The Nurse's Story The Nurse's Story

The Nurse's Story

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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

GENRE
Biography
RELEASED
2010
18 November
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
335
Pages
PUBLISHER
Star Water Press
SIZE
930.2
KB

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