Patient Care (Kobo eBook)

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Experience the real-life, high-stakes drama of emergency room care in 21 fascinating vignettes by a longtime ER physician.

“Sad yet joyful, moving yet lighthearted . . . In the increasingly popular medical–memoir genre, this one stands out.” —Booklist

Told in fast–paced, stand–alone chapters that recall unforgettable medical cases, Patient Care offers the fascination of medical mysteries, wrapped in the drama of living and dying. A snap judgment about a child nearly kills him, and a priest who may be having a heart attack refuses treatment. An asthmatic man develops air bubbles in his shoulders, and a pharmacist is haunted by a decision he makes.

But the book goes beyond these stories. Each chapter explores ethical questions that remind us of the full humanity of patients, nurses, coroners, pharmacists, and, of course, doctors. How do they care for strangers in their moments of crisis? How do they care for themselves?

Dr. Seward rejects doctor–as–God narratives to write frankly about moments of failure, and champions the role of his colleagues in health care. And, for all the moral dilemmas here, there is plenty of wit and humor, too. (See the patient who punches our doctor.) Readers of Patient Care will find themselves thinking along with Dr. Seward: “What is the right thing to do? What would I do?”

Product Details
ISBN-13: 9781936787906
Publisher: Catapult
Publication Date: July 2nd, 2018

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