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  • Being Mortal
    Being Mortal (English, Paperback) Atul Gawande

    In his bestselling books, Atul Gawande, a practicing surgeon, has fearlessly revealed the struggles of his profession. Now he examines its ultimate limitations and failures-in his own practices as well as others'-as life draws to a close. Riveting, honest, and humane, BEING MORTAL shows how the ultimate goal is not a good death but a good life-all the way to the very end.

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  • The Checklist Manifesto
    The Checklist Manifesto (English, Paperback) Atul Gawande

    One of the top ten greatest doctors in the world looks at the lowly checklist, and how this simple idea - which is free to reproduce - will revolutionise the way we approach problems, and help save lives. Today we find ourselves in possession of stupendous know-how, which we willingly place in the hands of the most highly skilled people.

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  • Being Mortal
    Being Mortal (English, Hardback) Atul Gawande

    A prominent surgeon argues against modern medical practices that extend life at the expense of quality of life while isolating the dying, outlining suggestions for freer, more fulfilling approaches to death that enable more dignified and comfortable choices. By the author of The Checklist Manifesto. (social science).

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  • Complications
    Complications (English, Paperback) Atul Gawande

    Giving an account of the life of a surgeon, this book looks at what it is like to cut into people's bodies and the - literally life and death - decisions that have to be made. It includes chronicles of operations that go wrong; of doctors who go to the bad; why autopsies are necessary; and what it feels like to insert your knife into someone.

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  • Better
    Better (English, Paperback) 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. This book discusses the ethical dilemmas of doctors' participation in lethal injections and examines the influence of money on modern medicine.

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  • Being Mortal
    Being Mortal (English, Hardback) Atul Gawande

    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 endingMedicine 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...

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  • The Checklist Manifesto
    The Checklist Manifesto (English, Paperback) Atul Gawande

    A New York Times BestsellerIn latest bestseller, Atul Gawande shows what the simple idea of the checklist reveals about the complexity of our lives and how we can deal with it.The modern world has given us stupendous know-how. Yet avoidable failures continue to plague us in health care, government, the law, the financial industry—in almost every realm of organized activity. And the reason is...

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  • Being Mortal
    Being Mortal (English, CD-Audio) Atul Gawande

    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 endingMedicine 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...

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  • The Checklist Manifesto
    The Checklist Manifesto (English, Hardback) Atul Gawande

    The New York Times bestselling author of Better and Complications reveals the surprising power of the ordinary checklistWe 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...

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  • The Checklist Manifesto
    The Checklist Manifesto (English, CD-Audio) Atul Gawande

    The New York Times bestselling author of Better and Complications reveals the surprising power of the ordinary checklist.

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  • Being Mortal
    Being Mortal (English, Paperback) Atul Gawande

    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 endingMedicine 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...

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  • Being Mortal
    Being Mortal (English, Paperback) Atul Gawande

    A prominent surgeon argues against modern medical practices that extend life at the expense of quality of life while isolating the dying, outlining suggestions for freer, more fulfilling approaches to death that enable more dignified and comfortable choices. By the author of The Checklist Manifesto.

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  • Sterblich sein
    Sterblich sein (German, Hardback) Atul Gawande

    Ein Buch über das Sterben, das das Leben lehrt ...

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  • Better
    Better (English, Paperback) Atul Gawande

    Explores the efforts of physicians to close the gap between best intentions and best performance in the face of insurmountable obstacles, discussing such topics as the ethical considerations of lethal injections, malpractice, and surgical errors.

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  • Checklist-Strategie
    Checklist-Strategie (German, Paperback) Atul Gawande

    So simpel wie genial - wie eine einfache Methode helfen kann, Leben zu retten...

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  • Die Schere im Bauch
    Die Schere im Bauch (German, Paperback) Atul Gawande

    Ärzte sind weder allwissend, noch sind sie perfekt. Dennoch legen wir unser Leben in ihre Hände. Das mag angesichts dieser dramatischen Geschichten aus dem Alltag leichtsinnig erscheinen. In seinem fesselnden Insiderbericht veranschaulicht der amerikanische Chirurg und Journalist Atul Gawande Möglichkeiten und Grenzen der modernen Medizin.

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  • Better
    Better (English, Hardback) Atul Gawande

    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 professionThe 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...

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  • The Best American Science Writing
    The Best American Science Writing (English, Paperback) Atul Gawande

    A rock-and-roll loving surgeon explores the full range of scientific inquiry--from biochemistry, physics, and astronomy, to genetics, evolutionary theory, and cognition. This collection provides a comprehensive overview of the year's most thought-provoking and exciting scientific developments.

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  • Complications
    Complications (English, Hardback) Atul Gawande

    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,...

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  • Complications
    Complications (Paperback) Atul Gawande

    This is an 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.

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