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Danielle Ofri returns with a book focused on the start of her career at Bellevue.
Through a large number of cases she leaves the reader/listener on edge and gasping at the existential physical, mental and emotional demands of caring for patients - including some on verge of death; and one crass, racist, misogynistic patient - Mr. Good indeed.
The content is well-thought out, and like her previous writings establishes Ofri in the same category as Gawande, Mukherjee etc.
Ann Richardson again provides a top quality performance of an Ofri text, it’s a fantastic partnership and I hope to enjoy more in future.
Finally, Ofri is unique in her writings amongst her contemporaries due to displaying the vulnerability and emotionalism that being a doctor incurs.
The process of medical training was interesting, as were many of the patient stories, but I tired of the constant stream of insecurities the author shared. The fear of being inexperienced in a high pressure environment was clearly understood and could have used up less space in an otherwise nice read.