No Apparent Distress

A Doctor's Coming-of-Age on the Front Lines of American Medicine
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Product Number: DD31229
Released: May 09, 2017
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ISBN: #9781538414125
Narrator/s: Rebecca Gibel
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A brutally frank memoir about doctors and patients in a health care system that puts the poor at risk In medical charts, the term "N.A.D." (No Apparent Distress) is used for patients who appear stable. The phrase also aptly describes America's medical system when it comes to treating the underprivileged. Medical students learn on the bodies of the poor-and the poor suffer from their mistakes. Rachel Pearson confronted these harsh realities when she started medical school in Galveston, Texas. Pearson, herself from a working-class background, remains haunted by the suicide of a close friend, experiences firsthand the heartbreak of her own errors in a patient's care, and witnesses the ruinous effects of a hurricane on a Texas town's medical system. In No Apparent Distress, she chronicles her experiences and the raging disparities in a system that favors the rich and the white. This is at once an indictment of American health care and a deeply moving tale of one doctor's coming-of-age.


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No Apparent Distress
Product Number: BX00061872
Product Number:DD31229
Product Number:Z100122185

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Author(s): Rachel Pearson
Narrator(s): Rebecca Gibel
Product Number Z100122185
Released: May 09, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781538414163