A Surgeons Notes on Performance
On Sale: April 3, 2007
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The struggle to
perform well is universal: each one of us faces fatigue, limited
resources, and imperfect abilities in whatever we do. But
this drive to do better more important than in medicine,
are on the line with every decision. In his new book, Atul
explores how doctors strive to close the gap between best
and best performance in the face of obstacles that sometimes
insurmountable. Gawandes gripping stories of diligence,
what it means to do right by people take us to battlefield
tents in Iraq, to labor and delivery rooms in Boston, to a polio
outbreak in India, and to malpractice courtrooms around the
discusses the ethical dilemmas of doctors participation in
injections, examines the influence of money on modern
recounts the astoundingly contentious history of hand
washing. And as
in all his writing, Gawande gives us an inside look at his
own life as
a practicing surgeon, offering a searingly honest firsthand
work in a field where mistakes are both unavoidable and
once unflinching and compassionate, Better is an
narrated by arguably the best nonfiction doctor-writer
Gawandes investigation into medical professionals and how
from merely good to great provides rare insight into the
success, illuminating every area of human endeavor.
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