|# of Units:||6 CDs|
|Length:||7 hours, 30 minutes|
|Tell Your Friends:|
Stories related to disease, patients and the practice of medicine. This book is good but not at the very top of books in this category.
Through stories of patients he has encountered, Atul Gawande not only provides a satisfying roller-coaster ride in which you really want to know how the patient will turn out, but he explores deeper questions of what it means to be a doctor and a patient. After listening to this, you will feel like you were the uncertain doctor guessing at what to do next. You'll realize what an uncertain world it is for the patient, and you'll know some of the things going on behind the scenes. Particularly interesting are the questions of how to address inevitable errors among doctors and the question of who should decide in the end, doctor or patient? Atul Gawande is a wonderful, thoughful writer and the narration reflects this perfectly.
An insiders view of the very worst in medicine, an account of how things really work. It also shows that doctors are humans too.
Atul Gawande is a surgeon at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and a staff writer for "The New Yorker". He is an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health, and he was nominated for a 2002 National Book Award for his book "Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science". His new book, "Better", will be coming out this spring.