Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance
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 may be on the line with any decision.
Atul Gawande, the New York Times bestselling author of Complications, examines, in riveting accounts of medical failure and triumph, how success is achieved in this complex and risk-filled profession. At once unflinching and compassionate, Better is an exhilarating journey, narrated by "arguably the best nonfiction doctor-writer around" (Salon.com).
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Review: Better: A Surgeon's Notes on PerformanceUser Review - Goodreads
The author, a surgeon, delivers his thoughts about how and why we should improve what we do. Based on compact medical facts, some of them being as grueling as open wounds or life-and-death moments in ... Read full review
Review: Better: A Surgeon's Notes on PerformanceUser Review - Pratibha Suku - Goodreads
A collection of lucid essays talking about the some major issues a surgeon/medical professional faces. Book has raised simple questions and provided a solution for betterment. It had also provided a ... Read full review
ON WASHING HANDS
CASUALTIES OF WAR
WHAT DOCTORS OWE
THE DOCTORS OF THE DEATH CHAMBER
THE BELL CURVE
SUGGESTIONS FOR BECOMING A POSITIVE DEVIANT
NOTES ON SOURCES