First, Do No Harm: The Dramatic Story of Real Doctors and Patients Making Impossible Choices at a Big-City Hospital
A medical reporter for The New York Times delivers an exceptional, widely acclaimed work of true medicine. First, Do No Harm is the dramatic story of real doctors and patients making impossible choices at Houston's Harmann Hospital. Optioned by Paramount for Robert Redford.
From the front Cover A powerful, true story of life and death in a major metropolitan hospital...Harrowing... An important book. THE NEW YORK TIMES What is life worth? And what is a life worth living? At a time when America faces vital choices about the future of its health care, former NEW YORK TIMES correspondent Lisa Belkin takes a powerful and poignant look at the inner workings of Hermann Hospital in Houston, Texas, telling the remarkable, real-life stories of the doctors, patients, families, and hospital administrators who must ask--and ultimately answer--the most profound and heart-rendng questions about life and death.