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Publisher's Summary

In this eye-opening account of life in the ER, Paul Austin recalls how the daily grind of long, erratic shifts and endless hordes of patients with sad stories sent him down a path of bitterness and cynicism. Gritty, powerful, and ultimately redemptive, Something for the Pain is a revealing glimpse into the fragility of compassion and sanity in the industrial setting of today’s hospitals.

©2008 Paul Austin (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"What makes this inspiring medical memoir stand out is the courageous measure of Austin’s humanity." (Publishers Weekly)

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The narration is horrid.

Content is interesting but the voice is so repellent that I had trouble getting past the first ten minutes. I worked in critical care medicine as a nurse for years and can say the content held me because of full and accurate detail and real characterization. I plan to read the book.

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Compassion is an action

This book helped me to understand the risks taken and sacrifices made by ER doctors and nurses.
It made me appreciate my doctors and nurses even more.