Chen describes her medical education and her struggle to reconcile her medical training with her sense of empathy and caring. It is the story of someone who desires to save lives and whose education does not adequately prepare her to provide care for the dying.
Book Reviews| October 01 2010
Final Exam: A Surgeon’s Reflections on Mortality
Pauline W. Chen. New York, NY: Vintage Books; 2010. Paperback, 288 pages, $13.95. ISBN: 978-0307275370
Crit Care Nurse (2010) 30 (5): 81–82.
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