The Real Life of a Pediatrician

The Real Life of a Pediatrician

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by Perri Klass
     
 

The first time you have to deliver bad news to a parent. The tenth screaming baby you've seen today.  The thousandth time you've stayed just a bit later than your shift, helping one more sick child.  Every one of these kids has a story, and so does each doctor who treats them.

Unusual diagnoses. Heartbreaking losses. Triumphant healing. From med

Overview


The first time you have to deliver bad news to a parent. The tenth screaming baby you've seen today.  The thousandth time you've stayed just a bit later than your shift, helping one more sick child.  Every one of these kids has a story, and so does each doctor who treats them.

Unusual diagnoses. Heartbreaking losses. Triumphant healing. From med student to intern to practicing specialist, The Real Life of a Pediatrician traces the careers of these family practitioners. When children are the patients, so much can be at stake, and emotions often run high. How do you tell a mother that her child has a terminal illness? What do you do when your patient is too young to tell you what's wrong with him? This anthology features first-person narratives from the students and doctors who have devoted their careers to this path, and offers an unblinking look at daily life in the field.

Other books in the Kaplan Voices: Doctors series will focus on internal medicine, psychiatry, anesthesiology, oncology, geriatrics, and surgery, the most prominent specialties today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781427799630
Publisher:
Kaplan Publishing
Publication date:
05/26/2009
Series:
Kaplan Voices: Doctors Series
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author


As a pediatrician, writer, wife, and mother, Perri Klass has demonstrated how medicine is integral to the health of families and communities, and how doctors themselves struggle to balance the conflicting needs of profession, self, and family. As medical director of Reach Out and Read, she encourages other pediatricians to foster pre-reading skills in their young patients.  While earning her M.D. at Harvard, Klass contributed articles to Mademoiselle and The New York Times as well as to scientific and medical journals. She also wrote her first book, A Not Entirely Benign Procedure (1987), which chronicles her introduction to medicine and motherhood. In the following years she has continued to publish books, essays, award-winning short stories, a novel, and numerous articles, ranging from professional papers to popular journalism and travel pieces.

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