Atul Gawande - Author

About the Author

Atul Gawande is a surgeon, writer and public health researcher. He practices general and endocrine surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. He is also Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School and Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health. He writes regularly for the New Yorker, and is the author of Better (9781861976574), Complications (9781846681325) and The Checklist Manifesto (9781846683145).

Featured books by Atul Gawande

Being Mortal Illness, Medicine and What Matters in the End

Being Mortal Illness, Medicine and What Matters in the End

Author: Atul Gawande Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/07/2015

With his trademark mix of perceptiveness and sensitivity, Atul Gawande outlines a story that crosses the globe, as he examines his experiences as a surgeon and those of his patients and family, and learns to accept the limits of what he can do. Never before has aging been such an important topic. The systems that we have put in place to manage our mortality are manifestly failing; but, as Gawande reveals, it doesn't have to be this way. The ultimate goal, after all, is not a good death, but a good life - all the way to the very end. Published in partnership with the Wellcome Collection, a free visitor destination that explores the connections between medicine, life and art.

Other books by Atul Gawande

Being Mortal

Being Mortal

Author: Atul Gawande Format: eBook Release Date: 16/12/2015

Is it time the medical profession rethought its approach to the old and terminally ill? In what way? Should doctors be trained to prepare people to die rather than simply be kept alive as long as possible? In Being Mortal, Atul Gawande addresses these questions and argues that an acceptance of mortality must lie at the heart of the way we treat the dying. Questioning, profound and deeply moving, Being Mortal is a must-read.

Sa vorbim despre moarte. Despre boala, medicina si ce conteaza cu adevarat la sfarsitul vietii

Sa vorbim despre moarte. Despre boala, medicina si ce conteaza cu adevarat la sfarsitul vietii

Author: Atul Gawande Format: eBook Release Date: 12/11/2015

Nr . 1 bestseller New York Times * Carte tradusa in 30 de limbiCe nseamnA sA mori cu demnitate? Medicina modernA poate cA gA seE te moduri din ce n ce mai eficiente de a lupta cu bA trneE ea E i cu moartea, dar, n cele din urmA , cu toE ii suntem muritori. ntrebarea pe care o pune autorul este ce poate face medicina pentru a mbunA tA E i nu doar viaE a, ci E i sfrE itul acesteia. Pentru cA , prea adesea, oamenii E i trA iesc bA trneE ea n scaune cu rotile, n aziluri n care sunt trataE i ca niE te copii, sau mor din cauza unor boli grave, chinuiE i de medici care nu vor sA recunoascA faptul cA au fost nvinE i E i care insistA sA ncerce pe pacient cele mai revoluE ionare tratamente, n ciuda suferinE elor inimaginabile prin care acesta trebuie sA treacA inutil. Atul Gawande argumenteazA cA ultimele sA ptA mni sau luni din viaE a unui om pot fi trA ite cu demnitate, alA turi de cei dragi E i n mediul care l-a fA cut fericit. Pentru cA , de fapt, scopul principal nu ar trebui sA fi e o moarte bunA , ci o viaE A bunA - pnA la sfrE itul ei.O carte nE eleaptA E i curajoasA , ce pune probleme la care nimeni dintre noi nu vrea sA se gndeascA ."e; - The Sunday TimesDr. Gawande aratA cum pacienE ii n faza terminalA a bolii lor pot pA stra aspecte importante ce E in de calitatea vieE ii."e; - Wall Street JournalLa prima vedere, australianul Terence Tao pare un om normal. Are 36 de ani E i predA matematica la University of California, Los Angeles. Dar nu este nici pe departe o persoanA obiE nuitA . Conform Institutului Davidson din SUA, el are un IQ de 230, cel mai mare nregistrat vreodatA . Cu alte cuvinte, Terence este cel mai deE tept om din lume.Coeficientul mediu de inteligenE A se situeazA n jurul valorii de 100. Dincolo de 100 ncepe E ara oamenilor deE tepE i, oameni care nu numai cA E tiu mai multe, dar VOR SA AFLE mai multe. Oameni care E i pun NTREBA RI despre lumea din care fac parte - despre IUBIRE E i SEX, despre PRIETENIE E i NEVOIA DE CEILALEsI, despre ISTORIE, E TIINEsA E i SOCIETATE, despre CINE SUNTEM E i ce ne face cu adevA rat OAMENI - liberi, plini de umor, lipsiE i de prejudecA E i.Tuturor celor chinuiE i de astfel de ntrebA ri le oferim colecE ia IQ230. Psihologia, filosofia E i sociologia vorbesc pe nE elesul tuturor, aE teptnd un singur lucru: sA punem ntrebA rile...

Sterblich sein

Sterblich sein

Author: Atul Gawande Format: eBook Release Date: 24/09/2015

Ein Buch uber das Sterben, das das Leben lehrtDie Medizin scheint uber Krankheit und Tod zu triumphieren, doch sterben wir so trostlos wie nie zuvor. Der Bestsellerautor und renommierte Arzt Atul Gawande schreibt in seinem beeindruckenden Buch uber das, was am Ende unseres Lebens wirklich zahlt. Ungewohnlich offen spricht er daruber, was es bedeutet, alt zu werden, wie man mit Gebrechen und Krankheiten umgehen kann und was wir an unserem System andern mussen, um unser Leben wurdevoll zu Ende zu bringen. Ein mutiges und weises Buch eines groartigen Autors, voller Geschichten und eigener Erfahrungen, das uns hilft, die Geschichte unseres Lebens gut zu Ende zu erzahlen."e;Dieses Buch ist nicht nur weise und sehr bewegend, sondern gerade in unserer Zeit unbedingt notwendig und sehr aufschlussreich."e;Oliver Sacks"e;Die medizinische Betreuung ist mehr auf Heilung ausgelegt als auf das Sterben. Dies ist Atuls Gawandes starkstes und bewegendstes Buch."e;Malcolm Gladwell

Being Mortal Illness, Medicine and What Matters in the End

Being Mortal Illness, Medicine and What Matters in the End

Author: Atul Gawande Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/07/2015

With his trademark mix of perceptiveness and sensitivity, Atul Gawande outlines a story that crosses the globe, as he examines his experiences as a surgeon and those of his patients and family, and learns to accept the limits of what he can do. Never before has aging been such an important topic. The systems that we have put in place to manage our mortality are manifestly failing; but, as Gawande reveals, it doesn't have to be this way. The ultimate goal, after all, is not a good death, but a good life - all the way to the very end. Published in partnership with the Wellcome Collection, a free visitor destination that explores the connections between medicine, life and art.

Being Mortal

Being Mortal

Author: Atul Gawande Format: eBook Release Date: 07/10/2014

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.

The Checklist Manifesto How To Get Things Right

The Checklist Manifesto How To Get Things Right

Author: Atul Gawande Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2011

Today we find ourselves in possession of stupendous know-how, which we willingly place in the hands of the most highly skilled people. But avoidable failures are common, and the reason is simple: the volume and complexity of our knowledge has exceeded our ability to consistently deliver it - correctly, safely or efficiently. In this groundbreaking book, Atul Gawande makes a compelling argument for the checklist, which he believes to be the most promising method available in surmounting failure. Whether you're following a recipe, investing millions of dollars in a company or building a skyscraper, the checklist is an essential tool in virtually every area of our lives, and Gawande explains how breaking down complex, high pressure tasks into small steps can radically improve everything from airline safety to heart surgery survival rates. Fascinating and enlightening, The Checklist Manifesto shows how the simplest of ideas could transform how we operate in almost any field.

Checklist Manifesto

Checklist Manifesto

Author: Atul Gawande Format: eBook Release Date: 22/12/2009

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 technologiesAineither 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 hospi-tal 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 homeland security 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.

Better A Surgeon's Notes on Performance

Better A Surgeon's Notes on Performance

Author: Atul Gawande Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/03/2008

The struggle to perform well is universal, but nowhere is this drive to do better more important than in medicine. 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. His vivid stories take us to battlefield surgical tents in Iraq, 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. Finally, he gives a brutally honest insight into life as a practising surgeon. Unflinching but compassionate, Gawande's investigation into medical professionals and their progression from good to great provides a detailed blueprint for success that can be used by everyone.

Complications A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science

Complications A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science

Author: Atul Gawande Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/11/2007

This is a stunningly well-written account of the life of a surgeon: what it is like to cut into people's bodies and the terrifying - literally life and death - decisions that have to be made.There are accounts of operations that go wrong; of doctors who go to the bad; why autopsies are necessary; what it feels like to insert your knife into someone.

Better

Better

Author: Atul Gawande Format: eBook Release Date: 03/04/2007

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 take us to battlefield surgical tents in Iraq, to delivery rooms in Boston, to a polio outbreak in India, and to malpractice courtrooms around the country. He examines the ethical dilemmas of doctors' participation in lethal injections, the influence of money on modern medicine, and the astoundingly contentious history of hand-washing. Offering a searingly honest first-hand account of work in a field where mistakes are both unavoidable and unthinkable, Better provides rare insight into the elements of success that illuminates every area of human endeavor.

Complications

Complications

Author: Atul Gawande Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2003

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 audio 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.

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