. Dramatic, engaging and instructive. A riveting first-hand account of a physician who's suddenly a dying patient and her revelation of the horribly misguided standard of care in the medical worldDr. Shatteringly personal, and yet wholly universal, she offers a brave road map for anyone navigating illness while presenting physicians with a new paradigm and rationale for embracing the emotional bond between doctor and patient.
In Shock: My Journey from Death to Recovery and the Redemptive Power of Hope #ad - Rana awdish never imagined that an emergency trip to the hospital would result in hemorrhaging nearly all of her blood volume and losing her unborn first child. Awdish comes to understand the fatal flaws in her profession and in her own past actions as a physician while achieving, through unflinching presence, a crystalline vision of a new and better possibility for us all.
Awdish finds herself up against the same self-protective partitions she was trained to construct as a medical student and physician, she artfully illuminates the dysfunction of disconnection. Hauntingly perceptive and beautifully written, In Shock allows the reader to transform alongside Awidsh and watch what she discovers in our carefully-cultivated, yet often misguided, standard of care.
But after her first visit, Dr.
Attending: Medicine, Mindfulness, and HumanityScribner #ad - Attending is the antidote. Epstein explores four foundations of mindfulness—Attention, Curiosity, Beginner’s Mind, and Presence—and shows how clinicians can grow their capacity to provide high-quality care. Epstein “shows how taking time to pay attention to patients can lead to better outcomes on both sides of the stethoscope” Publishers Weekly.
Clinician burnout is at an all-time high. This made a lasting impression on him and set the stage for his life’s work—identifying the qualities and habits that distinguish master clinicians from those who are merely competent. With his “deeply informed and compassionate book…Dr. The secret, he learned, was mindfulness.
Dr. Epstein tells us that it is a ‘moral imperative’ for doctors to do right by their patients” New York Journal of Books. The first book for the general public about the importance of mindfulness in medical practice, Attending is a groundbreaking, intimate exploration of how doctors approach their work with patients.
Attending: Medicine, Mindfulness, and Humanity #ad - . With compassion and intelligence, epstein offers “a concise guide to his view of what mindfulness is, its value, and how it is a skill that anyone can work to acquire” Library Journal. Drawing on his clinical experiences and current research, Dr. The commodification of health care has shifted doctors’ focus away from the healing of patients to the bottom line.
Long Walk Out of the Woods: A Physician's Story of Addiction, Depression, Hope, and RecoveryCentral Recovery Press #ad - A physician shares the darkest depths of his depression, suicidal ideation, addiction, and the important lessons he learned through years of personal recovery. Pediatric oncologist and palliative care physician Dr. Hill helps identify the barriers and obstacles standing in the way of mental health recovery, while pleading for a revolutionary new approach to how we treat individuals in substance use recovery.
Long Walk Out of the Woods: A Physician's Story of Addiction, Depression, Hope, and Recovery #ad - Then while in recovery from active addiction, he lost a colleague to suicide, further revealing the extent of the secrecy and broken systems contributing to an epidemic of professional distress within the medical field. By sharing his harrowing story, Dr. Hill suffered despair and disillusionment with the culture of medicine, alcoholism, culminating in a spiral of depression, and an active suicidal plan.
Adam B. In fighting stereotypes/stigma and teaching vulnerability, and empathy, compassion, Hill’s work is being lauded as a road map for better practices at a time when medical professionals around the world are struggling in silence.
Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect SciencePicador #ad - 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. Picador USA. Complications lays bare a science not in its idealized form but as it actually is―uncertain, perplexing, and profoundly human. Complications is a 2002 National Book Award Finalist for Nonfiction.
That Good Night: Life and Medicine in the Eleventh HourViking #ad - And it was that tension that eventually drew Puri, a passionate but unsatisfied medical student, to palliative medicine--a new specialty attempting to translate the border between medical intervention and quality-of-life care. Interweaving evocative stories of puri's family and the patients she cares for, That Good Night is a stunning meditation on impermanence and the role of medicine in helping us to live and die well, arming readers with information that will transform how we communicate with our doctors about what matters most to us.
Sunita puri knew from a young age that the gulf between her parents' experiences and her own was impossible to bridge, save for two elements: medicine and spirituality. A profound exploration of what it means for all of us to live—and to die—with dignity and purpose. People “Visceral and lyrical.
That Good Night: Life and Medicine in the Eleventh Hour #ad - The atlanticas the American born daughter of immigrants, Dr. Picador USA. Between days spent waiting for her mother, an anesthesiologist, to exit the OR, and evenings spent in conversation with her parents about their faith, Puri witnessed the tension between medicine's impulse to preserve life at all costs and a spiritual embrace of life's temporality.
When Breath Becomes AirRandom House #ad - Paul kalanithi died in march 2015, while working on this book, yet his words live on as a guide and a gift to us all. Picador USA. I began to realize that coming face to face with my own mortality, had changed nothing and everything, in a sense, ” he wrote. What makes life worth living in the face of death? what do you do when the future, no longer a ladder toward your goals in life, flattens out into a perpetual present? What does it mean to have a child, to nurture a new life as another fades away? These are some of the questions Kalanithi wrestles with in this profoundly moving, exquisitely observed memoir.
One day he was a doctor treating the dying, and the next he was a patient struggling to live. When breath becomes air chronicles kalanithi’s transformation from a naïve medical student “possessed, given that all organisms die, “by the question of what, makes a virtuous and meaningful life” into a neurosurgeon at Stanford working in the brain, the most critical place for human identity, ” as he wrote, and finally into a patient and new father confronting his own mortality.
When Breath Becomes Air #ad - 1 new york times bestseller • pulitzer prize finalist • this inspiring, on the verge of completing a decade’s worth of training as a neurosurgeon, exquisitely observed memoir finds hope and beauty in the face of insurmountable odds as an idealistic young neurosurgeon attempts to answer the question what makes a life worth living? named one of paste’S BEST MEMOIRS OF THE DECADE • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • People • NPR • The Washington Post • Slate • Harper’s Bazaar • Time Out New York • Publishers Weekly • BookPage Finalist for the PEN Center USA Literary Award in Creative Nonfiction and the Books for a Better Life Award in Inspirational MemoirAt the age of thirty-six, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer.
Seven words from samuel beckett began to repeat in my head: ‘I can’t go on. I’ll go on. When breath becomes air is an unforgettable, life-affirming reflection on the challenge of facing death and on the relationship between doctor and patient, from a brilliant writer who became both.
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How Doctors ThinkMariner Books #ad - On average, a physician will interrupt a patient describing her symptoms within eighteen seconds. Mariner Books. In that short time, many doctors decide on the likely diagnosis and best treatment. Often, decisions made this way are correct, but at crucial moments they can also be wrong -- with catastrophic consequences.
He has learned many of the lessons in this book the hard way, from his own mistakes and from errors his doctors made in treating his own debilitating medical problems. How doctors think reveals a profound new view of twenty-first-century medical practice, giving doctors and patients the vital information they need to make better judgments together.
How doctors think offers direct, intelligent questions patients can ask their doctors to help them get back on track. Groopman draws on a wealth of research, extensive interviews with some of the country’s best doctors, and his own experiences as a doctor and as a patient. This book is the first to describe in detail the warning signs of erroneous medical thinking and reveal how new technologies may actually hinder accurate diagnoses.
How Doctors Think #ad - Groopman explores why doctors err and shows when and how they can -- with our help -- avoid snap judgments, embrace uncertainty, communicate effectively, and deploy other skills that can profoundly impact our health. In this myth-shattering book, Jerome Groopman pinpoints the forces and thought processes behind the decisions doctors make.
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The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation, and GrowthWiley #ad - Mariner Books. Explore the link between psychological safety and high performance create a culture where it’s “safe” to express ideas, ask questions, and admit mistakes Nurture the level of engagement and candor required in today’s knowledge economy Follow a step-by-step framework for establishing psychological safety in your team or organization Shed the “yes-men” approach and step into real performance.
The road is sometimes bumpy, but succinct and informative scenario-based explanations provide a clear path forward to constant learning and healthy innovation. Conquer the most essential adaptation to the knowledge economy The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation, and Growth offers practical guidance for teams and organizations who are serious about success in the modern economy.
The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation, and Growth #ad - Picador USA. Not every idea is good, and yes dissent can slow things down, and yes there are stupid questions, but talking through these things is an essential part of the creative process. People must be allowed to voice half-finished thoughts, ask questions from left field, and where actual mistakes are owned and corrected, and brainstorm out loud; it creates a culture in which a minor flub or momentary lapse is no big deal, and where the next left-field idea could be the next big thing.
This book explores this culture of psychological safety, and provides a blueprint for bringing it to life. The fearless organization helps you bring about this most critical transformation. Success requires a continuous influx of new ideas, silence, new challenges, and critical thought, and the interpersonal climate must not suppress, ridicule or intimidate.
Intern: A Doctor's InitiationFarrar, Straus and Giroux #ad - Then, he became a patient himself―and came to see that today's high-tech, suddenly stricken, high-pressure medicine can be a humane science after all. Jauhar's beautifully written memoir explains the inner workings of modern medicine with rare candor and insight. Sandeep jauhar's story of his days and nights in residency at a busy hospital in New York City, a trial that led him to question his every assumption about medical care today.
Residency―and especially its first year, the internship―is legendary for its brutality, and Jauhar's experience was even more harrowing than most. He challenged the practices of the internship in The New York Times, attracting the suspicions of the medical bureaucracy. Picador USA. Farrar Straus Giroux.
Intern: A Doctor's Initiation #ad - In jauhar's wise memoir of his two-year ordeal of doubt and sleep deprivation at a New York hospital, he takes readers to the heart of every young physician's hardest test: to become a doctor yet remain a human being. Timeintern is Dr. He switched from physics to medicine in order to follow a more humane calling―only to find that his new profession often had little regard for patients' concerns.
Mariner Books. He struggled to find a place among squadrons of cocky residents and doctors.
Diagnosis: Solving the Most Baffling Medical MysteriesBroadway Books #ad - And yet she is often confounded by the cases she describes in her column: unexpected collections of symptoms that she and other physicians struggle to diagnose. A twenty-eight-year-old man, vacationing in the Bahamas for his birthday, tries some barracuda for dinner. A middle-aged woman returns to her doctor, after visiting two days earlier with a mild rash on the back of her hands.
Hours later, he collapses on the dance floor with crippling stomach pains. Sanders shows how making the right diagnosis requires expertise, painstaking procedure, and sometimes a little luck. A young elephant trainer in a traveling circus, is suddenly beset with splitting headaches, once head-butted by a rogue zebra, as if someone were “slamming a door inside his head.
Diagnosis: Solving the Most Baffling Medical Mysteries #ad - In each of these cases, the path to diagnosis—and treatment—is winding, sometimes frustratingly unclear. Intricate, gripping, and full of twists and turns, Diagnosis puts readers in the doctor’s place. A collection of more than fifty hard-to-crack medical quandaries, featuring the best of The New York Times Magazine's popular Diagnosis column—now a Netflix original series“Lisa Sanders is a paragon of the modern medical detective storyteller.
Atul gawande, the new york times bestselling author of every patient Tells a Story, author of Being MortalAs a Yale School of Medicine physician, and an inspiration and adviser for the hit Fox TV drama House, M. D. Lisa sanders has seen it all.