Informed Consent

by Sandra Glahn | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 9781589191099 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingAceofHeartswing of Mississauga, Ontario Canada on 10/8/2007
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Journal Entry 1 by wingAceofHeartswing from Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Monday, October 08, 2007
Book Description

Jeremy Cramer, M.D. is the next Einstein of infectious disease research. While working on a way to revive water submersion victims, he makes a breakthrough discovery in AIDS research that thrusts him into the center of a media frenzy. But the publicity turns negative and his marriage reaches the breaking point when he accidentally infects a colleague and his negligence allows his son to contract a lifethreatening disease. The viruses test the limits of his new formula and his ethics. In his frantic efforts to save his son and his marriage, he must decide whether to allow his child to die or violate the rights of a young transplant donor. The choice forces him to stand face-to-face with the unfathomable love required to sacrifice an only son.



Journal Entry 2 by wingAceofHeartswing at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Thursday, August 11, 2011
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!

Journal Entry 3 by HoserLauren at Toronto, Ontario Canada on Monday, December 19, 2011
Reading now.

Journal Entry 4 by HoserLauren at Toronto, Ontario Canada on Saturday, December 24, 2011
Dr. Jeremy Cramer has lived through many tragedies, including his father drowning in water and his son dying in a car crash. He's always blamed himself for those accidents in the back of his mind and wondered what he could do about them. As an infectious disease researcher, Jeremy gets the chance to research why children usually survive cold water submersion but adults don't. Politics makes him change his research focus to slowing down the progression of AIDS but there are applications there too.

Having to put in many late nights, Jeremy's marriage is in shambles. His wife blames him for their son's death though she hasn't admitted to it. Things get even worse when Jeremy puts another of his children in danger by bringing him in to the lab at work. Jeremy wonders why he dangers everything he loves.

This book continuously poses ethical questions and makes you question what you would do in the same scenario. Given the chance, I think I'd act similarly to the main character. Despite this book being a medical book, the author did a good job of explaining all of the medical terms in laymen terms.

Glahn makes it easy to immediately connect with the characters, which allows the reader to get in to the book quite quickly. I had troubles putting the book down!

Journal Entry 5 by wingAceofHeartswing at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Saturday, February 11, 2012
This book is back with me :)

Journal Entry 6 by wingAceofHeartswing at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Mailed today

Journal Entry 7 by wingcandy-is-dandywing at Great Bardfield, Essex United Kingdom on Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Just realised I didn't journal this on arrival and its been sitting on my shelf for a while (probably a year or more by the look of it). Ooops! Sorry and thanks for sending.

Released 6 yrs ago (7/2/2013 UTC) at The Two Brewers, Springfield Road in Chelmsford, Essex United Kingdom

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Taking to the bookcrossing meeting tonight.

Released 6 yrs ago (7/9/2013 UTC) at The Purple Dog, Eld Lane OBCZ in Colchester, Essex United Kingdom

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