Dancing at the River's Edge

Dancing at the River's Edge

A Patient and Her Doctor Negotiate Life With Chronic Illness

Book - 2009
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An invaluable resource for medical professionals, victims of chronic illnesses, and their loved ones, this dual memoir by a doctor and his longtime patient traces the growth of their unique friendship over a span of decades. By exploring the bond between caregiver and sufferer, this sensitive account evokes not only the constant day to day frustrations and emotional toll suffered by the chronically ill, but also an understanding of the mental struggles and conflicts that a conscientious doctor must face in deciding how best to treat a patient without compromising personal freedoms. In alternating chapters, the narrative explores the frustration, joy, despair, grief, and pain on both sides of the doctor-patient relationship.
Publisher: Tucson, Arizona : Schaffner Press, ©2009
ISBN: 9780980139402
Characteristics: 253 pages ;,22 cm
Additional Contributors: Lockshin, Michael 1937-- Author

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Tonadachi
Jul 28, 2018

The eloquence and insight this book provides is obtained only through the power of personal experience. This book should be mandatory reading for all pre-med students.

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