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Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science
by Atul Gawande

Language

English

Pages

292

Publication Date

April 01, 2003

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<p><b>A brilliant and courageous doctor reveals, in gripping accounts of true cases, the power and limits of modern medicine.</b></p><p>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. </p><p>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.</p><p>At once tough-minded and humane, <i>Complications</i> 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.</p><p><i>Complications </i>is a 2002 National Book Award Finalist for Nonfiction.</p>
This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor
by Adam Kay

Language

English

Pages

285

Publication Date

September 07, 2017

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<p><b>‘Painfully funny. The pain and the funniness somehow add up to something entirely good, entirely noble and entirely loveable.' - Stephen Fry</b></p><p><b><i>Sunday Times</i> Humour Book of the Year</b><br /><b>Winner of the Books Are My Bag Non-Fiction Book of the Year</b><br /><b>Winner of Blackwell's Debut Book of the Year</b><br /><b>Winner of iBooks' Book of the Year</b></p><p>Welcome to the life of a junior doctor: 97-hour weeks, life and death decisions, a constant tsunami of bodily fluids, and the hospital parking meter earns more than you.</p><p>Scribbled in secret after endless days, sleepless nights and missed weekends, Adam Kay's <i>This is Going to Hurt</i> provides a no-holds-barred account of his time on the NHS front line. Hilarious, horrifying and heartbreaking, this diary is everything you wanted to know – and more than a few things you didn't – about life on and off the hospital ward.</p><p><b>This edition includes extra diary entries and a new afterword by the author.</b></p>
How Doctors Think
by Jerome Groopman

Language

English

Pages

325

Publication Date

March 12, 2008

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<DIV>On average, a physician will interrupt a patient describing her symptoms within eighteen seconds. In that short time, many doctors decide on the likely diagnosis and best treatment. Often, decisions made this way are correct, but at crucial moments they can also be wrong -- with catastrophic consequences. In this myth-shattering book, Jerome Groopman pinpoints the forces and thought processes behind the decisions doctors make. Groopman explores why doctors err and shows when and how they can -- with our help -- avoid snap judgments, embrace uncertainty, communicate effectively, and deploy other skills that can profoundly impact our health. This book is the first to describe in detail the warning signs of erroneous medical thinking and reveal how new technologies may actually hinder accurate diagnoses. How Doctors Think offers direct, intelligent questions patients can ask their doctors to help them get back on track.<br /><br />Groopman draws on a wealth of research, extensive interviews with some of the country’s best doctors, and his own experiences as a doctor and as a patient. He has learned many of the lessons in this book the hard way, from his own mistakes and from errors his doctors made in treating his own debilitating medical problems.<br /><br />How Doctors Think reveals a profound new view of twenty-first-century medical practice, giving doctors and patients the vital information they need to make better judgments together.</div>
Dr. Pestana's Surgery Notes: Top 180 Vignettes for the Surgical W...
by Carlos Pestana

Language

English

Pages

257

Publication Date

April 04, 2017

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<B>Celebrated by medical students for over a decade, Kaplan's <I>Dr. Pestana's Surgery Notes</I> is the highest-yield surgery review for the the shelf and USMLE Step 2 CK exams.</B><BR><BR>Designed for portable prep, <I>Dr. Pestana's Surgery Notes</I> helps you refresh your knowledge in between cases. You'll get the most concise, up-to-date review that incorporates recent changes in medical guidelines, including HIV status, organ donation, urological emergencies, classification of shock, pelvic fracture, ARDS, and cardiothoracic surgery.<BR><BR><I>The Best Review</I><BR><ul><li>Concise high-yield review of core surgery material</li><li>180 vignettes for self-testing, updated for more challenging and exam-like practice</li><li>10 brief essays providing a surgical perspective on selected tools from the diagnostic and therapeutic armamentarium</li><li>Features regional and institutional differences in surgical practice, and clarifies how the USMLE Step 2 CK and shelf exams will likely address these variations</li></ul><I>Expert Guidance</I><ul><li>Revised and full up-to-date content from distinguished surgery instructor Dr. Carlos Pestana</li><li>For over a decade, <I>Dr. Pestana's Surgery Notes</I> has helped med students excel on the surgery shelf exam and USMLE Step 2 CK</li></ul>
Objective Skills Clinical Examination: Every Day in the Field of ...
by David Cawthorpe

Language

English

Pages

69

Publication Date

April 12, 2018

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"Objective Skills Clinical Examination (OSCE): Every Day in the Field of Practice" represents a novel step toward realizing the apex of the medical education pyramid, described in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). This book presents a practical, economical method for integrating continuous patient-focused assessment form of the OCSE into the field of clinical practice and learning. As such, for those on the cutting edge of medical education curriculum design and assessment, this book represents is a must-read paradigm shift in medical education!
Admission Assessment Exam Review E-Book
by HESI

Language

English

Pages

156

Publication Date

February 04, 2016

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<p>Passing your admission assessment exam is the first step on the journey to becoming a successful health professional — make sure you’re prepared with <b>Admission Assessment Exam Review, 4<SUP>th</SUP> Edition</b>! From the testing experts at HESI, this user-friendly guide walks you through the topics and question types found on admission exams, including: math, reading comprehension, vocabulary, grammar, biology, chemistry, anatomy and physiology, and physics. The guide includes hundreds of sample questions, step-by-step explanations, illustrations, and comprehensive practice exams to help you review the subject areas and hone your test-taking skills. Plus, the pre-test and post-test help identify your specific areas of weakness so you can focus your study time on the subjects you need most. If you want to pass the HESI Admission Assessment Exam or any other admissions assessment exam for health professions that you may encounter, there’s no better resource than HESI’s <i>Admission Assessment Exam Review</i>.</p><ul><li><i><i><b>HESI Hints</b></i></i><b> boxes</b> offer valuable test-taking tips, as well as rationales, suggestions, examples, and reminders for specific topics.</li><li><b>Step-by-step explanations and sample problems in the math section </b>show you how to work through each problem so you understand the steps it takes to complete the equation.</li><li><b>Sample questions in all other sections </b>prepare you for the questions you will face on the A2 Exam.</li><li><b>User-friendly vocabulary chapter </b>covers more of the medical terminology that you will face on the A2 Exam.</li><li><b>Easy to read format with consistent section features </b>includes an introduction, key terms, chapter outline, and a bulleted summary to better help you organize your review time and understand the information.</li><li><b>F</b><b>ull-color layout and illustrations</b> visually reinforce key concepts for better understanding.</li></ul><ul><b><li>NEW! 25-question pre-test </b>at the beginning of the text helps you assess your areas of strength and weakness before using the text. </li><li><b>NEW! 50-question comprehensive post –test</b> is included at the back of the text and covers all of the text’s subject areas. The questions will also include rationales for correct/incorrect answers. </li><li><b>NEW! Evolve companion site </b>with <b>two comprehensive practice exams </b>helps hone your review and preparation for the<b> </b>HESI Admission Assessment Exam.</li><li><b>NEW! Physics review questions</b> have been added to ensure you are thoroughly prepared in this subject area.</li></ul>
The Antidote to Suffering: How Compassionate Connected Care Can I...
by Christina Dempsey

Language

English

Pages

289

Publication Date

November 03, 2017

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<p><b>An indispensable guide to reducing the suffering―of patients and caregivers alike―and to improving healthcare delivery for all</b></p> <p>In our efforts to treat patients, cure illness, and manage institutions, healthcare professionals too often overlook the fundamental purpose everyone in the industry shares: to alleviate suffering.</p> <p>Press Ganey’s Chief Nursing Officer, Christina Dempsey, has worked everywhere in healthcare, from the ward floor to the hospital boardroom. She has also experienced the system as a patient and as a family member of a critically ill patient. In <i>The Antidote to Suffering</i>, this 30-year healthcare veteran and patient-experience thought leader argues that the key to improving healthcare is to reduce the suffering—physical, psychological, and emotional—of patients and caregivers alike through Compassionate Connected CareTM.</p> <p>Drawing on her 360-degree perspective, Dempsey offers a comprehensive, detailed, evidence-based plan that addresses the clinical, operational, cultural, and behavioral dimensions of care that every patient and caregiver experiences, in every setting. When suffering decreases, Dempsey argues, outcomes improve for patients and those who care for them. A virtuous cycle takes hold, leading to increases in morale, loyalty, and productivity and results in a culture that drives quality, safety, and value. It paves the path for creating a new national healthcare culture—one that values compassion, fosters efficiency, and drives innovation</p> <p><i>The Antidote to Suffering</i> is the first book to explore the pervasiveness of suffering in our healthcare system, and to provide the strategies and tools to:</p> <p>* Identify and measure suffering throughout your organization</p> <p>* Create a system in which every clinical response is informed by compassion</p> <p>* Operationalize staff behavior to promote meaning and purpose</p> <p>* Increase productivity by building a culture of collaboration</p> <p>Reducing human suffering isn’t just a moral imperative for healthcare providers. It’s a practical way to improve organizations and fix our broken system—without sacrificing the respect, dignity, and compassion we all deserve.</p> <div><br /> </div>
Case Files Neurology, Third Edition
by , Erin Furr Stimming

Language

English

Pages

513

Publication Date

November 10, 2017

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<p><strong>The innovative case-based way to learn neurology – completely revised for today’s shelf exam</strong></p> <p>Medical students need exposure to cases to pass the USMLE® and shelf exams, and this is exactly what <em>Case Files:</em> <em>Neurology, Third Edition</em> offers. Written by experienced educators, it teaches students how to think through diagnosis and management when confronting neurological clinical problems. Sixty high-yield clinical cases focus on the core competencies for the neurology clerkship. Each case includes extended discussion, definition of key terms, clinical pearls, and USMLE-style review questions. This interactive learning system helps students learn instead of memorize. The Third Edition has been completely revised with new questions, enhanced discussions, and better alignment with the challenging shelf exam to give students an unmatched review and learning tool.</p> <p>• Clinical pearls highlight key points<br /><br />• Reflects the most recent clerkship guidelines and core curriculum<br /><br />• Helps students learn in the context of real patients</p> <p></p>
Case Files Family Medicine, Fourth Edition
by , Joel John Heidelbaugh

Language

English

Pages

704

Publication Date

February 22, 2016

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<p><font>This must-have fourth edition of top-selling <u>Case Files: Family Medicine</u> is reorganized by topic for easier learning during the clerkship, and is updated to reflect the latest guidelines on management of common conditions. 60 high-yield cases feature complete discussions, pearls, and USMLE-style review questions to help you excel in the clerkship and earn honors on the shelf-exam.</font></p> <font><b><p>Features</p> </b></font><ul><li><font><p>Updated to reflect new guidelines for common conditions, including HTN and cholesterol management</p> </font></li> <li><font><p>60 realistic family medicine cases with high-yield discussions aligned with the national family medicine clerkship curriculum</p> </font></li> <li><font><p>USMLE-style review questions and clinical pearls accompany each case</p> </font></li> <li><font><p>Primer on how to approach clinical problems and think like an experienced doctor</p> </font></li> </ul>
Differential Diagnosis of Common Complaints E-Book
by , Robert H. Seller

Language

English

Pages

480

Publication Date

September 06, 2017

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<p>Logically organized around the 36 most common presenting complaints – 80% of what you’re likely to encounter in daily practice – <i>Differential Diagnosis of Common Complaints, 7th Edition</i>, uses a practical, clinically oriented approach to help you master the differential diagnosis of common symptoms. Using a clear, consistent format, it <b>walks you through the problem-solving process </b>that most physicians use to make a diagnosis. This book is the ideal reference for the beginning student and the busy clinician. </p><ul><b><li>Find information quickly</b> thanks to an alphabetical organization by sign/symptom/disorder and a format that mimics the diagnostic decision-making process in clinical practice.</li> <b> <p><li>Develop the clinical reasoning and critical thinking skills</b> that are essential for physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants.</li> </ul><ul><b><li>Stay up to date with evidence-based practice</b> with increased evidence added to each chapter and thorough updating throughout, including the latest clinical and diagnostic studies.</li><b><li>Clearly visualize key points in problem solving</b> with new clinical algorithms and updated figures and images.</li></ul>

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