The Intern Blues: The Private Ordeals of Three Young Doctors
Ballantine Books, 1990 - 362 pagina's
The intern year is the toughest time in a doctor's life. Literally a baptism by fire, internship must turn the average green medical school graduate into a seasoned physician. The typical intern is deprived of sleep, confronted with all manner of human misery, and, at least temporarily, driven slightly insane.
Robert Marion was ten years out of his own internship, and supervising a small group of pediatric interns at a major New York medical center, when he asked three of them to keep careful diaries of their impressions over the course of a year.
It is the testimony of these three interns -- Andy, Mark, and Amy -- that forms the core of this book: their real-life lessons in treating very sick children, confronting child abuse and the awful human impact of the AIDS epidemic, skirting the indifference of the hospital bureaucracy, overcoming their own fears, insecurities, and constant fatigue. Their stories are harrowing and often funny, their personal triumphs unforgettable.
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I don't know what it was, but all of a sudden three nurses came up to me at once
and told me that an IV had come out on one of her patients. Three IVs at once! It
seemed to be to much of a coincidence. I went to find the senior resident to ask ...
I mean, think about it: To the nurses and most of the rest of the staff, we're nothing
but another piece of shit. To the nurses, anything that goes wrong is the intern's
fault. Somehow they're always innocent and the intern always is wrong.
This last one was the worst of all of them because it was my four-month-old
preemie, the one the nurses were really attached to. He had been doing poorly
all along, and last night at about two o'clock, one of the nurses went in to check
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Using the diary entries of three interns at a medical teaching facility in New York City, the author depicts the rite of passage from self-doubt, frustration, anxiety, and immaturity to personal and ... Volledige review lezen