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Better : a surgeon's notes on performance

Auteur : Atul Gawande
Éditeur : New York : Metropolitan, 2007.
Édition/format :   Print book : Biographie : Anglais : 1st edVoir toutes les éditions et tous les formats
Base de données :WorldCat
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The struggle to perform well is universal: each of us faces fatigue, limited resources, and imperfect abilities in whatever we do. But nowhere is this drive to do better more important than in medicine, where lives are on the line with every decision. Author Gawande explores how doctors strive to close the gap between best intentions and best performance in the face of obstacles that sometimes seem insurmountable.  Lire la suite...
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Genre/forme : Erlebnisbericht
Case studies
Miscellanea
Personal Narratives
Format – détails additionnels : Online version:
Gawande, Atul.
Better.
New York : Metropolitan, 2007
(OCoLC)862040442
Personne nommée : Atul Gawande; Atul Gawande; Atul Gawande
Type d’ouvrage : Biographie, Ressource Internet
Format : Livre, Ressource Internet
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs : Atul Gawande
ISBN : 9780805082111 0805082115 0312427654 9780312427658
Numéro OCLC : 74569617
Description : x, 273 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contenu : Introduction --
pt.1. Diligence --
On washing hands --
The mop-up --
Casualties of war --
pt. 2. Doing right --
Naked --
What doctors owe --
Piecework --
The doctors of the death chamber --
On fighting --
pt. 3. Ingenuity --
The score --
The bell curve --
For performance --
Afterword : Suggestions for becoming a positive deviant --
Notes on sources --
Acknowledgments.
Responsabilité : Atul Gawande.
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The struggle to perform well is universal: each of us faces fatigue, limited resources, and imperfect abilities in whatever we do. But nowhere is this drive to do better more important than in medicine, where lives are on the line with every decision. Author Gawande explores how doctors strive to close the gap between best intentions and best performance in the face of obstacles that sometimes seem insurmountable. Gawande's stories take us to battlefield surgical tents in Iraq, to labor and delivery rooms in Boston, to a polio outbreak in India, and to malpractice courtrooms around the country. He discusses the ethical dilemma of lethal injections, examines the influence of money on modern medicine, and recounts the contentious history of hand washing. And he gives us an inside look at his own life as a practicing surgeon, offering a firsthand account of a field where mistakes are both unavoidable and unthinkable.--From publisher description.

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Donated by Laurence Green, 2013. We all need to strive to do better. It starts with humility; the recognition that you are not perfect. This is an inspiring collection of stories about people who have made the effort to do "better".

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