Thursday, January 18, 2018

In Shock - Dr Rana Awdish

Rana Awdish was a busy ICU doctor - working hard even when heavily pregnant trying to tough it out.  Then she suffers a crippling pain - sending her to hospital where she  worked to be treated by medical staff she knows.  We share her journey - which she was lucky to survive after being terribly unwell and it is presented as her experience as a patient that is humbling and one that every doctor and medical professional should read.

As she recovers - she then is able to talk to the staff who looked after her about how they made her feel and uses it as an opportunity to educate the clinicians. This book is a lesson to us all about remembering that the things we do in hospital may be routine to us, but to a patient they are scared and vulnerable.   5/5

1 comment:

John Bellen said...

It sounds like a real-life version of "The Doctor", the movie starring William Hurt as an aloof surgeon who gets a dose of his own medicine.