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No Apparent Distress

Arsh realities when she started medical school in Galveston Texas Pearson herself from a working class background remains haunted by the suicide of a close friend experiences firsthand the heartbreak of her own errors in a patient’s care and witnesses the ruinous effects of a hurricane on a Texas town’s medical system. Pearson has written about her fairly recent medical training in south Texas in a sort of hybrid memoirsocial justice issues piece She includes a few representative details about her childhood The daughter of hardworking poor and for some time uninsured parents she and her brother were much loved and very clever Originally planning to pursue a career as a writer she realized through discussion with her dad that she preferred practical work whose impact could be seen and felt Medicine just made sensePearson spends a good deal of time documenting the errors she made as a do

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In a free clinic where the motto is “All Are Welcome Here” she learns how to practice medicine with love and tenacity amidst the raging injustices of a system that favors the rich and the white No Apparent Distress is at once an indictment of American health care and a deeply moving tale of one doctor’s coming of a. This is a pretty good book but it had some problems that made it very tedious at times Her editor should have told her that if a character in your book appears for a short finite time you do not need to give their entire life history and your reader most definitely does not want to read that Going with your brother on a commercial fishing trip is interesting a detailed description of how the boat and commercial fishing works is not at least not in a medical memoir This is a memoir than a book about social injustice in medicine I think we ve all figured out that if you re p

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In medical charts the term “NAD” No Apparent Distress is used for patients who appear stable The phrase also aptly describes America’s medical system when it comes to treating the underprivileged Medical students learn on the bodies of the poor and the poor suffer from their mistakesRachel Pearson confronted these h. No Apparent Distress A Doctor s Coming of Age on the Front Lines of American Medicine by Rachel Pearson MD is a 2017 WW Norton Company publication This book is an eye opening shocker told from the personal experience of Rachel Pearson a young woman who enters the medical profession and trains in various public hospitals and small town clinics learning the hard way that despite her compassion and will to care for patients the poor and uninsured face challenges in getting the care they need due to an incredibly flawed system Rachel relates to the reader the many ways mistakes


10 thoughts on “No Apparent Distress

  1. says:

    No Apparent Distress A Doctor's Coming of Age on the Front Lines of American Medicine by Rachel Pearson MD is a 2017 WW Norton Company publication This book is an eye opening shocker told from the personal experience of Rachel Pearso

  2. says:

    When Rachel Pearson was a medical student at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston she was given th

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    I’d recommend this clear eyed insider’s glimpse into American health care to readers of Lab Girl and surgeon Henry Marsh Like Hope Jahren’s memoir it’s a detailed and earnest story of finding a scientific vocation; like Marsh’s books it has something of a confessional tone Rachel Pearson is keenly aware of her failings as a trainee

  4. says:

    Pearson is exuisitely vulnerable throughout this book She never shies away from telling the painful truths of her experience even when it makes her look incompetent As the book progresses she gains so much knowledge and yes competence that she ultimately seems almost too hard on herself I applaud her ability to tell her unvarnished truths

  5. says:

    as someone who's spent four years working with mentally ill homeless people i relate strongly to the feeling that to paraphrase the author your life becomes unspeakable the vast majority of the world can't handle these st

  6. says:

    Pearson has written about her fairly recent medical training in south Texas in a sort of hybrid memoirsocial justice issues piece She includes a few representative details about her childhood The daughter of hardworking poor and for some time uninsured parents she—and her brother—were much loved and very clever Originally planning to pur

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    If you are deeply concerned about the plight of the poor in America—and in particular the roadblocks they face in getting even the smallest health care need met—then this is going to be an extremely difficult book for you to readAs I write this reviewthe date is currently January 23 2017 Three days ago Don

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    This is a pretty good book but it had some problems that made it very tedious at times Her editor should have told her that if a character in your book appears for a short finite time you do not need to give their entire life history and your reader most definitely does not want to read that Going with your brother on a commercial fishing tr

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    What a great book that I didn’t even know I needed to read so glad it came my way It’s an excellent view into the life of 1 medical student on her journey to becoming a doctor and all the many pitfalls of the process and our American system of healthcare that became abundantly clear along the way A great read for at this time and place as we once again fight out the idea of eual rights to uality healthcare

  10. says:

    I liked reading about a doctor and her journey through school and life and with her patients I know I sometimes forget that doctors

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