Something for the Pain: One Doctor's Account of Life and Death in the ER Something for the Pain: One Doctor's Account of Life and Death in the ER

Something for the Pain: One Doctor's Account of Life and Death in the ER

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Publisher Description

"A stunning account of the chaos of the emergency room." —Boston Globe

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.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2009
October 21
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
304
Pages
PUBLISHER
W. W. Norton & Company
SELLER
W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.
SIZE
808.9
KB

Customer Reviews

lotswifeone ,

Good read

Learned some medical info.

sharalexis ,

ER Doc drama

Great fast read on the making of an efficient and compassionate ERDoc.

blbvt ,

Relatable and honest

I read this book as a PT student about to go into clinical rotations. While I will most likely never see the intensity of situations as seen by Dr. Austin it was great to hear a professional echo all the emotions, fears, and doubts I have preparing to give real live human beings medical care. He does an excellent job in this book of bringing you into the moment of being face to face with his patients and feeling all the emotions that present themselves in a environment such a the ER. I highly recommend this book for any student pursuing a medical career or anyone in general who appreciates a peak behind the curtain at a perspective that view outside of a medical career get to see.

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