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The Resource In shock : from doctor to patient - what I learned about medicine's inhumanity, Dr. Rana Awdish

In shock : from doctor to patient - what I learned about medicine's inhumanity, Dr. Rana Awdish

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In shock : from doctor to patient - what I learned about medicine's inhumanity
Title
In shock
Title remainder
from doctor to patient - what I learned about medicine's inhumanity
Statement of responsibility
Dr. Rana Awdish
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
At seven months pregnant, intensive care doctor Rana Awdish suffered a catastrophic medical event, haemorrhaging nearly all of her blood volume and losing her unborn first child. She spent months fighting for her life in her own hospital, enduring multiple major surgeries and a series of organ failures. Every step of the way, Awdish was faced with something even more unexpected and shocking than her battle to survive: her fellow doctors' inability to see and acknowledge the pain of loss and human suffering, the result of a self-protective barrier hard-wired in medical training. "In Shock" is Rana Awdish's searing account of her extraordinary journey from doctor to patient, during which she sees for the first time the dysfunction of her profession's disconnection from patients and the flaws in her own past practice as a doctor. Shatteringly personal yet wholly universal, it is both a brave roadmap for anyone navigating illness and a call to arms for doctors to see each patient not as a diagnosis but as a human being
Summary
A first-person account from a young critical care physician describes how toward the end of her medical training she suddenly became a patient fighting for her own life, revealing how her experiences exposed her to flaws in today's care standards and how to better embrace the emotional bond between doctor and patient
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10596943
Cataloging source
NZFNP
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Awdish, Rana
Dewey number
610.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Awdish, Rana
  • Physicians
  • Physician and patient
  • Medical ethics
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
my journey from death to recovery and the redemptive power of hope
Label
In shock : from doctor to patient - what I learned about medicine's inhumanity, Dr. Rana Awdish
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Publication
Copyright
Note
First published: St Martin's Press, 2017
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: A chance to die -- Bled white -- A hollowness -- Waiting to fail -- Sequestered words -- Increments and impediments -- Shifting frames -- Vulnerable masses -- Censors of light -- Revolutions -- Deliverance -- Relapse -- Broken vessels -- We can do better: communication tips
Control code
000061033677
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
266 pages
Isbn
9780593079492
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1007789385
Label
In shock : from doctor to patient - what I learned about medicine's inhumanity, Dr. Rana Awdish
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published: St Martin's Press, 2017
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: A chance to die -- Bled white -- A hollowness -- Waiting to fail -- Sequestered words -- Increments and impediments -- Shifting frames -- Vulnerable masses -- Censors of light -- Revolutions -- Deliverance -- Relapse -- Broken vessels -- We can do better: communication tips
Control code
000061033677
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
266 pages
Isbn
9780593079492
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1007789385

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