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The Real Life of a Pediatrician [NOOK Book]

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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 ...

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The Real Life of a Pediatrician

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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. 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781607146506
  • Publisher: Kaplan Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/26/2009
  • Series: Kaplan Voices: Doctors
  • Sold by: Kaplan, Inc.
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 863,612
  • File size: 2 MB

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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Table of Contents

Introduction Perri Klass vii

Baptism by Fire Alenka Zeman 1

Thirsty Michael Patrick 9

My Mentor Was a Swine Stacy Beller Stryer 19

Path to Pediatrics William Borkowsky 25

Who's Responsible Here? Suzanne Dixon 33

Cuba Lee Savio Beers 39

What Do You Tell the Aspiring Pediatrician? Bryan Vartabedian 47

Jazmine Christine Gleason 55

Forsan Dipesh Navsaria 75

The Care of Strangers Rachel H. Kowalsky 85

Shifting Sands Perri Klass 95

The Missing Piece Huy Quang Nguyen 105

Double-Talk Eileen Costello 115

Paula's Story Mariana Glusman 123

There's a Bug in Your Head Patrick McDonald 129

The Gift of Sight Diego Chaves-Gnecco 133

Why? Joy Marasco Neyhart 139

Tap Sayantani DasGupta 145

Motherhood Lee Savio Beers 155

Close Calls Perri Klass 161

Acknowledgment of Permissions 171

Reader's Guide 173

About the Editor 177

About the Contributors 179

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