"Outstanding... it sparks and crackles with a dark energy." James McConnachie, The Sunday Times

"A brave and powerful memoir." The Times

"Harrowing and Enlightening." The Sunday Business Post 

"Urgent and extremely eloquent...In Shock is a book to set alongside Being Mortal and When Breath Becomes Air."

Caroline Sanderson, the Bookseller

"Nothing less than electrifying." Tom Lee, Harvard Medical School

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Dr. Rana Awdish is the author of the critically-acclaimed, best-selling memoir, In Shock, based on her own critical illness. She has been interviewed by The Times, The Telegraph, NPR, The BBC, and the Today Show online. She is the Director of the Pulmonary Hypertension Program at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit and a practicing Critical Care Physician. She lectures to physicians, health care leaders and medical schools both internationally and across the US on the necessity of compassionate care. She also serves as the Medical Director of Care Experience for the Henry Ford Health System. 


My Journey from Death to Recovery and the Redemptive Power of Hope 

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Leonard L. Berry, Ph.D., Senior Fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement

“Perhaps the bravest book that I have ever read in its gripping honesty and powerful lessons. An unrivaled view of healthcare as it really is―its triumphs and missteps―through the riveting, nakedly honest story of a physician who became seriously ill...reads like a page-turning novel.”