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Blessings and Sudden Intimacies: Musings of a Pediatric Intensivist

by Greg Stidham  (Author)



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5 customer reviews

Customer Reviews

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I wholeheartedly recommend this book

 ByMikion April 7, 2016|

I think this is a must-read for those who are NOT in the medical profession. So many times physicians (I am also one) are perceived and depicted as being uncaring and greedy. This book gives people a look straight into the heart of a doctor who spent his career treating the sickest of young patients, saving their lives when he could. The sadness when a patient cannot be saved, the personal issues, the changes in the field are things that all of us deal with. Most of the time we hide these things from the patients; this memoir brings them into the open. I wholeheartedly recommend this book.ByDianna J Thomason December 2, 2016

Dr. Stidham's glimpse into the world of Pediatric Critical Care is an honest, compelling, deeply engaging presentation of reality. As a PICU nurse and leader I found renewal of purpose in my work.

 ByThomas Spentzason March 29, 2016

The reader feels the complexity and the dilemmas of Dr Stidham's difficult journey...A book worth reading.

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A memoir not to be passed over!

BymomofODDsonon June 30, 2016

This book will take you on an emotional ride. The author is funny and gentle. He shows the world what life is like through his eyes. There are moments of sadness and heartache, but it's very human. The tenderness within this memoir is genuine, it's not something you can fake.

I enjoyed the palpable sadness Greg felt when dealing with death. There were times he shared with the reader that were heart wrenching. You felt compelled to grieve with the ones who were experiencing the loss. Other griefs were sometimes more personal and intimate, but that feeling of knowing just what he was going through was always present.

Greg Stidham has done a lot for the medical community. In America and abroad. His memoir is as easy to read as it is to understand. He seems like an intelligent, caring, and complex human being. These attritubutes are conveyed, not by him, but by the way the people around him and in his life react to him.

I highly recommend this book. You will examine your own life after reading this. It's an inspiration to simply be the best faulty human you can be. I enjoyed it.

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A Moving Memoir

 ByCathyon December 7, 2016

This memoir presents a portrait of a doctor that few of us see. Dr. Stidham is skilled and confident, but also fun-loving, kind, empathetic, respectful, and humble. Wow! We feel his pain when he cannot take away or comfort the pain of suffering children and their families, his joy when he can, and his own very personal joys and sufferings. I highly recommend this book. Read it yourself, and give it as a gift!



© Greg Stidham  2016