Delivering Doctor Amelia: The Story of a Gifted Young Obstetrician's Mistake and the Psychologist Who Helped Her
Delivering Doctor Amelia is based on the true story of Dr. Dan Shapiro's experience with Amelia, a gifted young obstetrician who is grappling with the emotional aftermath of a terrible mistake she made during the long and arduous labor of a patient. During a leave of absence, Amelia begins to question not only her actions on that day, but her ability to help patients at all. So deeply has this one mistake shaken her faith in herself that she has even come to question her once strong conviction that she was meant to be a physician. The story of both psychologist and patient, Delivering Doctor Amelia takes readers inside the heads of two doctors, one wounded and desperate, the other eager to help but uncertain how to go about it. Readers of books like The Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat and An Unquiet Mind, as well as those already familiar with Shapiro's wry and intelligent voice, will enjoy this insightful glimpse into the therapeutic process.