The Night Shift
Real Life in the Heart of the E.RBook - 2010
In The Night Shift, Goldman shares his experiences in the witching hours at Mount Sinai Hospital in downtown Toronto. We meet the kinds of patients who walk into an ER after midnight: late-night revellers injured on their way home after last call, teens assaulted in the streets by other teens and a woman who punches another woman out of jealousy over a man. But Goldman also reveals the emotional, heartbreaking side of everyday ER visits: adult children forced to make life and death decisions about critically ill parents, victims of sexual assault, and mentally ill and homeless patients looking for understanding and a quick fix in the twenty-four-hour waiting room. Written with Goldman's trademark honesty and with surprising humour, The Night Shift is also a frank look at many issues facing the medical profession today, and offers a highly compelling inside view into an often shrouded world.
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Tags: non-fiction, medicine, Canadian non-fiction, memoirs
Review: Goldman has worked as an emergency room Doctor at Mt Sinai Hospital since 1984. He is also host of CBC Radio’s White Coat, Black Art. His book is a combination of stories based on patients he has treated and interesting information relating to medicine and life in the E.R. His goal is to demystify the world of medicine. The book keeps the reader’s interest and flows well. Informative and enjoyable. Reviewed by DS
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