Seven Signs of Life: Stories from an Intensive Care Doctor

Book Title Seven Signs of Life: Stories from an Intensive Care Doctor
Author Name Aoife Abbey
Publishing house Vintage 
Country – city UK
Date of issue 2019
Number of pages 288

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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 you make a potentially fatal mistake. Disgust at caring for a convicted rapist. But there are also moments of joy, like the rare bright spots of lucidity for a dementia patient, or when the ward unexpectedly breaks into song.

Dr Aoife Abbey shows us what a doctor sees of humanity as it comes through the revolving door of the hospital and takes us beyond a purely medical perspective.

Told through seven emotions, Seven Signs of Life is about what it means to be alive and how it feels to care for a living.

 


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