The Nurse's Story
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With uncompromising honesty, Carol Gino strips away the TV image of a nurse 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 in the face of a nurse's greatest professional danger-burnout.
It's a story of the calling to heal, the search for purpose and the inevitable sacrifices that must be made in the search for authenticity. The Nurse's Story is a testament of passionate commitment, a moving and important affirmation of courage, of the power of love, and of tragedy redeemed by compassion.
Just as inspired as....
I was just as inspired as I was the first time I read it. The final chapter is the most important one, although everything before it was so well written. I'm an RN in a profession that is putting "Non-nursing" priorities ahead of the patient, and I don't like it one bit. Very often I feel like my hand is being patted and I'm being told "there, there now dear, we're so glad our patients have you caring for them, but you can't have 15 min between your cases, or now that product might be nice to have but what we're doing now is working" Yeah right if everyone did what they are supposed to. I have outlasted everyone else in my Dept. and I'm tired of fighting. I have been a nurse for 25 years, worked in 3 states, 5 hospitals and changed my field 6 times yet although I dislike my job I love nursing and especially I love my patients. Thank you to all of you that care for people at their worst. You are truely appreciated! Bless you.
- Category: Biographies & Memoirs
- Published: Nov 18, 2010
- Publisher: Star Water Press
- Seller: aahaBooks, LLC
- Print Length: 335 Pages
- Language: English