In gripping accounts of true cases, surgeon Atul Gawande explores the power and the limits of medicine, offering an unflinching view from the scalpel’s edge. Complications: A Surgeon’s Notes on an Imperfect Science is a nonfiction book collection of essays written by the American surgeon Atul Gawande. Gawande. Atul Gawande’s training began with a bullet wound and ended with a flesh-eating He reports back from the medical front line in Complications.

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I also felt discouraged over the problems he presented that really have no attainable answers. Maybe it is just me being tired of reading anecdotal medical non-fiction, but it just seems like a lame format don’t hold these words against me because I really don’t know what I am looking for, or what type comppication book I would write. A s the field grows ever more complex and technological, the real task isn’t to banish paternalism; the real task is to preserve kindness.

Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Hopefully it’s a trend they’ve set which more doctors will embrace willingly. Education of a Knife.

Overwhelming torrents of details and demands are by no means restricted to medicine. Atul writes about this, and the decisions he had to make, which affect him to this day.

A surgeon opens his heart (well, almost)

May 01, Jessica rated it liked complicqtion Shelves: Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. The truth is a lot more complicated than that.

In fact, Gawande discovered the power of the checklist in his research into aviation, and he extends his inquiry to architecture, finance, and legal cases.

In the writing of Complications: This book only got three stars from me mostly because even though I enjoyed it as I was reading, I didn’t love it as atjl as I thought I was going to. In gripping accounts of true cases, surgeon Atul Gawande explores the power and the limits of medicine, offering an unflinching view from the scalpel’s edge. It’s like he didn’t write only as many “songs” as he needed for this “album.


Yet the doubts, the anxiety and the frustrations of the medical profession are also expressed very eloquently.

It is understandable that doctors are reluctant to come down too hard on their colleagues. Luckily for her, he insisted on a biopsy and managed to save her leg. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

I get the distinct impression that the author wrote a series of essays and then chose the best of them as could be fit into this book.

In many of the essays included in the book, in particular When Doctors Make Mistakes and Education of a Knife, demonstrate many of the mistakes physicians may make when treating their patients.

Complications: A Surgeon’s Notes on an Imperfect Science

It’s about practice, commitment, a willingless to learn new things, a willingness to teach others, specialization, and perhaps attentiveness to the patient. From Legends and Leeches to Vampires and Veins.

Also, as other reviews have pointed out, he tends to wrap level assessments in the lofty language of the hard-won epiphany. Gue nggak tahu ada penulis laen yang pernah, bisa, dan berhasil bikin tulisan tema ini Nevertheless, Atul gawande deserve for sum appreciation, and He already had.

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Gawande draws you in with the story but leaves you wiser about science, about health care issues, and even about the human condition. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.

One of the things he had to learn as a resident is how to persuade patients to ztul decision he thinks is best. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? And then one day you’ve got the thing whole. Medicine is an empirical science. Not quite a 4 star read, but close enough.

By knowing the fallibility present in medicine, patients with more information may know how to ask the right questions at the right moments to challenge doctors that may reduce the possibility of errors while also knowing when to have faith in the system during emergency situations. If he weren’t a surgeon, he would definitely be able to take up writing as a career option!


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Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. The concern then arises as to which patients receive care from the inexperienced versus the experienced. Had the different anecdotes been tied together with better transitions, then perhaps I would have enjoyed the book more.

I only wish Gawande brought a biblical worldview into the topic. In each of these cases, the doctors could not explain why the patient had the condition. The Case of the Red Leg. Where many ethicits go wrong is in promoting patient autonomy as a kind of ultimate value in medicine rather than recognizing it as one value among others I found the discussion of the never ending battle of a doctor to go with gut instinct or second guess himself when lives are on the line.

Despite being a doctor, the patients were obviously at the center of each story and ultimately their feelings and decisions shaped the outcome. I agree to middle-rating, in Indonesia means, lumayanlah. Pages with related products. Years wherein they said and did nothing about this man who was not licensed as a aful and was bragging about mutilating women while they were unconscious. Customers who bought this item also bought. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Copmlication. Don’t have a Kindle?

This is a great book of his. Anyway, Gawande’s “good surgeon” reminded me a lot of what it takes to be a good public servant of any kind, and it was a thought-provoking, at times frightening, and inspiring book.