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Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End
by Atul Gawande

Language

English

Pages

297

Publication Date

October 07, 2014

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<p><b></b><br /><b>In <i>Being Mortal</i>, bestselling author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending</b><br /><b></b><br />Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming birth, injury, and infectious disease from harrowing to manageable. But in the inevitable condition of aging and death, the goals of medicine seem too frequently to run counter to the interest of the human spirit. Nursing homes, preoccupied with safety, pin patients into railed beds and wheelchairs. Hospitals isolate the dying, checking for vital signs long after the goals of cure have become moot. Doctors, committed to extending life, continue to carry out devastating procedures that in the end extend suffering.</p><p>Gawande, a practicing surgeon, addresses his profession's ultimate limitation, arguing that quality of life is the desired goal for patients and families. Gawande offers examples of freer, more socially fulfilling models for assisting the infirm and dependent elderly, and he explores the varieties of hospice care to demonstrate that a person's last weeks or months may be rich and dignified.<br />Full of eye-opening research and riveting storytelling, <i>Being Mortal</i> asserts that medicine can comfort and enhance our experience even to the end, providing not only a good life but also a good end.</p>
The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People Who Have Alz...
by , Peter V. Rabins

Language

English

Pages

416

Publication Date

April 23, 2017

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<P>Through five editions, <I>The 36-Hour Day </I>has been an essential resource for families who love and care for people with Alzheimer disease. Whether a person has Alzheimer disease or another form of dementia, he or she will face a host of problems. <I>The 36-Hour Day</I> will help family members and caregivers address these challenges and simultaneously cope with their own emotions and needs.</P><P>Featuring useful takeaway messages and informed by recent research into the causes of and the search for therapies to prevent or cure dementia, this edition includes new information on</P><P>鈥?devices to make life simpler and safer for people who have dementia鈥?strategies for delaying behavioral and neuropsychiatric symptoms鈥?changes in Medicare and other health care insurance laws鈥?palliative care, hospice care, durable power of attorney, and guardianship鈥?dementia due to traumatic brain injury鈥?choosing a residential care facility鈥?support groups for caregivers, friends, and family members</P><P>The central idea underlying the book鈥攖hat much can be done to improve the lives of people with dementia and of those caring for them鈥攔emains the same. <I>The 36-Hour Day </I>is the definitive dementia care guide.</P>
The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right
by Atul Gawande

Language

English

Pages

225

Publication Date

December 15, 2009

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<p><b>The <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>Better</i> and <i>Complications</i> reveals the surprising power of the ordinary checklist</b></p><p>We live in a world of great and increasing complexity, where even the most expert professionals struggle to master the tasks they face. Longer training, ever more advanced technologies鈥攏either seems to prevent grievous errors. But in a hopeful turn, acclaimed surgeon and writer Atul Gawande finds a remedy in the humblest and simplest of techniques: the checklist. First introduced decades ago by the U.S. Air Force, checklists have enabled pilots to fly aircraft of mind-boggling sophistication. Now innovative checklists are being adopted in hospitals around the world, helping doctors and nurses respond to everything from flu epidemics to avalanches. Even in the immensely complex world of surgery, a simple ninety-second variant has cut the rate of fatalities by more than a third. </p><p>In riveting stories, Gawande takes us from Austria, where an emergency checklist saved a drowning victim who had spent half an hour underwater, to Michigan, where a cleanliness checklist in intensive care units virtually eliminated a type of deadly hospital infection. He explains how checklists actually work to prompt striking and immediate improvements. And he follows the checklist revolution into fields well beyond medicine, from disaster response to investment banking, skyscraper construction, and businesses of all kinds. </p><p>An intellectual adventure in which lives are lost and saved and one simple idea makes a tremendous difference, <i>The Checklist Manifesto</i> is essential reading for anyone working to get things right.</p>
Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining L...
by Louise Aronson

Language

English

Pages

451

Publication Date

June 11, 2019

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<b>A <i>New York Times</i> bestseller </b><br /><b>Longlisted for the Carnegie<br /><br /></b><b>As revelatory as Atul Gawande's <i>Being Mortal</i>, physician and award-winning author Louise Aronson's <i>Elderhood</i> is an essential, empathetic look at a vital but </b><b>often disparaged</b><b> stage of life.</b><br /> <br /> For more than 5,000 years, "old" has been defined as beginning between the ages of 60 and 70. That means most people alive today will spend more years in elderhood than in childhood, and many will be elders for 40 years or more. Yet at the very moment that humans are living longer than ever before, we've made old age into a disease, a condition to be dreaded, denigrated, neglected, and denied. <br /> <br /> Reminiscent of Oliver Sacks, noted Harvard-trained geriatrician Louise Aronson uses stories from her quarter century of caring for patients, and draws from history, science, literature, popular culture, and her own life to weave a vision of old age that's neither nightmare nor utopian fantasy--a vision full of joy, wonder, frustration, outrage, and hope about aging, medicine, and humanity itself. <br /> <br /> <i>Elderhood</i> is for anyone who is, in the author's own words, "an aging, i.e., still-breathing human being."
Twelve Patients: Life and Death at Bellevue Hospital (The Inspira...
by Eric Manheimer

Language

English

Pages

369

Publication Date

July 10, 2012

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<b>The inspiration for the NBC drama New Amsterdam and in the spirit of Oliver Sacks, this intensely involving memoir from a former medical director is a "humanitarian and heartbreaking tapestry where modern medicine confronts the atrocities of life" (<i>Kirkus Reviews</i>).</b><br />Using the plights of twelve very different patients--from dignitaries at the nearby UN, to supermax prisoners at Riker's Island, to illegal immigrants, and Wall Street tycoons--Dr. Eric Manheimer "offers far more than remarkable medical dramas: he blends each patient's personal experiences with their social implications" (<i>Publishers Weekly</i>).<br />Manheimer was not only the medical director of the country's oldest public hospital for over 13 years, but he was also a patient. As the book unfolds, the narrator is diagnosed with cancer, and he is forced to wrestle with the end of his own life even as he struggles to save the lives of others.
Medicare For Dummies (For Dummies (Business & Personal Finance))
by Patricia Barry

Language

English

Pages

404

Publication Date

September 25, 2017

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<p><b>Weave your way through the tangled web of Medicare </b><br /> <i>Medicare for Dummies, 3<sup>rd</sup> Edition</i> will help you navigate the complicated, often confusing maze of the Medicare system. In simple language, with clear step-by-step instructions, the book helps you determine how and when to enroll, avoid costly mistakes, and find a plan that is right for you and your family.</p> <p><i>W</i>ritten byPatricia Barry, a nationally recognized authority on Medicare and Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage, this invaluable resource offers:</p> <p>鈥⒙犅犅?Tips on reducing out-of-pocket expenses</p> <p>鈥⒙犅犅?Guidance for knowing your rights and protections</p> <p>鈥⒙犅犅犅?Ways to choose the best policy for you</p> <p>With this definitive guide, you鈥檒l get answers to the most common and not so common questions about Medicare, to get the most out of your coverage.</p>
Deep Medicine: How Artificial Intelligence Can Make Healthcare Hu...
by Eric Topol

Language

English

Pages

341

Publication Date

March 12, 2019

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<b>One of America's top doctors reveals how AI will empower physicians and revolutionize patient care </b> <br /> Medicine has become inhuman, to disastrous effect. The doctor-patient relationship--the heart of medicine--is broken: doctors are too distracted and overwhelmed to truly connect with their patients, and medical errors and misdiagnoses abound. In <i>Deep Medicine</i>, leading physician Eric Topol reveals how artificial intelligence can help. AI has the potential to transform everything doctors do, from notetaking and medical scans to diagnosis and treatment, greatly cutting down the cost of medicine and reducing human mortality. By freeing physicians from the tasks that interfere with human connection, AI will create space for the real healing that takes place between a doctor who can listen and a patient who needs to be heard. <br /> Innovative, provocative, and hopeful, <i>Deep Medicine</i> shows us how the awesome power of AI can make medicine better, for all the humans involved.
Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital
by Sheri Fink

Language

English

Pages

546

Publication Date

September 10, 2013

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<p><b>Pulitzer Prize winner Sheri Fink鈥檚 landmark investigation of patient deaths at a New Orleans hospital ravaged by Hurricane Katrina鈥攁nd her suspenseful portrayal of the quest for truth and justice.</b><br /><br />In the tradition of the best investigative journalism, physician and reporter Sheri Fink reconstructs 5 days at Memorial Medical Center and draws the reader into the lives of those who struggled mightily to survive and maintain life amid chaos.<br /><i><br /></i>After Katrina struck and the floodwaters rose, the power failed, and the heat climbed, exhausted caregivers chose to designate certain patients last for rescue. Months later, several of those caregivers faced criminal allegations that they deliberately injected numerous patients with drugs to hasten their deaths. <br /><br /><i>Five Days at Memorial</i>, the culmination of six years of reporting, unspools the mystery of what happened in those days, bringing the reader into a hospital fighting for its life and into a conversation about the most terrifying form of health care rationing.<br /><br />In a voice at once involving and fair, masterful and intimate, Fink exposes the hidden dilemmas of end-of-life care and reveals just how ill-prepared we are for the impact of large-scale disasters鈥攁nd how we can do better. A remarkable book, engrossing from start to finish, <i>Five Days at Memorial</i> radically transforms your understanding of human nature in crisis.<br /><br /><b>One of The聽<i>New York Times</i>' Best Ten Books of the Year</b></p>
Curable: How an Unlikely Group of Radical Innovators is Trying to...
by Travis Christofferson

Language

English

Pages

224

Publication Date

October 03, 2019

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<p><strong>Smart metrics, slow thinking, off-label drugs, and a 鈥淢oneyball鈥?prescription for fixing modern medicine--by the author of <em>Tripping Over the Truth</em><br /><br /></strong></p><br /><br /><p>The United States is fast becoming the sickest nation in the Western world. Cancer rates continue to rise. There is an epidemic of chronic disease in children. Even with all the money and modern innovations in science, the country鈥檚 health care system is beyond broken. Clearly there is a glitch in the system. But what if the solution has been here all along, and we鈥檝e just been too blind to see it?</p><br /><br /><p>In <em>Curable</em> journalist and health care advocate Travis Christofferson looks at medicine through a magnifying glass and asks an important question: What if the roots of the current US health care crisis are psychological and systemic, perpetuated not just by corporate influence and the powers that be, but by you and me? It is now known that human perception is based on deeply entrenched patterns of irrational thought, which we attach ourselves to religiously. So how does this implicate the very scientific research and data that doctors rely on to successfully treat their patients?</p><br /><br /><p>A page-turning inquiry into a 鈥渕oneyball approach to medicine,鈥?<em>Curable </em>explores the links between revolutionary baseball analytics; Nobel Prize鈥搘inning psychological research on confirmation bias; wildly successful maverick economic philosophy; the history of the radical mastectomy and the rise of the clinical trial; cutting edge treatments routinely overlooked by regulatory bodies; and outdated medical models that prioritize profit over prevention. As stark as things are, Christofferson asks us to see health care not as a toppling house of cards, but as a badly organized system that is inherently fixable. How do we fix it? First we must reframe the conflict between doctors鈥?intuition and statistical data. Then we must design better systems that can support doctors who are increasingly overwhelmed with the complexity of modern medicine.</p><br /><br /><p><em>Curable</em> outlines the future of medicine, detailing brilliant examples of new health care systems that prove we can do better. It turns out we have more control over our health (and happiness) than we think.</p>
What the Eyes Don't See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope ...
by Mona Hanna-Attisha

Language

English

Pages

352

Publication Date

June 19, 2018

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<b><b>A聽<i>NEW YORK TIMES聽</i>NOTABLE BOOK 鈥⒙?lt;/b>The dramatic story of the Flint water crisis, by a relentless physician who stood up to power.</b><br /><br /><b>鈥淪tirring . . . [a] blueprint for all those who believe . . . that 鈥榯he world . . . should be full of people raising their voices.鈥欌€濃€?lt;i>The New York Times</i></b><br /><br /><b>鈥淩evealing, with the gripping intrigue of a Grisham thriller.鈥?鈥?lt;i>O: The Oprah Magazine</i></b><br /><br /> Here is the inspiring story of how Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, alongside a team of researchers, parents, friends, and community leaders, discovered that the children of Flint, Michigan, were being exposed to lead in their tap water鈥攁nd then battled her own government and a brutal backlash to expose that truth to the world. Paced like a scientific thriller, <i>What the Eyes Don鈥檛 See </i>reveals how misguided austerity policies, broken democracy, and callous bureaucratic indifference placed an entire city at risk. And at the center of the story is Dr. Mona herself鈥攁n immigrant, doctor, scientist, and mother whose family鈥檚 activist roots inspired her pursuit of justice.<br /><br /> <i>What the Eyes Don鈥檛 See</i> is a riveting account of a shameful disaster that became a tale of hope, the story of a city on the ropes that came together to fight for justice, self-determination, and the right to build a better world for their鈥攁nd all of our鈥攃hildren.<br /><br /><b>Praise for聽<i>What the Eyes Don鈥檛 See</i></b><br /><br />鈥淚t is one thing to point out a problem. It is another thing altogether to step up and work to fix it. Mona Hanna-Attisha is a true American hero.鈥?lt;b>鈥擡rin Brockovich聽</b><br /><br />鈥淎 clarion call to live a life of purpose.鈥?lt;b>鈥?lt;i>The Washington Post</i></b><br /><br />鈥淕ripping . . . entertaining . . . Her book has power precisely because she takes the events she recounts so personally. . . . Moral outrage present on every page.鈥?lt;b>鈥?lt;i>The New York Times Book Review</i></b><br /><br />鈥淧ersonal and emotional. . . She vividly describes the effects of lead poisoning on her young patients. . . . She is at her best when recounting the detective work she undertook after a tip-off about lead levels from a friend. . . . 鈥汧lint will not be defined by this crisis,鈥?vows Ms. Hanna-Attisha.鈥?lt;b>鈥?lt;i>The Economist</i></b><br /><br />鈥淔lint is a public health disaster. But it was Dr. Mona, this caring, tough pediatrican turned detective, who cracked the case.鈥?lt;b>鈥擱achel Maddow</b>

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