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Treatment Kind and Fair: Letters to a Young Doctor (Art of Mentoring)

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Publisher Comments:

If youve ever gotten wrapped up in the arcana of “E.R.” or “House,” or been absorbed by a piece in The New Yorker by Gawande, Groopman, or Nuland, or sat on that exam table wondering whats really going on in your doctors head, then this book is for you.Expertise versus commonsense practice; moral judgments on young patients or their parents; asking tough questions; death and physician-assisted suicide; daily life with a doctors job (yours or a family members); doctors as patients-Klass addresses the primary issues in the life of any doctor and, by extension, the lives of those forwhom they care. Perri Klass, M.D., is a writer, teacher, pediatrician, and mentor. In her frequent contributions to the New York Times, she takes on a host of issues particular to the life of a doctor-secrecy, ethics, fear, grief, and competition-with a warmth and wit her readers have come to love. Now, in the newest addition to Basics ART OF MENTORING SERIES, she offers her guidance, and her stories, to a new generation of doctors and readers.

Review:

"When Klass's son decides to follow in her footsteps and apply to medical school, she writes a series of letters, advising him and every other young doctor on the intricacies of the field they're about to enter. But even though her subject is medicine, pediatrician and noted author Klass (The Mystery of Breathing) effortlessly transcends all professions, ages and interests, appealing to anyone who has ever stepped inside a hospital or watched one of television's ever-popular medical dramas. She guides readers gently through the medical field, behind closed doors into the staff rooms and into the sharp minds of doctors, giving readers a glimpse of what it is like to work 100-plus hours a week, the intensity of interning and the overwhelming responsibility of getting it right, and what can be done when a mistake happens (as it inevitably will). Her advice is moral as well as practical: she speaks of the need for feeling a sense of common humanity with the homeless alcoholic who arrives at the emergency room. Klass concludes, "I write about medicine because people want to read about medicine... a world that many people see as closed, inaccessible, and full of fascinating life-and-death secrets... of characters and stories and plots" (June)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"'When Klass's son decides to follow in her footsteps and apply to medical school, she writes a series of letters, advising him and every other young doctor on the intricacies of the field they're about to enter. But even though her subject is medicine, pediatrician and noted author Klass (The Mystery of Breathing) effortlessly transcends all professions, ages and interests, appealing to anyone who has ever stepped inside a hospital or watched one of television's ever-popular medical dramas. She guides readers gently through the medical field, behind closed doors into the staff rooms and into the sharp minds of doctors, giving readers a glimpse of what it is like to work 100-plus hours a week, the intensity of interning and the overwhelming responsibility of getting it right, and what can be done when a mistake happens (as it inevitably will). Her advice is moral as well as practical: she speaks of the need for feeling a sense of common humanity with the homeless alcoholic who arrives at the emergency room. Klass concludes, 'I write about medicine because people want to read about medicine... a world that many people see as closed, inaccessible, and full of fascinating life-and-death secrets... of characters and stories and plots' (June)' Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)"

Synopsis:

New York Times contributor and beloved author Dr. Perri Klass offers a glimpse inside the doctors office for aspiring physicians, medical buffs, and anyone whos ever been a patient

Synopsis:

Klass addresses the primary issues in the life of any doctor and, by extension, the lives of those for whom they care. In this newest addition to Basics Art of Mentoring Series, she offers her guidance and her stories to a new generation of doctors and readers.

About the Author

Perri Klass is a practicing pediatrician, an acclaimed author of fiction and nonfiction, and a prize-winning journalist. Her fiction includes two novels, Recombinations and Other Womens Children, and two collections of short stories, I Am Having an Adventure and Love and Modern Medicine. She has also written two collections of essays about medicine, A Not Entirely Benign Procedure: Four Years as a Medical Student and Baby Doctor: A Pediatricians Training. Her recent books include Every Mother Is a Daughter with Sheila Solomon Klass, and Quirky Kids: Understanding and Helping Your Child Who Doesnt Fit In with Eileen Costello, M.D. Klass is the Medical Director of the national literacy program Reach Out and Read, dedicated to promoting literacy as part of pediatric primary care. She is also Professor of Journalism and Pediatrics at New York University. She lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780465037773
Subtitle:
Letters to a Young Doctor
Publisher:
Basic Books
Author:
Klass, Perri, MD
Author:
Klass, Perri
Subject:
General
Subject:
Medicine
Subject:
Physicians
Subject:
Physician & Patient
Subject:
Health Care Delivery
Subject:
Physician and patient
Subject:
Physicians -- Attitudes.
Subject:
General Medical
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Medical Specialties
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Art of Mentoring
Publication Date:
20070612
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in 11.4 oz

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "When Klass's son decides to follow in her footsteps and apply to medical school, she writes a series of letters, advising him and every other young doctor on the intricacies of the field they're about to enter. But even though her subject is medicine, pediatrician and noted author Klass (The Mystery of Breathing) effortlessly transcends all professions, ages and interests, appealing to anyone who has ever stepped inside a hospital or watched one of television's ever-popular medical dramas. She guides readers gently through the medical field, behind closed doors into the staff rooms and into the sharp minds of doctors, giving readers a glimpse of what it is like to work 100-plus hours a week, the intensity of interning and the overwhelming responsibility of getting it right, and what can be done when a mistake happens (as it inevitably will). Her advice is moral as well as practical: she speaks of the need for feeling a sense of common humanity with the homeless alcoholic who arrives at the emergency room. Klass concludes, "I write about medicine because people want to read about medicine... a world that many people see as closed, inaccessible, and full of fascinating life-and-death secrets... of characters and stories and plots" (June)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "'When Klass's son decides to follow in her footsteps and apply to medical school, she writes a series of letters, advising him and every other young doctor on the intricacies of the field they're about to enter. But even though her subject is medicine, pediatrician and noted author Klass (The Mystery of Breathing) effortlessly transcends all professions, ages and interests, appealing to anyone who has ever stepped inside a hospital or watched one of television's ever-popular medical dramas. She guides readers gently through the medical field, behind closed doors into the staff rooms and into the sharp minds of doctors, giving readers a glimpse of what it is like to work 100-plus hours a week, the intensity of interning and the overwhelming responsibility of getting it right, and what can be done when a mistake happens (as it inevitably will). Her advice is moral as well as practical: she speaks of the need for feeling a sense of common humanity with the homeless alcoholic who arrives at the emergency room. Klass concludes, 'I write about medicine because people want to read about medicine... a world that many people see as closed, inaccessible, and full of fascinating life-and-death secrets... of characters and stories and plots' (June)' Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)"
"Synopsis" by ,
New York Times contributor and beloved author Dr. Perri Klass offers a glimpse inside the doctors office for aspiring physicians, medical buffs, and anyone whos ever been a patient
"Synopsis" by , Klass addresses the primary issues in the life of any doctor and, by extension, the lives of those for whom they care. In this newest addition to Basics Art of Mentoring Series, she offers her guidance and her stories to a new generation of doctors and readers.
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