Patient Care
Patient Care
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  • One of the first emergency room specialists reflects on a career full of mysteries, disappointments, and redeeming triumphs in this fast-paced and enjoyable memoir
  • Each chapter is a succinct and moving anecdote, even as Seward weaves his own story and wider philosophical and ethical questions through each episode
  • Seward's is decidedly not… (more)
  • One of the first emergency room specialists reflects on a career full of mysteries, disappointments, and redeeming triumphs in this fast-paced and enjoyable memoir
  • Each chapter is a succinct and moving anecdote, even as Seward weaves his own story and wider philosophical and ethical questions through each episode
  • Seward's is decidedly not a doctor-as-god narrative; rather, he acknowledges the nurses, hospital support staff, patients, and patient families who together have made him the physician he is today
  • For fans Of Oliver Sacks, Leslie Jamison, etc
  • Patient Care captures the mystery of medicine in one of the most high-stress environments: a medical team struggles to decide how to help a baby born with radical deformities; a patient with a pair of gardening shears lodged in the back of his neck is conscious and answering questions as doctors prepare him for emergency surgery; a drowned boy is resuscitated nearly an hour after the fact with no ill effects; a man struggling to breathe develops air pockets under his skin;
  • Dr. Paul Seward details in clear, unflinching, and accessible prose the most memorable cases of his life, while reckoning with the moral implications of each encounter
  • Taken together, Dr. Seward’s experiences explore what it means to be a doctor, and after fifty years, to still have more questions than answers
  • The first book acquired by Catapult assistant editor Megha Majumdar, a rising star in the industry
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    Publisher: Catapult (July 01, 2018)

    Page count: 240 pages

    Protection: DRM

    Language: English

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