Paramedic Heretic Immutable Laws and Ethical Illusions

Author: K. Patrick McDonald
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 9781457531804
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At one point during our lunch the famous Sonny Bono asked, "So in other words, we've reached a point where a rescuer can't say 'screw the rules' and just do the right thing?" Not in other words, Sonny. Those are the perfect words. Immutable Law #2 Saving lives is not our priority. Following our policies is our priority. Protecting ourselves comes next. Avoiding lawsuits comes third. You come somewhere after that. * * * I was not even out of school before I witnessed my first doctor commit murder. It would not be my last - Lord, no - but I can recall that night as vividly as though it happened last week. Few medics forget their first physician homicide. * * * The ugly truth is some of the most macho medics on the planet turn into complete lollipops in the presence of an arrogant, incompetent physician. No matter how you parse it, that is professional cowardice. * * * K. Patrick McDonald is a graduate of UCSD La Jolla School of Medicine original Advanced Field Medicine program. He was appointed the first EMS Supervisor for the City of San Diego under Mayor (and then Governor) Pete Wilson's administration. He created one of the nation's first STAR (Special Trauma & Rescue) Teams and co-authored the San Diego City Disaster Preparedness Plan. He was a co-author of the National Waterpark Lifeguard Training Manual. He has acted as consultant to the U.S. Secret Service in Presidential Protection matters. He writes, "After 30 years of occasionally saving lives, I learned that by writing and speaking, I can do more good for more citizens, while tolerating far fewer medical-political snollygosters." (For more on this fascinating subject, visit www.ParamedicHeretic.com)

America s Dumbest Doctors

Author: K. Patrick McDonald
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 1608441792
Format: PDF, Kindle
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National Healthcare Reform? Now that's a complex subject. But here's an idea: Why don't we just start by weeding out the lunatics? The Florida doctor who conspired with his brothers to chop off a finger with an axe, so they could collect a nifty insurance pay-off . . . The New York physician who accidently blew himself up, demolishing an entire building, to spite his divorcing wife . . . The Arizona MD who - while facing 67-counts of sexually abusing his patients - announced in court, "Okay. So I'm not exactly Dr. Marcus Welby." The East Coast doctor who stole a cadaver's hand in order to impress a topless dancer . . . Oh, we're just getting started. There are 100,000 more you might want to keep an eye on. ________________________________ "Author McDonald breaks ranks and names names. I sincerely wish I could report that these are merely a few far-out nutcases. I honestly cannot say that. And this fact alone makes his work, regrettably, important." J. William Hollingsworth, MD (Retired) Former Chief of Medicine, San Diego VA Medical Center "Disturbing, provocative and uncomfortably funny." Lesley Miller, MD, (former "surgeon to the stars") USC Medical Center, L.A. __________________________________ Patrick McDonald is a graduate of UCSD School of Medicine, La Jolla, original EMS program. He was appointed the first EMS supervisor for the city of San Diego under Mayor (and then governor) Pete Wilson's administration; was a coauthor of the National Waterpark Lifeguard Training Manual; a set medic on such movies as Planet of the Apes; has provided medical services for entertainers such as Engelbert Humperdinck and the Commodores. For three decades this author and guest speaker has collected thousands of outlandish physician stories. He writes, "I waited 25 years for someone else to do this. The fact is, no profession in America spawns more outright lunacy. And we thought you might like to know a little more about it." _________________________________ For more on the fascinating subject of doctor shenanigans, come visit our website, where you will learn all about your own "Dumb Doctor" story, money-making opportunities. We are gathering nutty cases for the next book, due out in the Spring, 2010. Why not join the fun? www.medicalmaniacs.com

The First Immortal

Author: James L. Halperin
Publisher: Del Rey
ISBN:
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When physician Benjamin Smith wakes up eighty-three years in the future--in the year 2071--after a cryonic sleep, he finds that although humankind has mastered cloning and eternal youth, emotional and ethical predicaments are still prevalent

The Denial of Death

Author: Ernest Becker
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 141659034X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Winner of the Pulitzer prize in 1974 and the culmination of a life's work, The Denial of Death is Ernest Becker's brilliant and impassioned answer to the "why" of human existence. In bold contrast to the predominant Freudian school of thought, Becker tackles the problem of the vital lie -- man's refusal to acknowledge his own mortality. In doing so, he sheds new light on the nature of humanity and issues a call to life and its living that still resonates more than twenty years after its writing.

Understanding Muhammad

Author: Ali Sina
Publisher: Felibri.com
ISBN: 0980994802
Format: PDF, Docs
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Focusing on the "why" rather than the "what," this resource unravels the mystique of Muhammad, one of the most enigmatic and influential men in history.

The Truth Machine

Author: James L. Halperin
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780345439802
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Prepare to have your conception of truth rocked to its very foundation. It is the year 2004. Violent crime is the number one political issue in America. Now, the Swift and Sure Anti-Crime Bill guarantees a previously convicted violent criminal one fair trial, one quick appeal, then immediate execution. To prevent abuse of the law, a machine must be built that detects lies with 100 percent accuracy. Once perfected, the Truth Machine will change the face of the world. Yet the race to finish the Truth Machine forces one man to commit a shocking act of treachery, burdening him with a dark secret that collides with everything he believes in. Now he must conceal the truth from his own creation . . . or face his execution. By turns optimistic and chilling--and always profound--The Truth Machine is nothing less than a history of the future, a spellbinding chronicle that resonates with insight, wisdom . . . and astounding possibility. "PROFOUND." --Associated Press

The Essential Sopranos Reader

Author: David Lavery
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 081314017X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Sopranos is recognized as the most successful cable series in the history of television. The Washington Post has called the popular series, winner of twenty-one Emmys and five Golden Globes, "the television landmark that leaves other landmarks in the dust." In every aspect -- narrative structure, visual artistry, writing, intertextuality, ensemble acting, controversial themes, dark humor, and unflinching examinations of American life -- The Sopranos has had few equals. Offering a definitive final assessment of the series, The Essential Sopranos Reader aims to comprehensively examine the show's themes and enduring cultural significance. Gender and ethnicity, the role of dreams, the rebirth of HBO, the series' controversial finale, and other topics come under scrutiny in this highly accessible, engaging collection. The book concludes with an interview with Dominic Chianese, who played Uncle Junior in all six seasons of the show.

Scion Companion

Author: Joseph Carriker
Publisher: White Wolf Pub
ISBN: 9781588463982
Format: PDF, ePub
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"A resource book for Scion,containing three new pantheons: the Tuatha de Dannan, the Celestial Bureaucracy and the Devas ; new boons, knacks and birthrights for Scions ; new storyteller advice and antagonists to use in your cycle ; the World at War, a new background for playing Scion in World War II"--Cover, P. [4].

Mukho Memories

Author: Don Haffner
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 1457553848
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Mukho Memories Don Haffner was a Peace Corps Volunteer in South Korea from 1972 through 1975. He taught ESL (English as a Second Language) to first-year middle school students in the town of Mukho, Gangwon Province. In the summer of 1975, Don also served as a Volunteer TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Instructor for the K-35 (Peace Corps/Korea’s 35th) training program. Mukho Memories is the humorous and entertaining story of Don Haffner’s Peace Corps Service. Peace Corps/Korea Peace Corps volunteers served in the Republic of Korea (South Korea) from 1966 through 1981. The majority of volunteers who served in Korea during this fifteen-year period taught English as a Second Language. Others served in various health programs. By 1981 South Korea was rapidly developing into the modern capitalist and democratic nation that it is today, and Peace Corps ended all its programs in the country.