Doctor Who: One Doctor, Two Hearts

Author: Adam Howling,Doctor Who

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 1405937564

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

View: 434

Learn your 1, 2, 3 across the stars, with the help of the Doctor and friends! One Doctor. Two Hearts. Three Knocks. Four Daleks . . . A Doctor Who counting book with a timey-wimey twist on every page! Featuring Doctors, companions and monsters both past and present, kids of all ages will love this Doctor Who numbers book. In the wonderful style of T is for Tardis, this includes stunning original illustrations, in a retro style, on every page

One Doctor

Close Calls, Cold Cases, and the Mysteries of Medicine

Author: Brendan Reilly

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476726353

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

View: 4858

A distinguished physician whose tenure as the chair of medicine at Chicago's Cook County Hospital served as the inspiration for the television series ER describes his efforts to advocate on behalf of patients in the face of a business-driven health-care system and his own aging parents. 50,000 first printing.

One Doctor, Two Hearts

Author: N.A

Publisher: BBC Children's Books

ISBN: 9781405933742


Page: 48

View: 5763

Learn your 1, 2, 3 across the stars, with the help of the Doctor and friends! One Doctor. Two Hearts. Three Knocks. Four Daleks . . . A Doctor Who counting book with a timey-wimey twist on every page! Featuring Doctors, companions and monsters both past and present, kids of all ages will love this Doctor Who numbers book. In the wonderful style of T is for Tardis, this includes stunning original illustrations, in a retro style, on every page.

A Maverick's Odyssey: One Doctor's Quest to Conquer Disease

The Story of Stephen L. Defelice, M.D. and Fim, the Foundation for Innovation in Medicine

Author: Michael Mannion

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781463462123

Category: Medical

Page: 256

View: 9115

Can we quickly alter our health care system so that we can discover new medical breakthrough therapies and make them rapidly available to patients? The answer to this critical question is a resounding Yes! Dr. Stephen L. DeFelice has put forthhis creative solution to this critical problem through conferences, talks, articles, books and the efforts of his Foundation for Innovation in Medicine, FIM.His solution has yet to catch on so its tremendous promise remains to be fulfilled. But things may be about to change dramatically. Dr. DeFelices answer seems simple at firstperhaps too simple. Its called Doctornauts, the term he coined to describe physicians who can more easily volunteer for clinical studies than the rest of us. These physician-volunteers can be the subjects in clinical trials that the general public cannot participate in because of legal and ethical concerns. Doctornauts has the potential to help patients all over America--immediately and immensely. This book tells the story of Dr. DeFelice and of his life-long passion, not only to prevent and treat illness, but also, to conquer disease through his innovative approach to increasing medical discovery and improving medical treatment. Perhaps the single most important aspect of the Doctornaut concept becomes evident when it is understood who it will most helpyou!

Something for the Pain: Compassion and Burnout in the ER

Author: Paul Austin

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393337790

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 6761

An ER doctor's memoir describes the psychological impact of his profession, explaining how his daily exposure to critical illness, injury, and tragedy in the industrial setting of a modern hospital rendered him bitter and estranged from his family. Reprint.

The One Doctor

Author: Gareth Roberts

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781903654569

Category: Science fiction plays

Page: N.A

View: 6578

When the evil Skelloids launch an attack upon the seventeen worlds of the Generios system, its peace-loving inhabitants face total destruction. So it's fortunate that the famous traveller in time and space known only as the Doctor is in the area, and doubly lucky that, with the help of his pretty young assistant, Sally-Anne, he manages to defeat the deadly creatures and save the day. But now it looks as though the Doctor£s luck has run out. Who is the mysterious, curly-haired stranger who insists on causing trouble? What role does the feisty redhead Melanie play in his scheme? And what have they to do with the sinister alien cylinder approaching Generios? One thing is certain: for the Doctor and Sally-Anne, there£s deadly danger ahead. This story takes place between "The Trial of a Time Lord" and "Time and the Rani."

Safe Patients, Smart Hospitals

How One Doctor's Checklist Can Help Us Change Health Care from the Inside Out

Author: Peter Pronovost,Eric Vohr

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101185278

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 304

View: 7116

The inspiring story of how a leading innovator in patient safety found a simple way to save countless lives. First, do no harm-doctors, nurses and clinicians swear by this code of conduct. Yet in hospitals and doctors' offices across the country, errors are made every single day - avoidable, simple mistakes that often cost lives. Inspired by two medical mistakes that not only ended in unnecessary deaths but hit close to home, Dr. Peter Pronovost made it his personal mission to improve patient safety and make preventable deaths a thing of the past, one hospital at a time. Dr. Pronovost began with simple improvements to a common procedure in the ER and ICU units at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Creating an easy five-step checklist based on the most up-to-date research for his fellow doctors and nurses to follow, he hoped that streamlining the procedure itself could slow the rate of infections patients often died from. But what Dr. Pronovost discovered was that doctors and nurses needed more than a checklist: the day-to-day environment needed to be more patient-driven and staff needed to see scientific results in order to know their efforts were a success. After those changes took effect, the units Dr. Pronovost worked with decreased their rate of infection by 70%. Today, all fifty states are implementing Dr. Pronovost's programs, which have the potential to save more lives than any other medical innovation in the past twenty-five years. But his ideas are just the beginning of the changes being made by doctors and nurses across the country making huge leaps to improve patient care. In Safe Patients, Smart Hospitals, Dr. Pronovost shares his own experience, anecdotal stories from his colleagues at Johns Hopkins and other hospitals that have made his approach their own, alongside comprehensive research-showing readers how small changes make a huge difference in patient care. Inspiring and thought provoking, this compelling book shows how one person with a cause really can make a huge difference in our lives.

Bedside Manners

One Doctor's Reflections on the Oddly Intimate Encounters Between Patient and He aler

Author: David Watts, M.D.

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 0307419878

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 3814

In beautifully crafted vignettes, physician and NPR commentator David Watts explores the world of modern-day medicine and reveals the emotional truths and practical realities at the heart of the doctor-patient relationship. Bedside Manners is an engaging, often surprising investigation into what happens when we sit down and talk openly about vital issues of health and mortality. Combining the grace and precision of a poet with the down-to-earth, compassionate manner of a doctor who deals with the problems of real people every day, Watts describes situations both odd and touching: the patient who stays awake during an endoscopy to ward off demons; the woman who recites poetry to get through a frightening treatment; the man who arrives at Watts’s office bearing Internet research on syndromes that have little to do with his own condition; and the seventy-four-year-old architect who faces a tough cancer diagnosis with dignity and courage. Readers will come away from these tales of difficult diagnoses, irreverent colleagues, brave survivors, and examining-room poseurs sharing Watts’s own sense of humbled astonishment. As he tells each story, Watts closes for the reader the protective distance many doctors employ, and touches all of us who have felt vulnerable in the position of patient. Refreshing, wry, and reassuring, Bedside Manners holds important lessons for both healers and those who seek their help. From the Hardcover edition.

For the Love of Babies

One Doctor's Stories about Life in the Neonatal ICU

Author: Sue L. Hall,Sue L. Hall M. D.

Publisher: WorldMaker Media

ISBN: 0982827377

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 318

View: 1356

For the Love of Babies: One Doctor's Stories About Life in the Neonatal ICU invites readers into the NICU - one area in the hospital that is unfamiliar and frightening to most people - and demystifies the place where extraordinary things transpire. This book is for anyone who has ever wondered how doctors and nurses work under intense pressure to diagnose and treat the smallest of patients and how parents cope with the enormous emotional stresses facing them. It is a touching and unforgettable glimpse into the triumph, loss, happiness, and pain that make up the daily rhythms of life in the NICU.

The Color of Atmosphere

One Doctor's Journey in and Out of Medicine

Author: Maggie Kozel

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603582975

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 236

View: 8605

The author shares her dream of becoming a doctor, her Navy experience working with patients who all had medical coverage through the government, the shock of entering private practice, and her final decision to leave medicine.

One Doctor

A Physician's Diary

Author: Thomas Marzili

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1599260786

Category: Medical

Page: 129

View: 3644

One Doctor: A Physician's Diary contains over eighty moving stories as they appeared in the Courier-Post, Southern New Jersey's largest newspaper. Dr. Marzili's stories focus on the human side of medicine in a stirring and compelling manner. Readers feel like they are in the room with Dr. Marzili and are offered a rare glimpse into the doctor-patient relationship. They are witness to the hopes, fears, suffering and raw courage experienced by patients and their families as they go through their medical ordeals. The book begins as you join Dr. Marzili on the first day of his residency as he is called to pronounce a dead patient. You will sit with him in horror as a medical school instructor uncaringly presents a terrified seventeen year old girl who has just been paralyzed. Ride with him to the streets of Camden, New Jersey to find beauty in a dying AIDS patient amidst the squalor of the city. Enter a dark and lonely hospital room where a murderer awaits. Struggle to answer a young boy's questions about life and death. Uncover the surprising causes of an elderly man's bruises and a young man's rash. Tell an irate and threatening father that his baby has died. Teach a valuable lesson to a suicidal young girl. Watch a war hero as he goes to his final reunion. This book is must reading for anyone entering the medical profession or for anyone whose life has been touched by a medical crisis. Readers will easily relate to these moving stories. One Doctor: A Physician's Diary is sure to touch your heart and bring a tear to your eye.

Light and Death

One Doctor's Fascinating Account of Near-Death Experiences

Author: Michael B. Sabom

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310219922

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 8945

Begun in 1994, The Atlanta Study is the first comprehensive investigation of its kind into near-death experiences (NDEs). The study's name hardly captures what lies behind it: life-and-death dramas played out in operating rooms and hospital beds--and simultaneous events unseen by medical personnel but reported with astonishing clarity and conviction by nearly 50 individuals who returned from death's door. Now the founder of The Atlanta Study, Dr. Michael Sabom reveals their impact on the people who have experienced them. From both medical and personal perspectives, he shares the electrifying stories of men and women from all walks of life and religious persuasions. He explores the clinical effect of the NDE on survival and healing and discloses surprising findings. He questions some common conclusions about NDEs. And he scrutinizes near-death experiences in the light of what the Bible has to say about death and dying, the realities of light and darkness, and the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

One doctor's odyssey

the social lesion

Author: Donald Acheson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781845491628

Category: Great Britain

Page: 222

View: 6823

Sir Donald was born in Belfast in 1926; his father was a medical doctor, who specialised in public health, and his mother was the daughter of a Tyneside ship builder. During World War I, Sir Donald's father had been involved in dealing with the epidemic of syphilis which was on such a scale that at one point, it was thought possible it would stop the fighting due to lack of troops. Sixty years later, his precepts that strict confidentiality and speedy treatment without embarrassment were the keystones to success in dealing with sexually transmitted disease became the foundation of the UK's successful challenge to HIV/Aids which, as Chief Medical Officer, Sir Donald directed. and medical research at Oxford, this memoir covers his appointment as CMO of England, with the following advice from a friend to prepare him: 'You'll enjoy this job Donald, there's never a dull moment...but you're going to inevitably lose control of your life, I'm afraid ' important issues including those he termed 'The Seven Plagues of Egypt: ' HIV/AIDS, Salmonella, Legionellosis, Listeriosis, Botulism, Small Pox and BSE. Bosnia during the Humanitarian Crisis in the former Yugoslavia and his later work in Chechnya

Lessons and Lectures to Live By

Collection One

Author: Doctor M. E. Lyons

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1524626198

Category: Religion

Page: 284

View: 3693

This compilation is full of lessons and lectures for those who need an inside view on building lessons and lectures and even more in tune with the everyday lessons that life has to offer through the study of the Word of God.

Prognosis: Poor

One Doctor's Personal Account of the Beauty and the Perils of Modern Medical Training

Author: Frances Southwick, D.O

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1682220885

Category: Medical

Page: 160

View: 407

Prognosis: Poor is a poignant snapshot of one physician's medical training. Frances Southwick, D.O. explores the highs and lows (more often the lows) of the process of becoming a doctor. She delivers colorful detail inside the mind of one trainee, herself, through undergraduate school, medical school and residency. The book focuses most heavily on the capstone of family medicine training: three years of residency in a well-respected Pittsburgh hospital. Dr. Southwick courageously explores her most difficult moments of self-doubt and hopelessness, but wraps the text up with a chapter cataloguing current problems in the training process and how they might be remedied. This memoir highlights the problem of depression in physicians and physicians-in-training as a looming, large, current problem.

Mountains Beyond Mountains

One doctor's quest to heal the world

Author: Tracy Kidder

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1782830367

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 244

View: 7863

Profound and powerful, Mountains Beyond Mountains takes us from Harvard to Haiti, Peru, Cuba and Russia, as the charismatic but flawed genius Dr Paul Farmer challenges widely-held preconceptions about poverty and healthcare. As a medical student, Farmer found his life's calling: to cure infectious diseases and to bring the lifesaving tools of modern medicine - so readily available in the developed world - to those who need them most. Beginning in Haiti, he tackles the conditions that contribute to so many unnecessary deaths with his trademark combination of world-class expertise, unlimited compassion, and the unstinting dedication of friends and colleagues. Tracy Kidder's magnificent and moving account shows how, from achieving this modest dream, one person can make a difference in solving global problems through a clear-eyed understanding of the interaction of politics, wealth, social systems and medicine.

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Die geheimen Tagebücher eines Assistenzarztes - "Herzzerreißend und saukomisch!" John Niven

Author: Adam Kay

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641230594

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 7354

Vorhang auf für 97-Stunden-Wochen und einen Tsunami an Körperflüssigkeiten. Entscheidungen auf Leben und Tod am laufenden Band und ein Gehalt, gegen das jede Parkuhr zu den Besserverdienern gehört. Auf Nimmerwiedersehen, Freunde und Familie ... herzlich willkommen im Leben eines Assistenzarztes! Adam Kay, jetzt in seiner Heimat England als Comedian gefeiert, gehörte viele Jahre dazu. Nach schlaflosen Nächten und durchgearbeiteten Wochenenden mobilisierte er seine letzten Kräfte, um seine Erlebnisse aus dem Alltag eines Krankenhauses aufzuschreiben. Saukomisch, erschreckend und herzerweichend zugleich: Kays Tagebücher bringen alles ans Tageslicht, was Sie jemals über den Krankenhausalltag wissen wollten – und auch einiges, was besser im Verborgenen geblieben wäre. Kein Zweifel: Diese Lektüre wird Narben hinterlassen.


One Doctor's Personal Encounters with Death, Life, and the US Healthcare System

Author: Michael Saag

Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group

ISBN: 162634065X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 376

View: 7832

A Memoir and a ManifestoPositive traces the life of Michael S. Saag, MD, an internationally known expert on the virus that causes AIDS, but the book is more than a memoir: through his story, Dr. Saag also shines a light on the dysfunctional US healthcare system, proposing optimistic yet realistic remedies drawn from his distinguished medical career.Mike Saag began his medical residency in 1981, within days of the Centers for Disease Control’s first report of a mysterious “gay cancer” killing young men. Soon, the young doctor’s career was yoked to the epidemic. His life’s work became turning the most deadly virus in human history into a chronic, manageable disease.In the lab at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Dr. Saag and colleagues made seminal early discoveries about the elusive virus. And at the AIDS clinic he founded, Dr. Saag met people whose fight against a virtual death sentence touched his heart and inspired him to work even harder. As his career stretched across three decades, Dr. Saag found himself battling another foe, this one almost as pernicious as AIDS itself: a broken healthcare system shaped more by politicians, insurers, and lobbyists than by patients’ needs.Positive is Dr. Saag’s tribute to the unforgettable patients he has known and an urgent call to create a comprehensive, compassionate, accessible healthcare system in the name of those we can save today.

Considering the Journey

One Doctor's Perspective

Author: Jeffrey T. Evans Dha

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781546241799

Category: Education

Page: 126

View: 8272

The doctoral journey is not something that should be entered in too lightly. It can be both expensive and very time consuming and must be understood before the commitment is made to begin. Chances for success in finishing the journey would be greatly enhanced if the trials and tribulations of the journey was known before the journey began.This book gives the perspective doctoral candidate an inside look at those trials and tribulations and what the candidate deals with once on the journey. The value of this book is get the inside look at doctoral work before making the commitment.

Doctor Who: The Eyeless

Author: Lance Parkin

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409072894

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 1584

At the heart of the ruined city of Arcopolis is the Fortress. It's a brutal structure placed here by one of the sides in a devastating intergalactic war that's long ended. Fifteen years ago, the entire population of the planet was killed in an instant by the weapon housed deep in the heart of the Fortress. Now only the ghosts remain. The Doctor arrives, and determines to fight his way past the Fortress's automatic defences and put the weapon beyond use. But he soon discovers he's not the only person in Arcopolis. What is the true nature of the weapon? Is the planet really haunted? Who are the Eyeless? And what will happen if they get to the weapon before the Doctor? The Doctor has a fight on his hands. And this time he's all on his own. Featuring the Tenth Doctor as played by David Tennant in the hit sci-fi series from BBC Television