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Being Mortal

Being Mortal
  • Author : Atul Gawande
  • Publisher : Metropolitan Books
  • Release : 07 October 2014
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#1 New York Times Bestseller In Being Mortal, bestselling author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming birth, injury, and infectious disease from harrowing to manageable. But in the inevitable condition of aging and death, the goals of medicine seem too frequently to run counter to the interest of the human spirit. Nursing homes, preoccupied with safety, pin

The Politics of Being Mortal

The Politics of Being Mortal
  • Author : Alfred G. Killilea
  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Release : 13 January 2015
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While much has been written in recent years on death and dying, there has been little treatment of how people cope with death in the absence of religious belief, and virtually no examination of the potential political repercussions of a wider acceptance of mortality in American society. Alfred Killilea's strikingly original book revolves around a central irony: though the subject of death has been largely shunned in American culture lest it rob life of meaning and contentment, confronting death may

The Checklist Manifesto

The Checklist Manifesto
  • Author : Atul Gawande
  • Publisher : Metropolitan Books
  • Release : 01 April 2010
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The New York Times bestselling author of Better and Complications reveals the surprising power of the ordinary checklist We live in a world of great and increasing complexity, where even the most expert professionals struggle to master the tasks they face. Longer training, ever more advanced technologies—neither seems to prevent grievous errors. But in a hopeful turn, acclaimed surgeon and writer Atul Gawande finds a remedy in the humblest and simplest of techniques: the checklist. First introduced decades ago

Being Mortal: by Atul Gawande | Conversation Starters

Being Mortal: by Atul Gawande | Conversation Starters
  • Author : dailyBooks
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release : 05 September 2016
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Being Mortal: by Atul Gawande | Conversation Starters A Brief Look Inside: Being Mortal, Atul Gawande's latest medical book, tackles the difficult task of talking about topics of mortality and death. Gawande presents readers with his own experiences observing people in end-of-life care. He shows readers what end-of-life care is like in nursing homes, hospitals, assisted living homes, and hospice. He shows readers the downfall of a medical system that is solely focused on keeping the patient alive rather than focusing

Summary & Analysis of Being Mortal

Summary & Analysis of Being Mortal
  • Author : ZIP Reads
  • Publisher : ZIP Reads
  • Release : 01 January 0101
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Author and physician Atul Gawande analyzes the diverse and problematic landscape of end-of-life care. By providing examples of the good and bad, Gawande shows that we as a society can do much better for the elderly and dying. What does this ZIP Reads Summary Include? Synopsis of the original bookA detailed look at our current "medical approach" to deathAn argument for a more palliative approach to death and dyingAn in-depth editorial reviewBackground on the authorAbout the Original Book: Gawande’s

Better

Better
  • Author : Atul Gawande
  • Publisher : Metropolitan Books
  • Release : 22 January 2008
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The New York Times bestselling author of Complications examines, in riveting accounts of medical failure and triumph, how success is achieved in a complex and risk-filled profession The struggle to perform well is universal: each one of us faces fatigue, limited resources, and imperfect abilities in whatever we do. But nowhere is this drive to do better more important than in medicine, where lives are on the line with every decision. In his new book, Atul Gawande explores how doctors

Your Life In My Hands - a Junior Doctor's Story

Your Life In My Hands - a Junior Doctor's Story
  • Author : Rachel Clarke
  • Publisher : Metro Publishing
  • Release : 13 July 2017
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'I am a junior doctor. It is 4 a.m. I have run arrest calls, treated life-threatening bleeding, held the hand of a young woman dying of cancer, scuttled down miles of dim corridors wanting to sob with sheer exhaustion, forgotten to eat, forgotten to drink, drawn on every fibre of strength that I possess to keep my patients safe from harm.' How does it feel to be spat out of medical school into a world of pain, loss and

Summary of Being Mortal

Summary of Being Mortal
  • Author : Summareads Media
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release : 02 March 2020
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Imagine Being On Your Death Bed... Who do you want to be around you? How would you like to be treated? Death... is indeed a heavy topic. In Being Mortal, Atul Gawande addresses end-of-life care, hospice care and his personal reflections and stories. It has been said that if we live each day as if it was our last, one day we'd surely be right. Life and death is an interesting paradox isn't it? We don't carry anything to Earth

Complications

Complications
  • Author : Atul Gawande
  • Publisher : Metropolitan Books
  • Release : 01 April 2003
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A brilliant and courageous doctor reveals, in gripping accounts of true cases, the power and limits of modern medicine. 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. 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. Atul Gawande offers an unflinching view from

Death Matters

Death Matters
  • Author : Tora Holmberg,Annika Jonsson,Fredrik Palm
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 05 April 2019
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This book investigates death as part of contemporary everyday experience and practices. Through a cultural sociological lens, it studies death as it remains constantly at the edge of our consciousness, shaping the ways in which we move through social reality. As such, Death Matters is a significant contribution to death studies, going beyond traditional parameters of the field by addressing the cultural omnipresence of death. The contributions analyse several death-related meaning-making processes, arguing that meanings emerging from culturally shared narratives,

The Philosophy of Loyalty

The Philosophy of Loyalty
  • Author : Josiah Royce
  • Publisher : Vanderbilt University Press
  • Release : 28 January 1995
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Regarded by many as the foremost American idealist, Royce (1855-1916) offers in this book a key to understanding his influence on the development of pragmatism. (Philosophy)

Being Mortal

Being Mortal
  • Author : Abookaday
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release : 29 July 2016
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This review of Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande provides a chapter by chapter detailed summary followed by an analysis and critique of the strengths and weaknesses of this book. Gawande draws on clinical studies, case histories and stories from his own experiences as a doctor and a son to illuminate the subject of mortality relative to modern medical systems. His treatment of the subject covers a broad range of institutions and individuals that

The Laws of Medicine

The Laws of Medicine
  • Author : Siddhartha Mukherjee
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 13 October 2015
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Essential, required reading for doctors and patients alike: A Pulitzer Prize-winning author and one of the world’s premiere cancer researchers reveals an urgent philosophy on the little-known principles that govern medicine—and how understanding these principles can empower us all. Over a decade ago, when Siddhartha Mukherjee was a young, exhausted, and isolated medical resident, he discovered a book that would forever change the way he understood the medical profession. The book, The Youngest Science, forced Dr. Mukherjee to

The Art of Dying Well

The Art of Dying Well
  • Author : Katy Butler
  • Publisher : Scribner
  • Release : 11 February 2020
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This “comforting…thoughtful” (The Washington Post) guide to maintaining a high quality of life—from resilient old age to the first inklings of a serious illness to the final breath—by the New York Times bestselling author of Knocking on Heaven’s Door is a “roadmap to the end that combines medical, practical, and spiritual guidance” (The Boston Globe). “A common sense path to define what a ‘good’ death looks like” (USA TODAY), The Art of Dying Well is about

Prescription for Life

Prescription for Life
  • Author : Richard MD Furman, FACS
  • Publisher : Revell
  • Release : 30 September 2014
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During his more than thirty years as a vascular surgeon, Richard Furman literally held clogged arteries and diseased hearts in his hands and wondered why the person lying on the table hadn't been more careful. Heart disease is the number one killer of men and women in America, and in most cases it is completely preventable. So why are we slowly destroying our bodies and killing ourselves? And what can we do to turn it around? The good news is,