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The Resource That good night : life and medicine in the eleventh hour, Sunita Puri

That good night : life and medicine in the eleventh hour, Sunita Puri

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That good night : life and medicine in the eleventh hour
Title
That good night
Title remainder
life and medicine in the eleventh hour
Statement of responsibility
Sunita Puri
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A heart-wrenching and provocative memoir about how the essential parts of one young woman's early life--her mother's work as a surgeon and her spiritual practice--led her to become a doctor and to question the premise that medicine exists to prolong life at all costs. Dr. Sunita Puri's parents grew up in urban India, in extreme poverty. Yet they managed not only to reach America, but her mother became a renowned anesthesiologist, too. As a young girl, Puri realized that the gulf between her parents' experiences and her own was nearly impossible to bridge, save for two elements: medicine and faith. Puri spent her childhood in nurse's lounges waiting for her mother to exit the OR, and also in deep conversation with her parents about the role of faith in shaping a compassionate life. As a young woman, Puri followed her mother into medicine. But as the years of her training passed, Puri began to question medicine's power. Were patients' lives being saved, or merely prolonged? What did doctors understand when patients use words like 'warrior,' 'survive,' 'recover'? Eventually, Puri's questions led her to palliative care--a new field, one at work translating the border between medical intervention and quality of life care. By helping patients think through radical medical decisions, Puri balanced the pull of her family's faith and the incessant and sterile push of Western medicine. Written in gorgeous, evocative prose, That Good Night shares Puri's own stories along with her patients' to reveal a nuanced and optimistic portrait of medicine and hospitalization, arming readers with questions that will revolutionize the way we connect with our doctors"--provided by publisher
Summary
Combining stories of the author's family and the patients she cares for, a meditation on impermanence in the role of medicine in helping us to live and die well arms readers with information that will transform how we communicate with our doctors about what matters most to us
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10762917
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
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1979-
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Puri, Sunita
Dewey number
  • 610.92
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Puri, Sunita
  • Women physicians
  • East Indian American physicians
  • East Indian American women
  • Physician and patient
  • Medicine
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
life and medicine in the eleventh hour
Label
That good night : life and medicine in the eleventh hour, Sunita Puri
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Shift -- Words -- Decisions -- Extraordinary -- The unlearning -- Believe -- Gasp -- Begin -- Drive -- Fight -- The grip of life -- Transition -- Speak
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 301 pages
Isbn
9780735223318
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2018038025
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)1087510287
Label
That good night : life and medicine in the eleventh hour, Sunita Puri
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Shift -- Words -- Decisions -- Extraordinary -- The unlearning -- Believe -- Gasp -- Begin -- Drive -- Fight -- The grip of life -- Transition -- Speak
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 301 pages
Isbn
9780735223318
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2018038025
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)1087510287

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