My Journey From Death to Recovery and the Redemptive Power of HopeBook - 2017 | First edition
"A physician who suddenly became a dying patient - an exploration into the worlds of personal loss and faltering medical care. Dr. Rana Awdish never imagined that an emergency trip to the hospital would result in hemorrhaging nearly all of her blood volume and losing her unborn child. She spent months fighting for her life, enduring consecutive major surgeries and multiple overlapping organ failures. At each step of the way, she faced something even more unexpected: her fellow doctors' inability to truly see or acknowledge the pain of her loss and suffering. This emotional distance was completely at odds with the vision of medicine she had aspired to. Yet, heartbreakingly, she recognized herself in every failure - the product of a culture that had normalized clinical distance and hardwired self-protective barriers into medical training. As she finds herself on the other side of the same partitions she was trained to construct, Awdish illuminates the dysfunction of disconnection for everyone involved. It is through her examination of the fatal flaws in a well-intentioned but often-misguided standard of care that Awdish achieves a vision of a different and better possibility for us all. A road map for anyone navigating illness and presenting physicians with a new paradigm and rationale for cultivating emotional bonds with their patients. Dr. Rana Awdish is the Director of the Pulmonary Hypertension Program at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2017
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
Branch Call Number: 610.92 AWD 2017
Characteristics: 266 pages ; 22 cm