MediSin: Losing the Heart and Mind of an ER Provider – What he thinks of his patients, the American people and America’s healthcare system
by Niam Hew
Have you ever gone to work, sat down with your first client of the day and asked him what you could do for him? He inquires with a soft subtle tone of discomfort, “Could you remove an Aqua Velva bottle from my ass?” Have you ever had to do your best to save the life of a murderer? Have you ever had to tell a terrified mother that her child had passed? I have. This is part of my job as an Emergency Room provider.
I have spent the last 15 years bearing witness to such comedy, drama and horror. ‘MediSin’ is a satirical, yet honest, non-fiction accumulation of my professional experiences caring for patients and running a medical practice. I have laid my stethoscope on over 50,000 patients, and in doing so have been invited into the most intimate aspects of my patients’ lives. I have explored every body orifice and pulled many strange and interesting things from those cavities. I have held and massaged another human being’s heart to keep him alive and witnessed a surgeon’s mistake result in his patient’s death.
I have tasted the frustration and headaches of owning my own medical practice, as well as dealing with hospital administrators who are in the business of human healing - a business model that is becoming ever conflicted with its mission to care for its customers.
I have been sued and had to bear witness to our medical-legal system’s inner workings and come to realize who truly benefits from it.
‘MediSin’ is a behind the scenes account of the American Health Care System as seen through the eyes of an experienced medical professional dedicated to his job and the welfare of his patients whom he hates. I recall patient encounters that range from the hysterical to the terrifying. I cast light on what goes on behind the scenes and what we in the industry are thinking. I discuss the health care debate that is polarizing our nation and for what it’s worth, some ideas to take health care reform in the right direction.
It is primetime for my readers to be given the uninhibited, unadulterated, NC-17 scoop on what goes on behind the scenes and what’s in the hearts and minds of those who work in the ER.
So… CLEAR your schedule and get ready to be SHOCKED!!!!
- Niam Hew, December 2012
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