Atul Gawande

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  • Analysis Of The Checklist Manifesto By Atul Gawande

    The book The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande is the story of how Gawande, a surgeon and Harvard professor, implemented the usage of a safe surgery checklist through the World Health Organization. In the book, he describes what inspired him to start the journey to safer and more efficient surgeries, and along the way shows how applicable the ideas behind a checklist are into our daily lives. A deeper look into his methods reveals the core of leadership. Somehow, Gawande got hospitals all across America and in multiple other countries to use his checklist. This incredible success is due partially to the effectiveness of a checklist, but also to his philosophy of leadership. The Checklist Manifesto begins with Gawande reflecting on the unexpected…

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  • Analysis Of Mop Up By Atul Gawande

    Atul Gawande’s Better: A Surgeon’s Notes on Performance tells the reader about Gawande’s experience while a doctor. Atul Gawande is a general surgeon at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Both, a staff writer for The New Yorker, and an associate professor at Harvard Medical school and the Harvard School of Public Health. Gawande is most clearly an accomplished person, but being this accomplished is enough for him. He wants to be better, he desires to make improvements to his life to benefit…

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  • Atul Gawande: Scrutinizing Team Work

    While these lists stress the necessity of taking extreme precaution and serve as a guide during emergencies, they all point out the dire need for proper collaboration. In fact, within Gawande’s checklist, he employs the measure of thoroughly introducing each person involved in surgeries to improve teamwork between all members of his staff. Not only does this induce a sense of familiarity and camaraderie between the employees, it aids specific members of the team in overcoming their differences…

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  • Summary Of Atul Gawande's Being Mortal

    In discussions of Atul Gawande’s book Being Mortal, one controversial issue has been about the inescapable realities of death and becoming old. On the one hand, Gawande believes that when a person becomes old or near death, the surgeries and spending money on medicines ‘to keep them alive’ are not the best solution and it can complicate ones situation. The best way is to have the support of your loved ones to help get through tough times after surgeries or becoming old. On the other hand,…

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  • David Wallace Foster Writing Style

    An author 's voice, style, tone, and intent is the way an author expresses their writing that is personalized and distinguishable only to them. It can not be replicated or copied by any one but the author themselves. The style is what is used to fit a specific context and or purpose. The voice helps the author express their style by adding personality. The tone is an author 's attitude to the topic. The intent is the main message the author is trying to get across to the reader. Authors that…

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  • Being Mortal By Thomas Jennings: Documentary Analysis

    There is no set time as to when to tell a patient they have a certain amount of weeks, months, or years left; therefore, it is a constant struggle for doctors to admit that there is nothing left for them to do and that the patient is going to die. The research that Dr. Gawande conducts to become better at conveying the news of death to his patients can assist him and other doctors in their struggle. There is always a chance that a patient could be the one, the breakthrough. This makes it even…

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  • Implications By Atul Gawande Summary

    Mistakes are inevitable but it is what is done with those mistakes that determines whether or not one is a good doctor. Practicing is what doctors do in order to learn, one cannot learn if they are not practicing. When one practices they will make mistakes in order to become a better doctor. In the book Complications by Atul Gawande, Gawande gives his personal accounts of his seven year residency and the anecdotes from other doctor's careers to support the sundry of arguments he makes, the most…

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  • Atul Gawande The Score Analysis

    The article, The Score by Atul Gawande, illustrated the history of pregnancy deliveries with the article profiling Elizabeth Rourke and her journey of giving birth to her daughter. The Score is an article where I acquired knowledge from a topic that I knew very little about. For example, the process of how women are in labor and how long they must wait until they are “in labor.” In addition, how long they must wait until their contractions are in a certain pace, “the nurse asked if the…

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  • The Independent Self By Atul Gawande Analysis

    This book written by Atul Gawande is a journey through the process of death. The author uses interesting stories to illustrate his points in every /chapter. He takes us through the process of aging, and eventually dying, in a graceful and peaceful way, pointing out several problems in the way that end of life care is done as well as the way we as a society treat our elderly, providing historical and current evidence to support his points. He even draws in a personal connection by discussing the…

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  • Analysis Of The Bell Curve By Atul Gawande

    The Bell Curve is a well written essay by Dr. Atul Gawande in relation to patients and their diseases, the treatment they do or don’t receive, and what happens when they find out about how good their doctors really are. The Cincinnati Children’s Hospital thought they were doing everything they could to treat patients with cystic fibrosis, by following regular practices for that particular disease. Everyone received the same treatment, medication, therapy twice a day etc. but data showed that…

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