An excellent peek behind the scenes of the surgery field when Gawande was a resident. And how responsible are these doctors for their mistakes? Read reviews that mention atul gawande new yorker imperfect science healthcare highly recommend well written medical field surgeons notes medical profession human beings great read surgical resident notes on an imperfect make mistakes must read recommend this book checklist manifesto modern medicine thought provoking decision making. Stories of Life, Death, and Brain Surgery. Jul 29, Jessika rated it liked it Shelves:
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It certainly does affect you. The Case of the Red Leg. I loved this book. Apr 05, Molly Cinderella rated it it gaeande amazing Shelves: And this gap complicates everything we do. I had thought that meant simply learning the repertoire of move and techniques involved in doing an operation or making a diagnosis.
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Jan 14, Fares rated it it was amazing Shelves: Just have the biopsy! Medicine has come a LONG way in a short time, but they still don't know a lot.
Heavily influenced by his recent exposure to necrotizing fasciitis, Gawande decides to do a biopsy. Gawande makes the point that discipline of doctors works best when it done by a group outside the doctors peer group or gaqande because it is more objective. Many of the goodreads reviews of this book mention how clmplications the stories that Gawande shared were. Then goes back to the patient, the human factor, and finishes off the story, often, with satisfying closure.
complucations I will keep reading his books, though, for no other reason than that he is so hot right now, millions are reading him. Prevention and Complementary Treatments. He brings up difficult questions, like the quandary of giving a patient full disclosure "Hi, I'm Dr.
There is science in what we do, yes, but also habit, intuition, and sometimes plain old guessing. I also felt discouraged over the problems he presented that really have no attainable answers.
Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science
The mystery section details stories of conditions that cannot be explained by current medical science, like blushing, pain, and nausea. So what's the solution?
His insight into the medical world is almost profound and his empathy with the patient is palpable. A simple or even hard failure of a medical student physicians is a life-long medical students, right? Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.
If you're like me and you just like to read about medical stuff, read this book! Future doctors learn how to perform a certain procedure by doing surgery on patients, meaning that some patients will have to be the first time for future physicians when learning a surgery, as is gawane case with Gawande when he learns to perform complicqtions central line.
He uses a good mix of anecdotes and research to speak about each topic.
In fact, Gawande discovered the power of the checklist in his research into aviation, and he extends his inquiry to architecture, finance, and legal cases. Although I am interested in the medical profession, motivation to learn more about it often elludes me. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations.
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It opens your eyes to the imperfections in our system of medical care. His invaluable honesty pays off, painting an inspiring picture of medicine as an imperfect complocations, but a noble one nonetheless.
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