Sometimes Amazing Things Happen

Heartbreak and Hope on the Bellevue Hospital Psychiatric Prison Ward
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (8.28 hours)
Product Number: Z100122108
Released: Apr 25, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781538406250
Narrator/s: Bernadette Dunne
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Elizabeth Ford went through medical school unsure of where she belonged. It wasn't until she did her psychiatry rotation that she found her calling-to care for one of the most vulnerable populations of mentally ill people, the inmates of New York City's jails, including Rikers Island, who are so sick that they are sent to the Bellevue Hospital Prison Ward for care. These men were broken, without resources or support, and very ill. They could be violent, unpredictable, but they could also be funny and tender and needy. Mostly, they were human and they awakened in Ford a boundless empathy. Her patients made her a great doctor and a better person. While Ford was a psychiatrist at Bellevue she became a wife and a mother. In her book she shares her struggles to balance her personal and professional lives, to care for her children and her patients, and to maintain the empathy that is essential to her practice-all in the face of a complex institution, an exhausting workload, and the deeply emotionally taxing nature of her work. Ford brings humor, grace, and humanity to the lives of the patients in her care and in beautifully rendered prose illuminates the inner workings (and failings) of our mental health and criminal justice systems.


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Sometimes Amazing Things Happen
Product Number: BX00062886
Product Number:DD31250
Product Number:Z100122108

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Author(s): Elizabeth Ford
Product Number DD31250
Released: Apr 24, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781538406212
Author(s): Elizabeth Ford
Product Number EB00627404
Released: Apr 25, 2017
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Regan Arts.
ISBN: #9781942872306