Saving Grace: What Patients Teach Their Doctors about Life, Death, and the Balance in Between (Paperback)
From the OR to the ICU, Dr. David Alfery brings you into a hidden world of medicine that has never before been seen. You will witness the exhilaration a physician feels when a life is miraculously saved, the terror when a life is on the line, the shock of an unexpected demise, the grace patients evidence when facing the end of life, the anguish one suffers when a family member is perilously close to dying, and much more.
Saving Grace illuminates what really goes on in the life and death struggles in acute care medical settings. As a result, you will view your own doctor in a new light. Saving Grace will broaden your perspective on death, and it will bring into focus the fact that, at some point, we all will die. More importantly, it will forever change the way you live.
About the Author
Dr. David D. Alfery was a cardiothoracic anesthesiologist in private practice in Nashville, Tennessee, for thirty-six years, where he was also an adjunct associate professor of anesthesiology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He has authored ten chapters in anesthesia textbooks and forty peer reviewed medical articles, served as a chief of anesthesia in one of Nashville's premier hospitals, is a past president of the Tennessee Society of Anesthesiologists, and has invented four anesthesia devices that have been sold worldwide. For more information visit Savinggracebook.com.