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Rusty's Story

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After a two-decade career as a registered nurse, Carol Gino established herself as a writer of exceptional sensitivity and uncompromising honesty with her national bestseller, The Nurse s Story. In that book and now in Rusty s Story, she displays her extraordinary gift for reaching out to others and touching the common chord of humanity in all of us.

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Mass Market Paperback, 342 pages
Published December 1st 1985 by Bantam
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Jan 30, 2008 Donna rated it it was amazing
I learned from this book that I wanted to be a nurse.
Aug 28, 2016 Anna rated it really liked it
An incredible story about the stigma surrounding epilepsy in the late 20th century. It's appalling that Rusty had to not only had to grapple with the illness itself, but had to deal with lack of care from an ignorant healthcare system. I find it pretty amazing that the author, Carol Gino, was willing to take this stranger under her wing and help her through the fight of understanding epilepsy. It's an encouraging and heartwarming story. It is simply written and full of wisdom, and I would ...more
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I have read this so, so many times... Every time I feel angry or depressed about my own life, I turn to Rusty and see what she survived... that I never had to. It is heartbreaking that anybody could ever be treated like she was, and, although it doesn't happen as often now, her case still is not unique. That she lived through so much makes me realize how gifted I really am.
This book should be required reading for anyone wanting to work in the medical field. I learnt almost as much from this book as from all the study I have had to do on communication and ethical and legal practice within the nursing workplace; plus it was a lot more interesting and fun than studying.
Mar 25, 2014 Emily rated it it was amazing
Loved this book. I was outraged by the things that this woman was subjected to. How could such a misdiagnosis go unchecked for such a long time? I cried throughout reading this book and could not put it down. The injustice of a system meant to help people, but instead locking them up without humanity. What a truly amazing and strong woman Rusty is.
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I read this book many years ago and loved it! I don't read alot of books more than one but I am definately going to read this one again.
Jan 20, 2013 Tena rated it it was amazing
Excellent Book... Ms. Gino does an awesome job in writing this real life/ true to life story. There is still so much we don't understand about epilepsy.
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true story of a girls struggle with epliepsy and the disdiagnose of mental illness.
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Carol Gino RN, MA, has been a nurse, author and teacher for many years. She has worked in all areas of nursing including Emergency Room, Intensive Care, the Burn Unit, Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, Pediatric Intensive Care, and Hospice Care for the terminally ill.

Her first book "The Nurse's Story" published by Simon and Schuster sold to nine foreign countries. It is still in print in Japan. It wa
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