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In Shock: What I Learned About Medicine’s Inhumanity with Dr. Rana Adwish

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Join Dr. Rana Adwish as she speaks to Caroline Sanderson about her important memoir In Shock. Based on her transition from intensive care doctor to dying patient, this searing account of devastating illness urges medical professionals to see patients as human beings, not just a diagnosis.

At seven months pregnant, intensive care doctor Rana Awdish suffered a catastrophic medical event, haemorrhaging nearly all of her blood volume and losing her unborn first child. She spent months fighting for her life in her own hospital, enduring multiple major surgeries and a series of organ failures.

Every step of the way, Awdish was faced with something even more shocking than her battle to survive: her fellow doctors’ apparent indifference to human loss and disregard for anguish and suffering, the result of a self-protective barrier hard-wired in medical training.

In Shock is Rana Awdish's searing account of her extraordinary journey from doctor to patient. From a unique perspective, she sees for the first time the dysfunction of her profession’s disconnection from patients and the flaws in her own past practice as a doctor.

Dr Rana Awdish is the Director of the Pulmonary Hypertension Programme at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit and an intensive care doctor. She was awarded the Speak-Up Hero award in 2014 for her work on improving communication in medicine, as well as the Critical Care Teaching Award in 2016.

Caroline Sanderson is a successful freelance writer of fifteen years’ experience. She is the author of three previous non-fiction books, and is familiar across the book trade for her long-standing regular contributions to trade magazine, The Bookseller. Her features, book reviews and interviews have also appeared in The Times, She, Mslexia and Books for Keeps.

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