The Secret Language of Doctors
Cracking the Code of Hospital SlangBook - 2014
"Have you ever wondered what doctors and nurses are really saying as they zip through the emergency room and onto elevators, throwing cryptic phrases at one another? Or why they do it? Do you guess at the codes broadcast over the loudspeaker, or the words doctors and nurses use when speaking right in front of patients? The clandestine phrases doctors use to describe patients, situations and even colleagues they detest. What it means for someone to suffer from incarceritis, what doctors mean when they block and turf, what the various codes mean, and why you never want to suffer a horrendoma. Highly accessible, biting, funny and entertaining, The Secret Language of Doctors reveals modern medical culture at its best and all too often at its worst. Dr. Brian Goldman is an emergency physician at Toronto's Mount Sinai Hospital, and he is host of the program 'White Coat, Black Art,' which airs on CBC RadioOne. He lives in Toronto"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario : HarperCollins Publishers Ltd., ©2014
Branch Call Number: 610.14 GOL 2014
Characteristics: 350 pages ; 24 cm