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: 2936

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.

Doctor Who: One Doctor, Two Hearts

Author: Adam Howling,Doctor Who

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 1405937564

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

View: 1643

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: 4724

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: 4853

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.

One Doctor

A Physician's Diary

Author: Thomas Marzili

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1599260786

Category: Medical

Page: 129

View: 9454

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.

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: 3372

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.

One Doctor, Two Hearts

Author: N.A

Publisher: BBC Children's Books

ISBN: 9781405933742

Category:

Page: 48

View: 1762

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.

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: 2085

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.

Lessons and Lectures to Live By

Collection One

Author: Doctor M. E. Lyons

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1524626198

Category: Religion

Page: 284

View: 8271

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.

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: 3650

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 One Doctor

Author: Gareth Roberts

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781903654569

Category: Science fiction plays

Page: N.A

View: 6217

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."

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: 3034

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: 1088

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.

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: 7444

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.

Doctor Who: The Eyeless

Author: Lance Parkin

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409072894

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 4941

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

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: 1502

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.

Native American Doctor

The Story of Susan LaFlesche Picotte

Author: Jeri Ferris

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 9780876144435

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 88

View: 2922

A biography of the young Omaha Indian woman who became the first Native American woman to graduate from medical school.

One Mother Earth, one doctor water

Author: Annie Grace Ross

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation, Nevada and Utah

Page: 1010

View: 8199

Annotation: This thesis discusses environmental justice in relation to nuclearism and how it affects Native American populations in the American West. The author notes that Native Americans inhabit a spiritual landscape in the American west, and these homelands are the birthing place of nuclearism and all of its processes. In speaking of nuclearism and environmental degradation, Herman Agoyo of San Juan Pueblo, New Mexico, asked, "Who here will begin this story?" Agoyo and other Native Americans are beginning to tell the story of what it is to have the nuclear industry and its processes in ones' homeland. The author states that nuclear fuel chain and U.S. energy policy of the 20th century shows itself to be the destruction of the Americas, with the development of nuclearism as World War III. However, the author argues that western ecological foundation is evolving, from manifest destiny to Earth First, to transform a culture of violence to a culture of peace.

One doctor's odyssey

the social lesion

Author: Donald Acheson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781845491628

Category: Great Britain

Page: 222

View: 2476

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

Lean Doctors

A Bold and Practical Guide to Using Lean Principles to Transform Healthcare Systems, One Doctor at a Time

Author: Aneesh Suneja,Carolyn Suneja

Publisher: ASQ Quality Press

ISBN: 0873897854

Category: Medical

Page: 162

View: 8830

This practical, how-to book clearly and succinctly takes the reader through six proven "success steps" for implementing lean in any healthcare environment: 1. Create physician flow 2. Support physician value-added time 3. Visually communicate patient status 4. Standardize everyone's work 5. Lay out the clinic for minimal motion 6. Change the care delivery model Why go through such a transformation? Because it works. Tell a doctor that he can see the same number of patients, offering the same high quality and personal care, and have an extra 90 minutes at the end of his clinic day -- and that means something. Tell the staff that they can look forward to actually ending on time, with satisfied patients, no backlog, and having focused their attention completely on quality patient care -- and they will listen. These Lean principles and success steps work in clinics ranging from orthopedics to neurology to cardiac care -- the specialty doesn't matter. They work in small practices and large hospital settings. Lean methodology provides the tools to address the frustrations patients and doctors alike experience in the clinic process. Included throughout the book is a case study showing the lean transformation undertaken at the Orthopedic Center at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, with numerous quotes and insights from those actually involved. This transformation resulted in patient wait times being reduced by more than 70 percent, the clinic being able to see 25 percent more patients in less space, patient satisfaction scores sometimes reaching 100 percent, and staff satisfaction scores improving by more than 25 percent.