The Night Shift: Real Life In The Heart Of The ER by Brian Goldman

The Night Shift: Real Life In The Heart Of The ER

byBrian Goldman

Hardcover | September 3, 2010

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Dr. Brian Goldman is both an emergency room physician at Mount Sinai and a prominent medical journalist. Never one to shy away from controversy, Goldman specializes in kicking open the doors to the medical establishment, revealing what really goes on behind the scenes -- and in the minds of doctors and nurses.

In The Night Shift, Goldman shares his experiences in the witching hours at Mount Sinai Hospital in downtown Toronto. We meet the kinds of patients who walk into an ER after midnight: late-night revellers injured on their way home after last call, teens assaulted in the streets by other teens and a woman who punches another woman out of jealousy over a man. But Goldman also reveals the emotional, heartbreaking side of everyday ER visits: adult children forced to make life and death decisions about critically ill parents, victims of sexual assault, and mentally ill and homeless patients looking for understanding and a quick fix in the twenty-four-hour waiting room. Written with Goldman’s trademark honesty and with surprising humour, The Night Shift is also a frank look at many issues facing the medical profession today, and offers a highly compelling inside view into an often shrouded world.

About The Author

For more than twenty years, DR. BRIAN GOLDMAN has beena highly regarded emergency physician at Toronto’s Mount SinaiHospital, and he has parlayed his medical expertise into anaward-winning career in medical journalism. CBC Radio One’s“house doctor,” Dr. Goldman is also the host of the radio programWhite Coat, Black Art, which airs on C...
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Title:The Night Shift: Real Life In The Heart Of The ERFormat:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 1 inPublished:September 3, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1554683912

ISBN - 13:9781554683918

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“A wise and honest book that is also a very good read.”