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

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

Label
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.--From publisher description
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chen, Pauline W.
Dewey number
921
Index
no index present
LC call number
RD27.35.C47
LC item number
A3 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
WZ 100
NLM item number
C5185f 2008
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Surgeons
  • Death
  • Terminal care
  • Chen, Pauline W.
  • Attitude to Death
  • Death
  • Terminal Care
  • Terminal Care
  • Transplantation
  • Death
  • Surgeons
  • Terminal care
Label
Final exam : a surgeon's reflections on mortality, Pauline W. Chen
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Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2007
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-268)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
1st Vintage books ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 267, [1] pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1034666759
Label
Final exam : a surgeon's reflections on mortality, Pauline W. Chen
Link
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2007
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-268)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
1st Vintage books ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 267, [1] pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1034666759

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