Doctor to discuss book about her experience as critical-care patient

Rana Awdish, MD, director of the pulmonary hypertension program at Henry Ford Hospital, will discuss her book, In Shock, at Neurology Grand Rounds Wednesday, August 22 at 8 a.m. in the Great Hall of the Trent Semans Center for Health Education.

In Shock is a first-hand account of Dr. Awdish’s transformation from a critical care doctor at the end of her training into a critical care patient, as well as how this experience affected her.

Learn more about Awdish.

How would you spend your time?

This is one of the best essays I’ve read recently, and it’s a nice example of narrative medicine, by Professor Omid Safi, who is director of Duke’s Islamic Studies Center: What I Did When I Thought I Had Two Hours to Live. It brought tears to my eyes. Hope you enjoy it, too.

What would you do if you knew you had a year to live? A month? A day? How would you spend your time?  Who would you spend it with?  What would you do?

The Duke Center for Palliative Care, in partnership with the Duke Chapel Bridge Series, and the Duke University School of Nursing will explore those questions with a program titled Dignity, Diversity and Visions of a Good Death   on Friday, February 23, from 5:30 p.m. to  7:00 p.m. in Duke Chapel. A reception will follow. RSVP to Jennifer Bowen at