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Informed Consent
     

Informed Consent

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by Sandra Glahn
 

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Dr. Jeremy Cramer is a young doctor on the verge of a cutting-edge medical discovery. But his research is derailed when Cramer's son is infected with a rare fatal disease. Now as he races against time to save his child's life, Cramer will make a decision that could shatter his career.

Informed Consent is a pulse-pounding medical thriller that complements

Overview

Dr. Jeremy Cramer is a young doctor on the verge of a cutting-edge medical discovery. But his research is derailed when Cramer's son is infected with a rare fatal disease. Now as he races against time to save his child's life, Cramer will make a decision that could shatter his career.

Informed Consent is a pulse-pounding medical thriller that complements the current popularity of hospital dramas. With non-stop suspense, snappy dialogue, and witty humor, author Sandra Glahn takes a look at some of today's hot-button issues through this provocative story.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589191099
Publisher:
Cook, David C
Publication date:
08/01/2007
Series:
None Ser.
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.75(d)

Meet the Author


Sandra Glahn ThM teaches journalism, creative writing, and the role of women in ministry at Dallas Theological Seminary, her alma mater. She is the author of the Coffee-Cup Bible Series and is co-author of eight additional books, including the CBA bestseller and Christy Award finalist, Lethal Harvest. Glahn is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in aesthetic studies at the University of Texas at Dallas. She serves on the board of the Evangelical Press Association, the Dallas Christian Medical/Dental Associations, the women's board of bible.org, and is the fiction panelist for The Writers View.

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Informed Consent 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
MichelleSutton More than 1 year ago
I almost didn't accept this book to review as I had SO many to read, but the subject matter intrigued me. Now I'm glad I took this book on. I'll tell you why...Informed Consent is one of the most emotional, suspenseful, intelligent, and exhilarating stories I've read in a long time. The up-close look into marriage issues, grief and loss, and biomedical/ethical subject matter makes me rank this amazing novel as one of the best I've read this year. It is SO obvious that the author did a lot of research and she addressed the subject with insight and compassion. This story moved me to tears numerous times. In some ways Informed Consent--which is a perfect title for the story--reminded me of a movie I watched starring Denzel Washington. In the movie he was stuck in an impossible situation and yet found a way to fix the problem. His solution was totally insane, but it sure made you think about the desperation people feel when they long to save a loved one, but face seemingly impossible barriers along the way. Informed consent tackled some really tough issues with finesse. I'm reluctant to share much detail regarding this awesome novel because it's very suspenseful and I don't want the reader to miss out on the anxiety-provoking twists and turns by tipping them off to some of the dilemmas and solutions. But I will say that this story not only provokes intelligent thinking, but it makes you ponder spiritual issues as well. I am thoroughly impressed by the quality of the plot, the author's incredible 'voice', and the pull this story had on me. I can't say enough good things about it, but I will say that from this point forward I intend to read EVERY book Sandra Glahn writes.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Electrifying like an episode of General Hospital, Informed Consent spotlights end of life issues that all of us will face. Racing through the worlds of organ donation, AIDS research, hospital politics and human temptation, the book never slows as everyday decisions force the protagonist into a life changing gamble with ultimate risk for himself and his family. The self-imposed guilt of Jeremy Cramer, MD, threatens to undo his marriage, his career, and his very being, as he struggles with conflicting demands of medical ethics. Ms. Glahn does an excellent job of explaining cutting edge medical research and brings the reader face to face with the question, What risks would we take for the life of our loved one? Exciting and educational to read, every minute in Informed Consent was pure enjoyment.
Jakntea More than 1 year ago
A well written story about what could realistically could happen today.. great understanding of struggles in relationships and the ways people cope with feelings and emotions.  I highly recommend this book and will look for others by this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a story i know this is a fiction book but i also know these things can happen this is a must read hard to put down and stays with you and keeps you thinking about so many things in life
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Difficult decisions to be made. 302 Nook pages. DW
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Conflict of Interest A blurb calls Sandra Glahn's novel Informed Consent a pulse-pounding medical thriller. It is not. It is not even much of a mystery--case quickly solved, and we never hear of the culprit again. At times I was eager to resume reading, because I thought something was about to happen--but it never did. This is a Christian medical drama. Its themes are a father's love for his son, and forgiveness. Maybe this book should be called Conflict of Interest instead. A doctor treats a nurse whom he infected. And of course there is the act implied by the actual title, which occurs after a lot of buildup, very near the end of the book. This book is slow-moving. I was confused by the scene at a church service, which was a blend of at least three very different styles of worship. The doctor's action is unbelievable: first, that he would have the expertise, and second, that hospital security would be so lax. If you are willing to read fiction about medical ethics, with a Christian message, this book may be for you. I did not care for it.
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Carol_RN More than 1 year ago
As a nurse, I read any book with a medical lean with a critical eye. This author did a great job of keeping it realistic with many of God's miracles being in play (thou not recognized for what they were by the main characters of the story). Fortunately, contaminated needle sticks don't happen very often in the real setting. When they do the outcome can be catastrophic. But I won't give away the story. Enjoy it for yourself.
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Wow! Fast paced, heart wrenching, just a great read. I stayed up till 4am to finish it!
katyfitz More than 1 year ago
I loved this book from beginning to end. It has suspense, surprise, love, heartache, twists and turns -- everything I want in a book.
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Reminded me of a Robin Cook novel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As a parent, this was a book that spoke to me. There is just so much that I would have done the same. You come to care for the characters and really care about the outcome of the book.
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Fast paced.
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