House of Hope and Fear: Life in a Big City Hospitalby Audrey Young
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.
- Sasquatch Books
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- First Trade Paper Edition
- Product dimensions:
- 8.76(w) x 11.06(h) x 0.54(d)
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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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.
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!"