This novel comprises a set of interrelated tales from a fictional dialysis unit. In it, author Dr. Robert Bear gives voice to the silent ruminations of the unit’s patients, health care workers, family members and others. Shocking insights into this environment are provided, AND revelations on mortality, the nature of courage, the meaning of legacy and how little we really know of the lives of others.
“SORROW HAS ITS REWARD. IT NEVER LEAVES US WHERE IT FOUND US.” Mary Baker Eddy
Dr. Robert Bear practiced as a nephrologist (kidney specialist) for over 30 years, and was appointed a professor of medicine at both the University of Toronto and the University of Alberta. Dr. Bear also held senior management positions in several health care organizations, and he continues to work as a health care consultant, with a particular focus upon quality of care, organizational culture and the advancement of patient engagement. He is widely published in the medical sphere and is a sought-after speaker throughout North America on these topics
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Take a look at the table of contents, prologue, first chapter (the waiting room), and epilogue.