Nightshift in the Er

Nightshift in the Er

Born in a small town in Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Lake Linden, Margaret Mayotte-Hirn grew up experiencing her life to the fullest. Today, she can look back and remember and be glad she experienced all those things that made her who she is today. She worked full-time in hospitals for 48 years and began writing when she was in her 60s. She raised three children, got a divorce, remarried, and enjoyed three new children in her life. She also gardened, raised Arabian horses and showed them, played softball since she was 26, and volunteered in her spare time. It didnt leave much time for serious writing, but the desire was there. Leaving full-time hospital work did give her more time to do more. She volunteered and was selected Volunteer of the Year for 2 different organizations. She traveled states-wide to play softball in tournaments. She was an advocate for senior action and exercise. At age 70, she underwent bilateral knee replacements which slowed her down for a little while. Determined to return to former activity, she dove into therapy. Within 6 months, she regained all her mobility and resumed all her activities. During her sloweddown time, she thought about publishing the 2 books she had written in past years. With that taking place, who knows maybe her next passion will be writing. Inquisitive, daring thoughtful, caring and looks at life in a simple straight-forward way and addresses its challenges. These attributes are refl ected in her writing.

The Night Shift

Real Life in the Heart of the E.R.

The Night Shift

In The Night Shift, Dr. Brian Goldman shares his experiences in the witching hours at Mount Sinai Hospital in downtown Toronto. We meet the kinds of patients who walk into an E.R. after midnight: late-night revellers injured on their way home after last call, teens assaulted in the streets by other teens and a woman who punches another woman out of jealousy over a man. But Goldman also reveals the emotional, heartbreaking side of everyday E.R. visits: adult children forced to make life and death decisions about critically ill parents, victims of sexual assault, and mentally ill and homeless patients looking for understanding and a quick fix in the twenty-four-hour waiting room. Written with Goldman’s trademark honesty and with surprising humour, The Night Shift is also a frank look at many issues facing the medical profession today, and it offers a highly compelling inside view into an often shrouded world.

Something for the Pain: Compassion and Burnout in the ER

Something for the Pain: Compassion and Burnout in the ER

An ER doctor's memoir describes the psychological impact of his profession, explaining how his daily exposure to critical illness, injury, and tragedy in the industrial setting of a modern hospital rendered him bitter and estranged from his family. Reprint.

Falling Into the Fire

A Psychiatrist's Encounters with the Mind in Crisis

Falling Into the Fire

Falling Into the Fire is psychiatrist Christine Montross’s thoughtful investigation of the gripping patient encounters that have challenged and deepened her practice. The majority of the patients Montross treats in Falling Into the Fire are seen in the locked inpatient wards of a psychiatric hospital; all are in moments of profound crisis. We meet a young woman who habitually commits self-injury, having ingested light bulbs, a box of nails, and a steak knife, among other objects. Her repeated visits to the hospital incite the frustration of the staff, leading Montross to examine how emotion can interfere with proper care. A recent college graduate, dressed in a tunic and declaring that love emanates from everything around him, is brought to the ER by his concerned girlfriend. Is it ecstasy or psychosis? What legal ability do doctors have to hospitalize—and sometimes medicate—a patient against his will? A new mother is admitted with incessant visions of harming her child. Is she psychotic and a danger or does she suffer from obsessive thoughts? Her course of treatment—and her child’s future—depends upon whether she receives the correct diagnosis. Each case study presents its own line of inquiry, leading Montross to seek relevant psychiatric knowledge from diverse sources. A doctor of uncommon curiosity and compassion, Montross discovers lessons in medieval dancing plagues, in leading forensic and neurological research, and in moments from her own life. Beautifully written, deeply felt, Falling Into the Fire brings us inside the doctor’s mind, illuminating the grave human costs of mental illness as well as the challenges of diagnosis and treatment. Throughout, Montross confronts the larger question of psychiatry: What is to be done when a patient’s experiences cannot be accounted for, or helped, by what contemporary medicine knows about the brain? When all else fails, Montross finds, what remains is the capacity to abide, to sit with the desperate in their darkest moments. At once rigorous and meditative, Falling Into the Fire is an intimate portrait of psychiatry, allowing the reader to witness the humanity of the practice and the enduring mysteries of the mind

Trust Your Radar

Honest Advice For Teens and Young Adults from a Surgeon, Firefighter, Police Officer, Scuba Divemaster, Golfer, and Amateur Comedian

Trust Your Radar

Avoid Life’s Major Sand Traps! Updated version 2016. An incredible range of life lessons sprinkled with funny, memorable, and moving stories. Practical, workable solutions from a totally unique, straightforward approach. Distills everything young people need into one concise, fun to read format. Parents: You want your kids to know these things! Book Benefits Show young people, in a clear and non-preaching way, how to avoid the major sand traps of life that snag every generation. Keeps readers entertained with fun and engaging stories from the author's careers as a surgeon, firefighter, police officer, scuba divemaster, golfer, amateur comedian, and more. Target audience Ages 14 to 40 and concerned parents. This book lets you: Identify your Radar – It’s your brain functioning optimally; not a vague intuition or sixth sense. Train your Radar – Stock your memory bank with key information on crime avoidance, healthy weight, tattoos, getting organized, respectful relationships, going to college or work. Cut through fake complexity with clear thinking on evaluating people, investments, credit cards. Learn the most dangerous toxic personality types and avoid them like the plague. Meet the Radar Jammers – They have the power to turn down or turn off our clear thinking brain Radars. Some are well known: alcohol and drugs, peer pressure, infatuation, anger. Others are surprising: showing off, fake complexity, unthinking religions, the need for speed, and even fast food! Most sand traps of life have a Radar Jammer or two waving people in. Learn specific techniques to deal with them all.

Angels on the Night Shift

Inspirational True Stories from the ER

Angels on the Night Shift

Combined sales of over 250,000 copies demonstrate the terrific impact Robert Lesslie’s first three books have had on readers. In Angels on the Night Shift, the fourth book based on his 30 years’ experience in the ER, Dr. Lesslie draws open the curtain on the lives, the dramas, and the close human connections hidden away behind hospital walls—events that, day and night, reveal nurses, doctors, patients, friends, even strangers to be “angels” in disguise. Hope, beauty, love, warning, and faith all intermingle in these fast-paced stories as readers witness belief and trust during tragedy and triumph observe hearts and motives starkly revealed catch glimpses of miracles as they unfold see demands for split-second action discover life lessons for themselves Readers will gain a window on some of life’s greatest wonders and mysteries as they share intimate joys and struggles of people just like them.

Pediatrics

An Approach to Independent Learning

Pediatrics

The third edition of this classic textbook has been fully revised and updated by thirty-nine contributing authors. Essential information about the medical care of infants, children, and adolescents is presented in a highly readable self-instructional format for medical students. The text may also be used in training programs for nurse practitioners and physician assistants. The thirty chapters present dynamic scenarios illustrating a variety of medical situations involving children and then take the reader through decision-making processes for diagnosis and treatment. Features: Full coverage from birth through adolescence Charts, tables, and illustrations detailing diagnostic tools, emergency procedures, differential diagnoses, and clinical findings and their proper interpretation Concise self-instruction based on specific topics and objectives Self-test (with answers) for each chapter

Trauma Red

The Making of a Surgeon in War and in America's Cities

Trauma Red

The incredible life story of the trauma surgeon who helped save Congresswoman Gabby Giffords­—from his upbringing in South Korea and Africa to the gripping dramas he faces in a typical day as a medical genius. Congresswoman Gabby Giffords is a household name: most people remember that awful day in Arizona in 2011 when she was a victim of an act of violence that left six dead and thirteen wounded. What many people don’t know is that it was Dr. Peter Rhee who played a vital role in her survival. Born in South Korea, Rhee moved with his family to Uganda where he watched his public health surgeon father remove a spear from a man’s belly—and began his lifelong interest in medicine. What came next is this compelling portrait of how one becomes a world class trauma surgeon: the specialized training, the mindset to make critical decisions, and the practiced ability to operate on the human body. Dr. Rhee is so eminent that when President Clinton traveled to China, he was selected to accompany the president as his personal physician. In Trauma Red we learn how Rhee’s experiences were born from the love and sacrifices of determined parents, and of Rhee’s own quest to become as excellent a surgeon as possible. Trauma Red chronicles the patient cases Dr. Rhee has handled over two decades on two distinct battle fronts: In Iraq and Afghanistan, where he served as a frontline US Navy surgeon trying to save young American soldiers, and the urban zones of Los Angeles and Washington, DC, where he has been confronted by an endless stream of bloody victims of civilian violence and accidents. Tough and outspoken, Dr. Rhee isn’t afraid to take on the politics of violence in America and a medical community that too often resists innovation. His story provides an inside look into a fascinating medical world, a place where lives are saved every day.

Second Chance Cafe

Second Chance Cafe

ISABELLA ROMANO HAS GIVEN UP ON LOVE Between her demanding work as a nurse and her father's poor health, Isabella has no time for distractions. So when a handsome firefighter practically falls at her feet, she keeps him at arm's length. But Ethan Carter is determined to win her over. Orphaned at a young age, Ethan longs for a family of his own--and he's sure Isabella is his match. But when he opens a café near his firehouse, Isabella is less than thrilled. She knows firsthand the strain of being a restaurant owner, and she wants no part of that life. Can Ethan convince the busy nurse they can overcome any obstacle and have their happily ever after together?

I Am Pilgrim

A Thriller

I Am Pilgrim

Pilgrim is the code name for a world class and legendary secret agent. His adversary is known only as the Saracen. As a young boy, the Saracen saw his dissident father beheaded in a Saudi Arabian public square, creating a burning desire to destroy the special relationship between the US and the Kingdom. When a woman's body is found in a seedy hotel near Ground Zero, the techniques are pulled from a cult classic of forensic science that Pilgrim wrote under a pen name. In offering the NYPD assistance with the case, Pilgrim gets pulled back into the intelligence underground.