Dr Rana Awdish - In Shock (2nd Hand Hardback)
Subtitled : How nearly dying made me a better intensive care doctor.
Dr. Rana Awdish never imagined that an emergency trip to the hospital would result in haemorrhaging nearly all of her blood volume and losing her unborn first child. But after her first visit, Dr. Awdish spent months fighting for her life, enduring consecutive major surgeries and experiencing multiple overlapping organ failures.
At each step of the recovery process, Awdish was faced with something even more unexpected: repeated cavalier behaviour from her fellow physicians - indifference following human loss, disregard for anguish and suffering, and an exacting emotional distance.
- Format : Slightly Smaller 2nd Hand Hardback with Dust Jacket
- Condition : Very Good
- Category : Non-Fiction - Autobiography & Biography
- Published : 2017 (Bantam Press / Transworld / Penguin Random House - 1st Edition, 1st Printing)
- ISBN : 9780593079492
- SKU : B002374
- PPC : SP400gm
- RRP : £14.99 (Unclipped)
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
"A riveting first-hand account of a physician who's suddenly a dying patient, In Shock "searches for a glimmer of hope in life’s darkest moments, and finds it.” - The Washington Post.
"Awdish’s debut memoir is a compassionate and critical look at medicine and illness from both a doctor’s and a patient’s perspective." - Publishers Weekly.
" . . . add to that the complexity of her family, her job, her perspective. What I didn't expect was the author's super mastery of the craft of writing. Her phraseology is concise yet beautiful. Like poetry. Many paragraphs I reread, just to revel in the precise word choice, the cadence and diction, the evocative description. Rarely are we, the readers, treated to this combination of extraordinary writing, compelling story telling, and provocative, solution-oriented instruction. And all the better that it focuses on health care: a field with which all readers can identify." - Google Review.
Dr. Rana Awdish is the Director of the Pulmonary Hypertension Program at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit and a Critical Care Physician. She was recently named Medical Director of Care Experience for the ($6 billion, 24,000 employee) Health System. She was awarded the Speak-Up Hero award in 2014 for her work on improving communication, as well as the Critical Care Teaching Award in 2016. In 2017 she was a finalist for the Schwartz Centre’s 2017 National Compassionate Caregiver of the Year (NCCY) Award and the Physician of the Year award from the Press Ganey National Client Conference. Dr. Awdish is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.
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