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Author Chen, Pauline W., 1964-

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

Publication Info. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2007.


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 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Adult Department  617.092 CHE    DUE 07-14-21 Billed
 Bristol, Main Library - Non Fiction  617.092 C42    Check Shelf
 East Hartford, Raymond Library - Adult Department  617.092 C    Check Shelf
 Enfield, Main Library - Adult Department  617.092 CHE    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  B CHEN, PAULINE    Check Shelf
 Mansfield, Main Library - Adult Nonfiction  617.092 CHEN    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  617.092 CHE    Check Shelf
 Plainville Public Library - Non Fiction  617.092 CHE    Check Shelf
 Simsbury Public Library - Biographies  BIOG CHEN, PAULINE    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  617.092 CH    Check Shelf
Description xv, 267, 1 unnumbered page ; 20 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page [251-268]).
Contents 1. Principles -- Resurrectionist -- Into the nexus -- See one, do one -- 2. Practice -- The informal curriculum -- M and M -- The visible woman -- First, do not harm -- Sorry to inform you -- Through the looking glass.
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.--From publisher description.
Subject Chen, Pauline W., 1964-
Attitude to Death -- Personal Narratives.
Death -- Personal Narratives.
Terminal Care -- ethics -- Personal Narratives.
Terminal Care -- psychology -- Personal Narratives.
Transplantation -- Personal Narratives.
Chen, Pauline W., 1964-
Surgeons -- Biography.
Death -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Terminal care -- Moral and ethical aspects.
ISBN 9780307263537
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