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Tender is the Scalpel s Edge

Tender is the Scalpel   s Edge Author Gautam Das
ISBN-10 9781788038423
Release 2017-01-28
Pages 200
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Glimpses from the journal of an NHS consultant surgeon.



Admissions

Admissions Author Henry Marsh
ISBN-10 9781250127273
Release 2017-10-03
Pages 288
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The 2017 National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) Finalist, International Bestseller, and a Kirkus Best Nonfiction Book of 2017! “Marsh has retired, which means he’s taking a thorough inventory of his life. His reflections and recollections make Admissions an even more introspective memoir than his first, if such a thing is possible.” —The New York Times "Consistently entertaining...Honesty is abundantly apparent here--a quality as rare and commendable in elite surgeons as one suspects it is in memoirists." —The Guardian "Disarmingly frank storytelling...his reflections on death and dying equal those in Atul Gawande's excellent Being Mortal." —The Economist Henry Marsh has spent a lifetime operating on the surgical frontline. There have been exhilarating highs and devastating lows, but his love for the practice of neurosurgery has never wavered. Following the publication of his celebrated New York Times bestseller Do No Harm, Marsh retired from his full-time job in England to work pro bono in Ukraine and Nepal. In Admissions he describes the difficulties of working in these troubled, impoverished countries and the further insights it has given him into the practice of medicine. Marsh also faces up to the burden of responsibility that can come with trying to reduce human suffering. Unearthing memories of his early days as a medical student, and the experiences that shaped him as a young surgeon, he explores the difficulties of a profession that deals in probabilities rather than certainties, and where the overwhelming urge to prolong life can come at a tragic cost for patients and those who love them. Reflecting on what forty years of handling the human brain has taught him, Marsh finds a different purpose in life as he approaches the end of his professional career and a fresh understanding of what matters to us all in the end.



Complications

Complications Author Atul Gawande
ISBN-10 9781847651242
Release 2010-07-09
Pages 389
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The international bestseller from the author of Being Mortal In these gripping accounts of true cases, bestselling author Atul Gawande performs exploratory surgery on medicine itself, laying bare a science not in its idealised form, but as it actually is - complicated, perplexing and profoundly human. 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: 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. 'Written as tautly as a thriller' Observer



What Doctors Feel

What Doctors Feel Author Danielle Ofri
ISBN-10 9780807073339
Release 2013-06-04
Pages 232
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A look at the emotional side of medicine—the shame, fear, anger, anxiety, empathy, and even love that affect patient care Physicians are assumed to be objective, rational beings, easily able to detach as they guide patients and families through some of life’s most challenging moments. But doctors’ emotional responses to the life-and-death dramas of everyday practice have a profound impact on medical care. And while much has been written about the minds and methods of the medical professionals who save our lives, precious little has been said about their emotions. In What Doctors Feel, Dr. Danielle Ofri has taken on the task of dissecting the hidden emotional responses of doctors, and how these directly influence patients. How do the stresses of medical life—from paperwork to grueling hours to lawsuits to facing death—affect the medical care that doctors can offer their patients? Digging deep into the lives of doctors, Ofri examines the daunting range of emotions—shame, anger, empathy, frustration, hope, pride, occasionally despair, and sometimes even love—that permeate the contemporary doctor-patient connection. Drawing on scientific studies, including some surprising research, Dr. Danielle Ofri offers up an unflinching look at the impact of emotions on health care. With her renowned eye for dramatic detail, Dr. Ofri takes us into the swirling heart of patient care, telling stories of caregivers caught up and occasionally torn down by the whirlwind life of doctoring. She admits to the humiliation of an error that nearly killed one of her patients and her forever fear of making another. She mourns when a beloved patient is denied a heart transplant. She tells the riveting stories of an intern traumatized when she is forced to let a newborn die in her arms, and of a doctor whose daily glass of wine to handle the frustrations of the ER escalates into a destructive addiction. But doctors don’t only feel fear, grief, and frustration. Ofri also reveals that doctors tell bad jokes about “toxic sock syndrome,” cope through gallows humor, find hope in impossible situations, and surrender to ecstatic happiness when they triumph over illness. The stories here reveal the undeniable truth that emotions have a distinct effect on how doctors care for their patients. For both clinicians and patients, understanding what doctors feel can make all the difference in giving and getting the best medical care.



You Need Humour With A Tumour

You Need Humour With A Tumour Author Annmarie James-Thomas
ISBN-10 9781681465739
Release 2013-05-20
Pages 192
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When Annmarie, a 42-year-old mother of four, was diagnosed with a Stage IIb tumour she was determined she would not lose her love of life. Having watched her father succumb to bowel cancer a year earlier, she had no desire to follow the same treatment regime. So she went in search of something different. Refusing to be a 'victim', she rejected the purely medical route and met her cervical cancer head on. Her journey took her to America in search of another way to combat the tumour growing slowly - then not so slowly - within her. This is Annmarie's story of hope and disappointment, strength and courage as she and her family deal with her diagnosis and desire to live life to the full.



Emergency Admissions Memoirs of an Ambulance Driver

Emergency Admissions  Memoirs of an Ambulance Driver Author Kit Wharton
ISBN-10 9780008188610
Release 2017-02-09
Pages 240
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A glimpse into the extraordinary world of ambulance driving from the man behind the wheel. ‘Heart-stopping, eye-opening and jaw-dropping. Sometimes painful, sometimes sad, often very, very funny’ Craig Brown



Clinical Surgery

Clinical Surgery Author Alfred Cuschieri
ISBN-10 9781118343951
Release 2012-01-18
Pages 832
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Blackwell's Clinical Surgery has established itself as an excellent indispensable resource for undergraduate medical students and house officers. The first edition was Awarded 1997 BMA Certificate of Commendation. Written by an outstanding team of editors and expert contirbutors, the new updaetd and revised edition has been designed as a complete learning guide. Unlike competing titles, Clinical Surgery covers the following all in one book! Symptoms and signs of surgical disease Diagnosis and investigations Treatment and procedures The book is divided into five sections: Clinical Skills and Investigations Perioperative Care The Management Of Acute Surgical Illness and Trauma General Surgery Specialist Surgery The new edition features: Revised chapters with updated and refreshed material, written in a systematic format to aid learning and enhance understanding 15 new chapters with more information providing you with everything you need to know Blackwell's famous At A Glance boxes for the most common surgical conditions and common clinical presentations Must Know/Must Do boxes - to aid learning and revision through self-assessment Clinically orientated information on practical procedures Evidence Based Medicine references for further reading and research Excellent full colour illustrations and a new attractive and easy to use format The second edition of Clinical Surgery is perfect for undergraduate and junior doctors alike as well as other health professionals who need a comprehensive account of surgery in all the major medical specialities. With a strong emphasis on clinical practice and the necessary knowledge and skills, this is a must-buy for anyone going on a surgical rotation. Clinical Surgery is intended to teach you everything you need to know about surgery at the start of your career. Pre-publication quotes "I do not think it is an understatement to say that it is a revolutionary book. It is obviously written with integrated courses very much in mind and manages to integrate the basic sciences with clinical information very well.... Maybe above all things, this is a very practically orientated book and really attempts to mould the medical student in to a very good house officer." SHO, Leeds



Heart Matters

Heart Matters Author Kathy Magliato, M.D.
ISBN-10 9780307951946
Release 2011-01-11
Pages 272
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An inspiring, surprising, sometimes shocking, and ultimately deeply informative memoir of the high-stakes, high-pressured life of a female heart surgeon Dr. Kathy Magliato is one of the few female heart surgeons practicing in the world today. She is also a member of an even more exclusive group—those surgeons specially trained to perform heart transplants. Heart Matters is the story of the making of a surgeon who is also a wife and mother. In this powerful and moving memoir, which inspired the NBC series Heart Beat, Dr. Magliato takes us into her highly demanding, physically intense, male-dominated world and shows us how she masterfully works to save patients' lives every day, while also maintaining balance at home. Heart Matters is also a wake-up call to all women about their number one killer - heart disease - and explains how to avoid becoming a victim. Magliato offers a vivid behind-the-scenes view of what really goes on in an operating room and the real-life drama that occurs there. She shows the passion and commitment between patient and doctor, revealing that, at the end of a long day, it's our hearts that matter most.



Surgical Talk

Surgical Talk Author Andrew Goldberg
ISBN-10 9781783263158
Release 2012-05-03
Pages 440
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This textbook is an introduction and guide to undergraduate surgery. It has been a bestseller since its first edition in 2001. The philosophy of this book is to focus on the level of knowledge and the approach that would be expected of the better students reaching the end of their undergraduate training. Avoiding a book that is too cumbersome, we have tried to make this volume readable and enjoyable, using various techniques to help the reader remember key facts: the text has been deliberately written in a tutorial-like story format as opposed to a set of lists, since this makes it easier to understand and remember. In addition to general surgery, the book contains sections on trauma, orthopaedics, urology and ENT, making it the only comprehensive textbook for medical students wishing to learn top tips in surgery. Subjects that are poorly covered in other main texts — such as fluid balance management and minor surgical procedures — are dealt with in a tutorial fashion in this book, and there is a section on how to problem-solve even in the context of areas unknown to the student. This book is useful for medical students and also for junior doctors during their day-to-day working lives, as well as those coming up to postgraduate exams. Each chapter is written by an authoritative author, alongside the book editors, and they have ensured it remains in the spirit of the bestselling previous editions. Foreword Foreword (31 KB)



A Cameraman s Tale

A Cameraman s Tale Author Karl Coates
ISBN-10 9781780885438
Release 2013-08-01
Pages 224
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“I’ve seen an A-list celebrity making love, been spat at, bricked, attacked and had a gun pointed at my head. I’ve been up in a helium balloon and worn a parachute, been down the deepest mine in Europe, covered some riots, avoided several petrol bombs, watched a princess break down and filmed a junkie shooting up. I’ve sat in the Prime Minister’s kitchen and had a look through his wife’s cookbooks, talked to a murderer, a cocaine-fuelled professional footballer and a dodgy copper, and discussed art with a member of the cabinet and helped look for a lost wig for the secretary state for Northern Ireland. “A missile has locked on to the helicopter I’ve been flying in, I’ve watched dead bodies being taken out of a house and told the wife of an ex-president of the USA to eff off. I’ve had a knife pressed against my throat and nearly drowned trying to swim a lake whilst under the influence. I’ve walked an elephant through the town centre, been on the lash with some popstars and passed out on the balcony of a five-star hotel. I’ve been threatened with arrest, got stuck in the mud 400ft down at the bottom of the lake in a submarine, drunk tea with Paul Gascoigne and had a documentary I worked on in Panama before nominated for a BAFTA.” These are just some of Karl Coates’ fascinating stories. A Cameraman’s Tale is a compilation of anecdotes from his life during his time spent as a TV news cameraman, both with the BBC, where he worked for four years, and Sky News, where he has worked for over 20 years. He has travelled the world, met the great and the good – including kings and queens – covered war, death and destruction and seen and experienced life like no other. Karl was at Lockerbie and he covered Princess Diana’s death. He was also in Bosnia, covering part of the war. A decade was spent covering Blair and Mandelson, and he has many stories about both – most unprintable. A Cameraman’s Tale gives a behind-the-scenes insight to the events that the general public see on the news. Karl has lived a life like no other, and his sometimes humorous and often unbelieveable stories create an unmissable collection that will be enjoyed by everyone, including fans of books similar to John Snow’s Shooting History.



Machine of Death

Machine of Death Author Ryan North
ISBN-10 9780982167120
Release 2010
Pages 452
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Presents fantasy stories written by Internet authors that explore how people, cultures, and societies are affected by the predictions of the Machine, an object that provides short yet vague phrases about how a person will die.



Joshua s Story

Joshua s Story Author James Titcombe
ISBN-10 0993449204
Release 2015-11-30
Pages 250
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Joshua s Story has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Joshua s Story also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Joshua s Story book for free.



Your Life in My Hands

Your Life in My Hands Author Rachel Clarke
ISBN-10 1786064510
Release 2017-07
Pages 288
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"I am a junior doctor. It is 4 a.m. I have run arrest calls, treated life-threatening bleeding, held the hand of a young woman dying of cancer, scuttled down miles of dim corridors wanting to sob with sheer exhaustion, forgotten to eat, forgotten to drink, drawn on every fibre of strength that I possess to keep my patients safe from harm." How does it feel to be spat out of medical school into a world of pain, loss and trauma that you feel wholly ill-equipped to handle? To be a medical novice who makes decisions which - if you get them wrong - might forever alter, or end, a person's life?In Your Life in My Hands, television journalist turned junior doctor Rachel Clarke captures the extraordinary realities of life on the NHS frontline. During last year's historic junior doctor strikes, Rachel was at the forefront of the campaign against the government's imposed contract upon young doctors. Her heartfelt, deeply personal account of life as a junior doctor in today's NHS is both a powerful polemic on the degradation of Britain's most vital public institution and a love letter of optimism and hope to that same health service.



Admiral

Admiral Author Bert Patrick
ISBN-10 1783063866
Release 2014-05-28
Pages 192
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Bert Patrick’s first sponsorship contract with the England football team in the 1970s cost £10,000. Today, NIKE pay £25 million a year to kit out the same team. The 1970s was the golden age of football and saw the birth of a multi-billion pound industry. Television was indisputably what brought about the meteoric rise in the fortunes of a small knitwear manufacturer in Leicestershire. The company’s identifiable Admiral logo on football clothing became the dream brand of youngsters everywhere. But success for the Wigston firm was not without its problems. In Admiral: Kit Man, Bert tells the story of its struggles, successes and ultimate withdrawal from the sports clothing scene. From a small family knitwear company to a worldwide business, the book charts Admiral’s progress through lively personal reminiscences of Bert’s innovative deals and his encounters with leading football personalities, including Stanley Matthews, Don Revie, Bill Shankly, Sir Matt Busby, Ron Greenwood, The FA establishment and many more. Whether in the boardrooms of major clubs such as Manchester United, Leeds United, Liverpool or Spurs and the forbidding atmosphere of the all-powerful FA Headquarters in Lancaster Gate, Admiral’s vision, the imaginative design team and its power of persuasion convinced even the most diehard managers that the kit their players wore, and the must-have replicas craved by supporters everywhere, was a golden opportunity for football finance. Admiral: Kit Man paints a sometimes sad, often moving, occasionally hilarious historical picture of both business and soccer in the heyday of Admiral, which brought radical and lasting changes to the sportswear industry. It will appeal mainly to football supporters. The publication of the book coincides with the 2014 World Cup, and marks the 100th would-be anniversary of the original company, Cook & Hurst. Two TV companies are currently pitching for a documentary on this legendary firm.



Breast Cancer Nursing Care and Management

Breast Cancer Nursing Care and Management Author Victoria Harmer
ISBN-10 9781444329346
Release 2011-09-14
Pages 384
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"This book is an excellent resource for nurses working in either a hospital or primary care" —Breast Cancer Care News "This book would be really helpful to other breast cancer nurses and students about to embark on work in this field" —Journal of Community Nursing This comprehensive handbook is for nurses and other healthcare professionals involved in the care of people with breast cancer. It gives up-to-date evidence-based information and practical advice on nursing care throughout diagnosis, treatment, recovery and end-of-life care. Each chapter is written by an expert in the field. Topics include the anatomy of the breast, available treatments, complementary therapies, the psychological care of patients and their families, and the role of the specialist nurse. This book provides a well-balanced approach to all aspects of managing breast malignancy. The importance of writing from a nursing perspective is underlined so that the essence of support and bedside care is maintained. This second edition includes: Updates on guidelines as well as references to recent trials and changes to the breast screening programme A new chapter on survivorship issues covering the long-term consequences and effects of recovering from breast cancer



Meshes Benefits and Risks

Meshes  Benefits and Risks Author Volker Schumpelick
ISBN-10 9783642187209
Release 2012-12-06
Pages 479
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Within a few years the surgical approach to abdominal wall hernias has focused on mesh-based treatment options. This dramatic change has set the stage for the third Suvretta meeting. All aspects of the mesh world have been discussed in detail by more than 50 international experts during an intense week resulting in an assessment of success and failures. After posing the question, whether meshes have defeated recurrences in the groin, epidemiological clinical data on recurrences were presented and show that this problem still exists. In particular, novel molecular biology-based research results stress the pathophysiological importance of a defective scarring process in these patients with inherent conclusions for future therapies. Regarding the variety existing meshes, there are already more than 100 different mesh devices, a comprehensive review of their chemical and textile properties was presented, with emphasis on their impact on biological responses. However, more than 90% of the participants articulated the need for improved mesh prosthesis, because their characteristic inflammatory and fibrotic foreign body reaction cause minor and major complications, e.g. pain, infections, adhesions, damage of the spermatic cord. The differentiated use of meshes in various procedures was discussed, including groin, incisional, parastomal, diaphragmal and hiatal hernias as well as their use in extended abdominal wall defects or in paediatric or plastic surgery. In summary this book summarizes the most up-to-date knowledge about meshes and hopefully serve as manual for both practical surgeons and scientists involved in the growing world of mesh.



Bailey Love s Short Practice of Surgery

Bailey   Love s Short Practice of Surgery Author Charles V. Mann
ISBN-10 0412494906
Release 1995
Pages 1041
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This book established itself in its first edition as the definitive 'one-stop-shop' revision aid; the only one available to encompass all elements of the MRCOG Part 2 examination in a single volume. Now incorporating practice EMQs as well as the standard question types, this second edition will ensure that it retains its place on the 'must-have' list for every candidate preparing for this exam. Concentrating on testing the candidate's theoretical and practical knowledge as recommended in the current MRCOG syllabus, the book tests the trainee with questions in obstetrics and gynaecology and those aspects of medicine, surgery and paediatrics relevant to the practice of both. The book is divided into four key parts, one for each style of question, each of which opens with an introductory section on how to approach the exam and, crucially, how to fail it. # Part 1 provides a series of short answer practice papers. Common mistakes are highlighted as well as a list of key points required to get full marks. A sample answer is given for each question # Part 2 contains a mock paper for the MCQ part of the exam, containing 225 questions with answers and helpful annotations # Part 3 introduces the EMQ, giving the reader 40 questions in the style of the examination, together with answers and explanatory notes # Part 4 is devoted to the OSCE, with descriptions of 20 sample stations assessing different aspects of clinical practice, advice on how to tackle these, and suggested marking schemes. Throughout, questions have been designed to test factual knowledge and understanding, problem-solving ability, and clinical and communication skills.