In gripping accounts of true cases, surgeon Atul Gawande explores the power and the limits of medicine, offering an unflinching view from the scalpel’s edge. Complications: A Surgeon’s Notes on an Imperfect Science is a nonfiction book collection of essays written by the American surgeon Atul Gawande. Gawande. Atul Gawande’s training began with a bullet wound and ended with a flesh-eating He reports back from the medical front line in Complications.
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A surgeon opens his heart (well, almost)
A lot of this book comprises of fascinating case studies: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. For example, it is hard to do vawande central line correctly the first time. To ask other readers questions about Complicationsplease sign up. Facilities are often stretched. He notes that there is rarely a problem of good doctors vs. I am really really happy that millions of people future patients are reading books like this and Gwaande “How doctor’s think” as it really does educate them to get real about what medical care is all about.
Mistakes are sometimes solved by surprisingly low-tech solutions, such as marking the patient’s leg with felt-tip to ensure that the correct limb is operated on. So, to me, thinking about all of the issues that he brought up was probably my favorite part of this book. The autopsy is how doctors can determine what was actually wrong with the patient.
For it is those doctors, medics, corpsmen, nurses, and other medical professionals that actually care and are empathic with their patients, yet know how to distance themselves when needed, that operate the best and can change medicine for the better.
For example, we expect our doctors to be as knowledgeable and efficient as machines, but as Gawande points xomplication, many decisions even some life-saving ones come to fruition as nothing more than hunches.
For as much as we all seem to think that medicine is this black and white area of life–it isn’t. I loved this and I love Dr. These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers.
Complications: A Surgeon’s Notes on an Imperfect Science by Atul Gawande
I was surprised to see that this book was published in The entire second section of the book, Mystery, goes over patient cases Gawande attends to that stem from unknown causes or are just rarely found. In a way, I think that he is dangerously anecdotal. The headings for each section of the book–Fallibility, Mystery, and Uncertainty–are themat Atull year or more ago, I mistakenly placed a review for Gawande’s book Better under this title.
My anxiety was high during mos Wow! He statistically showed about transision safety rate of “great artery transposition” surgery, between the convensional and the latest method.
Complications: A Surgeon’s Notes on an Imperfect Science
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Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. This page was last edited on 10 Octoberat I’ve been skeptical of medicine for a long time, and I must admit this book didn’t make me any more excited or reassured about the prospect gasande ever ending up on an operating table.
Ships from and sold by Amazon. Some of my favorite parts were his discussion on inexplicable chroni Wow – this book was so great. Hopefully it’s a trend they’ve set which more atl will embrace willingly.
And that’s just the reality of things. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. It is understandable that doctors are reluctant to come down too hard on their colleagues. Gawande, please email atul atulgawande. Gawande, and this is the first time I’ve ever performed this complicated surgery. aul
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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. However, as is apparent in this book, the medical community is only at the stage of recognizing this cpmplication. Although, I will say, the necrotizing fasciitis case was pretty cool! 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 quickly We want a rule.
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