By The Journal of the American Medical Association Jama, Roxanne K. Young
Reflections and insights on wellbeing and fitness, affliction, and healingNow in paperback for the 1st time, a bit of My brain brings jointly revealing own essays that first seemed within the magazine of the yankee clinical organization (JAMA). those engrossing, relocating vignettes--written through physicians, sufferers, relations, scientific scholars, and others--offer a distinct glimpse into the standard studies and relationships within the scientific world.Baring their souls and starting their hearts, the authors percentage their such a lot own moments, tales, and observations. you are going to listen from the intern who couldn't cover her feelings, incomes reprimand from her supervisors yet appreciation from her sufferers . . . meet an alcoholic whose indomitable spirit helped her defy all of the odds . . . event the heartbreaking comedy of a Monday morning HIV health center . . . be encouraged through the oncology social employee who came upon a brand new love of lifestyles in the course of her personal fight with breast melanoma . . . and examine from the health care provider who learned that via witnessing her sufferers' braveness she grew to become a greater physician.Compelling, touching, and from time to time funny, a section of My brain deals a deeper realizing of physicians, sufferers, medication, and the easy human act of aiding one other person."These tales, dependent in technology, are transmitted to readers . . . after filtering via a human middle . . . continuously succeeds in bridging technological know-how and the humanities."--William H. Foege, MD, Emory collage
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Finally, I looked down again at the angiocath in my other hand, and as I held her hand, I slipped the IV into the intern’s vein. A flash of blood. I was in. The senior resident stuck his head into the room. ” he asked. I looked at Mrs Tannenbaum. “Yes,” I answered softly. When to Touch Diane Morse, MD I had been called about the patient before. She was a young woman, in her 20s, with AIDS. She’d been hospitalized most recently because of intractable seizures, probably secondary to toxoplasmosis and lymphoma.
Anything? I find myself hoping fervently that her brain is dead already from lack of oxygen. Dear God, when I die, don’t let them do all this to me— Meanwhile I am thrusting on her chest, firm and fast, over and over. “Faster,” someone says, and I speed the pulses. Her rib cage is resilient, neither rigid nor relaxed, but moves satisfyingly under my pressure. I am irrationally concerned with not breaking her ribs. “Good compressions,” they say approvingly. ” They will repeat this later, as if to console me, as if it made any difference; what matter good compressions or no, she was dead anyway.
I was too tired to run, but a friend had given me a camera as a graduation gift—now seemed a good time to learn how to use it. The spectacular scenery of nearby Lake Michigan allows even inexperienced photographers like me to take a fairly good picture. The next evening, while thinking of Christy, I took a picture of an old lighthouse. The photo turned out a bit hazy, but to this day it hangs on a wall in my bedroom. During the next three years there were many more calls to the emergency room, more codes, and more pictures.
A Piece of My Mind (Jama & Archives Journals) by The Journal of the American Medical Association Jama, Roxanne K. Young