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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
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Her best-kept secret: why women drink-- and how they can regain control

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Glaser, Gabrielle. New York NY: Simon & Schuster , 2014. (Book)
Call No.
WM 274 G548 2014
Location
KGH Library
Author
Glaser, Gabrielle
Place
New York NY
Publisher
Simon & Schuster
Pub Date
2014
Physical Description
246 p. : ill. ; pbk.
Format
Book
Subject
Alcoholism
Women's Health
Interesting Reads
Abstract
Looks at the cultural factors contributing to a rise in alcoholism among today's women and compares today's practices to those of earlier generations while noting the current ineffectiveness of AA and other mainstream treatments.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
9781439184394
Call No.
WM 274 G548 2014
Location
KGH Library
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The presence process: a journey into present moment awareness

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Brown, Michael. [Vancouver BC]: Namaste , [2014]. 3rd ed. (Book)
Call No.
WM 427 B879 2014
Location
KGH Library
Author
Brown, Michael
Edition
3rd ed.
Place
[Vancouver BC]
Publisher
Namaste
Pub Date
[2014]
Physical Description
xxxiv, 303 p.
Format
Book
Subject
Spirituality
Spiritualism
Awareness
Interesting Reads
ISBN
139788184952049
Call No.
WM 427 B879 2014
Location
KGH Library
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How: why how we do anything means everything

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Seidman, Dov. Hoboken NJ: John Wiley & Sons , 2011. Exp. ed. (Book)
Call No.
HF 5386 S458 2011
Location
PRH Library
Author
Seidman, Dov
Edition
Exp. ed.
Place
Hoboken NJ
Publisher
John Wiley & Sons
Pub Date
2011
Physical Description
xxxvii, 344 p. : ill.
Format
Book
Subject
Ethics, Business
Organizational effectiveness
Organizational Culture
Leadership
Interesting Reads
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
9781118106372
Call No.
HF 5386 S458 2011
Location
PRH Library
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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
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The emperor's new drugs: exploding the antidepressant myth

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Kirsch, Irving. New York NY: Basic Books , 2010. (Book)
Call No.
QV 77.5 K61 2010
Location
KGH Library
Author
Kirsch, Irving
Place
New York NY
Publisher
Basic Books
Pub Date
2010
Physical Description
xiv. 226 p.
Format
Book
Subject
Antidepressive Agents
Psychotropic Drugs
Interesting Reads
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
9780465022007
Call No.
QV 77.5 K61 2010
Location
KGH Library
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The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks

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Skloot, Rebecca. New York NY: Crown , 2010. 1st ed. (Book)
Call No.
WB 60 S5564 2010
Location
KGH Library
VJH Library
Author
Skloot, Rebecca
Edition
1st ed.
Place
New York NY
Publisher
Crown
Pub Date
2010
Physical Description
x, 369 p. : ill. ; pbk.
Format
Book
Subject
Confidentiality
Ethics
HeLa Cells
Human Experimentation
Tissue Donors
Tissue and Organ Procurement
Interesting Reads
Abstract
Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer, yet her cells--taken without her knowledge--became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first "immortal" human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than sixty years. HeLa cells were vital for developing the polio vaccine; uncovered secrets of cancer and viruses; helped lead to in vitro fertilization, cloning, and gene mapping; and have been bought and sold by the billions. Yet Henrietta Lacks is buried in an unmarked grave. Her family did not learn of her "immortality" until more than twenty years after her death, when scientists began using her husband and children in research without informed consent. The story of the Lacks family is inextricably connected to the dark history of experimentation on African Americans, the birth of bioethics, and the legal battles over whether we control the stuff we are made of--From publisher description.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
97814000521189
Call No.
WB 60 S5564 2010
Location
KGH Library
VJH Library
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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
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Animals in translation: using the mysteries of autism to decode animal behavior

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Grandin, Temple, Johnson, Catherine. Orlando FL: Harcourt , 2005. (Book)
Call No.
QL 751 G753 2005
Location
KGH Library
Author
Grandin, Temple
Johnson, Catherine
Place
Orlando FL
Publisher
Harcourt
Pub Date
2005
Physical Description
538 p. ; pbk.
Format
Book
Subject
Behavior, Animal
Autistic Disorder
Interesting Reads
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
9780156031448
Call No.
QL 751 G753 2005
Location
KGH Library
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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
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Shem, Samuel. New York NY: Penguin , 1978. (Book)
Call No.
W 18 S539 1978
Location
KGH Library
Author
Shem, Samuel
Place
New York NY
Publisher
Penguin
Pub Date
1978
Physical Description
380 p. ; pbk.
Format
Book
Subject
Hospitals, Teaching
Internship and Residency
Education, Medical
Fictional Works
Interesting Reads
Notes
"With an introduction by John Updike" -- Cover.
"And a new afterword by the author" -- Cover.
ISBN
9780425238097
Call No.
W 18 S539 1978
Location
KGH Library
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