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The House of Hope and Fear: Life in a Big City Hospital [NOOK Book]

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Critically acclaimed author Audrey Young offers a real-life Grey's Anatomy set in Seattle's big city hospital. Opening with the view of an idealistic young doctor entering her first post-graduate job at the local county hospital, The House of Hope and Fear explores not only the personal journey of one doctor's life and career, but also examines the health care system as a whole. The county hospital setting provides Audrey Young with a second education. With clear, eloquent text, the author chronicles attempts ...
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The House of Hope and Fear: Life in a Big City Hospital

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Overview

Critically acclaimed author Audrey Young offers a real-life Grey's Anatomy set in Seattle's big city hospital. Opening with the view of an idealistic young doctor entering her first post-graduate job at the local county hospital, The House of Hope and Fear explores not only the personal journey of one doctor's life and career, but also examines the health care system as a whole. The county hospital setting provides Audrey Young with a second education. With clear, eloquent text, the author chronicles attempts made to treat those tossed aside by society along with the personal and ideological shifts that accompany this daunting task. All of the hospital politics are detailed in a gripping account of the hospital's inner workings, and a human face is expertly given to the health care crisis in America.
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Editorial Reviews

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"A fine storyteller." -People "Part memoir, part love letter to the heroic staff with whom the author works. This book is a close-up portrait of providers’ conscientious efforts in a crowded and growing hospital." -Bust "A soul-rattling book that g
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570616570
  • Publisher: Sasquatch Books
  • Publication date: 9/29/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 467,460
  • File size: 294 KB

Meet the Author

The author of What Patients Taught Me: A Medical Student’s Journey, Dr. Audrey Young lives in Seattle.
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Table of Contents

Preface: A Place for the Poor ix

Life Support 1

A Case of the Jaws 9

On the Wards 25

Sequel 47

It's on the Calendar 63

Becoming Copass 77

Frequent Flyers 91

Closed for the Season 105

Catch and Release 123

Burnout 135

A Night Out 151

Diversion 157

Bring It On 165

Black Friday 179

Under Construction 191

Bunks for Drunks 203

For Sale 211

A Vision 225

Appendix A Learn More 233

Appendix B How to Help 239

Notes and Acknowledgments 241

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  • Posted September 28, 2010

    Really captures the place!

    I have worked at Harborview there since 1999. I was very impressed with the author's ability to capture the atmosphere of the place, as well as the "characters" she described. I also enjoyed the insights regarding Health Care policy. I recently overheard a conversation that several nurses were having regarding the author and the book and I think the best review that the book could have was encapsulated by what I heard: "The next time I start a relationship with someone I'm going to make them read this book so that they know where I'm coming from and what this place is all about!"

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2009

    The House of Hope and Fear is one of the best books about a hospital, especially Seattle's own Harborview Medical Center.

    I have been very aware of Harborview as I worked in the physicians billing office for many years. Still, I found out new things I had never known before about Harborview. Especially the over crowding conditions they manage to work their way through in order to care for the many emergently ill people who come to them for care. I was most surprised to learn that the housing for inebriates is indeed a success. I had not thought it would be.
    Harborview physicians are a caring group who work overtime to heal the sick, no matter what their insurance status is.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted November 15, 2009

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