What Patients Taught Me: A Medical Student's Journey

What Patients Taught Me: A Medical Student's Journey

by Audrey Young
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1570613966

ISBN-13: 9781570613968

Pub. Date: 10/10/2004

Publisher: Sasquatch Books

Do sleek high-tech hospitals teach more about medicine and less about humanity? Do doctors ever lose their tolerance for suffering? With sensitive observation and graceful prose, this book explores some of the difficult and deeply personal questions a 23-year-old doctor confronts with her very first dying patient, and continues to struggle with as she strives to

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Do sleek high-tech hospitals teach more about medicine and less about humanity? Do doctors ever lose their tolerance for suffering? With sensitive observation and graceful prose, this book explores some of the difficult and deeply personal questions a 23-year-old doctor confronts with her very first dying patient, and continues to struggle with as she strives to become a good doctor. In her travels, the doctor attends to terminal illness, AIDS, tuberculosis, and premature birth in small rural communities throughout the world. What Patients Taught Me is a compelling memoir of the emotional complexity of treating patients when their lives hang in the balance.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570613968
Publisher:
Sasquatch Books
Publication date:
10/10/2004
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
8.64(w) x 5.80(h) x 0.72(d)

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