Physician’s Debut Novel Shines the Light of Truth on the Medical Industry
Hailed as a brilliant, remarkable must-read, "The End of Healing" by Dr. Jim Bailey slated for national release in paperback on May 5, 2015
By: THE HEALTHY CITY
About The End of Healing: Dr. Don Newman, a resident physician at the renowned University Hospital, awakens in a windowless call room in the middle of the night to the screams of his pager. As he runs to a dark ward to attend to a dying woman strapped to a bed, Don realizes that despite having worked long and hard to become a doctor—and having sworn to do no harm—harm has become his business. So begins Dr. Newman's quest to become a healer in a system that puts profits ahead of patients. Abandoning his plans to become a cardiologist, Dr. Newman enrolls in an Ivy League graduate program in health system science, where an unorthodox professor promises to guide him ever deeper into the dark secrets of the healthcare industry. Along with fellow students Frances Hunt, a sharp and alluring nurse practitioner, and Bruce Markum, a cocky, well-connected surgeon, Dr. Newman begins a journey into the medical underworld. When Dr. Newman unearths evidence of a conspiracy stretching from the halls of Congress to Wall Street and even to his small campus, his harmless course of study becomes deadly serious. Will he be silenced? Or will he find a way to save his patients and others from needless torture? One thing is certain: the path to healing is fraught with danger. Will this path lead Don to a dead end?
In The End of Healing, Baileypulls back the exam room curtain to reveal giant healthcare industries spiraling out of control. Alternately mesmerizing and terrifying, heart-wrenching and infuriating, The End of Healing isa rare work of fiction that both fascinates and empowers readers to seek true healing. Informed by Bailey’s two and a half decades in medicine and public health,The End of Healingarms readers with the understanding they need to pass safely through the maze of modern medicine, take charge of their own health, and remake our broken healthcare system.
An exceptional novel that fuses elements of classical literature, medical history, and science with a pulse-pounding plot, The End of Healing will leave readers wondering where the lines between fact and fiction intersect. Teeming with suspense, a chillingly real plot, and characters that spring to life within the novel’s pages, The End of Healing is an intense tale by a dynamic new voice in the world of fiction.
Jim Bailey is a fellow in the American College of Physicians and professor of medicine and preventive medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, where he directs the Center for Health Systems Improvement, cares for the sick, and teaches doctors in training. His research appears in many peer-reviewed medical journals, including AMA, Journal of General Internal Medicine, and Annals of Internal Medicine. Dr. Bailey has an abiding passion for the classics, medical history, and ethics, and believes that sharing our stories can heal. The End of Healing is his first novel. For additional information, visit: www.EndofHealing.com.
Published by The Healthy City, The End of Healing will be released in a trade paper edition (978-0-9854203-