complications: a surgeon's notes on an imperfect science audiobook
Also, little attention is given to problems associated with health care for the under- and uninsured. The information garnered spans not only medical but adds real world case scenarios that are relevant across many disciplines. This audio is exploratory surgery on medicine itself, laying bare a science not in its idealized form, but as it actually is - complicated, perplexing, and profoundly human. Lisa Sanders, By: Every Patient Tells A Story: Medical Mysteries and the Art of Diagnosis (Unabridged). They vary very widely, but all are linked by highlighting important question about the role of the doctor in medical treatment and the doctor-patient relationship, particularly in a hospital setting where decisions often have to be taken quickly against a background of imprecise information or knowledge. We'll send you an email as soon as it is available! I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. Doctors are not infallable and they do not know all the answers. Josh Bloomberg, By: Dr Richard Shepherd. By: At once tough-minded and humane, Complications is a new kind of medical writing, nuanced and lucid, unafraid to confront the conflicts and uncertainties that lie at the heart of modern medicine, yet always alive to the possibilities of wisdom in this extraordinary endeavor. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 11, 2013. We all want the best surgeon. Matt McCarthy. Complications is a book for everyone and anyone; in theory we know many of the points Gawande raises - but in reality we don't know what it means to be a surgeon or medical practitioner. You must read this book if you have any interest in Surgery or medicine! Nam id enim sapien. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 8, 2019. Honest and straightforward, kind of removes the myth of doctor's infallibility. After 30 days, Audible costs CDN$14.95/month + applicable taxes, cancel any time, Unlimited access to Audible Original Podcasts. Tax where applicable. There are strange and puzzling cases and even more strange and puzzling people - both as patients and in the medical profession. It's just not possible. Matt McCarthy, Narrated by: As a new medical student, I can learn many things of the current healthcare system as well as some problems we are currently facing. This audio is exploratory surgery on medicine itself, laying bare a science not in its idealized form but as it actually is -- complicated, perplexing, and profoundly human. He's prescient and thoughtful...the heir to Lewis Thomas' humble, insightful and brilliantly crafted oeuvre." I stumbled upon this book and ended up reading it at home, and work! Stream and download audiobooks to your computer, … As a Yale School of Medicine physician, the New York Times best-selling author of Every Patient Tells a Story, and an inspiration and adviser for the hit Fox TV drama, House, M.D., Lisa Sanders has seen it all. "Complications" blends personal antidote with broad reflections on the medical profession. There has always been such mystique about the practice of medicine, even for those who practice it, that it's inevitable that few people know let alone understand of the doubts and responsibilities associated with this profession. When celebrated writer Joan Didion’s life was altered forever, she wrote a new chapter. Atul Gawande offers an unflinching view from the scalpel's edge, where science is ambiguous, information is limited, the stakes are high, yet decisions must be made. I did not realise that this is actually a collection of stories he wrote at different times and has been put together in a book. It is about the author's triumphs and failures and about his mistakes and his almost miraculous intuitions. Dr.Gawande manages to shed light on what the struggles of being a physician really can be. The reason I am only giving it four stars is because some of the stories tend to drag a bit before Gawande makes his point. This is a well written book on a great unseen subject. The author talks about marvellous recoveries and tragedies and about cases where medicine intervenes too much rather than letting the human body work things out for itself. I did not realise that this is actually a collection of stories he wrote at different times and has been put together in a book. She is 16 years old, so it seems to be good for that age group. Lisa Sanders, Narrated by: Atul's style manages to grip you so that you cannot put the book down. I enjoy his writing style and he must be an interesting person to know in real life. Sean Runnette, Medical Mysteries and the Art of Diagnosis, By: In dramatic and revealing stories of patients and doctors, he explores how deadly mistakes occur, why good surgeons go bad. My daughter read this book and told me she found it very engaging. Gawande also ponders the human factor that makes saving lives possible.At once tough-minded and humane, Complications is a new kind of medical writing, nuanced and lucid, unafraid to confront the conflicts and uncertainties that lie at the heart of modern medicine, yet always alive to the possibilities of wisdom in this extraordinary endeavor. In dramatic and revealing stories of patients and doctors, he explores how deadly mistakes occur, why good surgeons go bad. This book is exploratory surgery on medicine itself, laying bare a science not in its idealized form but as it actually is - complicated, perplexing, and profoundly human. Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming birth, injury, and infectious disease from harrowing to manageable. This audio is exploratory surgery on medicine itself, laying bare a science not in its idealized form but as it actually is -- complicated, perplexing, and profoundly human. Sometimes in medicine the only way to know what is truly going on in a patient is to operate, to look inside with one's own eyes. By: Unable to add item to Wish List. $14.95 a month after 30 day trial. How are decisions made that may effect your very life? Prime members enjoy Free Two-Day Shipping, Free Same-Day or One-Day Delivery to select areas, Prime Video, Prime Music, Prime Reading, and more. As the title says, it's an imperfect science and one cannot always be absolutely sure. Atul Gawande offers an unflinching view from the scalpel's edge, where science is ambiguous, information is limited, the stakes are high, yet decisions must be made. As a new medical student, I can learn many things of the current healthcare system as well as some problems we are currently facing.

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