Have you ever wondered what it's like to work with people struggling with life-threatening illnesses? This unique and intriguing collection of poems by Dr. Laura A. Hawryluck provides a tantalizing glimpse into the most personal moments lived within intensive care units (ICUs). The reader is transported to the treatment rooms and the descriptions are so vivid, of both the physical and emotional atmosphere that they feel they have experienced the scene themselves. Each poem explores the love and courage, the fears and heartbreaks in an environment where social masks are stripped away and honesty and humanity are laid bare.
Perhaps an unexpected subject for poetry, the life and reflections of an ICU Doctor is captivated within each poem and ultimately explores insights about life and love, what matters and what makes us who we are.
ISBN : 978-1-78830-660-7
Pages : 71
Size : 205x140
Imprint : Olympia Publishers
LAURA HAWRYLUCK received her MD from the University of Western Ontario where she served her Internal Medicine residency. She completed a Fellowship in Critical Care at the University of Manitoba and MSc. in Bioethics from the University of Toronto, Canada. Associate Professor of Critical Care Medicine at the University of Toronto, she was awarded the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal for contributions to Canada in improving end of life care, the Medico-Legal Society of Toronto award for contributions to health law, and the University of Toronto Interdepartmental Critical Care Medicine Humanitarian Award for her contributions to international humanitarian work.