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    download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook  Atul Gawande Complications A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science Free E–pub 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 makes worthy of consideration such as blushing and nausea The headings for each section of th

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    Complications A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science Free E–pub 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 diagnosi

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    Complications A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science Free E–pub 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

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    summary Complications A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science Atul Gawande  0 read & download Complications A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science Free E–pub 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 surgery which

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    Complications A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science Free E–pub download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook  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 allowe

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    Complications A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science Free E–pub 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 educat

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    Complications A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science Free E–pub 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 Do I want a doctor to learn on me or mine? Hell no Gawande admits that he doesn't either he makes sure they don't BUT we won't get any new ones if they don't start somewhere So what's the solu

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    download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook  Atul Gawande Atul Gawande  0 read & download summary Complications A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science “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 al

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    summary Complications A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science Complications A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science Free E–pub download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook  Atul Gawande 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 but at some point they must get experienceIn one section Gawande discusses a procedure in which he must put in a central line which goes into a major vein in your chest which can technically kill you All

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    Complications A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science Free E–pub Atul Gawande  0 read & download Read these sentences and tell me that this writer isn't an unbearable idiot If choice of one's surgeon cannot go to everyone

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Complications A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science review Å 0 download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook  Atul Gawande summary Complications A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science In vivid accounts of true cases surgeon Atul Gawande explores the power and the limits of medicine offering an unfl. 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 from there being a learning curve For example it is hard to do a central line correctly the first time But for a doctor to learn how to do a central line he must have a first patient to try it on The concern then arises as to which patients receive care from the inexperienced versus the experienced Yet fallibility occurs in even the most experienced doctors Gawande reports on one doctor who became so careless that he was no longer allowed to practice The frightening part of that story is how long his colleagues let him continue when they had concerns The Doctor also brings up this issue It is understandable that doctors are reluctant to come down too hard on their colleagues They need each other as a support system and thus need to maintain trusting relationships Further medicine is uncertain and it can take a long time to see a pattern of truly irresponsible behavior as opposed to just having complicated cases Gawande makes the point that discipline of doctors works best when it done by a group outside the doctors peer group or employer because it is objective Then this outside group can propose a plan of action which the employer can implement Unfortunately this model has been too expensive to be much of a viable option The mystery section details stories of conditions that cannot be explained by current medical science like blushing pain and nausea In each of these cases the doctors could not explain why the patient had the condition Much of the time the patient just wanted the doctors to believe them even though there did not seem to be a physiological source of the problem It is interesting that the patient is willing to accept that there is no medical explanation than the doctors Yet the doctors are the ones with the training and have probably seen many circumstances when they cannot make a diagnosis The uncertainty section deals with how to make the right diagnosis or judgment There are several points in this section that have come up in the other literature reviewed for this independent study First is the declining use of the autopsy The autopsy is how doctors can determine what was actually wrong with the patient It is the final way to get rid of uncertainty Its purpose is to help the doctors recognize such conditions in the future Yet autopsies are done less and less Although many times the family is opposed to the autopsy and will not allow it Another recurring point is the decision making power of the patient Patients have become pro active in their desire for decision making ability but they are much ambivalent about actually exercising it Especially in situations where there is uncertainty patients do not feel comfortable or emotionally able to make the decision Some do not think they can handle the responsibility if it turns out to be the wrong decision Gawande notes that doctors also prefer to make the decision One of the things he had to learn as a resident is how to persuade patients to the decision he thinks is best As health care becomes consumer driven the debate over the level of physician agency is likely to continue

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Complications A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science review Å 0 download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook  Atul Gawande summary Complications A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science Inching view from the scalpel’s edge Complications lays bare a science not in its idealized form but as it actual. 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 his writing made me sueemish I had to pause or skip places that became too graphic for my weak stomach Some of his writing discouraged me Why am I trying to lose weight if no one is able to succesfully lose weight and keep it off unless they are dangerous and intensive surgery I also felt discouraged over the problems he presented that really have no attainable answersIn spite of my difficulty with his unanswerable uestions I appreciated Gawande s straightforward honesty about the medical profession and its weakness Ironically his admission of the fallibility of doctors and medicine makes me willing to approach a doctor It makes it easier for me to ask uestions if I don t expect the doctor to have all the right answers especially if that doctor is willing to admit such a possibility

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Complications A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science review Å 0 download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook  Atul Gawande summary Complications A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science Ly is uncertain perplexing and profoundly human  Complications is a 2002 National Book Award Finalist for Nonficti. 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 but at some point they must get experienceIn one section Gawande discusses a procedure in which he must put in a central line which goes into a major vein in your chest which can technically kill you All he tells the patient is that he must put in a central line not that it is dangerous or that it is his first time doing this procedure I completely understand why he didn t tell the patient but that doesn t make it any less terrifying I have thought about how doctors have to start at some point but it was never so clear to me that there is a first patient for every procedure for every doctor For every surgeon there will be the first surgery There is a first time for cutting into the flesh of a still living personIt was published in 2002 so I m sure some things have changed but it s still current enough about how the training takes placeIt s an important realization of how much control doctors have over our bodies and how little they have over everything else in the hospital They don t get to chooseFor the full review please visit

  • Audio CD
  • Complications A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science
  • Atul Gawande
  • English
  • 06 March 2018
  • 9781427201515