Incidental Findings : Lessons from My Patients in the Art of Medicine
Danielle OfriISBN: 0807072664;
Book DescriptionIn Singular Intimacies, which the New England Journal of Medicine said captured the "essence of becoming and being a doctor," Danielle Ofri led us into the hectic, constantly challenging world of big-city medicine. In Incidental Findings,she"s finished her training and is learning through practice to become a more rounded healer. The book opens with a dramatic tale of the tables being turned on Dr. Ofri: She"s had to shed the precious white coat and credentials she worked so hard to earnand enter her own hospital as a patient. She experiences the real "slight prick and pressure" of a long needle as well as the very real sense of invasion and panic that routinely visits her patients. These fifteen intertwined tales include "LivingWill," where Dr. Ofri treats a man who has lost the will to live, and she too comes dangerously close to concluding that he has nothing to live for; "Common Ground," in which a patient"s difficult decision to have an abortion highlights...
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