Something for the Pain: Compassion and Burnout in the ER

Something for the Pain: Compassion and Burnout in the ER

by Paul Austin
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Something for the Pain: Compassion and Burnout in the ER by Paul Austin

“What makes this inspiring medical memoir stand out is the courageous measure of Austin’s humanity.”—Publishers Weekly

In this eye-opening account of life in the ER, Paul Austin recalls how the daily grind of long, erratic shifts and endless hordes of patients with sad stories sent him down a path of bitterness and cynicism. Gritty, powerful, and ultimately redemptive, Something for the Pain is a revealing glimpse into the fragility of compassion and sanity in the industrial setting of today’s hospitals.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393063141
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 10/21/2009
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 267,727
File size: 262 KB

About the Author

Paul Austin, an emergency-room doctor, is the author of a previous memoir, Something for the Pain. His essays have appeared in Creative Nonfiction, the Southeast Review, and the Gettysburg Review. He lives in Durham, North Carolina.

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Something for the Pain: Compassion and Burnout in the ER 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Simply excellent, informative, and some insight into our medical system. The message when related to hospitals, and the like is to ALWAYS ask questions no matter how foolish or silly you may feel. Often, too often, doctors make "safe" calls/decisions, NOT taking into consideration the INDIVIDUAL patient.
Gail Cesarello More than 1 year ago
This book really gives you an inside look of what it is like working in the er and from the Dr.'s perspective. Could not put the book down until the end.
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