A Piece of My Mind (Jama & Archives Journals) by The Journal of the American Medical Association Jama,

By The Journal of the American Medical Association Jama, Roxanne K. Young

Reflections and insights on future health, illness, and healingNow in paperback for the 1st time, a bit of My brain brings jointly revealing own essays that first seemed within the magazine of the yank scientific organization (JAMA). those engrossing, relocating vignettes--written via physicians, sufferers, relations, scientific scholars, and others--offer a different glimpse into the typical reports and relationships within the clinical world.Baring their souls and commencing their hearts, the authors percentage their so much own moments, tales, and observations. you are going to pay attention from the intern who couldn't disguise her feelings, incomes reprimand from her supervisors yet appreciation from her sufferers . . . meet an alcoholic whose indomitable spirit helped her defy the entire odds . . . event the heartbreaking comedy of a Monday morning HIV health facility . . . be encouraged via the oncology social employee who discovered a brand new love of lifestyles in the course of her personal fight with breast melanoma . . . and examine from the health professional who learned that via witnessing her sufferers' braveness she turned a greater physician.Compelling, touching, and every now and then funny, a section of My brain deals a deeper knowing of physicians, sufferers, drugs, and the easy human act of assisting one other person."These tales, established in technological know-how, are transmitted to readers . . . after filtering via a human center . . . regularly succeeds in bridging technology and the humanities."--William H. Foege, MD, Emory college

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McCarthy, MD . . He’ll bring his charms to gladden you, and should his stay be brief, You’ll have his lovely memories as solace for your grief. Edgar A.

Words fly across the table responding to blips on the screen: V-tach, V-fib, asystole; others I don’t catch. Periodically CPR is halted for a few seconds and everyone reaches to feel for a pulse, hope outweighing the evidence of the ECG. “I have something . ” someone cries occasionally; then a moment later, “Gone . ” “Agonal rhythm,” Steve, my resident, says matter-of-factly. Shreds of a flowered shirt dangle from the table (I’d heard they cut your clothes off when you had a cardiac arrest, but never really knew): pitiful remnants of personhood.

Both. She nodded. “My husband was a physician. I always enjoyed hearing about his patients, his cures, his tragedies. Ah, and now you are the new bud entering his world . . or what used to be his world. ” She turned toward me. “I have macular degeneration in both eyes. ” I answered no. At that time the eye didn’t interest me. Mrs. Rodell 11 I visited Mrs Rodell three times a week. I read her the newspaper and the classics and described my classes. She enjoyed hearing about my professors and my labs.

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