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The Resource Final exam : a surgeon's reflections on mortality, Pauline W. Chen

Final exam : a surgeon's reflections on mortality, Pauline W. Chen

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Final exam : a surgeon's reflections on mortality
Title
Final exam
Title remainder
a surgeon's reflections on mortality
Statement of responsibility
Pauline W. Chen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A brilliant young transplant surgeon brings moral intensity and narrative drama to the most powerful and vexing questions of medicine and the human condition. When Chen began medical school, she dreamed of saving lives--what she did not count on was how much death would be a part of her work. Almost immediately, Chen found herself wrestling with medicine's most profound paradox, that a profession premised on caring for the ill also systematically depersonalizes dying. Over the course of her education, training, and practice, she grappled at strikingly close range with the problem of mortality, struggling to reconcile the lessons of her training with her innate knowledge of shared humanity, and to separate her ideas about healing from her fierce desire to cure. Her rumination on how doctors negotiate the ineluctable fact of death becomes, in the end, a provocative questioning of how we should live
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chen, Pauline W.
Dewey number
  • 617.092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
RD27.35.C47
LC item number
A3 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chen, Pauline W
  • Surgeons
  • Death
  • Terminal care
Label
Final exam : a surgeon's reflections on mortality, Pauline W. Chen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [251-268])
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
First edition
Extent
xv, 267 pages
Isbn
9780307263537
Lccn
2006049361
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 1497777
  • (OCoLC)70259082
  • (OCoLC)70259082
Label
Final exam : a surgeon's reflections on mortality, Pauline W. Chen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [251-268])
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
First edition
Extent
xv, 267 pages
Isbn
9780307263537
Lccn
2006049361
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 1497777
  • (OCoLC)70259082
  • (OCoLC)70259082

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