complications: a surgeon's notes on an imperfect science audiobook
He shows what happens when medicine comes up against the inexplicable: an architect with incapacitating back pain for which there is no physical cause; a young woman with nausea that won't go away; a television newscaster whose blushing is so severe that she cannot do her job.

Dr.Gawande manages to shed light on what the struggles of being a physician really can be.

I stumbled upon this book and ended up reading it at home, and work! Doctors are fallible, too, yet I found the cases described to be extremely interesting.

A Macmillan Audio production from Henry Holt and Company.

This audio is exploratory surgery on medicine itself, laying bare a science not in its idealized form but as it actually is -- complicated, perplexing, and profoundly human.

Visions of mastery quickly gave way to hopes of simply surviving hospital life, where confidence was hard to come by and no amount of med school training could dispel the terror of facing actual patients. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 17, 2014. Sean Runnette, Medical Mysteries and the Art of Diagnosis, By: Sed aliquam, urna ut sollicitudin molestie, lacus justo aliquam mauris, interdum aliquam sapien nisi cursus mauris. Gawande offers a richly detailed portrait of the people and the science, even as he tackles the paradoxes and imperfections inherent in caring for human lives. Frank T Vertosick Jr. MD. It is packed full of interesting facts, statistics, information, and insights and is a very interesting read...honestly cannot put it down!!!! 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.

After 30 days, Audible costs CDN$14.95/month + applicable taxes, cancel any time, Unlimited access to Audible Original Podcasts. Of course the "back door" knowledge and having an idea of what is actually going on within the mind of a doctor or surgeon as well as your own mindset, may very well prove to be a lifesaver should the need arise. Cum sociis natoque penatibus et magnis dis parturient montes, nascetur ridiculus mus.

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By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. At the age of 36, on the verge of completing a decade's worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer.

Matt McCarthy, 30 Years of Unforgettable Patients and Odd Cases, By: Tax where applicable. His experience, not just as a surgeon, but also as a medical ethicist and health policy expert shine though at various moments to good effect. It has a mix of personal experiences and research. Paul A. Ruggieri MD, Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell, The Good, the Bad, and the Complicated...Life Behind the O.R. Vanessa Redgrave, My Journey from Death to Recovery and the Redemptive Power of Hope, By: this book is really interesting. Complications is a book of anecdotes about a surgical resident’s experiences and impressions of the current health care environment. This book is fairly good. This book is exploratory surgery on medicine itself, laying bare a science not in its idealized form but as it actually is - complicated, perplexing, and profoundly human. The author, Atul Gawande, M.D., presents a refreshingly humanistic approach to both surgery and to the care of patients in general. After 30 days, Audible costs CDN$14.95/month + applicable taxes, cancel any time, Unlimited access to Audible Original Podcasts. Will you be a part of those decisions? Michael J. Collins MD. When Stephen Westaby witnessed a patient die on the table during an open heart surgery for the first time, he was struck by the quiet, determined way the surgeons walked away.

A Macmillan Audio production from Henry Holt and Company, “None surpass Gawande in the ability to create a sense of immediacy, in his power to conjure the reality of the ward, the thrill of the moment-by-moment medical and surgical drama.



Added to Cart Failed to add an item to cart. Among these were “Full Moon Friday the Thirteenth” and “A Queasy Feeling”. And how many of us want to be operated on by a trainee?





But nowhere is this drive to do better more important than in medicine, where lives are on the line with every decision. In Shock is a riveting first-hand account from a young critical care physician, who in the passage of a moment is transfigured into a dying patient.

©2002 Atul Gawande (P)2003 Audio Renaissance, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC. I originally bought it after reading a book called Confessions of a Surgeon, which was also great, and wanted to read more in this type of reading. Yet how can the trainee student doctors ever learn to be surgeons and physicians if they are never given any responsibilities other than with those who have no money to pay for procedures? Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 12, 2015. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 8, 2019.



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I did not realise that this is actually a collection of stories he wrote at different times and has been put together in a book. Dr. Sanders shows how making the right diagnosis requires expertise, painstaking procedure, and sometimes a little luck.

I listened to Dr Gawande’s previous books and really enjoyed the information and the presentation . I loved this book from the moment I began to read it; I have recommended it to friends and family who work in the medical profession.

In this 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. It makes it difficult to listen. Gawande offers a richly detailed portrait of the people and the science, even as he tackles the paradoxes and imperfections inherent in caring for human lives. A lot depends on how much time the Doctor has to diagnose you and on his/her "hunch" being right! By:

Actually Gawande explains that perfection takes practice and the "constant relearning of new techniques and technologies" and the result is that residents get practice and doctors get information but no practice.



Told through intimate portraits of Vertosick's patients and unsparing-yet-fascinatingly detailed descriptions of surgical procedures, When the Air Hits Your Brain illuminates both the mysteries of the mind and the realities of the operating room. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. This is a well written book on a great unseen subject. Both seemed acceptable but I decided on Robert Petkoff before realizing he reads the unabridged book which was what I wanted anyway. Download or stream Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science by Atul Gawande.



$14.95 a month after 30 day trial. You will not regret it! 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. I stumbled upon this book and ended up reading it at home, and work! Teri Schnaubelt. Every Patient Tells A Story: Medical Mysteries and the Art of Diagnosis (Unabridged). (Salon.com). At the University of Wisconsin, Dr. Joshua Mezrich creates life from loss, transplanting organs from one body to another.

Gently dismantling the myth of medical infallibility, Dr. Atul Gawande's Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science is essential reading for anyone involved in medicine--on either end of the stethoscope.

A smooth reading of a well written insider's view of today's medicine. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average.

Cory Franklin MD, Narrated by: With poignant insight and humor, Frank Vertosick, Jr., MD, describes some of the greatest challenges of his career, including a six-week-old infant with a tumor in her brain, a young man struck down in his prime by paraplegia, and a minister with a .22-caliber bullet lodged in his skull. By: Yet how can the trainee student doctors ever learn to be surgeons and physicians if they are never given any responsibilities other than with those who have no money to pay for procedures? Please try again. Now she wants to be a surgeon. Atul Gawande, Narrated by:

My issue is with the narration.

In dramatic and revealing stories of patients and doctors, he explores how deadly mistakes occur, why good surgeons go bad.

Cory Franklin MD.

The book is amazing. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 17, 2014.





Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science: 8601417061220: Medicine & Health Science Books @ Amazon.com ... Audiobook. Note up front to editors - chapter "the man who wouldn't stop eating" at end, 1.15, needs real editing - off mic talk and end of book insert.

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