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Final Exam: A Surgeon's Reflections on Mortality (Vintage)

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“Uncommonly moving. . . . Revealing and heartfelt. . . . Pauline Chen takes us where

few do—inside the feeling of practicing surgery, with its doubts, failures, and triumphs.”

—Atul Gawande, author of Complications: A Surgeons Notes on an Imperfect Science

The introduction, discussion questions, and suggestions for further reading that follow are designed to stimulate your groups discussion of Final Exam, Pauline Chens searing memoir about her medical education and its failure to prepare doctors to deal with one of their most disturbing—and frequent—experiences: the death of a patient.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307275370
Author:
Chen, Pauline W
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Author:
Chen, Pauline
Author:
Chen, Pauline W.
Subject:
Terminal care
Subject:
Medical - Physicians
Subject:
Surgery - General
Subject:
Ethics
Subject:
Death
Subject:
Surgeons
Subject:
Terminal care -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Subject:
Biography/Medical
Subject:
medicine;memoir;death;non-fiction;medical;mortality;dying;biography;surgery;science;ethics;doctors
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Publication Date:
20080131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.04x5.24x.56 in. .45 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Chen, a brilliant transplant surgeon, charts her personal and professional rites of passage in dealing with mortality. Focusing on the enormous moral and psychological pressures on doctors, Chen also reports on signs of change within the profession.
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