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Gawande, Atul

Overview
Works: 112 works in 449 publications in 15 languages and 17,447 library holdings
Genres: Anecdotes  Biography  Miscellanea  Case studies  Trivia and miscellanea  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Medical television programs  Educational films  Internet videos 
Roles: Author, Reporter, Editor
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Most widely held works by Atul Gawande
Being mortal : medicine and what matters in the end by Atul Gawande( Book )

54 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. 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
The checklist manifesto : how to get things right by Atul Gawande( Book )

67 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 3,276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reveals the surprising power of the ordinary checklist now being used in medicine, aviation, the armed services, homeland security, investment banking, skyscraper construction, and businesses of all kinds. The modern world has given us stupendous know-how. Yet avoidable failures continue to plague us in health care, government, the law, the financial industry--in almost every realm of organized activity. And the reason is simple: the volume and complexity of knowledge today has exceeded our ability as individuals to properly deliver it to people--consistently, correctly, safely. We train longer, specialize more, use ever-advancing technologies, and still we fail. Atul Gawande makes a compelling argument that we can do better, using the simplest of methods: the checklist. In riveting stories, he reveals what checklists can do, what they can't, and how they could bring about striking improvements in a variety of fields, from medicine and disaster recovery to professions and businesses of all kinds. And the insights are making a difference. Already, a simple surgical checklist from the World Health Organization designed by following the ideas described here has been adopted in more than twenty countries as a standard for care and has been heralded as "the biggest clinical invention in thirty years" (The Independent)
Being mortal : medicine and what matters in the end by Atul Gawande( Recording )

20 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 980 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending. Full of eye-opening research and riveting storytelling, Gawande asserts that medicine can comfort and enhance our experience even to the end, providing not only a good life but also a good end
Being mortal by Atul Gawande( Visual )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frontline teams up with writer and surgeon Atul Gawande to examine how doctors care for terminally ill patients. In conjunction with Gawande's new book, Being Mortal, the film explores the relationships between doctors and patients nearing the end of life, and shows how many doctors, including himself, struggle to talk honestly and openly
The checklist manifesto : how to get things right by Atul Gawande( Recording )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in English and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reveals the surprising power of the ordinary checklist now being used in medicine, aviation, the armed services, homeland security, investment banking, skyscraper construction, and businesses of all kinds
Complications : a surgeon's notes on an imperfect science by Atul Gawande( Book )

54 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in 11 languages and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this work, Atul Gawande offers an unflinching view from the scalpel's edge, where science is ambiguous, information is limited, the stakes are high, yet decisions must be made
The best American science writing 2006 by Atul Gawande( Book )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rock-and-roll loving surgeon explores the full range of scientific inquiry--from biochemistry, physics, and astronomy, to genetics, evolutionary theory, and cognition. This collection provides a comprehensive overview of the year's most thought-provoking and exciting scientific developments
The best American science and nature writing 2015 by Rebecca Skloot( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of nature and science essays published in American periodicals in 2014
TEDTalks : Atul Gawande - How Do We Heal Medicine?( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our medical systems are broken. Doctors are capable of extraordinary (and expensive) treatments, but they are losing their core focus: actually treating people. In this TEDTalk, doctor and writer Atul Gawande suggests we take a step back and look at new ways to do medicine - with fewer cowboys and more pit crews
Frontline( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Death is something we will all one day face. So why is it so hard for doctors to talk with their patients about dying? How can the medical profession better help people navigate the final chapters of their lives with confidence, direction, and purpose? Renowned surgeon and New Yorker writer Atul Gawande explored those questions in his bestselling book, Being Mortal. Now, Gawande teams with FRONTLINE to bring his personal journey--and the stories of his patients and their families--to life and challenges us all to reexamine how we think about death and dying. This film also explores the burgeoning art and science of palliative care and the ways in which having a conversation around the question "What are your priorities if your time is limited?" can empower patients to live their lives fully. Being Mortal shines an unprecedented spotlight on how patients, families, and doctors all experience the end stages of life, for the ultimate goal is not a good death but a good life--all the way to the very end
Better : a surgeon's notes on performance by Atul Gawande( Book )

25 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the efforts of physicians to close the gap between best intentions and best performance in the face of insurmountable obstacles, discussing such topics as the ethical considerations of lethal injections, malpractice, and surgical errors
Yi wei wai ke yi shi de xiu lian by Ge wen de( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in Chinese and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu yi di diao dan xi li de bi fa chu ji mei yi ge wai ke yi shi nei xin zui tong chu, yong gan mian dui mei yi ge yi shi du ke neng de e meng bing fa zheng . yi liao jiu fen . ming li de you huo, geng duo shi hou shi zi ji mian dui ji bing de wu neng wei li . zhe zhong di diao er bei tian min ren de xie fa, shi yi xue yu yi shi de yi tuo li bu wan mei de su ming, de dao sheng hua
Sterblich sein : was am Ende wirklich zählt : über Würde, Autonomie und eine angemessene medizinische Versorgung by Atul Gawande( Book )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in German and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ein Buch über das Sterben, das das Leben lehrt Die Medizin scheint über Krankheit und Tod zu triumphieren, doch sterben wir so trostlos wie nie zuvor. Der Bestsellerautor und renommierte Arzt Atul Gawande schreibt in seinem beeindruckenden Buch über das, was am Ende unseres Lebens wirklich zählt. Ungewöhnlich offen spricht er darüber, was es bedeutet, alt zu werden, wie man mit Gebrechen und Krankheiten umgehen kann und was wir an unserem System ändern müssen, um unser Leben würdevoll zu Ende zu bringen. Ein mutiges und weises Buch eines grossartigen Autors, voller Geschichten und eigener Erfahrungen, das uns hilft, die Geschichte unseres Lebens gut zu Ende zu erzählen. (Quelle: buch.ch)
Being mortal : ageing, illness, medicine, and what matters in the end by Atul Gawande( )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Being Mortal, Gawande examines his experiences as a surgeon, as he confronts the realities of aging and dying in his patients and in his family, as well as the limits of what he can do. And he emerges with story that crosses the globe and history, exploring questions that range from the curious to the profound: What happens to people's teeth as they get old? Did human beings really commit senecide, the sacrifice of the elderly? Why do the aged so dread nursing homes and hospitals? How should someone give another person the dreadful news that they will die? This is a story told only as Atul Gawande can - penetrating people's lives and also the systems that have evolved to govern our mortality. Those systems, he observes, routinely fail to serve - or even acknowledge - people's needs and priorities beyond mere survival. And the consequences are devastating lives, families, and even whole economies. But, as he reveals, it doesn't have to be this way
Kai dao fang li de chen si : yi wei wai ke yi shi de jing jin by Ge wen de( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in Chinese and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complications : a surgeon's notes on an imperfect science by Atul Gawande( )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brilliant and courageous doctor reveals, in gripping accounts of true cases, the power and limits of modern medicine. 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. 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
Sterfelijk zijn : geneeskunde en wat er uiteindelijk toe doet by Atul Gawande( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in Dutch and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overwegingen van een Amerikaanse chirurg over ouder worden, de daarbij passende leefsituatie, chronische ziekten, palliatieve en terminale zorg
How to get things right by Atul Gawande( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the top ten greatest doctors in the world looks at the lowly checklist, and how this simple idea - which is free to reproduce - will revolutionise the way we approach problems, and help save lives. Today we find ourselves in possession of stupendous know-how, which we willingly place in the hands of the most highly skilled people
The Pot Republic( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pot Republic: More than half of the marijuana consumed in the United States is believed to be home grown in California. Frontline investigates the country's oldest, largest, and most wide-open marijuana market: California. Doctor Hotspot: Dr. Jeffrey Brenner and his team are pioneering a practice called "hotspotting" in which medical care is focused on the hardest-to-treat patients to improve their health and dramatically reduce costs. Atomic Artists: In the wake of the nuclear disaster in Japan, a group of young Japanese artists are using art to challenge Japanese society's dependency on nuclear power
Zui hao de gao bie : guan yu shuai lao yu si wang, ni bi xu zhi dao de chang shi by Atul Gawande( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in Chinese and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Atul Gawande

Atul Gawande Amerikaans arts

Atul Gawande medico, chirurgo e giornalista statunitense

Gavande, Atuls 1965-

Gawande, Atul

Gawande, Atul A.

Гаванде, Атул

אטול גוואנדה

גוואנדה, אטול

גונדה, אטול, 1965-

أتول قواندي

अतुल गावंडे

ਅਤੁੱਲ ਗਵਾਂਡੇ

가완디, 아툴 1965-

아툴 가완디

アトゥール・ガワンデ

ガワンデ, アトゥール

阿图·葛文德 美国医生、作家

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