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The Resource Sometimes amazing things happen : heartbreak and hope on the Bellevue Hospital psychiatric prison ward, Elizabeth Ford, MD

Sometimes amazing things happen : heartbreak and hope on the Bellevue Hospital psychiatric prison ward, Elizabeth Ford, MD

Label
Sometimes amazing things happen : heartbreak and hope on the Bellevue Hospital psychiatric prison ward
Title
Sometimes amazing things happen
Title remainder
heartbreak and hope on the Bellevue Hospital psychiatric prison ward
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Ford, MD
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The chief of psychiatry for Correctional Health Services in New York City presents a memoir of her work inside Bellevue Hospital's forensic psychiatry unit to share insights into the cases, colleagues, and system that have shaped her views about survival and humanity
  • "Welcome to the Bellevue Hospital Psychiatric Prison Ward, a maximum-security hospital and inpatient psychiatric unit for the inmates of the New York City jail system, with its hub on Rikers Island. It is a world of heartbreak, violence, and pain, where severely ill men are often lost in a tangle of courts, jails, and bureaucracy. It is also a place of challenges, redemption, and surprising joy, where tough, hardworking doctors and staff fight to care for and keep safe a population that many would like to forget. This is where Dr. Elizabeth Ford, now the Chief of Psychiatry for Correctional Health Services for New York City's Health and Hospitals, found her calling. Dr. Ford shares her stories of caring for these patients from one of the most hated and alienated inmates at Rikers, who cries when discussing his abusive childhood, to the writer, who agrees to treatment in exchange for Dr. Ford's take on the opening chapter of his book, to the twenty-four-year-old schizophrenic whom Dr. Ford later encounters on the streets of Manhattan, happy and healthy after finally finding the right medication. Ford's riveting memoir is marked by explosive crises and episodes of violent psychosis, but also moving stories of compassion and hope in the face of overwhelming dysfunction. Eloquent and urgent, her indelible chronicle offers affecting proof that sometimes amazing things happen."--Jacket
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
PNX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ford, Elizabeth
Dewey number
  • 616.89/14092
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ford, Elizabeth
  • Bellevue Hospital
  • Psychiatrists
  • Mentally ill prisoners
  • Prisoners
  • Psychiatric hospitals
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • MEDICAL / Psychiatry
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology
Label
Sometimes amazing things happen : heartbreak and hope on the Bellevue Hospital psychiatric prison ward, Elizabeth Ford, MD
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The body bag -- Caught between the cracks -- Stars over Bellevue -- Never what you expect -- The tender and the troubled -- Mama grizzly -- Pushing the limit -- What doesn't break you -- The listening cure -- A mother's love -- Even the stars can fall -- When darkness comes -- Shelter the broken -- Unraveling -- Burnout strikes -- Out of the depths -- Death and birth -- Reunion -- Back to the fire -- Welcome back -- Under the surface -- Keeping secrets -- Compassion is a verb -- When the bridges close -- When the lights go out -- A light in the dark -- Grace will lead -- On the island -- Keeping promises -- Difficult goodbye -- Sometimes amazing things happen -- A story worth telling -- Higher power -- Ping-pong therapy -- A brighter day -- Beyond Bellevue
Control code
ocn982289479
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Regan Arts hardcover edition.
Extent
viii, 247 pages
Isbn
9781941393437
Lccn
2016932845
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)982289479
Label
Sometimes amazing things happen : heartbreak and hope on the Bellevue Hospital psychiatric prison ward, Elizabeth Ford, MD
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The body bag -- Caught between the cracks -- Stars over Bellevue -- Never what you expect -- The tender and the troubled -- Mama grizzly -- Pushing the limit -- What doesn't break you -- The listening cure -- A mother's love -- Even the stars can fall -- When darkness comes -- Shelter the broken -- Unraveling -- Burnout strikes -- Out of the depths -- Death and birth -- Reunion -- Back to the fire -- Welcome back -- Under the surface -- Keeping secrets -- Compassion is a verb -- When the bridges close -- When the lights go out -- A light in the dark -- Grace will lead -- On the island -- Keeping promises -- Difficult goodbye -- Sometimes amazing things happen -- A story worth telling -- Higher power -- Ping-pong therapy -- A brighter day -- Beyond Bellevue
Control code
ocn982289479
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Regan Arts hardcover edition.
Extent
viii, 247 pages
Isbn
9781941393437
Lccn
2016932845
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)982289479

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