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Dooling's 1992 debut novel features a young doctor ensnared in a legal battle over the fate of a comatose man.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.
This novel moves between the extremely vivid realities of a hospital's intensive care unit to the surreal dreaming of terminally ill patients. It describes the hospital setting from the viewpoint of a young resident, Peter Werner Ernst. Ernst is caught up in many crises, including a legal battle between two daughters who are fighting for control of their father's money. One daughter wants to end his life support systems immediately so that she can inherit his fortune. The other daughter wants to prolong his life for a few months so that the fortune will fall to her. Through their manipulations, Ernst faces the decision of whether to let the man live or die. Detailed descriptions of the frenetic hospital activity make this exciting to read. Recommended for popular fiction collections.
- Kathy Armendt Sorci, IIT Re search Inst., Annapolis, Md.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
The author's way with words, expressing truth in literate hilarious sarcasm, would make the book worth reading even if the plot and content weren't remarkable --which they... Read morePublished 13 days ago by Jane
This book is derogatory regarding nurses. I found it offensive.Published 5 months ago by Cynthia J. Mann
This book was boring...I couldn't finish it...I am so tired of the jokes regarding medical professionals and most of all the disrespect for older patients. Read morePublished on October 10, 2010 by Amazon Customer
I work in the medical field, and I can tell you that this book is based on truth. I have read all of Mr. Dooling's books, after discovering this one first. Read morePublished on May 24, 2009 by Freds Mom
Don't get sick. That's all I can think after reading this book.
My wife used to work as a hospice nurse. She's out of it now, totally burned out. Read more