The Surprising Lives of Small-Town Doctors

Category: Book
By (author): Dhillon, Paul
Subject:  BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Medical
  HEALTH & FITNESS / Health Care Issues
  MEDICAL / General
  NON-FICTION / Canadian
Publisher: University of Regina Press
Published: April 2016
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 238
Size: 8.00in x 5.00in
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From The Publisher*In The Surprising Lives of Small-Town Doctors, physicians put down their stethoscopes and pick up their pens to share some of the most frightening and pivotal moments of their careers. From making igloo house calls to bandaging animal bites to performing surgeries they may have only read about in textbooks, these young doctors speak of the many rewards of practising medicine in small communities. They also detail the fears, failures, and challenges of providing health care in the farthest reaches of our country--where the need for doctors is the greatest. Collectively, these stories capture the spirit, innovation, and resilience of these rural doctors and the communities they serve.
From The Publisher*From igloo house calls to bandaging animal bites to performing surgeries they are ill equipped to do, the accounts in The Surprising Lives of Small-Town Doctors show the many rewards of practising medicine in isolated communities.
Biographical NoteDr. Paul Dhillon practises rural and remote medicine in Saskatchewan and is a Reservist Captain with 16 Field Ambulance in the Canadian Armed Forces. He recently worked in an Ebola treatment centre in Sierra Leone and, in 2016 will be working in the high north arctic and the Falkland Islands. He is co-founder of The Review Course in Family Medicine.