Being Mortal

Being Mortal
Author: Atul Gawande
Publsiher: Metropolitan Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2014-10-07
ISBN 10: 1627790551
ISBN 13: 9781627790550
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Being Mortal Book Review:

#1 New York Times Bestseller In Being Mortal, bestselling author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending 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. Full of eye-opening research and riveting storytelling, Being Mortal asserts that medicine can comfort and enhance our experience even to the end, providing not only a good life but also a good end.

Complications

Complications
Author: Atul Gawande
Publsiher: Metropolitan Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2003-04-01
ISBN 10: 9781429972109
ISBN 13: 1429972106
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Complications Book Review:

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 book 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. 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. In dramatic and revealing stories of patients and doctors, he explores how deadly mistakes occur and why good surgeons go bad. He also shows us what happens when medicine comes up against the inexplicable: an architect with incapacitating back pain for which there is no physical cause; a young woman with nausea that won't go away; a television newscaster whose blushing is so severe that she cannot do her job. Gawande offers a richly detailed portrait of the people and the science, even as he tackles the paradoxes and imperfections inherent in caring for human lives. At once tough-minded and humane, Complications is a new kind of medical writing, nuanced and lucid, unafraid to confront the conflicts and uncertainties that lie at the heart of modern medicine, yet always alive to the possibilities of wisdom in this extraordinary endeavor. Complications is a 2002 National Book Award Finalist for Nonfiction.

Better

Better
Author: Atul Gawande
Publsiher: Metropolitan Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2008-01-22
ISBN 10: 9781429927949
ISBN 13: 1429927941
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Better Book Review:

The New York Times bestselling author of Complications examines, in riveting accounts of medical failure and triumph, how success is achieved in a complex and risk-filled profession The struggle to perform well is universal: each one 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. In his new book, Atul 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 gripping stories of diligence, ingenuity, and what it means to do right by people 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 dilemmas of doctors' participation in lethal injections, examines the influence of money on modern medicine, and 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 account of work in a field where mistakes are both unavoidable and unthinkable. At once unflinching and compassionate, Better is an exhilarating journey narrated by "arguably the best nonfiction doctor-writer around" (Salon). Gawande's investigation into medical professionals and how they progress from merely good to great provides rare insight into the elements of success, illuminating every area of human endeavor.

The Checklist Manifesto

The Checklist Manifesto
Author: Atul Gawande
Publsiher: Metropolitan Books
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2010-04-01
ISBN 10: 1429953381
ISBN 13: 9781429953382
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Checklist Manifesto Book Review:

The New York Times bestselling author of Better and Complications reveals the surprising power of the ordinary checklist We live in a world of great and increasing complexity, where even the most expert professionals struggle to master the tasks they face. Longer training, ever more advanced technologies—neither seems to prevent grievous errors. But in a hopeful turn, acclaimed surgeon and writer Atul Gawande finds a remedy in the humblest and simplest of techniques: the checklist. First introduced decades ago by the U.S. Air Force, checklists have enabled pilots to fly aircraft of mind-boggling sophistication. Now innovative checklists are being adopted in hospitals around the world, helping doctors and nurses respond to everything from flu epidemics to avalanches. Even in the immensely complex world of surgery, a simple ninety-second variant has cut the rate of fatalities by more than a third. In riveting stories, Gawande takes us from Austria, where an emergency checklist saved a drowning victim who had spent half an hour underwater, to Michigan, where a cleanliness checklist in intensive care units virtually eliminated a type of deadly hospital infection. He explains how checklists actually work to prompt striking and immediate improvements. And he follows the checklist revolution into fields well beyond medicine, from disaster response to investment banking, skyscraper construction, and businesses of all kinds. An intellectual adventure in which lives are lost and saved and one simple idea makes a tremendous difference, The Checklist Manifesto is essential reading for anyone working to get things right.

The End of Power

The End of Power
Author: Moises Naim
Publsiher: Basic Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2014-03-11
ISBN 10: 0465065686
ISBN 13: 9780465065684
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The End of Power Book Review:

We know that power is shifting: From West to East and North to South, from presidential palaces to public squares, from once formidable corporate behemoths to nimble startups and, slowly but surely, from men to women. But power is not merely shifting and dispersing. It is also decaying. Those in power today are more constrained in what they can do with it and more at risk of losing it than ever before. In The End of Power, award-winning columnist and former Foreign Policy editor Moisés Naím illuminates the struggle between once-dominant megaplayers and the new micropowers challenging them in every field of human endeavor. Drawing on provocative, original research, Naím shows how the antiestablishment drive of micropowers can topple tyrants, dislodge monopolies, and open remarkable new opportunities, but it can also lead to chaos and paralysis. Naím deftly covers the seismic changes underway in business, religion, education, within families, and in all matters of war and peace. Examples abound in all walks of life: In 1977, eighty-nine countries were ruled by autocrats while today more than half the world's population lives in democracies. CEO's are more constrained and have shorter tenures than their predecessors. Modern tools of war, cheaper and more accessible, make it possible for groups like Hezbollah to afford their own drones. In the second half of 2010, the top ten hedge funds earned more than the world's largest six banks combined. Those in power retain it by erecting powerful barriers to keep challengers at bay. Today, insurgent forces dismantle those barriers more quickly and easily than ever, only to find that they themselves become vulnerable in the process. Accessible and captivating, Naím offers a revolutionary look at the inevitable end of power—and how it will change your world.

The Death of Ivan Ilyich

The Death of Ivan Ilyich
Author: Count Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy,Leo Tolstoy
Publsiher: ReadHowYouWant.com
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2006-10-01
ISBN 10: 1425012604
ISBN 13: 9781425012601
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Death of Ivan Ilyich Book Review:

A masterpiece in which Tolstoy's writing prowess reaches its zenith. It focusses on a subject close to human life - death. The issue is introduced through the character of a high court judge who recognizes, after death stares him in the face, that his life has been pointless and devoid of meaning. Moving and insightful!

The British Study Edition of the Urantia Papers Book eReader PDF

The British Study Edition of the Urantia Papers Book  eReader PDF
Author: Edited by Tigran Aivazian
Publsiher: Tigran Aivazian
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2011-01-01
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The British Study Edition of the Urantia Papers Book eReader PDF Book Review:

The British Study Edition of the Urantia Papers is based on the standard SRT text, but uses the metric system and adds a critical apparatus of textual variants and study notes.

When Breath Becomes Air

When Breath Becomes Air
Author: Paul Kalanithi
Publsiher: Ten Speed Press
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 081298840X
ISBN 13: 9780812988406
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When Breath Becomes Air Book Review:

A cloth bag containing eight copies of the title.

Rome s Last Citizen

Rome s Last Citizen
Author: Rob Goodman,Jimmy Soni
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2012-10-16
ISBN 10: 1250013585
ISBN 13: 9781250013583
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rome s Last Citizen Book Review:

"Cato, history's most famous foe of authoritarian power, was the pivotal political man of Rome; an inspiration to our Founding Fathers; and a cautionary figure for our times. He loved Roman republicanism, but saw himself as too principled for the mere politics that might have saved it. His life and lessons are urgently relevant in the harshly divided America—and world—of today. With erudition and verve, Rob Goodman and Jimmy Soni turn their life of Cato into the most modern of biographies, a blend of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire and Game Change."—Howard Fineman, Editorial Director of The Huffington Post Media Group, NBC and MSNBC News Analyst, and New York Times bestselling author of The Thirteen American Arguments "A truly outstanding piece of work. What most impresses me is the book's ability to reach through the confusing dynastic politics of the late Roman Republic to present social realities in a way intelligible to the modern reader. Rome's Last Citizen entertainingly restores to life the stoic Roman who inspired George Washington, Patrick Henry and Nathan Hale. This is more than a biography: it is a study of how a reputation lasted through the centuries from the end of one republic to the start of another."—David Frum, DailyBeast columnist, former White House speech writer, and New York Times bestselling author of The Right Man Marcus Porcius Cato: aristocrat who walked barefoot and slept on the ground with his troops, political heavyweight who cultivated the image of a Stoic philosopher, a hardnosed defender of tradition who presented himself as a man out of the sacred Roman past—and the last man standing when Rome's Republic fell to tyranny. His blood feud with Caesar began in the chamber of the Senate, played out on the battlefields of a world war, and ended when he took his own life rather than live under a dictator. Centuries of thinkers, writers, and artists have drawn inspiration from Cato's Stoic courage. Saint Augustine and the early Christians were moved and challenged by his example. Dante, in his Divine Comedy, chose Cato to preside over the souls who arrive in Purgatory. George Washington so revered him that he staged a play on Cato's life to revive the spirit of his troops at Valley Forge. Now, in Rome's Last Citizen, Rob Goodman and Jimmy Soni deliver the first modern biography of this stirring figure. Cato's life is a gripping tale that resonates deeply with our own turbulent times. He grappled with terrorists, a debt crisis, endemic political corruption, and a huge gulf between the elites and those they governed. In many ways, Cato was the ultimate man of principle—he even chose suicide rather than be used by Caesar as a political pawn. But Cato was also a political failure: his stubbornness sealed his and Rome's defeat, and his lonely end casts a shadow on the recurring hope that a singular leader can transcend the dirty business of politics. Rome's Last Citizen is a timeless story of an uncompromising man in a time of crisis and his lifelong battle to save the Republic.

Knocking on Heaven s Door

Knocking on Heaven s Door
Author: Katy Butler
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2014-06-10
ISBN 10: 1451641982
ISBN 13: 9781451641981
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Knocking on Heaven s Door Book Review:

Outlines a less invasive, more humane approach to end-of-life care, sharing the stories of the author's parents and explaining the political and technological factors that are interfering with patient preferences.

Ulysses

Ulysses
Author: James Joyce
Publsiher: Courier Dover Publications
Total Pages: 768
Release: 2018-04-18
ISBN 10: 0486821552
ISBN 13: 9780486821559
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ulysses Book Review:

Loosely based on the Odyssey, this landmark of modern literature follows ordinary Dubliners through an entire day in 1904. Captivating experimental techniques range from interior monologues to exuberant wordplay and earthy humor.

Beyond Good and Evil Squashed Edition

Beyond Good and Evil  Squashed Edition
Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 38
Release: 2019-01-09
ISBN 10: 0244448973
ISBN 13: 9780244448974
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond Good and Evil Squashed Edition Book Review:

The Squashed edition of Beyond Good and Evil by Friedrich Nietzsche. Abridged from the original text to read in an hour or so. Squashed editions are precise abridgements - the original ideas, in their own words, the full beam of the book, the quotable quotes and all the famous lines, but neatly honed down to the length of a readable short story. ""Like reading the bible without all the begats"" - Prof. Jim Curtis

A Book of Verses

A Book of Verses
Author: William Ernest Henley
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 167
Release: 1888
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: NYPL:33433112041938
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Book of Verses Book Review:

The Outsiders

The Outsiders
Author: Lynda Edwards
Publsiher: Pearson UK
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2019-11-20
ISBN 10: 1292310561
ISBN 13: 9781292310565
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Building the Intentional University

Building the Intentional University
Author: Stephen Michael Kosslyn,Ben Nelson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 431
Release: 2018-08-24
ISBN 10: 0262536196
ISBN 13: 9780262536196
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building the Intentional University Book Review:

"We start with a simple question: If you could reinvent higher education for the 21st century, what should it look like? We began by taking a hard look at problems in traditional higher education, and innovated in many ways to address these problems head-on: We have created a new curriculum, focusing on what we call "practical knowledge"; we have developed new pedagogy, based on the science of learning; we have used technology in novel ways, to deliver small seminars in real time; and we have developed an international hybrid residential model, where students take classes on the computer but live together, rotating through seven different cities around the world. The Minerva Schools at the Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) are the first university experience built for the twenty-first century. In setting up this program, we have had to confront the realities of all aspects of higher education--from admissions, through instruction, to career development, to establishing a reputation. The goal of this book is to provide an evidence-based model for a future of higher education. We have learned a lot about how to reshape all facets of higher education and this book summarizes what we have learned. We hope that our innovations can serve as models of "best practices"--And thereby have a major influence on higher education writ large"--

Physician Assisted Death

Physician Assisted Death
Author: Wayne Sumner
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-06-30
ISBN 10: 0190490209
ISBN 13: 9780190490201
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Physician Assisted Death Book Review:

The issue of physician-assisted death is now firmly on the American public agenda. Already legal in five states, it is the subject of intense public opinion battles across the country. Driven by an increasingly aging population, and a baby boom generation just starting to enter its senior years, the issue is not going to go away anytime soon. In Physician-Assisted Death, L.W. Sumner equips readers with everything they need to know to take a reasoned and informed position in this important debate. The book provides needed context for the debate by situating physician-assisted death within the wider framework of end-of-life care and explaining why the movement to legalize it now enjoys such strong public support. It also reviews that movement's successes to date, beginning in Oregon in 1994 and now extending to eleven jurisdictions across three continents. Like abortion, physician-assisted death is ethically controversial and the subject of passionately held opinions. The central chapters of the book review the main arguments utilized by both sides of the controversy: on the one hand, appeals to patient autonomy and the relief of suffering, on the other the claim that taking active steps to hasten death inevitably violates the sanctity of life. The book then explores both the case in favor of legalization and the case against, focusing in the latter instance on the risk of abuse and the possibility of slippery slopes. In this context the experience of jurisdictions that have already taken the step of legalization is carefully reviewed to see what lessons might be extracted from it. It then identifies some further issues that lie beyond the boundaries of the current debate but will have to be faced sometime down the road: euthanasia for patients who are permanently unconscious or have become seriously demented and for severely compromised newborns. The book concludes by considering the various possible routes to legalization, both political and judicial. Readers will then be prepared to decide for themselves just where they stand when they confront the issue both in their own jurisdiction and in their own lives.

Being Mortal

Being Mortal
Author: Abookaday
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 44
Release: 2016-07-29
ISBN 10: 9781535281218
ISBN 13: 1535281219
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Being Mortal Book Review:

This review of Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande provides a chapter by chapter detailed summary followed by an analysis and critique of the strengths and weaknesses of this book. Gawande draws on clinical studies, case histories and stories from his own experiences as a doctor and a son to illuminate the subject of mortality relative to modern medical systems. His treatment of the subject covers a broad range of institutions and individuals that shape the lives of the aged and terminally ill. The central thesis of the book is that the experience of the end of life has been problematized and addressed by medical models that place extending life over quality of life and institutional frameworks that place safety and efficiency over the ability for people to have autonomy over the last part of their lives. Gawande is a surgeon at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a professor at the Harvard Medical School. He is a writer at The New Yorker magazine and author of three New York Times bestselling books. Download your copy today! Available on PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device. (c) 2015 All Rights Reserved

Cheating Death

Cheating Death
Author: Sanjay Gupta
Publsiher: Grand Central Life & Style
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2009-10-12
ISBN 10: 0446558761
ISBN 13: 9780446558761
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cheating Death Book Review:

An unborn baby with a fatal heart defect . . . a skier submerged for an hour in a frozen Norwegian lake . . . a comatose brain surgery patient whom doctors have declared a "vegetable." Twenty years ago all of them would have been given up for dead, with no realistic hope for survival. But today, thanks to incredible new medical advances, each of these individuals is alive and well . . .Cheating Death. In this riveting book, Dr. Sanjay Gupta-neurosurgeon, chief medical correspondent for CNN, and bestselling author-chronicles the almost unbelievable science that has made these seemingly miraculous recoveries possible. A bold new breed of doctors has achieved amazing rescues by refusing to accept that any life is irretrievably lost. Extended cardiac arrest, "brain death," not breathing for over an hour-all these conditions used to be considered inevitably fatal, but they no longer are. Today, revolutionary advances are blurring the traditional line between life and death in fascinating ways. Drawing on real-life stories and using his unprecedented access to the latest medical research, Dr. Gupta dramatically presents exciting accounts of how pioneering physicians and researchers are altering our understanding of how the human body functions when it comes to survival-and why more and more patients who once would have died are now alive. From experiments with therapeutic hypothermia to save comatose stroke or heart attack victims to lifesaving operations in utero to the study of animal hibernation to help wounded soldiers on far-off battlefields, these remarkable case histories transform and enrich all our assumptions about the true nature of death and life.

Think and Grow Rich

Think and Grow Rich
Author: Napoleon Hill
Publsiher: Phoemixx Classics Ebooks
Total Pages: 399
Release: 2021-08-10
ISBN 10: 3985943753
ISBN 13: 9783985943753
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Think and Grow Rich Book Review:

Think and Grow Rich - Napoleon Hill - The most famous of all teachers of success spent "a fortune and the better part of a lifetime of effort" to produce the "Law of Success" philosophy that forms the basis of his books and that is so powerfully summarized and explained for the general public in this book. In Think and Grow Rich, Hill draws on stories of Andrew Carnegie, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, and other millionaires of his generation to illustrate his principles. This book will teach you the secrets that could bring you a fortune. It will show you not only what to do but how to do it. Once you learn and apply the simple, basic techniques revealed here, you will have mastered the secret of true and lasting success. Money and material things are essential for freedom of body and mind, but there are some who will feel that the greatest of all riches can be evaluated only in terms of lasting friendships, loving family relationships, understanding between business associates, and introspective harmony which brings one true peace of mind! All who read, understand, and apply this philosophy will be better prepared to attract and enjoy these spiritual values.

Nurse on Board Planning Your Path to the Boardroom

Nurse on Board  Planning Your Path to the Boardroom
Author: Connie Curran
Publsiher: Sigma Theta Tau
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2015-09-22
ISBN 10: 1938835921
ISBN 13: 9781938835926
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nurse on Board Planning Your Path to the Boardroom Book Review:

The nurse's voice is essential and critical to the governance of healthcare organizations. After all, nurses represent the largest professional group in healthcare, account for the greatest human resources expense, and—most importantly—are closest to patients and their families, physicians, and the community. But why do nurses hold only a small fraction of positions on healthcare boards? It’s time that NURSES get on boards! With years of board leadership to her credit, author Connie Curran expertly provides the tools you need to attain and succeed in your first board role—or advance into ever-greater board responsibilities. Nurse on Board skillfully guides readers by sharing: Best practices, data, and advice from seasoned board leaders Explanations of different types of boards, how they work, and the required skills and experiences How boards recruit new members and how you can best position yourself as a candidate How to develop, nurture, and leverage your personal and professional networks to ensure you are on the radar screen when board roles become available