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People of the ER

Narrated by: David de Vries
Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
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Standing in the trauma room of an emergency department is like standing at ground zero of a nuclear reaction, only it's not radiation that is released - but stories. Stories that are told and retold, sometimes just until the end of the shift, but sometimes for decades.

A survivor of domestic violence makes it to the hospital but cannot trust anyone. An anonymous man passes away after being taken to the emergency room, and no one can identify him. The spouse of a cancer patient must decide whether to force her to undergo chemotherapy or to let her pass away in peace.

These stories - and all the rest in People of the ER - grapple with what it means to be human in the face of trauma and death.

Written by the author of Trauma Room Two, People of the ER delves deeper into the lives of the patients and staff that work in a small, rural emergency room.

©2017 Philip Allen Green (P)2017 Tantor

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  • Fact addict
  • 11-04-2019

Good..... but......

........ PLEASE, PLEASE.... Audible, this is not my first request: PLEASE either find narrators that know how to pronounce medical terms, or have a medical person listen to a book of this type before it goes into distribution!! Every time a word is mispronounced, it hard the listener to a mental stop, and is very, very unpleasant!
I have made this request in almost every book of this type I’d listened to, and after some years I still hear no improvement! Simple terms are terribly abused, and it really detracts from the listen!
The book itself, after a questionable start, picks up both steam and interest, and ends quite well.
As a medical person with both experience in ER’s and on the street as a paramedic, it pulled at my memories, and made me even want to renounce retirement and dive back into the fray- I do miss the work, but not the paperwork, which has gotten more onerous as the years have advanced.
Now, Audible: about the pronunciation of those words.........................



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  • jane
  • 16-02-2018

Pioniot.

hard to believe that this was written by a physician. The stories are Unforgettable, the writing is articulate and almost poetic. it was a great read and I highly recommend it. I trust the author will write more.

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  • Karen F
  • 23-05-2018

Narrators need to know their topic

There are few things more distracting than listening to a book with a medical topic and then be jarred by a glaring mispronunciation of a medical term. It’s like fingernails on a chalkboard! Please narrators, know your topic and ASK if you’re unsure about a pronunciation. There are probably hundreds of doctors out there like me who would be delighted to critique and advise. And producers out there—you shouldn’t release an audiobook without being certain there are major errors like this in the completed production.

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  • Julie Jensen
  • 10-10-2018

Recommend!

Awesome read! Raw yet heartfelt and vulnerable perspective of an ER doc. Definite recommendation for health care personnel.

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  • Sue
  • 08-03-2018

Excellent Book

Loved every second of Dr. Green's books. Waiting for his next book to be published.