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Random House presents the audiobook edition of In Shock by Dr Rana Awdish, read by the author and Teri Schnaubelt.

At seven months pregnant, intensive care doctor Rana Awdish suffered a catastrophic medical event, haemorrhaging nearly all of her blood volume and losing her unborn first child. She spent months fighting for her life in her own hospital, enduring a series of organ failures and multiple major surgeries.

Every step of the way, Awdish was faced with something even more unexpected and shocking than her battle to survive: her fellow doctors’ inability to see and acknowledge the pain of loss and human suffering, the result of a self-protective barrier hardwired in medical training.

In Shock is Rana Awdish's searing account of her extraordinary journey from doctor to patient, during which she saw for the first time the dysfunction of her profession’s disconnection from patients and the flaws in her own past practice as a doctor. Shatteringly personal yet wholly universal, it is both a brave road map for anyone navigating illness and a call to arms for doctors to see each patient not as a diagnosis but as a human being.

©2018 Dr Rana Awdish (P)2018 Random House Audiobooks

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  • 05-08-20

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I am so glad that your friends/ family found the writer in you .The world would have been a lesser place without your insights . I have begun to untangle some of my own behaviour in patient encounters now , more than ever before .
Above all , I am grateful for you sharing the story of hope , and seeing it when it’s hard to spot .
I send love to Walt , and Randy , and to you .

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frightening but uplifting story

really enjoyed listening to this story. was reluctant to pause it as it kept my interest thru out.