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First, Do No Harm Summary
Lisa Belkin

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First, Do No Harm Summary

Plot Summary

First, Do No Harm is a real-life dramatization of the routine ethical dilemmas that healthcare professionals, patients and their relatives face on a day-to-day basis. The book reads like a novel, but author and New York Times writer Lisa Belkin maintains that every event in the book is true. This makes the experience of reading the book all the more gripping. Many of us familiar with medical ethics understand that there are difficult questions but we are rarely confronted with the real life situations where the question is relevant and the real life people who must answer it. Lisa Belkin's task is not to give us the answers, but to pose the questions in a powerful fashion. She aims to show us how real people struggled with these questions and how they came to live with their answers.

The book concerns a large cast of characters, a host...

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