What Patients Taught Me A Medical Student's Journey

ISBN-10: 1570615276
ISBN-13: 9781570615276
Edition: N/A
Authors: Audrey Young
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Book details

List price: $15.95
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
Publication date: 7/31/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638

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.

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