Confessions of a Surgeon

The Good, the Bad, and the Complicated...Life Behind the O.R. Doors
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Product Number: DD31935
Released: Apr 25, 2017
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ISBN: #9781541402430
Narrator/s: Eric Martin
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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As an active surgeon and former department chairman, Dr. Paul A. Ruggieri has seen the good, the bad, and the ugly of his profession. In Confessions of a Surgeon, he pushes open the doors of the O.R. and reveals the inscrutable place where lives are improved, saved, and sometimes lost. He shares the successes, failures, remarkable advances, and camaraderie that make it exciting. He uncovers the truth about the abusive, exhaustive training and the arduous devotion of his old-school education. He explores the twenty-four-hour challenges that come from patients and their loved ones; the ethics of saving the lives of repugnant criminals; the hot-button issues of healthcare, lawsuits, and reimbursements; and the true cost of running a private practice. And he explains the influence of the "white coat code of silence" and why patients may never know what really transpires during surgery. Ultimately, Dr. Ruggieri lays bare an occupation that to most is as mysterious and unfamiliar as it is misunderstood. His account is passionate, illuminating, and often shocking-an eye-opening, never-before-seen look at real life, and death, in the O.R.

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Confessions of a Surgeon
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Narrator(s): Eric Martin
Product Number Z100122667
Released: Apr 25, 2017
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Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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