Something for the Pain

Something for the Pain
Title Something for the Pain PDF eBook
Author Paul Austin
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Pages 301
Release 2009-08-25
Genre Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 0393337790

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In this riveting memoir, an ER doctor reveals how his high-stress career of helping others led to a struggle to save himself.

Something for the Pain

Something for the Pain
Title Something for the Pain PDF eBook
Author Paul Austin
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Pages 306
Release 2008
Genre Emergency medicine
ISBN 9780393065602

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In this riveting memoir, an ER doctor reveals how his high-stress career of helping others led to a struggle to save himself.

Black and Blue

Black and Blue
Title Black and Blue PDF eBook
Author John Hoberman
Publisher Univ of California Press
Pages 305
Release 2012-04-03
Genre Social Science
ISBN 0520951840

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Black & Blue is the first systematic description of how American doctors think about racial differences and how this kind of thinking affects the treatment of their black patients. The standard studies of medical racism examine past medical abuses of black people and do not address the racially motivated thinking and behaviors of physicians practicing medicine today. Black & Blue penetrates the physician’s private sphere where racial fantasies and misinformation distort diagnoses and treatments. Doctors have always absorbed the racial stereotypes and folkloric beliefs about racial differences that permeate the general population. Within the world of medicine this racial folklore has infiltrated all of the medical sub-disciplines, from cardiology to gynecology to psychiatry. Doctors have thus imposed white or black racial identities upon every organ system of the human body, along with racial interpretations of black children, the black elderly, the black athlete, black musicality, black pain thresholds, and other aspects of black minds and bodies. The American medical establishment does not readily absorb either historical or current information about medical racism. For this reason, racial enlightenment will not reach medical schools until the current race-aversive curricula include new historical and sociological perspectives.

Emergency!:

Emergency!:
Title Emergency!: PDF eBook
Author Mark Brown, MD
Publisher Villard
Pages 295
Release 2013-05-15
Genre Medical
ISBN 0307829596

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Long before the hit TV show E.R., emergency room doctor Mark Brown decided that the world just had to know about real life in a hospital's E.R. The emergency room is a cauldron of human emotions. The anguish, fear, need, and gore is wearing. As the protective layer of the self is weakened, the pain seeps through and begins to stain the soul. The protective layer grows thicker. But the patients’ needs call out to a sensitive heart, and a balance is struck. Survival in this place requires a deep kindness nestled in a very dark sense of humor, and a strong faith tempered with cynicism. The people who work in this place refer to it as the Pit. What follows is a collection of true stories from all over the country about what the ER doors bring. These stories are irreverent, funny, horrifying, and heartbreaking. They will buffet you. These stories are presented randomly, not neatly categorized as one might desire but in the disorderly manner in which the doors might bring them. They are written not by writers and reporters but in the words of the doctors, nurses, and paramedics who were there.—From the Introduction

True Stories, Well Told

True Stories, Well Told
Title True Stories, Well Told PDF eBook
Author Lee Gutkind
Publisher Fourth Chapter Books
Pages 201
Release 2014-07-06
Genre Literary Collections
ISBN 1937163172

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Creative nonfiction is the literary equivalent of jazz: it’s a rich mix of flavors, ideas, voices, and techniques—some newly invented, and others as old as writing itself. This collection of 20 gripping, beautifully-written nonfiction narratives is as diverse as the genre Creative Nonfiction magazine has helped popularize. Contributions by Phillip Lopate, Brenda Miller, Carolyn Forche, Toi Derricotte, Lauren Slater and others draw inspiration from everything from healthcare to history, and from monarch butterflies to motherhood. Their stories shed light on how we live.

The Art of Creative Research

The Art of Creative Research
Title The Art of Creative Research PDF eBook
Author Philip Gerard
Publisher University of Chicago Press
Pages 235
Release 2017-02-21
Genre Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN 022617980X

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Everyone who writes a novel, a poem, or a memoir almost certainly conducts research along the waywhether to develop a story idea, or to capture the voice, the speech patterns, or the exact words of a character, or to ensure authenticity or accuracy of detail in describing a person, a place, an object, a setting. This kind of experiential research is an art form of its own, and this book is the first to treat it as such. Addressing writers of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction, Philip Gerard covers all the different kinds of archives that might inform creative work, including historical documents, site visits, interviews, and memory. He offers practical tips for drawing on these different types of sources, including such mundane matters as planning and budgeting for travel costs, arranging access in advance, and troubleshooting when plans go awry. And he illustrates how the insights gleaned from research can be incorporated into stories, poems, and nonfiction using examples from a wide range of writers."

The Red Lotus

The Red Lotus
Title The Red Lotus PDF eBook
Author Chris Bohjalian
Publisher Vintage
Pages 402
Release 2021-01-05
Genre Fiction
ISBN 0525565965

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • From the New York Times bestselling author of The Flight Attendant comes a twisting story of love and deceit: an American man vanishes on a rural road in Vietnam, and his girlfriend follows a path that leads her home to the very hospital where they met. Alexis and Austin don’t have a typical “meet cute”—their first encounter involves Alexis, an emergency room doctor, suturing a bullet wound in Austin’s arm. Six months later, they’re on a romantic getaway in Vietnam: a bike tour on which Austin can show Alexis his passion for cycling, and can pay his respects to the place where his father and uncle fought in the war. But then Austin fails to return from a solo ride. Alexis’s boyfriend has vanished, the only clue left behind a bright yellow energy gel dropped on the road. As Alexis grapples with this bewildering loss, she starts to uncover a series of strange lies that force her to wonder: Where did Austin go? Why did he really bring her to Vietnam? And how much danger has he left her in? Set amidst the adrenaline-fueled world of the emergency room, The Red Lotus is a global thriller about those who dedicate their lives to saving people—and those who peddle death to the highest bidder.