The Nurses Story

The Nurses Story

by Carol Gino
The Nurses Story

The Nurses Story

by Carol Gino



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The Nurse's Story is a unique amalgam of real experiences and true stories, creatively merged into the character of Teri Daley, a young nurse with idealism, who feels a genuine "calling" to help others. Teri is a new nurse, a real nurse - a nurse like you - who encounters people and situations she could never have imagined when she dreamed of being a nurse. Teri wanted to help people, to save people, but what she found was unimaginable and heartbreaking, yet in the end was nothing short of inspirational.

"Passionate and emotionally riveting, this story is one you won't want to end."

With uncompromising honesty, Carol Gino strips away the TV image to reveal the gritty truths of a nurse's life from it's early, optimistic, beginnings to the harsh realities (and incalculable rewards) that sustain her even in the face of a nurse's greatest professional hazard: BURNOUT.

★ How can she help the family of a terminally ill patient when the doctor can do nothing more?

★ What can she do for a 10 year old burn victim for whom most of consciousness is pain?

★ How does she convince the doctor of her intuition that the patient cannot survive surgery?

★ And how can she leave all of this behind at the end of her shift?

"Speaking Up For Nursing What does the public know - and want to know - about the nursing profession? Nurse-novelist Carol Gino unravels misconceptions and tells 'the nurse's story.'" -- American Journal of Nursing

"The first book to really take you behind hospital doors." -- NY Times

"Speaks with honesty, vigor, eloquence and sensitivity." -- Dolores Krieger, Ph.D, R.N.

"So steeped in reality is The Nurse's Story that to call it fiction seems scarcely adequate; the story bristles with details and case histories that only experience could have provided. Teri Daley, the narrator, is grossly underpaid and overworked, burdened with responsibility but little authority, yet often held accountable for the blundering of doctors. In harrowing, sometimes gruesome passages still fresh with pain, Teri ministers to patients so disfigured with cancer or burns that they barely resemble human beings, while other patients are so psychotic, tragically terminal or deformed that only sheer guts and bottomless compassion can see her through the long days and nights. Rocked by her own implosions of grief each time a patient dies, she finds the mundane quality of her own life mocking and barely tolerable." -- Cheryl McCall for People Magazine

Product Details

BN ID: 2940012692641
Publisher: aaha! Books, LLC
Publication date: 10/12/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Sales rank: 774,133
File size: 426 KB

About the Author

New York Times bestselling author, Carol Gino, RN, MA, was one of the first to reveal the secrets about what happens behind the closed doors of hospitals, from her first-hand perspective as a nurse for over 30 years. In her blockbuster expose about the healthcare industry (masked as a story), The Nurses Story unleashed a Pandora’s box and exposed the heart as well as the darkest indignities that Nurses and patients have lived with for centuries. As a nurse, author, and teacher for over 30 years. She has worked in all areas of Nursing including ER, Intensive Care, Burn Unit, Surgery, Pediatrics, and Hospice Care. Her Masters in Transpersonal Studies focused on new modalities for healing, changes in consciousness, and cross-cultural healing. Carol is the author or co-author of over 8 books, including Los Angeles Times and New York Times bestsellers. She has created several products and online programs for Nurses, Writers and those seeking balance in their lives. Carol was the longtime companion of the author, Mario Puzo for over 20 years, until his death in 1999, and in 2001 she completed his book The Family, which was published by Judith Regan of Harper Collins. It was a best seller.

Her latest book, a memoir titled, Me and Mario - Love, Power & Writing with Mario Puzo, author of The Godfather, offers an intimate look into the man and the myth and the magic between them. Often funny—sometimes raw—always true. It’s a journey of love, friendship and playful competition that pushed them both in life and writing. It was a creative partnership that spanned 2 decades. Filled with Puzo’s tips on storytelling, fellow authors and writers-to-be will love this inside-look into the mind and art of a legendary author and the woman who he chose as his closest friend and last love.
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