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In Shock PDF-The New York Times Book Review: “Awdish’s book is the one I wished we were given as assigned reading our first year of medical school, alongside our white coats and stethoscopes…dramatic, engaging and instructive.”
A riveting first-hand account of a physician who’s suddenly a dying patient and her revelation of the horribly misguided standard of care in the medical world
Dr. Rana Awdish never imagined that an emergency trip to the hospital would result in hemorrhaging nearly all of her blood volume and losing her unborn first child. But after her first visit, Dr. Awdish spent months fighting for her life, enduring consecutive major surgeries and experiencing multiple overlapping organ failures. At each step of the recovery process, Awdish was faced with something even more unexpected: repeated cavalier behavior from her fellow physicians―indifference following human loss, disregard for anguish and suffering, and an exacting emotional distance.-In Shock PDF
Hauntingly perceptive and beautifully written, In Shock allows the reader to transform alongside Awidsh and watch what she discovers in our carefully-cultivated, yet often misguided, standard of care. Awdish comes to understand the fatal flaws in her profession and in her own past actions as a physician while achieving, through unflinching presence, a crystalline vision of a new and better possibility for us all.
As Dr. Awdish finds herself up against the same self-protective partitions she was trained to construct as a medical student and physician, she artfully illuminates the dysfunction of disconnection. Shatteringly personal, and yet wholly universal, she offers a brave road map for anyone navigating illness while presenting physicians with a new paradigm and rationale for embracing the emotional bond between doctor and patient.-In Shock PDF
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In Shock PDF is one of the best medical books for students and for emergency medical doctors . It is a must download.
Rana Awdish, MD, FCCP is the author of In Shock, a memoir based on her own critical illness. A critical care physician and faculty member of Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan, she completed her medical degree at Wayne State in 2002 where she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha national medical honor society, her residency at Mount Sinai Beth Israel in New York, and her fellowship training at Henry Ford Hospital where she serves as the current Director of the Pulmonary Hypertension Program. She was also recently named Medical Director of Care Experience for the entire Health System. Dr. Awdish’s mandate is to improve the patient experience across the system and speak on patient advocacy at health care venues nationally.
After suffering a sudden critical illness herself, she has special interest in improving empathy through connection and communication. She lectures to physicians, health care leaders and medical schools across the country. She was awarded the Speak-Up Hero award in 2014 for her work establishing a workshop based program called CLEAR (Connect, Listen, Emphasize, Align, Respect), which trains faculty and trainees in relationship-based communication skills utilizing improvisational actors. She was named Henry Ford Hospital’s Critical Care Teacher of the Year in 2016. She was awarded the Compassionate Caregiver of the Year award by the Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare in 2017 and was named Physician of the Year by Press Ganey that same year. She has been featured in the Times, the Telegraph, the Daily Mail, the BBC, the Guardian, NPR and the Washington Post. Her New England Journal of Medicine Perspectives article, A View from the Edge, went viral garnering over 100,000 views and is ranked in the 99th percentile for reach.
She lives in Michigan with her husband Randy, their son Walt, a very old tabby cat named Lexy and a baby Ragdoll kitten named Delphine. Her hobbies include Ashtanga yoga,
Dimensions and Characteristics of In Shock PDF
- Publisher : Picador; 1st edition (October 1, 2018)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 272 pages
- International Standard Book Number-10 : 1250293774
- International Standard Book Number-13 : 978-1250293770
- Item Weight : 8 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.47 x 0.76 x 8.15 inches
- Book Name : In Shock PDF
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My family suffers from rare auto-immune diseases and over the years we have been treated horribly by multiple doctors, from shear disbelief to undiagnosing diseases based on cursory first exams by new doctors. Their cavalier attitudes make it very difficult to trust medical professionals. I think all doctors and medical professionals need to read this book. They need to see how their arrogant, dismissive attitudes lead to people’s deaths. I believe that if you, as a medical professional, read this book and don’t change the way you approach how you practice medicine then you have no business being a doctor.
If you’ve ever felt like you’ve been dismissed or overlooked by your doctors you should read this book. If you like a truly heartwarming yet gut wrenching story you should read this book.
To Dr. Awdish, you are an amazing woman. You have an amazing husband, though I know you don’t need me to tell you that. To have survived what you have and come out stronger than before, you’re helping to make our medical system a better place. If I am ever where you live I hope simply to shake your hand and tell you thank you for sharing your life with the world! Thank you!”
This patient goes into labor prematurely, delivers, and continues to have horrible bleeding and severe pain in her abdomen. She’s admitted to the ICU instead of the maternity floor she expected, and while she was severely and critically ill, she overheard doctors using slang terms which were so disrespectful and inappropriate that she wanted to correct, but she couldn’t speak. They thought she was unconscious, but she wasn’t, not totally. Having worked as an ICU physician for several years, when she got better, she reflected on the times she had said things around a patient she thought was unconscious and wondered if they, like her, actually heard the medical slang.
What happens after her ICU stay, during which time her husband and her mother were always with her to hold her hand, one at a time, is truly remarkable. The problems she had with abdominal pain after her delivery lead to more problems which require major surgery.
Somehow this strong, determined woman actually goes back to work as an ICU doctor between her first serious illness and dealing with the additional problems. She gets tired, but she manages to do her job well. She no longer uses derogatory medical slang terms around her patients and lets her team of residents, interns, and students know that they won’t use those either. She becomes a better physician after her illness.
Her husband’s love and devotion never falter. The author comes back from all her medical problems a kinder and more compassionate person. This happened to me, too, when I was dealing with two life-threatening illnesses.
I had no one with me when I was sick. I was all alone, and I made it back, too, although my story is not as powerful as the author’s. I found myself identifying strongly with her and still pray for her. A near-death experience or three, as I had, definitely changes your focus in life and your attitude. I had a wonderful doctor who was assigned to me on my third hospitalization. He saved my life all three times and was my primary care physician afterward for fifteen years.
After the near-death experiences the author and I both had, our attitudes changed, and things that might have seemed a big deal before getting so sick just didn’t matter any more. I know it made me a better person, and I can see that her illnesses made this remarkable author a better person, too. She knew exactly what her 4+ sick patients were going through, and she knew what they needed in addition to expert medical care.
I admire this woman so much and hope the rest of her life with her family will be a smooth and steady path. I know her patients will wonder how and if they would have made it through their own illnesses without her compassionate, expert, and understanding care. I would love to be able to talk with her and find out how she’s doing today.”
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