In The Night Shift, Dr. Brian Goldman shares his experiences in the witching hours at Mount Sinai Hospital in downtown Toronto. We meet the kinds of patients who walk into an E.R. after midnight: late-night revellers injured on their way home after last call, teens assaulted in the streets by other teens and a woman who punches another woman out of jealousy over a man. But Goldman also reveals the emotional, heartbreaking side of everyday E.R. visits: adult children forced to make life and death decisions about critically ill parents, victims of sexual assault, and mentally ill and homeless patients looking for understanding and a quick fix in the twenty-four-hour waiting room. Written with Goldman?s trademark honesty and with surprising humour, The Night Shift is also a frank look at many issues facing the medical profession today, and it offers a highly compelling inside view into an often shrouded world.
About the Author:
For more than twenty years, DR. BRIAN GOLDMAN has beena highly regarded emergency physician at Toronto?s Mount SinaiHospital, and he has parlayed his medical expertise into anaward-winning career in medical journalism. CBC Radio One's "house doctor", Dr. Goldman is also the host of the radio program White Coat, Black Art, which airs on CBC Radio. He lives in Toronto with his wife and two children.