Letters to a Young Doctor (Art of Mentoring)

Letters to a Young Doctor Art of Mentoring If you ve ever gotten wrapped up in the arcana of E R or House or been absorbed by a piece in The New Yorker by Gawande Groopman or Nuland or sat on that exam table wondering what s really going o

  • Title: Letters to a Young Doctor (Art of Mentoring)
  • Author: Perri Klass
  • ISBN: 9780465037773
  • Page: 292
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Letters to a Young Doctor (Art of Mentoring)

    If you ve ever gotten wrapped up in the arcana of E.R or House, or been absorbed by a piece in The New Yorker by Gawande, Groopman, or Nuland, or sat on that exam table wondering what s really going on in your doctor s head, then this book is for you Expertise versus commonsense practice moral judgments on young patients or their parents asking tough questions death aIf you ve ever gotten wrapped up in the arcana of E.R or House, or been absorbed by a piece in The New Yorker by Gawande, Groopman, or Nuland, or sat on that exam table wondering what s really going on in your doctor s head, then this book is for you Expertise versus commonsense practice moral judgments on young patients or their parents asking tough questions death and physician assisted suicide daily life with a doctor s job yours or a family member s doctors as patients Klass addresses the primary issues in the life of any doctor and, by extension, the lives of those for whom they care Perri Klass, M.D is a writer, teacher, pediatrician, and mentor In her frequent contributions to the New York Times, she takes on a host of issues particular to the life of a doctor secrecy, ethics, fear, grief, and competition with a warmth and wit her readers have come to love Now, in the newest addition to Basic s Art of Mentoring Series, she offers her guidance, and her stories, to a new generation of doctors and readers.

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    1. Megan

      I loved this book! Dr. Klass has such a warm and personable manner. She is writing letters to her son about being a doctor. She tells what a privilege it is to be a doctor, to be invited into peoples' lives. She talks about the awesome responsibility it is to be with patients during the very worst and best times of their lives. I think everyone who is considering medicine should read this book.

    2. Malin Friess

      Perri Klass is a practicing pediatrician and journalist in Boston. She writes this book as a memoir to her son Orlando who is just applying to medical school. Klass both encourages and warns her son about entering this profession.She addresses a wide variety of topics from doctors as patients (they are crabby and controlling), gross anatomy lab, the 80 hour work week, the physical exam (don't say you checked pedal pulse when the patient has no legs, palpating masses (it really is vague), defensi [...]

    3. Kristin

      Of all the epistolary books I've read, this was the only one I can actually say I enjoyed. Granted, the others were all assigned school reading in HS or college, but maybe the professors should consider this one as an example of the style.What set this book apart was the subject matter, as I enjoy Perri Klass' writing because she writes about medicine and does it well. In this work, she is passing the torch to the next generation, as the letters are to her eldest son, who is training to be a doc [...]

    4. Becca

      The epitome of Klass' work -- a pedantic and often obnoxious narrative voice overlying the fantasies and fears that are, in fact ubiquitous among medical trainees. After reading this I knew that I wasn't the first to secretly desire running off to practice medicine in some rural third-world country -- not out of benevolence, but to be able to utilize history and physical skills, without any pesky high technology to ruin my intellectual fun and I now know that I share the mixed dread and exhilara [...]

    5. Madelle

      Perri Klass, a pediatrician, writes of her experiences in medical school and practice as her son is applying to medical school. This heart felt, honest book talks about the joys and challenges of being a doctor, about the privilege of being a part of other's lives especially in times of crisis and the changes medicine is seeing today as compared with 20 years ago. It must be a great encouragement to her son. I enjoyed it as we have a lot of doctors in our family and it brought back memories of m [...]

    6. Jinyan Zhang

      Perri Klass delivers an engaging and personal touch to being a doctor and dispense numerous advices to her son who is headed to become her professional colleague. Each chapter touches on an aspect on what it takes to be a doctor from dealing with death through balancing the work-life dilemma that so often plagues this profession. The book starts out slow but continuously guides you through Perri's eyes and eventually, it feels as though you're with her as she writes these letters. Classic and do [...]

    7. Grace

      I've always liked Perri Klass, since I first read her when I was in high school. She comes across as very human and makes doctoring into something that other humans do (rather than an arcane mystery). A doctor mother who is writing to her oldest son, who is about to become a doctor, about doctoring the children of other parents-- can make for a moving read.

    8. David Chou

      helpful, to say the least, for any aspiring pre-med or med student! Full of practical advice, wittisisms, and plain ol' motherly love, Treatment kind and fair takes the readers on a voyage through the ever-expanding world of Medicine. what makes this book particularly endearing is the format from which the stories are told - letters, letters to the author's own son :) how precious. check it out.

    9. Lidja

      Son-in-law is starting med school and received this at orientation. I was interested, so read it too. It's a quick read, written with insight and gives good practical advice about the human process of becoming a doctor. Great resource for family members to understand what a med student experiences in training.

    10. Sue Kozlowski

      Non-fiction. Awesome - I loved it. Pediatrician writes letters to her son who is going to med school. Tells all about what its like to be a Dr. - how they become part of everyone's lives.

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