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Do No Harm

By Henry Marsh
  • ISBN Code: : 1466872802
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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A New York Times Bestseller Shortlisted for both the Guardian First Book Prize and the Costa Book Award Longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction A Finalist for the Pol Roger Duff Cooper Prize A Finalist for the Wellcome Book Prize A Financial Times Best Book of the Year An Economist Best Book of the Year A Washington Post Notable Book of the Year What is it like to be a brain surgeon? How does it feel to hold someone's life in your hands, to cut into the stuff that creates thought, feeling, and reason? How do you live with the consequences of performing a potentially lifesaving operation when it all goes wrong? In neurosurgery, more than in any other branch of medicine, the doctor's oath to "do no harm" holds a bitter irony. Operations on the brain carry grave risks. Every day, leading neurosurgeon Henry Marsh must make agonizing decisions, often in the face of great urgency and uncertainty. If you believe that brain surgery is a precise and exquisite craft, practiced by calm and detached doctors, this gripping, brutally honest account will make you think again. With astonishing compassion and candor, Marsh reveals the fierce joy of operating, the profoundly moving triumphs, the harrowing disasters, the haunting regrets, and the moments of black humor that characterize a brain surgeon's life. Do No Harm provides unforgettable insight into the countless human dramas that take place in a busy modern hospital. Above all, it is a lesson in the need for hope when faced with life's most difficult decisions.

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  • Total of Pages : 320
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101554045
  • Total of Pages : 272
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As an active surgeon and former department chairman, Dr. Paul A. Ruggieri has seen the good, the bad, and the ugly of his profession. In Confessions of a Surgeon, he pushes open the doors of the O.R. and reveals the inscrutable place where lives are improved, saved, and sometimes lost. He shares the successes, failures, remarkable advances, and camaraderie that make it exciting. He uncovers the truth about the abusive, exhaustive training and the arduous devotion of his old-school education. He explores the twenty-four-hour challenges that come from patients and their loved ones; the ethics of saving the lives of repugnant criminals; the hot-button issues of healthcare, lawsuits, and reimbursements; and the true cost of running a private practice. And he explains the influence of the "white coat code of silence" and why patients may never know what really transpires during surgery. Ultimately, Dr. Ruggieri lays bare an occupation that to most is as mysterious and unfamiliar as it is misunderstood. His account is passionate, illuminating, and often shocking-an eye-opening, never- before-seen look at real life, and death, in the O.R.

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By Stephen Westaby
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  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Book Code : 0465094848
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Medical
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In gripping prose, one of the world's leading cardiac surgeons lays bare both the wonder and the horror of a life spent a heartbeat away from death When Stephen Westaby witnessed a patient die on the table during open-heart surgery for the first time, he was struck by the quiet, determined way the surgeons walked away. As he soon understood, this detachment is a crucial survival strategy in a profession where death is only a heartbeat away. In Open Heart, Westaby reflects on over 11,000 surgeries, showing us why the procedures have never become routine and will never be. With astonishing compassion, he recounts harrowing and sometimes hopeful stories from his operating room: we meet a pulseless man who lives with an electric heart pump, an expecting mother who refuses surgery unless the doctors let her pregnancy reach full term, and a baby who gets a heart transplant-only to die once it's in place. For readers of Atul Gawande's Being Mortal and of Henry Marsh's Do No Harm, Open Heart offers a soul-baring account of a life spent in constant confrontation with death.

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By Maya Dusenbery
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0062470817
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Health & Fitness
  • Members : 490
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Editor of the award-winning site Feministing.com, Maya Dusenbery brings together scientific and sociological research, interviews with doctors and researchers, and personal stories from women across the country to provide the first comprehensive, accessible look at how sexism in medicine harms women today. In Doing Harm, Dusenbery explores the deep, systemic problems that underlie women’s experiences of feeling dismissed by the medical system. Women have been discharged from the emergency room mid-heart attack with a prescription for anti-anxiety meds, while others with autoimmune diseases have been labeled “chronic complainers” for years before being properly diagnosed. Women with endometriosis have been told they are just overreacting to “normal” menstrual cramps, while still others have “contested” illnesses like chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia that, dogged by psychosomatic suspicions, have yet to be fully accepted as “real” diseases by the whole of the profession. An eye-opening read for patients and health care providers alike, Doing Harm shows how women suffer because the medical community knows relatively less about their diseases and bodies and too often doesn’t trust their reports of their symptoms. The research community has neglected conditions that disproportionately affect women and paid little attention to biological differences between the sexes in everything from drug metabolism to the disease factors—even the symptoms of a heart attack. Meanwhile, a long history of viewing women as especially prone to “hysteria” reverberates to the present day, leaving women battling against a stereotype that they’re hypochondriacs whose ailments are likely to be “all in their heads.” Offering a clear-eyed explanation of the root causes of this insidious and entrenched bias and laying out its sometimes catastrophic consequences, Doing Harm is a rallying wake-up call that will change the way we look at health care for women.

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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1982142626
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 362
  • Pdf File: do-no-harm.pdf

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Named a Best Book of 2021 by Real Simple ​ From the USA TODAY bestselling author of Behind Every Lie and The Night Olivia Fell comes an unforgettable and heart-wrenching novel about the lengths one woman will go to save her son. Emma loves her life. She’s the mother of a precocious kindergartener, married to her soulmate—a loyal and loving police detective—and has a rewarding career as a doctor at the local hospital. But everything comes crashing down when her son, Josh, is diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. Determined to save him, Emma makes the risky decision to sell opioids to fund the life-saving treatment he needs. But when somebody ends up dead, a lethal game of cat and mouse ensues, her own husband leading the chase. With her son’s life hanging in the balance, Emma is dragged into the dark world of drugs, lies, and murder. Will the truth catch up to her before she can save Josh? A timely and moving exploration of a town gripped by the opioid epidemic, and featuring Christina McDonald’s signature “complex, emotionally intense” (Publishers Weekly) prose, Do No Harm examines whether the ends ever justify the means...even for a desperate mother.

When the Air Hits Your Brain: Tales from Neurosurgery

By Frank Vertosick
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  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Book Code : 0393344029
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 486
  • Pdf File: when-the-air-hits-your-brain.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The story of one man's evolution from naive and ambitious young intern to world-class neurosurgeon. With poignant insight and humor, Frank Vertosick Jr., MD, describes some of the greatest challenges of his career, including a six-week-old infant with a tumor in her brain, a young man struck down in his prime by paraplegia, and a minister with a .22-caliber bullet lodged in his skull. Told through intimate portraits of Vertosick’s patients and unsparing yet fascinatingly detailed descriptions of surgical procedures, When the Air Hits Your Brain—the culmination of decades spent struggling to learn an unforgiving craft—illuminates both the mysteries of the mind and the realities of the operating room.

Do No Harm

By Cliff Bacchus, M.D.
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  • Publisher : Abbott Press
  • Book Code : 9781458200952
  • Total of Pages : 228
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 120
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Dr. Al Chandler’s medical practice is growing by leaps and bounds, but his reputation as an advocate of healthcare reform is growing even faster. Not only is he well-informed and respected, but Chandler oozes charisma, charm, and success—so much so that the newly elected president, Abraham King, taps him to be part of the administration. He believes his life couldn’t be much better—until he meets the mysterious and attractive Pandora Coltman. Pandora can offer him a completely different life. She recruits Chandler to be an emergency room doctor on Atlantic Isle, a tropical paradise in the Bahamas. Chandler can’t refuse her. His sense of adventure draws him to the island, as does his attraction to Pandora. Upon his arrival, however, Chandler comes to realize Atlantic Isle houses many unexpected, dangerous secrets, including some kept by Pandora herself. Soon, Pandora turns up dead, and Chandler has to wonder if he might be the killer’s next target. He doesn’t trust his new boss, Obi Falconer, who runs the Bahamas medical center. Falconer will do anything for power and money—maybe even murder. Chandler wants to avenge Pandora’s death and bring health reform to Atlantic Isle ... but someone might kill him first.

Contemporary Bioethics

By Mohammed Ali Al-Bar,Hassan Chamsi-Pasha
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3319184288
  • Total of Pages : 267
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 119
  • Pdf File: contemporary-bioethics.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book discusses the common principles of morality and ethics derived from divinely endowed intuitive reason through the creation of al-fitr' a (nature) and human intellect (al-‘aql). Biomedical topics are presented and ethical issues related to topics such as genetic testing, assisted reproduction and organ transplantation are discussed. Whereas these natural sources are God’s special gifts to human beings, God’s revelation as given to the prophets is the supernatural source of divine guidance through which human communities have been guided at all times through history. The second part of the book concentrates on the objectives of Islamic religious practice – the maqa' sid – which include: Preservation of Faith, Preservation of Life, Preservation of Mind (intellect and reason), Preservation of Progeny (al-nasl) and Preservation of Property. Lastly, the third part of the book discusses selected topical issues, including abortion, assisted reproduction devices, genetics, organ transplantation, brain death and end-of-life aspects. For each topic, the current medical evidence is followed by a detailed discussion of the ethical issues involved.

Do No Harm

By Matthew Webster
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 111979403X
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Members : 418
  • Pdf File: do-no-harm.pdf

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Discover the security risks that accompany the widespread adoption of new medical devices and how to mitigate them In Do No Harm: Protecting Connected Medical Devices, Healthcare, and Data from Hackers and Adversarial Nation States, cybersecurity expert Matthew Webster delivers an insightful synthesis of the health benefits of the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT), the evolution of security risks that have accompanied the growth of those devices, and practical steps we can take to protect ourselves, our data, and our hospitals from harm. You’ll learn how the high barriers to entry for innovation in the field of healthcare are impeding necessary change and how innovation accessibility must be balanced against regulatory compliance and privacy to ensure safety. In this important book, the author describes: The increasing expansion of medical devices and the dark side of the high demand for medical devices The medical device regulatory landscape and the dilemmas hospitals find themselves in with respect medical devices Practical steps that individuals and businesses can take to encourage the adoption of safe and helpful medical devices or mitigate the risk of having insecure medical devices How to help individuals determine the difference between protected health information and the information from health devices--and protecting your data How to protect your health information from cell phones and applications that may push the boundaries of personal privacy Why cybercriminals can act with relative impunity against hospitals and other organizations Perfect for healthcare professionals, system administrators, and medical device researchers and developers, Do No Harm is an indispensable resource for anyone interested in the intersection of patient privacy, cybersecurity, and the world of Internet of Medical Things.

Do No Harm by Henry Marsh | Summary & Analysis

By Instaread
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  • Publisher : Instaread Summaries
  • Book Code : N.a
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  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 569
  • Pdf File: do-no-harm.pdf

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Do No Harm by Henry Marsh | Summary & Analysis Preview: Do No Harm is neurosurgeon Henry Marsh’s memoir, with a particular focus on his mistakes and regrets. Marsh admits that he grew up privileged. He began his college career studying English, but quit school due to an unrequited love. He took a job working in a mining town hospital, an experience that inspired him to become a surgeon. He returned to Oxford to finish his degree and then attended the Royal Free Medical School in London, the only medical school at the time that did not require him to have any scientific qualifications. As a medical student, Marsh worked as a nursing assistant on the psycho-geriatric ward of a long term psychiatric hospital. There he saw many patients who had been given lobectomies at the hospital where he would later train. Lobectomies were an accepted method of treating severe mental disorders, but would often leave the patient worse off than they were before… PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary & Analysis of Do No Harm • Summary of book • Introduction to the Important People in the book • Analysis of the Themes and Author’s Style

First, Do No Harm

By Larry Karp
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  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1615951059
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 836
  • Pdf File: first-do-no-harm.pdf

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The past comes rearing up to bite the next generation when a son digs too deep into his family's past.... Martin Firestone can't figure why his father, the eccentric painter Leo Firestone, is throwing a fit. All Martin did was tell his dad he'd been accepted to medical school. Then, Leo tells Martin a story about his own father, Dr. Samuel Firestone, an extraordinarily gifted doctor and a living legend in the small city of Hobart, NJ, but a man with a serious character flaw. During the summer of 1943, while Leo worked as Samuel's extern, he witnessed some highly questionable behavior. Illegal abortions, supplying heroin to an addict, black-market pharmaceuticals, babies sold to adoptive parents - all in a day's work for Samuel Firestone, M.D. When Leo decided his father was covering up a murder, he and his girlfriend, stage-struck Harmony, followed a trail of clues into the Fleischmann Scrapyard. There, they ran afoul of old Oscar Fleischmann, Samuel's longtime nemesis. By the time Leo realized he and Harmony were in far over their sixteen-year-old heads, it was too late to call off the investigation. But there are loose threads in Leo's story. Martin picks them up, and sixty years after the fact, goes snooping in Hobart. And like his father, he comes away with a whole lot more junk than he'd bargained for.

Body Language

By Constance Studer
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  • Publisher : Purdue University Press
  • Book Code : 9781557535160
  • Total of Pages : 122
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 790
  • Pdf File: body-language.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Body Language is a testament to survival, to the healing power of nature. Connie built a home by the shores of Grand Lake, the lake the Indians called "Spirit Lake." Watching the river fill up the lake year after year renewed her faith in the sense of continuity and progression. Grand Lake, with its bird calls and bombastic waves, was a magic marriage between the visible and invisible, a landscape that refreshed the eye, cleansed the heart, recharged the spirit. Sometimes the body sings hymns, sometimes the blues but always the body hums along. Healing is a process, a journey toward balance, connectedness, meaning, wholeness, rather than an outcome.

Do No Harm

By Dr. Paul Vincent Moschetta
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  • Publisher : Post Hill Press
  • Book Code : 1682614239
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 427
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First, high school senior Andy Koops barely reacts to his father's suicide. Then, in college, a manic episode lands him in a state mental hospital. After three years, he’s still hospitalized, and worse, he’s trapped on a locked back ward by a sadistic psychiatrist, Dr. Enzo Gambelli. Drugged, depressed, and demoralized, Andy is on the verge of becoming a chronic mental patient when he’s befriended by a maverick social worker who challenges him to choose: does he want to stay a patient or go home. Andy chooses home and battles Gambelli for his release—but he has no idea of the evil he is about to encounter.

Contraindications in Physical Rehabilitation - E-Book

By Mitchell Batavia
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Book Code : 1416065253
  • Total of Pages : 960
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 668
  • Pdf File: contraindications-in-physical-rehabilitation-e-book.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This essential handbook provides clinicians with a summary of contraindications and precautions to review before treating patients seeking physical rehabilitation. This detailed resource discusses all of the contraindications in one convenient source and includes the full range of interventions, ranging from physical agents to supportive devices to therapeutic exercises. Organized by ICD categories and referenced from multiple sources, with strong coverage of adverse events, this handbook helps to ensure safe practice. Provides crucial, easily accessible information to refresh therapists on contraindications that may not fall within their routine area of treatment. Covers the full range of interventions in detail, including the purpose of the intervention, mechanism, contraindications and precautions, rationale, and references. Helps ensure that practitioners do no harm, providing safer client care and addressing clients with pre-existing conditions. Uses terminology from The Guide to Physical Therapist Practice, reinforcing the use of up-to-date language. Presents quality information from a highly renowned author, with evidence-based information throughout.

First Do No Harm

By Terrence Sullivan,Patricia M. Baranek
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  • Publisher : UBC Press
  • Book Code : 0774844167
  • Total of Pages : 120
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 427
  • Pdf File: first-do-no-harm.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Is there a crisis in Canadian health care? While the establishment of the Canadian health care system is widely considered a triumph of citizenship, after four decades the national program is in a fragile state marked by declining public confidence. In First Do No Harm, Sullivan and Baranek provide a concise introduction to the fundamentals of health care in Canada and examine various ideas for reforming the system sensibly. Arguing that administrators and policymakers should follow Hippocrates' dictum "first do no harm" when evaluating and reforming the Canadian health care system, the authors discuss health care financing, popular Canadian health care myths, waiting lists and emergency room overcrowding, and home- and community-based health care. This book is an invaluable invitation to Canadians to think carefully and creatively about the present and future of our health care system.

First Do No Harm

By Sam Peebles
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  • Publisher : Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1645159477
  • Total of Pages : 78
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 115
  • Pdf File: first-do-no-harm.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Dr. Sam Peebles was born in Nashville, Arkansas and reared in the rural community of Saratoga, Arkansas. He graduated from Harding College in Searcy, Arkansas. He graduated from the University of Arkansas School of Medicine in 1974. Dr. Peebles has been practicing medicine in Nashville, Arkansas since 1975. He was in Family Practice for the first eighteen years then became a full-time emergency physician. He has been married to his wife Suzanne since 1970. They had three children Amy, now deceased, Damon, and Samuel Jr. They have four grandchildren. They are members of the Blue Bayou Church of Christ which is located about five miles outside of Nashville. Dr. Peebles teaches a Bible class and leads singing.