Paul Seward Author Event

When:
July 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
2018-07-19T19:00:00-07:00
2018-07-19T19:15:00-07:00
Where:
King's Books
218 St Helens Ave Tacoma
Cost:
Free
Contact:
King's Books
253.272.8801

 

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?

Paul Seward has been a physician for nearly fifty years, and has spent the majority of those years working in emergency rooms on both coasts. He is a graduate of Stanford University and Harvard Medical School, and did his internship and residency in Pediatrics at UC San Francisco. Seward is an Emeritus member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Emergency Physicians. Now retired, he and his wife live in Vermont.

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