What really goes on in the hospital ER

With trademark honesty and surprising humour Dr. Brian Goldman gives readers a behind-the-scenes look at the emergency room in his book Night Shift. The author and host of CBC Radio’s White Coat, Black Art will tell all at the Nelson Public Library Tuesday, August 16 at 7:30 p.m.

Dr. Brian Goldman will be in Nelson next week for a reading.

With trademark honesty and surprising humour Dr. Brian Goldman gives readers a behind-the-scenes look at the emergency room in his book Night Shift. The author and host of CBC Radio’s White Coat, Black Art will tell all at the Nelson Public Library Tuesday, August 16 at 7:30 p.m.

A prominent medical journalist as well as a radio host, Goldman doesn’t shy away from controversy. In The Night Shift (HarperCollins, 2010), Goldman shares his experiences of working through the witching hours at Toronto’s Mount Sinai and other hospitals — including the sometimes strange, sometimes surprising circumstances that bring patients into the ER in the wee hours, and the often heartbreaking side of routine visits, from police officers searching for injured suspects to homeless patients looking for understanding and a quick fix.

While the rest of the world sleeps, nurses, doctors, and other health-care practitioners administer to the city’s sick and unfortunate, fuelled by coffee and the collective desire to help those often unable to help themselves as they await diagnosis in the charged confines of the hospital’s ER Night Shift offers a window into this world.

Goldman has been described as a specialist when it comes to kicking open the doors of the medical establishment to reveal what really goes on behind the scenes. The reading and presentation is a great opportunity to meet the man behind the voice of White Coat, Black Art, and ask some of the questions you’ve always wanted answered.

Otter Books will be on hand with copies and the author will be available for signing.

 

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