The Intern Blues The Timeless Classic About the Making of a Doctor (Kindle)
Nese as they called itOne easy take away from this memoir collection would be The next time you re in the hospital such as the ER ask how long your doctor has been on shift If its than 24 hours or if she appears sleepy ask to be seen by someone else Doing this would benefit both the medical profession as a whole and the care you receive in particular Again reading this book makes me really happy not to be doing my internship or residency in the US No way could book makes me really happy not to be doing my internship or residency in the US No way could be on call every 3rd night and then function normally I mean really you expect your doctor to be smart edaucated and to make the right decisions it s just that they haven t slept for 36 hoursAs far as I understand the 3 young doctors in this book finished their internships in the late 80 s so I hope their experience is not the same as that of interns today Well I finally finished reading this It took some time as it is a thick book and I ve been pretty busy with school but I got through it I thought it was an interesting book and there was a lot I liked about it From a medical standpoint it was fascinating to read about conditions I had never heard of before I like how the author explained medical terms in bold many of them I was already familiar with and the format made it easy for me to skip the explanation and pick the story back up I liked reading about the different environments in which the interns worked their feelings on dealing with sick and dying patients and the effect their internship had on their personal relationships I loved the sections written by Mark as he made me laugh I think it is crucial for a doctor to maintain a sense of humor how else could they deal with all the tragedy that sometimes surrounds themThere were a few things I wasn T Crazy About However crazy about however think it would have been interesting to read about interns in other departments not just pediatrics If it covered a broader spectrum each intern in a different department for example one could see that the stress and hardship of interning is not found only pedatrics Maybe if one intern had been in the ER and another in geriatrics or in regular ICU I would have Ld abuse and the awful human impact of the AIDS epidemic; skirting the indifference of the hospital bureaucracy; and overcoming their own fears insecurities and constant fatigue Their stories are harrowing and often funny; their personal triumph is unforgettableThis upda. ,
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Njoyed the book Finally Amy drove me crazy There were times I was temped to
over her sections entirely complained constantly always thinking she was being treated unfairly always whining about not being able to spend time with her baby always griping I ept thinking this woman should not be a doctor When she complained that her co workers were upset at her for trying to rush out the door every day I felt sympathy towards them not her I thought she was selfish self centered and bitchy Definitely not a doctor I d want I wasn t surprised at all to read how she ended up and think that was probably for the best The title is incorrect The diaries were written in 1985 over 30 years ago and are very dated indeed They are also for theSkip Over Her Sections Entirely
most part boring the three doctors two malepart boring The three doctors two male one female ept diaries for a year and the book reads like a transcription of them without any meaningful editingThe uninteresting parts were the personal ones They weren t very interesting people and they didn t have interesting partners or lives just very ordinary Social life has changed a great deal there is no longer the pressure on women at least the average American one not from a religion that considers sex before marriage a crime and restricts women s ability to earn a living according to want the men who own her allow Cell phones and social media aid communication in a way that couldn t be envisaged in the 80s It was a different world back then The diaries were also very repetitious too much work not enough sleep not eating properly partner not being as sympathetic as they might be The interesting parts were the details of the very sick babies all the doctors were in paediatrics and children The amount of work the doctors were in paediatrics and children The amount of work to eep some babies alive was tremendous a moment by moment monitoring nursing care and treatment And this is where the book really shows how dated it is There are many treatments and diagnostic tools now as well as accurate and continual electronic monitoring and reportsAll in all it just wasn t interesting enough to recommend that anyone devote time to reading it when there are so many 5 sta. Ted edition of The Intern Blues includes a new preface from the author discussing the status of medical training in America today and a new afterword updating the reader on the lives of the three young interns who first shared their stories with readers than a decade ago.