Thursday, September 27, 2007

Sandra Glahn's Informed Consent ~ Reviewed

By Sandra Glahn
Published by David C. Cook Distribution
ISBN # 978-1-58919-109-9


A medical researcher comes face-to-face with the unfathomable love required to sacrifice an only son. Jeremy Cramer, MD, is the 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 life-threatening disease. The virus test the limits of his new formula and his ethics. In the midst of 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.


WARNING: After reading “Informed Consent” you will NEVER look at Doctors and nurses the same way again. After all they are just humans like the rest of us right? I know there is office politics in whatever work environment but when you read about what goes on in the inner workings of a hospital it makes you a little sick to your stomach.

When Hospital personnel make mistakes on the job or don’t follow procedure or don’t get “INFORMED” consent patients are put at risk and some die. Sandra definitely explores how some doctors try to get around “Informed Consent” and what that means to the patients.

How is the cure for AIDS going to be found? Sandra reveals one way; thru that of a Dr./Researcher who is personally motivated by personal tragedy to find a cure for what killed his father but not himself. Could finding the cure for his fathers death lead to a break thru the whole world is looking for? It could happen!

Parts of this book were medically wordy. Some where stressful to read because it dealt with children and possible medical mishaps that put them in harms way. Then there were other parts of the book that were fast paced – thrilling and emotionally suspenseful!! Buckle up when you read this book.

Nora St.Laurent
Life Way Book Club Leader

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