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Final Exam: A Surgeon's Reflections on Mortality - 07 edition

Final Exam: A Surgeon`s Reflections on Mortality (ISBN10: 030727537X; ISBN13: 9780307275370)
ISBN13: 978-0307275370
ISBN10: 030727537X

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0307263537
ISBN10: 0307263533

Summary: A brilliant transplant surgeon brings compassion and narrative drama to the fearful reality that every doctor must face: the inevitability of mortality. When Pauline Chen began medical school, she dreamed of saving lives. What she could not predict was how much death would be a part of her work. Almost immediately, she found herself wrestling with medicine's most profound paradoxthat a profession premised on caring for the ill also systematically depersonalizes dying.Final Examfollow
s Chen over the course of her education and practice as she struggles to reconcile the lessons of her training with her innate sense of empathy and humanity. A superb addition to the best medical literature of our time.
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Summary: A brilliant transplant surgeon brings compassion and narrative drama to the fearful reality that every doctor must face: the inevitability of mortality. When Pauline Chen began medical school, she dreamed of saving lives. What she could not predict was how much death would be a part of her work. Almost immediately, she found herself wrestling with medicine's most profound paradoxthat a profession premised on caring for the ill also systematically depersonalizes dying.Final Examfollows Chen over the course of her education and practice as she struggles to reconcile the lessons of her training with her innate sense of empathy and humanity. A superb addition to the best medical literature of our time. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 07
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage Books
Year Published: 2007
International: No

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