Seven Signs of Life: Stories From An Intensive Care Doctor


      Seven Signs of Life: Stories From An Intensive Care Doctor
Grief Anger Joy Fear Distraction Disgust Hope.All emotions we expect to encounter over our lifetime But what if this was every day And what if your ability to manage them was the difference between life and death For a doctor in Intensive Care this is part of the job Fear in the eyes of a terminally ill patient who pleads with you to not let them die Grief when an elderly person dies alone Disgust at having to care for a convicted rapist But there s also the hope found in the resilience of a family and the joy that comes with a meaningful connection with a patient, however fleeting it may be.These real stories reveal what a doctor sees of humanity as it comes through the revolving door of the hospital Told through seven emotions that we can all empathise with, this book from the British Medical Association s own Secret Doctor gives us a unique window onto the other side of a hospital experience, showing us how it feels to care for a living. Read Seven Signs of Life: Stories From An Intensive Care Doctor by Aoife Abbey – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

Aoife Abbey grew up in Dublin, Ireland She completed an undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences at the University of Edinburgh, before graduating in 2011 from medical school at Warwick University She is a member of the Royal College of Physicians, Fellow of the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine and council member at The Intensive Care Society UK.

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  • ebook
  • 288 pages
  • Seven Signs of Life: Stories From An Intensive Care Doctor
  • Aoife Abbey
  • English
  • 09 August 2019
  • 1473555833

10 thoughts on “ Seven Signs of Life: Stories From An Intensive Care Doctor

  1. says:

    this is a very thoughtful and compassionate book it would pair very well with The Language of Kindness A Nurse s Story they reminded me much of each other, and the both have very respectful hearts at the centre of their storytelling.

  2. says:

    There are a lot of medical memoirs out there, but not as beautifully written as this.

  3. says:

    I really enjoyed this book A very factual and realistic account of what being a Doctor is I think the thing that resonated with me most was at the end of the book The author wonders how to explain what being a doctor is like to others She ends up describing the job as one that you feel everything which I totally agree with You feel every emotion under the sun on a regular basis.One critique I had about this book was that some of the stories seemed to chop and change The layout of the I really enjoyed this book A very factual and realistic account of what being a Doctor is I think the thing that resonated with me most was at the end of the book The author wonders how to explain what being a doctor is like to others She ends up describing the job as one that you feel everything which I totally agree with You feel every emotion under the sun on a regular basis.One c...

  4. says:

    I enjoy most medical memoirs I read, and I think each of the books gives usinsight into our own lives and health Aoife Abbey is an Intensive Care doctor involved in helping patients at some of the scariest times of their lives as they often face life or death choices Her compassion and humanity come across strongly in this book as she helps patients and their families and I admire some of the quiet moments when she has sat by a...

  5. says:

    What a great read My favourite ever non fiction medical memoir I particularly love the way she s beautifully structured the book with digestible chapters that each carry a lot of emotion and meaning If you are interested in non fiction medical books, most definitely give this book a read

  6. says:

    I m very much lost for words in terms of how I can describe this book Stunningly written, and a breath of fresh air in comparison to the horror stories you hear about the NHS and its state that inundate modern media My favourite book of this year so far.

  7. says:

    Very well written and fascinating perspective written by a doctor Humanizing yet professional, the author writes of personal experiences and covers a plethora of areas of the practice of medicine.

  8. says:

    If you want to read a book about doctors, about the ones that really love their profession and patients, this is it I devoured it in in 4 hours could have been less, but I secretly didn t want to finish it No TV series, no doctors that give up on their profession, this is the pure dedication, fear, hope, joy, fear, anger, disgust, grief and love that we feel Could not recommend itBurnout is my biggest fear the idea that one day all the intensity might finally become too much for me, If you want to read a book about doctors, about the ones that really love their profession and patients, this is it I devoured it in in 4 hours could have been less, but I secretly didn t want to finish it No TV series, no doctors that give up on their profession, this is the pure dedication, fear, hope, joy, fear, anger, disgust, grief and love that we feel Could not recommend itBurnout is my biggest fear the idea that one day all the intensity m...

  9. says:

    A well written, eye opening account of those who provide care at the extremes of human emotions.I have a great respect for doctors, and those who work within the medical profession as a whole This book gives great insight into the enormous whirlpool of emotions that those who work in this field must deal with on a daily basis not only their own emotions, but those of patients and their loved ones Abbey is extremely honest about the difficulties she, and many others, have faced, trying to A well written, eye opening account of those who provide care at the extremes of human emotions I have a great respect for doctors, and those who work within the medical profession as a whole This book gives great insight into the enormous whirlpool of emotions that those who work in this field must deal with on a daily basis not only their own emotions, but those of patients and their loved ones Abbey is extremely honest about the difficulties she, and many others, have faced, trying to maintain the balanci...

  10. says:

    This is a solid down to earth account by a doctor working in intensive care The recurrent striking element is how she works in a space that effectively wavers upon the edge of life that thin line between life and death She treats many patients in life threatening situations who never come to know, or even remember her, as they are largely unconscious or sedated while under her care What an unusual, unique and special place of work.Her story is presented around 7 primary emotions Under This is a solid down to earth account by a doctor working in intensive care The recurrent striking element is how she works in a space that effectively wavers upon the edge of life that thin line between life and death She treats many patients in life threatening situations who never come to know, or even remember her, as they are largely unconscious or sedated while under her care What an unusual, unique and special place of work.Her story is presented around 7 primary emotions Under joy she describes how recovered patients sometimes return to see the intensive care unit where it all happened for them, and they don t recognize the doctor s She alone holds the memories of these critical high drama events There is something very l...

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