The Patient in the White Coat
A wise and moving memoir of a young doctor's journey from health to illness and back againRosalind Kaplan had it all-loving husband, newborn son, and an Ivy-League medical degree with a promising career ahead. That was, until the day when an accidental "stick" with an infected needle changed everything. In one day, Rosalind Kaplan went from doctor-poised, confident, and in control, to patient-isolated, unsure, and terrified. At the time, Hepatitis C was incurable and rife with stigma, and the last thing Dr. Kaplan expected to be dealing with. She enrolled as a subject in medical studies on the disease, pushed herself through long days at work, and struggled to keep her relationship with her family and friends exactly as it once was. Her courage and determination paid off, but only with the painful realization that even the strongest individuals must sometimes accept the support of family, friends, and doctors. Now, Dr. Kaplan shares her unique perspective on the fascinating world of medicine.
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OTHER PUBLICATIONS: PEER REVIEWED
1. Kaplan, R. and Soutendijk, C.. Osteoporosis. . in Women’s Health in Clinical Practice: A Handbook for Primary Care 2nd edition, eds. Sherif, K. and Klouse, A., in press.
2. Wadden, T., Berkowitz, R., Womble, L., Sarwer, D., Phelan, S., Cato, R. Hesson, I., Osei, S., Kaplan, R., Stunkard, A. Randomized Trial of Lifestyle Modification and Pharmacotherapy for Obesity. New England Journal of Medicine 2005; 353: 2111- 2120, Nov. 17, 2005.
3. Barsky, R.D. (Kaplan) and Lachman, M. Understanding of Horizontality in College Women: Effect of Two Training Procedures. International Journal of Behavioral Development 9:31-43, 1986
1. Kaplan, R. , To A Patient Annals of Internal Medicine June 19, 2018
2. Kaplan, R. Physician Burnout: How Can We Regain our Resilience? ACP Southeastern Chapter Governor’s Newsletter, June, 2017
3. Kaplan, R. Brave New World? Kevin,MD, guest blogger, May 7, 2017
4. Kaplan, R. Brave New World? PulseVoices Feb. 2017
5. Kaplan, R. The Last Chocolate Bar. Annals.org. Feb. 7, 2017
6. Kaplan, R and Kaplan L. When Doctors Lose Control. The Consultant. 2016; 56: 550-2.
7. Kaplan, R. The End of Nice. Pulse Editor’s Picks. A 3rd Anthology. 2016
8. Kaplan, R. The Last Chocolate Bar. Amarillo Bay.2016.
9. Kaplan, R. Lafitte and Other Secrets. Amarillo Bay. 2015.
10. Kaplan, R. Going Live, The Consultant, Spring, 2012 ,
11. Kaplan, R. The End of Nice, Pulse Magazine, Sept., 2011.
12. Kaplan, R. Doctor, Hear Thyself, Brandeis Magazine, Sept. 2011.
13. Kaplan, R. The Patient in the White Coat New York, Kaplan Publishing, 2010.
14. Kaplan, R. Narrative Medicine: Using Writing to See the Human Being. Temple Medicine, Spring, 2010.
15. Kaplan, R. Bag of Bones and Box of Knees in Prompted, an Anthology from the
Greater Philadelphia Writer’s Wordshop PS Publishing, 2010
16. Kaplan, R. Finalist Entry for The Autobiography Project, Philadelphia Daily News,
May 12, 2006
17. Kaplan, R. It’s About the Patient In Behind the Minds: The Art and Science of
Being a Doctor Aspatore Press, 2000