Complications A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science (PDF)

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Read å Complications A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science ï PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ly is uncertain perplexing and profoundly human  Complications is a 2002 National Book Award Finalist for Nonficti. Practice is funny that way For days and days you make out only the fragments of what to do And then one day you ve got the thing whole Conscious learning becomes unconscious knowledge and you cannot say precisely how I have always been intrigued by medicine I know it s a scary thought but inevitably illness will impact each of us in one way or another Either we will get sick or somebody we love will get sick Which is why learning about medicine and healthcare is so important However a lot of books about medicine and healthcare can be pretty dry which is where Dr Gawande comes to the rescue His clear prose makes even the most difficult medical concepts easy to understand In this book Gawande is just starting out his medical career Like most new graduates Gawande is excited yet nervous about the new challenges that await him in the workplace But he soon realizes that medical school only teaches you a tiny smudge of what being a doctor is actually about Medicine is so much than just a science it is a messy and imperfect art A lot of what doctors do is intuitive they piece together symptoms to formulate a treatment plan However uncertainty feels grander in medicine because human lives are at risk And as a doctor you not only need book smarts but the ability to navigate unforeseen challenges with integrity and fortitude A lot of this book comprises of fascinating case studies a victim who was shot in the buttock leaves the hospital virtually unharmed a pregnant woman with nausea so debilitating that she has to leave work a neurosurgeon who copes with severe blushing and a young woman whose inconspicuous leg pain turns out to be a deadly infection If you like suspense then this book is for you The saying everything can change in an instant is ever so applicable to medicine Although I enjoyed this book I thought it was a bit dull at times I think it could have been improved if it contained a tad bit of humor But overall I did enjoy it I would recommend Complications to medical professionals or anybody who is interested in learning about the healthcare field

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Read å Complications A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science ï PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB In vivid accounts of true cases surgeon Atul Gawande explores the power and the limits of medicine offering an unfl. This book wss filled with about 25 anecdotes flimsily tied together by Gawande s less than inspiring reflections I have the book in front of me at the moment and I am paging through rereading sections that I noted along the wayI had come into residency to learn how to be a surgeon I had thought that meant simply learning the repertoire of move and techniues involved in doing an operation or making a diagnosis In fact there was also the new and delicate matter of talking patients through their decisions something that sometimes entailed its own repertoire of moves and techniues pg 217Next to this paragraph I had written NO SHITThe book is full of these minor pseudo epiphianic moments that come off as weak aphorisms However given the audience of this book everyone he does well to treat people about how uncertain medicine really is and how it really comes down to the tricky nature of making decisions and how they should be made in the medical settingBut the conundrum remains if both doctors and patients are fallible who should decide We want a rule And so we ve decided that the patients should be the ultimate arbiter But such hard and fast rule seems ill suited both to a caring relationships between docotr and patient and to the reality of medical care where a hunderred decisions have to be made uickly The doctor should not make all of these decisions and neither should the patient Something must be worked out between then one on one a personal modus operandi Where many ethicits go wrong is in promoting patient autonomy as a kind of ultimate value in medicine rather than recognizing it as one value among othersAs the field grows ever complex and technological the real task isn t to banish paternalism the real task is to preserve kindness pg 223 4This simply makes sense nothing new hereThe best part of the book is the last two paragraphs and is all you really need to read have said that you have read the book in my opinionThe possibilities and probabilities are all we have to work on within medicineWhat we are drawn to in this imperfect science what we in fact covet in our way is the alterable moment the fragile but crystalline opportunity for one s know how ability or just gut instinct to change the course of another s life for the better In the actual situations that present themselves however we can never be sure whether we have such a moment or not Even less clear is whether the actions we choose will prove either wise or helpful That our efforts succeed at all is still sometimes a chock to me But they do Not always but often enough pg 251 2In a way the whole thesis of this book which I think is summed up in the sentence in bold above is pretty remarkable There is so much talk about the fallibility and humanity in medicine right now fallibility is so hot right now However as is apparent in this book the medical community is only at the stage of recognizing this fallibility Gawande doesn t do what I thought he would suggest what we should do given the increase visibility of the fallibility of the practice of medicine He really doesn t have any good ideas In all his articles he seems to be advocating a technocratic answer using checklists etc The biggest problem I have with the book is the way Gawande seems to view the profession medical community of independently acting people who in the aggregate are not too of an impressive lot In this Gawande is entirely old school He fails to recognize the possibility of alternative ways to approach patient care In a way I think that he is dangerously anecdotal Maybe it is just me being tired of reading anecdotal medical non fiction but it just seems like a lame format don t hold these words against me because I really don t know what I am looking for or what type of book I would write He treats them like data points I believe that the book could be reduced by about 80% for someone like you or I who are as far in the medical field as we are However I believe there to be value within this book I am really really happy that millions of people future patients are reading books like this and Groopman s How doctor s think as it really does educate them to get real about what medical care is all about It will serve to empower people and get them involved in their care and think about how they want it to go down But to me I really did expect a lot from this guy The reviews that it got are ridiculous they are way over the top It is pretty incredible it goes to show how easy it is to be heard once you have written for the New Yorker and got a MD from Havard I will keep reading his books though for no other reason than that he is so hot right now millions are reading him I at least have to know other people are thinking about No Breaking My Heart Barefoot William Beach #5 unfl. This book wss filled with about 25 anecdotes flimsily tied together by Gawande s less than inspiring reflections I have the book in front of me at the moment and I am paging through rereading sections that I noted along the wayI had come into residency to learn how to be a surgeon I had thought that meant simply learning the repertoire of move and techniues involved in doing an operation or making a diagnosis In fact there was also the new and delicate matter of talking patients through their decisions something that sometimes entailed its own repertoire of moves and techniues pg 217Next to this paragraph I had written NO SHITThe book is full of these minor pseudo epiphianic moments that come off as weak aphorisms However given the audience of this book everyone he does well to treat people about how A Biography of Innovations uncertain medicine really is and how it really comes down to the tricky nature of making decisions and how they should be made in the medical settingBut the conundrum remains if both doctors and patients are fallible who should decide We want a rule And so we ve decided that the patients should be the Ni arte ni parte ultimate arbiter But such hard and fast rule seems ill suited both to a caring relationships between docotr and patient and to the reality of medical care where a hunderred decisions have to be made Ni arte ni parte uickly The doctor should not make all of these decisions and neither should the patient Something must be worked out between then one on one a personal modus operandi Where many ethicits go wrong is in promoting patient autonomy as a kind of Noticias De Los Montoneros ultimate value in medicine rather than recognizing it as one value among othersAs the field grows ever complex and technological the real task isn t to banish paternalism the real task is to preserve kindness pg 223 4This simply makes sense nothing new hereThe best part of the book is the last two paragraphs and is all you really need to read have said that you have read the book in my opinionThe possibilities and probabilities are all we have to work on within medicineWhat we are drawn to in this imperfect science what we in fact covet in our way is the alterable moment the fragile but crystalline opportunity for one s know how ability or just gut instinct to change the course of another s life for the better In the actual situations that present themselves however we can never be sure whether we have such a moment or not Even less clear is whether the actions we choose will prove either wise or helpful That our efforts succeed at all is still sometimes a chock to me But they do Not always but often enough pg 251 2In a way the whole thesis of this book which I think is summed Skin Talks up in the sentence in bold above is pretty remarkable There is so much talk about the fallibility and humanity in medicine right now fallibility is so hot right now However as is apparent in this book the medical community is only at the stage of recognizing this fallibility Gawande doesn t do what I thought he would suggest what we should do given the increase visibility of the fallibility of the practice of medicine He really doesn t have any good ideas In all his articles he seems to be advocating a technocratic answer No hay as felices Verónica Rosenthal #3 using checklists etc The biggest problem I have with the book is the way Gawande seems to view the profession medical community of independently acting people who in the aggregate are not too of an impressive lot In this Gawande is entirely old school He fails to recognize the possibility of alternative ways to approach patient care In a way I think that he is dangerously anecdotal Maybe it is just me being tired of reading anecdotal medical non fiction but it just seems like a lame format don t hold these words against me because I really don t know what I am looking for or what type of book I would write He treats them like data points I believe that the book could be reduced by about 80% for someone like you or I who are as far in the medical field as we are However I believe there to be value within this book I am really really happy that millions of people future patients are reading books like this and Groopman s How doctor s think as it really does educate them to get real about what medical care is all about It will serve to empower people and get them involved in their care and think about how they want it to go down But to me I really did expect a lot from this guy The reviews that it got are ridiculous they are way over the top It is pretty incredible it goes to show how easy it is to be heard once you have written for the New Yorker and got a MD from Havard I will keep reading his books though for no other reason than that he is so hot right now millions are reading him I at least have to know other people are thinking about

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Read å Complications A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science ï PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Inching view from the scalpel’s edge Complications lays bare a science not in its idealized form but as it actual. 45 starsI had a great time reading this with Heidi from My Reading Life The book is broken up into three sections named for ideas that vex doctors Fallibility Mystery and Uncertainty He looks at the way surgeons are educated advancements in medicine hard to pin down diagnoses and with a liberal sprinkling of fascinating casesThe pacing is perfect there are edge of your seat moments to see if a patient makes it and he brings up ethical issues that appear in his later books such as medical error and treatment decisions at the end of life Those in the know will recognize that medicine has changed over the years since publication but even so it holds up incredibly wellI kinda wish I had to say but it s one of those books that s so good you don t need to say all that much in the first place If you have any little interest in medical nonfiction you ll want to pick up Complications as well as Gawande s other books post haste


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    Complications A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science (PDF) A year or ago I mistakenly placed a review for Gawande's book Better under this title I have fixed the mix up and I have now read ComplicationsGawande is pure pleasure to read His writing is fluid and full of germane examples as he addresses big issues like error and incompetence as well as topics that seem less significant but which he make

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    Complications A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science (PDF) This book wss filled with about 25 anecdotes flimsily tied together by Gawande's less than inspiring reflections I have the book in front of me at the moment and I am paging through rereading sections that I noted along th

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    Free read Complications A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science Free read õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB · Atul Gawande Atul Gawande · 6 Free download Complications is a book of anecdotes about a surgical resident’s experiences and impressions of the current health care environment Gawande divides his stories into three sections fallibility mystery and uncertainty The fallibility section demonstrates that doctors can make mistakes Some fallibility arises f

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    Free read õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB · Atul Gawande Complications A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science (PDF) I finished this book about a week ago and the next day my mom fell and f#% broke her hip So this is NOT the type of book to read or even think about when you have someone in the hospitalMost doctors especially surgeons are viewed as infallible but in reality they are just like us They have bad days they make mistakes and some of them should really change careersThe author writes elouently with compassion and a clear love for su

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    Free read Complications A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science Atul Gawande · 6 Free download Free read õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB · Atul Gawande Although I am interested in the medical profession motivation to learn about it often elludes me Gawande was able to keep my attention and present points that I could understand in spite of my limited medical knowledgeAdmittedly some of his information scared me After reading some points about surgery I wondered how I ever allowed anyone to cut into me and place a plate and seven screws in my leg Also some of

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    Complications A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science (PDF) 45 starsI had a great time reading this with Heidi from My Reading Life The book is broken up into three sections named for ideas that vex do

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    Free read Complications A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science Complications A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science (PDF) Atul Gawande · 6 Free download Not uite a 4 star read but close enough It's fairly short does make his major points fairly well They boil down to medicine isn't perfectDoctors are humans so need to learn will make mistakes even with the best intentions

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    Free read õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB · Atul Gawande Complications A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science (PDF) “Practice is funny that way For days and days you make out only the fragments of what to do And then one day you've got the thing whole Conscious learning becomes unconscious knowledge and you cannot say precisely how” I have always been intrigued by medicine I know it’s a scary thought but inevitably illness will impact each of us in one way or another Either we will get sick or somebody we love will get sick Which is why learning

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    Free read Complications A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science Complications A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science (PDF) Let’s play the “who wants to be horrified” game Complications made it hard to sleep Not because of gore necessarily but because it made clear to me that doctors are just people who were given a scalpel Yes they have a ton of education bu

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    Free read õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB · Atul Gawande Complications A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science (PDF) Read these sentences and tell me that this writer isn't an unbearable idiot If choice of one's surgeon cannot go to everyone maybe it is better when it is not allowed at allTaking time to bond with patients is f

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  • Audio CD
  • Complications A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science
  • Atul Gawande
  • English
  • 05 March 2020
  • 9781427201515