The House of Hope and Fear: Life in a Big City Hospital (Paperback)
Audrey Young M.D. has written a moving insider's view of health care as delivered at Seattle's Harborview Hospital. She's a terrific storyteller who brings to life the dilemmas, problems, and successes of public care hospitals who also provide care for the insured. Stories of the providers and of the patients will haunt you. Info also on what you can do.— Karen
Critically acclaimed author Audrey Young offers a real-life Grey's Anatomy set in Seattle's big city hospital. Opening with the view of an idealistic young doctor entering her first post-graduate job at the local county hospital, The House of Hope and Fear explores not only the personal journey of one doctor's life and career, but also examines the health care system as a whole. The county hospital setting provides Audrey Young with a second education. With clear, eloquent text, the author chronicles attempts made to treat those tossed aside by society along with the personal and ideological shifts that accompany this daunting task. All of the hospital politics are detailed in a gripping account of the hospital's inner workings, and a human face is expertly given to the health care crisis in America.
About the Author
Dr. Audrey Young is an acting instructor in the department of medicine at the University of Washington and a staff physician. She lives in Seattle.
"A fine storyteller." -People "Part memoir, part love letter to the heroic staff with whom the author works. This book is a close-up portrait of providers’ conscientious efforts in a crowded and growing hospital." -Bust "A soul-rattling book that g