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The Resource Medical catastrophe : confessions of an anesthesiologist, Ronald W. Dworkin

Medical catastrophe : confessions of an anesthesiologist, Ronald W. Dworkin

Label
Medical catastrophe : confessions of an anesthesiologist
Title
Medical catastrophe
Title remainder
confessions of an anesthesiologist
Statement of responsibility
Ronald W. Dworkin
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Unnecessary death rarely happens at the hands of doctors, but it does happen. Sometimes the cause is medical error. But sometimes the cause is politics. The issues underlying many medical catastrophes are numerous: a power struggle between providers, uncertainty over who's in charge, reluctance to practice good medicine for fear of being fired, specialization run amok, part-time doctoring, and more. Doctors often prefer to ignore the problems, but patient safety demands that they be aired, as does the future of the medical profession."--Dust jacket flap
Summary
Medical catastrophes, although rare, do happen. Ronald W. Dworkin suggests the cause often lies in the politics of medicine and the conflicting demands of colleagues, patients, bosses, and institutions. Using his own story and professional anecdotes, he builds the case for avoiding catastrophes through a casting off of the politics of today's medical environment
Tone
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10566915
Cataloging source
NLM
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Dworkin, Ronald William
Dewey number
610.289
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Medical errors
  • Interprofessional relations
  • Interprofessional relations
  • Medical errors
Target audience
adult
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confessions of an anesthesiologist
Label
Medical catastrophe : confessions of an anesthesiologist, Ronald W. Dworkin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The politics of a catastrophe -- Impatience and the need to be macho -- The trap of over-specialization -- When no one is in command -- When patients become consumers -- A tale of two offices -- When doctors lose control of their own personalities -- When doctors lose control of their own rules -- The problem of going part-time and when to retire -- I come full circle -- What is a doctor?
Control code
ocn953387252
Extent
xi, 207 pages
Isbn
9781442265752
Lccn
2016031394
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)953387252
Label
Medical catastrophe : confessions of an anesthesiologist, Ronald W. Dworkin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The politics of a catastrophe -- Impatience and the need to be macho -- The trap of over-specialization -- When no one is in command -- When patients become consumers -- A tale of two offices -- When doctors lose control of their own personalities -- When doctors lose control of their own rules -- The problem of going part-time and when to retire -- I come full circle -- What is a doctor?
Control code
ocn953387252
Extent
xi, 207 pages
Isbn
9781442265752
Lccn
2016031394
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)953387252

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