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Book Do No Harm

Download or read book Do No Harm written by Henry Marsh and published by Macmillan. This book was released on 2015-05-26 with total page 289 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.

Book Do No Harm

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  • Author : Gregg Hurwitz
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 2003-08
  • ISBN : 0060008873
  • Pages : 548 pages

Download or read book Do No Harm written by Gregg Hurwitz and published by Harper Collins. This book was released on 2003-08 with total page 548 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Someone is stalking the UCLA Medical Center -- a depraved madman who is preying upon the staff, particularly those who are young and female. No stranger to the terrible ravages of senseless violence, E.R. Chief Dr. David Spier must keep the emergency room running smoothly and efficiently, even as his terrified co-workers wonder who will be the next victim. But when the monster himself is dragged into the E.R. in handcuffs -- hideously burned, suffering, and begging for mercy -- the nightmare is far from over ... it has only just begun. A single act of humanity is about to unleash a bloody wave of horror that threatens to engulf everyone and everything Dr. Spier cares about. His most sacred oath as a healer has become a death sentence -- for David Spier ... and for a city under siege.

Book First  Do No Harm

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  • Author : Lisa Belkin
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2021-02-16
  • ISBN : 1982173394
  • Pages : 272 pages

Download or read book First Do No Harm written by Lisa Belkin and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2021-02-16 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “Crammed with provocative insights, raw emotion, and heartbreaking dilemmas,” (The New York Times) First, Do No Harm is a powerful examination of how life and death decisions are made at a major metropolitan hospital in Houston, as told through the stories of doctors, patients, families, and hospital administrators facing unthinkable choices. What is life worth? And when is a life worth living? Journalist Lisa Belkin examines how these questions are asked and answered over one dramatic summer at Hermann Hospital in Houston, Texas. In an account that is fascinating, revealing, and almost novelistic in its immediacy, Belkin takes us inside a major hospital and introduces us to the people who must make life and death decisions every day. As we walk through the hallways of the hospital we meet a young pediatrician who must decide whether to perform a risky last-ditch surgery on a teenager who has spent most of his fifteen years in a hospital; we watch as new parents battle with doctors over whether to disconnect their fragile, premature twins from the machine that keeps them breathing; we are in the operating room as a poor immigrant, paralyzed from a gunshot in the neck, is asked by doctors whether or not he wishes to stay alive; we witness the worry of a kidney specialist as he decides whether or not to transfer an uninsured baby to the county hospital down the road. We experience critical moments in the lives of these real people as Belkin explores challenging issues and questions involving medical ethics, human suffering, modern technology, legal liability, and financial reality. As medical technology advances, the choices grow more complicated. How far should we go to save a life? Who decides? And who pays?

Book On Epidemics

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  • Author : Hippocrates
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Release : 2021-04-10
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 52 pages

Download or read book On Epidemics written by Hippocrates and published by Good Press. This book was released on 2021-04-10 with total page 52 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "On Epidemics" by Hippocrates (translated by Francis Adams). Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Book Do No Harm

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  • Author : Robert Pobi
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Release : 2022-08-09
  • ISBN : 1250793653
  • Pages : 359 pages

Download or read book Do No Harm written by Robert Pobi and published by Minotaur Books. This book was released on 2022-08-09 with total page 359 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Robert Pobi's thriller Do No Harm, a series of suicides and accidental deaths in the medical community are actually well-disguised murders and only Lucas Page can see the pattern and discern the truth that no one else believes. Lucas Page is a polymath, astrophysicist, professor, husband, father of five adopted children, bestselling author, and ex-FBI agent—emphasis on "ex." Severely wounded after being caught in an explosion, Page left the FBI behind and put his focus on the rebuilding the rest of his life. But Page is uniquely gifted in being able to recognize patterns that elude others, a skill that brings the F.B.I. knocking at his door again and again. Lucas Page's wife Erin loses a friend, a gifted plastic surgeon, to suicide and Lucas begins to realize how many people Erin knew that have died in the past year, in freak accidents and now suicide. Intrigued despite himself, Page begins digging through obituaries and realizes that there's a pattern—a bad one. These deaths don't make sense unless the doctors are being murdered, the target of a particularly clever killer. This time, the FBI wants as little to do with Lucas as he does with them so he's left with only one option—ignore it and go back to his normal life. But then, the pattern reveals that the next victim is likely to be...Erin herself.

Book Do No Harm

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  • Author : Mary B. Anderson
  • Publisher : Lynne Rienner Publishers
  • Release : 1999
  • ISBN : 9781555878344
  • Pages : 180 pages

Download or read book Do No Harm written by Mary B. Anderson and published by Lynne Rienner Publishers. This book was released on 1999 with total page 180 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Echoing the Hippocratic oath, a developmental economist and president of the Collaborative for Development Action calls for a creative redesign of international assistance programs to ensure that they become part of the solution and do not reinforce divisions among warring factions. Includes a bibliographic essay. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Book First Do No Harm

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  • Author : Sheila A. M. McLean
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2016-04-15
  • ISBN : 1317134982
  • Pages : 624 pages

Download or read book First Do No Harm written by Sheila A. M. McLean and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-04-15 with total page 624 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection brings together essays from leading figures in the field of medical law and ethics which address the key issues currently challenging scholars in the field. It has also been compiled as a lasting testimony to the work of one of the most eminent scholars in the area, Professor Ken Mason. The collection marks the academic crowning of a career which has laid one of the foundation stones of an entire discipline. The wide-ranging contents and the standing of the contributors mean that the volume will be an invaluable resource for anyone studying or working in medical law or medical ethics.

Book Do No Harm   A Painful History of Medicine

Download or read book Do No Harm A Painful History of Medicine written by Nick Arnold and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2021-11-11 with total page 128 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For the gruesomely curious or medically minded, this romp through the history of medicine packs in the fascinating and often macabre ideas and practices employed during humanity's constant battle against illness and injury. Discover the pills and potions that often did more harm than good, the bizarre treatments and torturous surgeries. As well as finding strange and little-known stories, readers will also develop a deeper understanding of the pioneers and pivotal discoveries that paved the way for the modern medicine we often take for granted today. Delightfully Gothic illustration brings the information to life, complemented by photographs of key artefacts.

Book First  Do No Harm

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  • Author : Nancy L. Diekelmann
  • Publisher : Interpretive Studies in Health
  • Release : 2002
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 296 pages

Download or read book First Do No Harm written by Nancy L. Diekelmann and published by Interpretive Studies in Health. This book was released on 2002 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The contributors to this volume show how healthcare professionals, with the best intentions of providing excellent holistic healthcare, can nonetheless perpetuate violence against vulnerable patients.

Book Do No Harm

Download or read book Do No Harm written by Matthew Webster and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2021-06-10 with total page 260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.

Book Do No Harm

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  • Author : Stephen G. Ray
  • Publisher : Fortress Press
  • Release : 2003
  • ISBN : 9780800634971
  • Pages : 182 pages

Download or read book Do No Harm written by Stephen G. Ray and published by Fortress Press. This book was released on 2003 with total page 182 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Among the evils addressed by Christian theology, says Stephen Ray, must be the evil perpetuated by its own well-meant theologies. His important project examines the downside of the category of social sin, especially in theologians' use of destructive stereotypes that have kept Christians from realizing and engaging the most pervasive social evils of our time-racism and anti-Semitism. To make his case, Ray examines problematic ways in which several theologians describe the reality of social evil. "Theologians," he contends, "often unwittingly describe [social] sin in terms that may themselves be profoundly racist, sexist, heterosexist, anti-Semitic, and classist." He contends that they must attend more carefully to the social evils deeply embedded in their own patterns of language and thought. Ray looks specifically to the work of Reinhold Neibuhr and Dietrich Bonhoeffer to document unintended consequences of theology's oversights and then to Augustine, Luther, and Calvin to analyze the strains and strengths of traditional notions. Not only theologians and ethicists but also ministers and laity will benefit from Ray's thoughtful reconsideration of the social stance of Christian theology.

Book First Do No Harm

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  • Author : Adrienne Harris
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2011-01-19
  • ISBN : 1135842957
  • Pages : 426 pages

Download or read book First Do No Harm written by Adrienne Harris and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2011-01-19 with total page 426 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: At the outset of World War I - the "Great War" - Freud supported the Austro-Hungarian Empire for which his sons fought. But the cruel truths of that bloody conflict, wrought on the psyches as much as the bodies of the soldiers returning from the battlefield, caused him to rethink his stance and subsequently affected his theory: Psychoanalysis, a healing science, could tell us much about both the drive for war and the ways to undo the trauma that war inherently breeds, but its principles could just as easily serve the enemy's desires to inculcate its own brand of "truth." Even a century later, psychoanalysis can still be used as much for the justifications of warfare and propaganda as it is for the defiance of and resistance to those same things. But it is in the investigation of the motives and methods behind these uses that psychoanalysis proves its greatest strength. To wit, this edited collection presents published and unpublished material by analysts, writers, and activists who have worked at the front lines of psychic life and war from various stances. Set at a point of tension and contradiction, they illustrate the paradoxical relation of psychoanalysis as both a site of resistance and healing and a necessary aspect of warmaking, propaganda, and militarism. In doing so, we venture from the home front - from the trauma of returning veterans to the APA's own complicity in CIA "black sites" - across international borders - from the treatment of women in Latin American dictatorships to the resistance to occupation in Palestine, from mind control to an ethics of responsibility. Throughout, a psychoanalytic sensibility deconstructs the very opposition that it inhabits, and seeks to reestablish psychoanalysis as the healing discipline it was conceived to be.

Book Do No Harm

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  • Author : Max Allan Collins
  • Publisher : Forge Books
  • Release : 2020-03-10
  • ISBN : 1466860790
  • Pages : 304 pages

Download or read book Do No Harm written by Max Allan Collins and published by Forge Books. This book was released on 2020-03-10 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Do No Harm is the next mystery in the Nathan Heller series by New York Times bestselling author Max Allan Collins. It's 1954 and Heller takes on the Sam Sheppard case—a young doctor is startled from sleep and discovers his wife brutally murdered. He claims that a mysterious intruder killed his wife. But all the evidence points to a disturbed husband who has grown tired of married life and yearned to be free at all costs. Sheppard is swiftly convicted and sent to rot in prison. Just how firm was the evidence...and was it tampered with to fit a convenient narrative to settle scores and push political agendas? Nathan’s old friend Elliot Ness calls in a favor and as Nathan digs into the case he becomes convinced of Sheppard’s innocence. But Nate can’t prove it and has to let the case drop. The road to justice is sometimes a long one. Heller's given another chance years later and this time he's determined to free the man...even if it brings his own death a bit closer. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Book When We Do Harm

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  • Author : Danielle Ofri, MD
  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Release : 2020-03-23
  • ISBN : 0807037885
  • Pages : 274 pages

Download or read book When We Do Harm written by Danielle Ofri, MD and published by Beacon Press. This book was released on 2020-03-23 with total page 274 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Medical mistakes are more pervasive than we think. How can we improve outcomes? An acclaimed MD’s rich stories and research explore patient safety. Patients enter the medical system with faith that they will receive the best care possible, so when things go wrong, it’s a profound and painful breach. Medical science has made enormous strides in decreasing mortality and suffering, but there’s no doubt that treatment can also cause harm, a significant portion of which is preventable. In When We Do Harm, practicing physician and acclaimed author Danielle Ofri places the issues of medical error and patient safety front and center in our national healthcare conversation. Drawing on current research, professional experience, and extensive interviews with nurses, physicians, administrators, researchers, patients, and families, Dr. Ofri explores the diagnostic, systemic, and cognitive causes of medical error. She advocates for strategic use of concrete safety interventions such as checklists and improvements to the electronic medical record, but focuses on the full-scale cultural and cognitive shifts required to make a meaningful dent in medical error. Woven throughout the book are the powerfully human stories that Dr. Ofri is renowned for. The errors she dissects range from the hardly noticeable missteps to the harrowing medical cataclysms. While our healthcare system is—and always will be—imperfect, Dr. Ofri argues that it is possible to minimize preventable harms, and that this should be the galvanizing issue of current medical discourse.

Book Do No Harm

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  • Author : Karen Miller
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2011
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : pages

Download or read book Do No Harm written by Karen Miller and published by . This book was released on 2011 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Killing time:Stargate Command is in crisis -- too many teams wounded, too many dead. Tensions are running high and, with the pressure to deliver tangible results never greater, General Hammond is forced to call in the Pentagon strike team to plug the holes.

Book First Do No Harm

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  • Author : Emily Smith
  • Publisher : Bold Strokes Books Inc
  • Release : 2020-07-14
  • ISBN : 1635557003
  • Pages : 241 pages

Download or read book First Do No Harm written by Emily Smith and published by Bold Strokes Books Inc. This book was released on 2020-07-14 with total page 241 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Physician assistant Pierce Parker wants nothing more than to find true love, but after a series of heartbreaks and lackluster first dates, she’s beginning to question if such a thing even exists. That is, until she begins working with Dr. Cassidy Sullivan, a new emergency medicine resident. Their chemistry makes Pierce start to believe all her dreams will come true, but a secret from Cassidy’s past may end the fairy tale before it gets to happily ever after. For Pierce and Cassidy, the risk of heartbreak may be too high a price for the chance at love.

Book Do No Harm

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  • Author : Mark D Ziska
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2021-02-15
  • ISBN : 9781735854809
  • Pages : 246 pages

Download or read book Do No Harm written by Mark D Ziska and published by . This book was released on 2021-02-15 with total page 246 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Closing the Gap On Police Reform What if you could change your organizational culture to reduce or eliminate the use of excessive force, improve morale, and generate loyalty, service, and outstanding performance - all while creating greater community support of your department? You can. Former Police Chief Ramon Batista and Executive Coach Mark D Ziska have a proven 5-step solution that works to change the culture, performance, and character of any size department, agency, or small or large business. Using the proven process of a strategic plan with a well-defined launch strategy Batista and Ziska have shown that "retraining" the police isn't as powerful as changing the culture, hiring for character, and following a well-defined plan that recognizes, celebrates, and rewards character, values, and performance. They also explain why well-defined performance standards, organizational values that are lived, not parroted, and hiring men and women who show a "heart of service," for their community is critical to every police department, law enforcement agency, or large or small business. Ramon Batista holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Safety and Homeland Security and a Master of Science degree in Leadership from Grand Canyon University. The former Police Chief for Mesa, AZ PD, has participated in the Police Executive Leadership Institute, PERF; Senior Management Institute for PoliceFederal Bureau of Investigation National Academy and many other organizations. Mark D Ziska is currently the Chair of the Arizona State Personnel Board as the human resource industry representative to the five member state board. He's also the former Senior Director (VP) of Human Resources for Raytheon-leader of the world's leading developer and manufacture of advanced missile and directed energy systems. Get this book today and start improving your leadership tomorrow.