Twelve patients : life and death at Bellevue Hospital / Eric Manheimer.
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|Covington Branch||362.21 M277t 2012 (Text)||33126024560280||Adult Nonfiction||Checked out||09/03/2019|
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- ISBN: 9781455503872 (pbk.)
- ISBN: 1455503878 (pbk.)
- ISBN: 9781455503889
- ISBN: 1455503886
- Physical Description: vii, 355 pages ; 24 cm
- Edition: 1st trade paperback ed.
- Publisher: New York : Grand Central Pub., c2012.
"The inspiration for the new NBC drama New Amsterdam"--Cover.
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The one-strike law -- Tanisha -- Sunrise to sunset -- Beso de angel -- The qualification -- A heart for Rabinal -- Four generations -- The singularity -- Trauma Detroit -- Index of suspicion -- The unloved woman -- Collateral damage.
A former medical director of Bellevue Hospital in New York offers stories from the case histories of twelve patients, ranging from a homeless man to a prominent Wall Street financier, to humanize current social issues.
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Eric Manheimer, medical director at Bellevue Hospital, has been "in the business" so long that he has become concerned with more than just the medical end of thingsâhe sees a larger picture in which social welfare meets medicine. The overall "healing" needs of patients encompass much more than the physical and the titular 12 provide a platform for the good doctor's ponderings and conclusions. Consider J.G., a cancer-stricken prisoner convicted of minor drug possession. Sure, Manheimer discusses J.G.'s treatment, but he also considers the man in terms of his candidacy for compassionate release. And as an example of a massively expensive, taxpayer-funded medical case. AndÂ as a pawn in a justice system that equates him with violent criminals. Each case has facets beyond the strictly medical that necessitate a larger, perhaps more holistic, consideration. And Dr. Eric has seen it all. "If there is a laboratory experiment in how to create people at the margin of functionality by eliminating all resources and social supports, education, medical care, and community involvement," he writes, "these are the guinea pigs who have been dumped out of their cages and turned loose on the streets." Dr. Eric makes effective points, but in the end his opinions are just that: opinions, albeit absurdly well-informed ones. Whether or not readers agree with Dr. M is immaterial. Rather the import of this book is in acknowledging the big, fat, systemic issues that need tending, not disregarding. â Douglas Lord, "Books for Dudes" LJ Reviews 10/4/12 (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.