Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance 1st Edition 9780312427658
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Author: Atul Gawande
Book Name: Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance
Subject Name: Science

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NATIONAL BESTSELLERThe New York Times bestselling author of Being Mortal and Complications examines in riveting accounts of medical failure and triumph how success is achieved in a complex and risk-filled professionThe 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 this book Atul Gawande explores how doctors strive to close the gap between best intentions and best performance in the face of obstacles that sometimes seem insurmountable.Gawande's gripping stories of diligence ingenuity and what it means to do right by people take us to battlefield surgical tents in Iraq to labor and delivery rooms in Boston to a polio outbreak in India and to malpractice courtrooms around the country. He discusses the ethical dilemmas of doctors' participation in lethal injections examines the influence of money on modern medicine and recounts the astoundingly contentious history of hand washing. And as in all his writing Gawande gives us an inside look at his own life as a practicing surgeon offering a searingly honest firsthand account of work in a field where mistakes are both unavoidable and unthinkable.At once unflinching and compassionate Better is an exhilarating journey narrated by "arguably the best nonfiction doctor-writer around" (Salon). Gawande's investigation into medical professionals and how they progress from merely good to great provides rare insight into the elements of success illuminating every area of human endeavor.Read more


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