Friday, August 12, 2011

Informed Consent

Informed Consent by Sandra Glahn

Jeremy Cramer, M.D is researching why children survive hypothermic submersion better than adults when he makes a breakthrough discovery in AIDS research. This discovery thrusts him into a media frenzy and he becomes a political 'basketball' for the hospital administration. But all this is nothing when he accidentally infects a nurse with AIDS and his negligence allows his son to contact a life-threatening disease.

As if this were not enough his marriage is threatened because this is the second child of his to possibly die.

Jeremy must face some very real dilemmas and barriers. Medical, spiritual ethics and morals are brought into the story. To what lengths would you go to save your child and your marriage?

This is a fantastic story that captivated me from the very beginning. The ethical and medical issues were presented in a very well researched and thought-out manner. A must read!

First Line: "_Like most children, Jeremy Cramer thought his father would never die."


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