit, emergency ward, birth, brain damage.. The writer is a vigorous optimistic, caring woman. And she exudes frankness.
Mario Puzo
A shattering, exhilarating book. A tribute to human dignity and courage.
Harold S Kushner
Carol Gino has written a wonderfully moving book. She tells The Nurse’s Story with just the right blend of emotion, compassion and wisdom.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012692641
  • Publisher: aaha! Books, LLC
  • Publication date: 10/12/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 683,120
  • File size: 412 KB

Meet the Author

Carol Gino is a registered nurse with a MA in Transpersonal Psychology whose twenty-year career has included experience in almost every area of health care, from critical care nursing to hospice to teaching.

The Nurse’s Story was her first book, and her articles have appeared in New York magazine, Nursing, American Journal of Nursing, and The Chicago Tribune. She has done several cross-country media tours advocating patient rights and to change the Image of Nursing.

Several book clubs chose the Nurse’s Story and it was published in 9 foreign countries.

Her other books are:
Rusty’s Story- New York Times bestseller
Then An Angel Came

Carol Gino spent 20 years in relationship with Mario Puzo, author of “The Godfather”. After his death in 1999, she completed his manuscript of “The Family,” which was also a best seller.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2011

    suggested if your patient

    slow read but interesting from someone who can relate

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2007

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    This book was right on - especially as a nursing student - She touched on many things I have already come across or read about and was very 'matter of fact' in her expression on issues - I highly recommend it for nursing students and any 'broken-in' nurses - I am not a reader and I could not put it down

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2004

    i read this years ago and is still the best book ive ever read

    i was going to nursing school at the time i read this book and i loved it it really make you think of the occupation. the book still sticks in my mind.

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