Death Of The Good Doctor: Lessons From The Heart Of The Aids Epidemic

by Kate Scannell

Cleis Press | November 3, 1999 | Trade Paperback

Death Of The Good Doctor: Lessons From The Heart Of The Aids Epidemic is rated 5 out of 5 by 1.
Based on journals written during her five years as the clinical director of AIDS programs in Oakland, CA, Death of the Good Doctor is a richly detailed chronicle of the author's compassionate relationships with individual patients through whom she filters the vast complexities of the epidemic. These beautiful, often difficult, and sometimes humorous engagements with her patients were the substance of Kate Scannell's life during her years on the AIDS ward. This is not the standard narrative of a physician acting upon or commenting about her patients from an observer's or authority figure's viewpoint. Diagnosed with ovarian cancer several years after leaving the AIDS ward, Scannell writes from the point of view of both a physician and a woman facing the prospects of her own mortality.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 200 pages, 8 × 5.5 × 0.68 in

Published: November 3, 1999

Publisher: Cleis Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1573440914

ISBN - 13: 9781573440912

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Death of the Good Doctor: Lessons from the Heart A beautifully crafted and incredibly moving account of a Doctor, and a human being, treating AIDS, whilst concurrently dealing with enormous problems in her personal life. Her writing style is intimate and irrisistable and it is a must for any open-minded and discerning reader.
Date published: 2000-01-23

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Death Of The Good Doctor: Lessons From The Heart Of The Aids Epidemic

Death Of The Good Doctor: Lessons From The Heart Of The Aids Epidemic

by Kate Scannell

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 200 pages, 8 × 5.5 × 0.68 in

Published: November 3, 1999

Publisher: Cleis Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1573440914

ISBN - 13: 9781573440912

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Based on journals written during her five years as the clinical director of AIDS programs in Oakland, CA, Death of the Good Doctor is a richly detailed chronicle of the author's compassionate relationships with individual patients through whom she filters the vast complexities of the epidemic. These beautiful, often difficult, and sometimes humorous engagements with her patients were the substance of Kate Scannell's life during her years on the AIDS ward. This is not the standard narrative of a physician acting upon or commenting about her patients from an observer's or authority figure's viewpoint. Diagnosed with ovarian cancer several years after leaving the AIDS ward, Scannell writes from the point of view of both a physician and a woman facing the prospects of her own mortality.

About the Author

Kate Scannell abandoned her academic career in 1985 to enter an ordinary medical practice in Northern California. Instead, the thirty-two-year-old physician found herself assigned to a county hospital AIDS ward where much of the medicine she has studied over many difficult years was rendered irrelevant.

From Our Editors

Kate Scannell has been practicing medicine for nearly 20 years. Throughout her career, she has never shied away from difficult circumstances, and proof of that lies in the compassionate way she treated AIDS patients for several years. But acting as clinical director for Oakland, California`s AIDS programs would only be a testing ground for an even harsher reality - that Kate would have to deal with a diagnosis of ovarian cancer. In Death of a Good Doctor, the physician recounts her experiences nurturing and sadly losing many patients to the mysterious immune disorder and her personal struggle living with another of the world`s deadliest diseases.