Something for the Pain: Compassion and Burnout in the ER (Paperback)

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In this eye-opening account of life in the ER, Paul Austin recalls how the daily grind of long, erratic shifts and endless hordes of patients with sad stories sent him down a path of bitterness and cynicism. Gritty, powerful, and ultimately redemptive, Something for the Pain is a revealing glimpse into the fragility of compassion and sanity in the industrial setting of today s hospitals.

Product Details ISBN-10: 0393337790
ISBN-13: 9780393337792
Published: W. W. Norton & Company, 09/01/2009
Pages: 297
Language: English