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- Profile Books 2014; US$ 10.65
New York Times Number One bestseller Longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize 2014 In Being Mortal, Gawande examines his experiences as a surgeon, as he confronts the realities of aging and dying in his patients and in his family, as well as the limits of what he can do. And he emerges with story that crosses the globe and history,... more...
- Profile Books 2010; US$ 11.98
Today we find ourselves in possession of stupendous know-how, which we willingly place in the hands of the most highly skilled people. But avoidable failures are common, and the reason is simple: the volume and complexity of our knowledge has exceeded our ability to consistently deliver it - correctly, safely or efficiently. In this groundbreaking... more...
- Profile Books 2010; US$ 11.98
This is a stunningly well-written account of the life of a surgeon: what it is like to cut into people's bodies and the terrifying - literally life and death - decisions that have to be made.There are accounts of operations that go wrong; of doctors who go to the bad; why autopsies are necessary; what it feels like to insert your knife into someone.... more...
- Profile Books 2010; US$ 13.32
The struggle to perform well is universal, but nowhere is this drive to do better more important than in medicine. In his new 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. His vivid stories take us to battlefield... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2003; US$ 16.99
A brilliant and courageous doctor reveals, in gripping accounts of true cases, the power and limits of modern medicine. Sometimes in medicine the only way to know what is truly going on in a patient is to operate, to look inside with one's own eyes. This book is exploratory surgery on medicine itself, laying bare a science not in its idealized... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2010; US$ 16.99
Atul Gawande is the author of Better and Complications , a National Book Award finalist. He is also a MacArthur Fellow, a general surgeon at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, a staff writer for The New Yorker , and an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health. He served as a senior health... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2008; US$ 16.99
The New York Times bestselling author of Complications examines, in riveting accounts of medical failure and triumph, how success is achieved in a complex and risk-filled profession The 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... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 26.99
Introduction 1 1 ? The Independent Self 11 2 ? Things Fall Apart 25 3 ? Dependence 55 4 ? Assistance 79 5 ? A Better Life 111 6 ? Letting Go 149 7 ? Hard Conversations 191 8 ? Courage 231 Epilogue 259 Notes on Sources 265 Acknowledgments 279 more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 25.48
Doctors are trained to keep their patients alive as long as possible. But they are never taught how to prepare people to die. And yet for many patients, particularly the old and terminally ill, death is a question of when, not if. Should the medical profession rethink its approach to them? And in what way? With aging populations and hospital costs... more...
- Doubleday Canada 2014; US$ 32.95
National Bestseller A New York Times Bestseller A Globe and Mail Best Book of 2014 Named one of The Guardian (UK)?s Five Best Psychology Books of 2014 Named one of The Telegraph (UK)?s Five Best Books of 2014 Named one of Amazon?s 100 Best Books of 2014 Named one of New York Times Book Review's 100 Notable Books of 2014 Named one... more...