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Gawande, Atul

Overview
Works: 74 works in 301 publications in 15 languages and 16,134 library holdings
Genres: Anecdotes  Biography  Miscellanea  Case studies  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Internet videos  Medical television programs  Educational films  Essays 
Roles: Author, Reporter, Author of introduction
Classifications: R726.8, 362.175
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Most widely held works by Atul Gawande
Being mortal : medicine and what matters in the end by Atul Gawande( Book )

36 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 4,152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medicine 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 to the interest of the human spirit. Nursing homes, preoccupied with safety, pin patients into railed beds and wheelchairs. Hospitals isolate the dying, checking for vital signs long after the goals of cure have become moot. Doctors, committed to extending life, continue to carry out devastating procedures that in the end extend suffering. Gawande, a practicing surgeon, addresses his profession's ultimate limitation, arguing that quality of life is the desired goal for patients and families. Gawande offers examples of freer, more socially fulfilling models for assisting the infirm and dependent elderly, and he explores the varieties of hospice care to demonstrate that a person's last weeks or months may be rich and dignified
The checklist manifesto : how to get things right by Atul Gawande( Book )

44 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 2,903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reveals the surprising power of the ordinary checklist now being used in medicine, aviation, the armed services, homeland security, investment banking, skyscraper construction, and businesses of all kinds
Being mortal : medicine and what matters in the end by Atul Gawande( Recording )

13 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending. Full of eye-opening research and riveting storytelling, Gawande asserts that medicine can comfort and enhance our experience even to the end, providing not only a good life but also a good end
Being mortal( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frontline teams up with writer and surgeon Atul Gawande to examine how doctors care for terminally ill patients. In conjunction with Gawande's new book, Being Mortal, the film explores the relationships between doctors and patients nearing the end of life, and shows how many doctors, including himself, struggle to talk honestly and openly
The checklist manifesto : how to get things right by Atul Gawande( Recording )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reveals the surprising power of the ordinary checklist now being used in medicine, aviation, the armed services, homeland security, investment banking, skyscraper construction, and businesses of all kinds
The best American science writing 2006( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complications : a surgeon's notes on an imperfect science by Atul Gawande( Book )

37 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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, and profoundly human. Atul Gawande offers an unflinching view from the scalpel's edge, where science is ambiguous, information is limited, the stakes are high, yet decisions must be made. In dramatic and revealing stories of patients and doctors, he explores how deadly mistakes occur and why good surgeons go bad. He also shows us what happens when medicine comes up against the inexplicable: an architect with incapacitating back pain for which there is no physical cause a young woman with nausea that won't go away a television newscaster whose blushing is so severe that she cannot do her job. Gawande offers a richly detailed portrait of the people and the science, even as he tackles the paradoxes and imperfections inherent in caring for human lives. At once tough-minded and humane, Complications is a new kind of medical writing, nuanced and lucid, unafraid to confront the conflicts and uncertainties that lie at the heart of modern medicine, yet always alive to the possibilities of wisdom in this extraordinary endeavor
The best American science and nature writing 2015( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of nature and science essays published in American periodicals in 2014
TEDTalks : Atul Gawande - How Do We Heal Medicine?( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our medical systems are broken. Doctors are capable of extraordinary (and expensive) treatments, but they are losing their core focus: actually treating people. In this TEDTalk, doctor and writer Atul Gawande suggests we take a step back and look at new ways to do medicine--with fewer cowboys and more pit crews. A streaming videorecording
Essere mortale : come scegliere la propria vita fino in fondo by Atul Gawande( Book )

21 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From surgeon and bestselling author Atul Gawande, a book that has the potential to change medicine--and lives. Being Mortal looks at the way modern medicine has changed the experience of dying, what the implications of this change are for each of us, and what we would need to do to change a system that knows a lot about prolonging life but little about tending to death. At the heart of this book is something larger and more lasting than even its agenda for how to effect change: it is a deeply humane portrayal of how our society copes with who we really are. We are not economic beings. We are not political beings. We are not digital beings or analog beings, social beings or solitary beings. We are mortal beings. And in that is every important thing to know about how we must live."--
Better : a surgeon's notes on performance by Atul Gawande( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
The Pot Republic( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pot Republic: More than half of the marijuana consumed in the United States is believed to be home grown in California. Frontline investigates the country's oldest, largest, and most wide-open marijuana market: California. Doctor Hotspot: Dr. Jeffrey Brenner and his team are pioneering a practice called "hotspotting" in which medical care is focused on the hardest-to-treat patients to improve their health and dramatically reduce costs. Atomic Artists: In the wake of the nuclear disaster in Japan, a group of young Japanese artists are using art to challenge Japanese society's dependency on nuclear power
Complications : a surgeon's notes on an imperfect science by Atul Gawande( )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 audio is exploratory surgery on medicine itself, laying bare a science not in its idealized form but as it actually is complicated, perplexing, and profoundly human
How to get things right by Atul Gawande( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Jian cha biao : Bu fan cuo de mi mi wu qi by Atul Gawande( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in Chinese and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ning shi si wang : yi wei wai ke yi shi dui shuai lao yu si wang de si suo by Atul Gawande( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in Chinese and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ageing, illness, medicine, and what matters in the end : ageing, illness, medicine, and what matters in the end by Atul Gawande( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Atul Gawande examines his experiences as a surgeon, as he confronts the realities of ageing and dying in his patients and in his family, as well as the limits of what he can do. He emerges with a story that crosses the globe and history, exploring questions that range from the curious to the profound
El efecto "checklist" cómo una simple lista de comprobación reduce errores y salva vidas by Atul Gawande( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in Spanish and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mejor : notas de un cirujano sobre cómo rendir mejor by Atul Gawande( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Complicaciones confesiones de un cirujano sobre una ciencia imperfecta by Atul Gawande( Book )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The checklist manifesto : how to get things right
Alternative Names
Atul Gawande Amerikaans arts

Atul Gawande medico, chirurgo e giornalista statunitense

Gavande, Atuls 1965-

Gawande, Atul

Гаванде, Атул

גונדה, אטול, 1965-

أتول قواندي

अतुल गावंडे

ਅਤੁੱਲ ਗਵਾਂਡੇ

가완디, 아툴

아툴 가완디

アトゥール・ガワンデ

ガワンデ, アトゥール

阿图·葛文德 美国医生、作家

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The checklist manifesto : how to get things rightThe best American science writing 2006Complications : a surgeon's notes on an imperfect scienceBetter : a surgeon's notes on performanceHow to get things rightBetter : a surgeon's notes on performanceBetter : [a surgeon's notes on performance]