Join us as we welcome Dr. Paul Seward to talk about his new book, Patient Care: Death and Life in the Emergency Room, a memoir drawing on a career launched in the first days of the specialty of emergency medicine. Told in fast-paced, stand-alone chapters that recall unforgettable medical cases, Patient Care offers the fascination of medical mysteries, wrapped in the drama of living and dying. A snap judgment about a child nearly kills him, and a priest who may be having a heart attack refuses treatment. But the book goes beyond these stories.
Each chapter explores ethical questions that remind us of the full humanity of patients, nurses, coroners, pharmacists, and, of course, doctors. How do they care for strangers in their moments of crisis? How do they care for themselves?