Dr. Sanjay Gupta writes new novel: Monday Mornings

By Krysta Wilkins

American neurosurgeon and contributing CNN chief health correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, is giving readers a firsthand look at what really happens in hospitals in his new fictional novel, “Monday Mornings.”

Providing readers with an insider’s view of the more gritty side of hospital life, Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s book “Monday Mornings,” is a fictional piece that speaks true to the adage, ‘learn from your mistakes.’

Set in Chelsea General Hospital, “Monday Mornings” is a blatant reminder that the physicians, who we hold responsible for our lives in hospital settings, are both human and fallible.

Dr. Gupta’s novel, which includes chapters about operating on the wrong side of the brain, is certainly not for the weak hearted. The novel sheds some light on the morbidity and mortality (M&M) meetings, where doctors get together to speak openly about the mistakes they’ve made.

It is through these medical errors that doctors learn from their mistakes often at the expense of patient’s lives and well-being. “Monday Mornings” can be purchased at your local Barnes & Noble.

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