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Incurable Me

Incurable Me

by Kenneth Stoller
216 Pages · 2015 · 2 MB · 0 Downloads · New!
" Happiness doesn't result from what we get, but from what we give. ” ― Ben Carson
Twelve Patients
by Eric Manheimer
368 Pages · 2013 · 1 MB · 0 Downloads · New!
Twelve Patients in the hospital, doctor-patient, biography, and inspiring book that contains the story of twelve different patients and a doctor who fights with deadly diseases. Eric Manheimer is the author of this tremendous book. He is the medical director for the last thirteen years at Bellevue. Eric is also a clinical professor at NY University. He spends a few years in Pakistan and other countries as an expert in the medical anthology. Eric spends many years in Bellevue Hospital and he has seen people suffering from different diseases. This book contains the inspiring and interesting stories of the people who are diagnosed with rare diseases. Eric also suffers from cancer disease and he shared his story about how he fell about it. He was not expecting cancer in his reports but it was there. The symptoms begin to grow but Eric never stayed at home.  Eric was always there to support and treat his patients at the hospital. There was nothing that can undo his passion and one the same time he was fighting with his own disease. This book is filled with the personal experience of patients and Eric’s both. Eric also highlights the complex mind-body connections.
Checklist Manifesto
by Atul Gawande
240 Pages · 2015 · 1MB · 0 Downloads · New!
“Checklist Manifesto” is a great book, for those who want to establish a checklist on their day to day work activities. Checklist Manifesto is the author of this wonderful book. Atul is an excellent storyteller who chooses well to illustrate his message. Although he advocates checklists in medicine, he illustrates their use in construction and in piloting. The book is a good reminder for anyone in a process-oriented profession, which is most of us. A challenge: figure out how checklist usage in your profession can be improved. Atul writes about the transformation of surgical care by the use of a tool that has long been recognized as essential for safety in other areas of industry for a long time: the checklist. He explores the benefits, and limitations that checklists bring (or can bring) to our daily lives. This is a great book for anyone who provides care for patients. The author, Atul, is an excellent writer, and this book demonstrates it fully. While its main topic is focused on improving the process of surgery, it explains its aim by drawing on many examples from aviation, advanced, complex construction of very large buildings and other relevant areas where processes are too complex to be solved by having a single authority on a charge of everything. An exciting read that illuminates how simple methods can increase the effectiveness in reducing accident risk. As interesting for a pilot as it is for a surgeon. Author Gawande, a surgeon, uses hospitals and especially surgery to illustrate what checklists can do to prevent injury and improve outcomes. But he doesn’t stop there. He writes about building skyscrapers, flying planes, handling massive disasters like the role that Walmart played during Katrina. Best of all, he shows that checklists don’t always work, and the reasons why. He shows how simple checklists at the beginning of problems can prevent disasters when the problem could have become too big to handle. This is a masterful look at how one person can no longer be the one voice in very complex situations. Checklists are about the team, each member doing his part and not missing a step so that the team can act as one unit to perfect the outcome. This is a must-read for anyone finding themselves in organizations and who are frustrated by mistakes that don’t have to happen. We would highly recommend this book to anyone interested in process improvement, not only in business but in your own life. Now, you must know: Atul is a wonderfully talented writer whose words are beautifully, poetically constructed.
One Eye Open
by Paul Finch
341 Pages · 2015 · 1 MB · 0 Downloads · New!
“One Eye Open” is a story of love, loss, heartbreak, and unbreakable bonds. This novel is written by Paul Finch.  This is a gorgeous story about how life doesn’t always work out the way we want it to, but if we’re willing, we can still make it a great life. It is a good compelling story, engaging, and easy to read. This is the perfect holiday novel, you can pick it up and get straight back into the story. The novel “One Eye Open” is an enjoyable story that moves along at a good pace. It is not too quickly, but at a pace that keeps the reader engaged waiting to discover the outcome. It has a satisfactory ending which is a little predictable but ties up all the loose ends. Some of the male characters are a little too good to be true but that doesn’t spoil any part of the story. The author switches between the two time periods effortlessly and easily which doesn’t always happen in these kinds of books. Each storyline had a richness that was only strengthened by the comparison and contrast to the other.