NPR logo

Surgeon Writes of Death, Dying in 'Final Exam'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/7048841/7048844" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Surgeon Writes of Death, Dying in 'Final Exam'

Surgeon Writes of Death, Dying in 'Final Exam'

Surgeon Writes of Death, Dying in 'Final Exam'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/7048841/7048844" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

When Pauline Chen became a doctor, she was troubled by inconsistencies in the ways that fellow physicians dealt with the emotional aspect of death and dying.

Chen tells Scott Simon about her new book: Final Exam: A Surgeon's Reflections on Mortality.

Books Featured In This Story

Final Exam

A Young Surgeon's Reflections on Mortality

by Pauline W. Chen

Hardcover, 267 pages |

purchase

Buy Featured Book

Title
Final Exam
Subtitle
A Young Surgeon's Reflections on Mortality
Author
Pauline W. Chen

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?