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Being mortal: medicine and what matters in the end

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Gawande, Atul. Toronto ON: Anchor Canada , 2014. (Book)
Call No.
WB 130 G284 2014
Location
RIH Library
Author
Gawande, Atul
Place
Toronto ON
Publisher
Anchor Canada
Pub Date
2014
Physical Description
282 p.
Format
Book
Subject
Terminal Care
Palliative Care
Quality of Life
Ethics, Medical
Interesting Reads
Abstract
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.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN
9780385677028
Call No.
WB 130 G284 2014
Location
RIH Library
Loan Policy
21 days
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Being mortal: medicine and what matters in the end

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Gawande, Atul. New York NY: Doubleday Canada , 2014. (Book)
Call No.
WB 130 G284 2014
Location
RIH Library
VJH Library
Author
Gawande, Atul
Place
New York NY
Publisher
Doubleday Canada
Pub Date
2014
Physical Description
282 p.
Format
Book
Subject
Terminal Care
Palliative Care
Quality of Life
Ethics, Medical
Interesting Reads
Abstract
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.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN
9780385677004
Call No.
WB 130 G284 2014
Location
RIH Library
VJH Library
Loan Policy
21 days
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Better : a surgeon's notes on performance

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Gawande, Atul. New York NY: Picador , 2007. (Book)
Call No.
W0 21 G284b 2007
Location
RIH Library
Author
Gawande, Atul
Place
New York NY
Publisher
Picador
Pub Date
2007
Physical Description
xii, 273 p.
Format
Book
Subject
Professional Competence
Clinical Medicine
Ethics, Medical
Quality of Health Care
Case Reports
Interesting Reads
ISBN
9780312427658
Call No.
W0 21 G284b 2007
Location
RIH Library
Loan Policy
21 days
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The checklist manifesto: how to get things right

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Gawande, Atul. New York NY: Picador , 2010. (Book)
Call No.
W 84 G284 2010
Location
KGH Library
Author
Gawande, Atul
Place
New York NY
Publisher
Picador
Pub Date
2010
Physical Description
215 p.
Format
Book
Subject
Clinical Competence
Quality Control
Emergency Medicine
Interesting Reads
Notes
Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN
9780805091748
Call No.
W 84 G284 2010
Location
KGH Library
Loan Policy
21 days
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Complications : a surgeon's notes on an imperfect science

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Gawande, Atul. New York NY: Picador , 2002. (Book)
Call No.
WO 21 G284 2002
Location
RIH Library
Author
Gawande, Atul
Place
New York NY
Publisher
Picador
Pub Date
2002
Physical Description
x, 269 p.
Format
Book
Subject
Surgeons
General Surgery
Medical Errors
Personal Narratives
Biography
History
Interesting Reads
Notes
Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN
9780312421700
Call No.
WO 21 G284 2002
Location
RIH Library
Loan Policy
21 days
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