Forgive and Remember

Managing Medical Failure, 2nd Edition

Author: Charles L. Bosk

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226924688

Category: Medical

Page: 301

View: 4687

On its initial publication, Forgive and Remember emerged as the definitive study of the training and lives of young surgeons. Now with an extensive new preface, epilogue, and appendix by the author, reflecting on the changes that have taken place since the book's original publication, this updated second edition of Charles L. Bosk's classic study is as timely as ever.
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Forgive and Remember

Managing Medical Failure, 2nd Edition

Author: Charles L. Bosk

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226066783

Category: Medical

Page: 276

View: 3109

On its initial publication, Forgive and Remember emerged as the definitive study of the training and lives of young surgeons. Now with an extensive new preface, epilogue, and appendix by the author, reflecting on the changes that have taken place since the book's original publication, this updated second edition of Charles L. Bosk's classic study is as timely as ever.
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Forgive and Remember

Managing Medical Failure

Author: Charles L. Bosk

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226066806

Category: Operations, Surgical

Page: 236

View: 9905

On its initial publication, Forgive and Remember emerged as the definitive study of the training and lives of young surgeons. Now with an extensive new preface, epilogue, and appendix by the author, reflecting on the changes that have taken place since the book's original publication, this updated second edition of Charles L. Bosk's classic study is as timely as ever. Book jacket.
Posted in Operations, Surgical

What Would You Do?

Juggling Bioethics and Ethnography

Author: Charles L. Bosk

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226066770

Category: Medical

Page: 255

View: 5305

The emergence of professional bioethicists raises questions about how they reach their decisions, whose interests they serve, how bioethics has evolved into a legitimate speciality and when it is necessary. Bosk looks at these areas, and at the dilemas his ethnographic research among surgeons and genetic counselors has raised.
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Health Care Reform and American Politics

What Everyone Needs to Know

Author: Lawrence R. Jacobs,Theda Skocpol

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190262044

Category: Health care reform

Page: 240

View: 9817

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act signed by President Obama in March 2010 is a landmark in U.S. social legislation, and the Supreme Court's recent decision upholding the Act has ensured that it will remain the law of the land. The new law extends health insurance to nearly all Americans, fulfilling a century-long quest and bringing the United States to parity with other industrial nations. Affordable Care aims to control rapidly rising health care costs and promises to make the United States more equal, reversing four decades of rising disparities between the very rich and everyone else. Millions of people of modest means will gain new benefits and protections from insurance company abuses - and the tab will be paid by privileged corporations and the very rich. How did such a bold reform effort pass in a polity wracked by partisan divisions and intense lobbying by special interests? What does Affordable Care mean - and what comes next? In this updated edition of Health Care Reform and American Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know®, Lawrence R. Jacobs and Theda Skocpol - two of the nation's leading experts on politics and health care policy - provide a concise and accessible overview. They explain the political battles of 2009 and 2010, highlighting White House strategies, the deals Democrats cut with interest groups, and the impact of agitation by Tea Partiers and progressives. Jacobs and Skocpol spell out what the new law can do for everyday Americans, what it will cost, and who will pay. In a new section, they also analyze the impact the Supreme Court ruling that upheld the law. Above all, they explain what comes next, as critical yet often behind-the-scenes battles rage over implementing reform nationally and in the fifty states. Affordable Care still faces challenges at the state level despite the Court ruling. But, like Social Security and Medicare, it could also gain strength and popularity as the majority of Americans learn what it can do for them.
Posted in Health care reform

Deciding Who Lives

Fateful Choices in the Intensive-Care Nursery

Author: Renee R. Anspach

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520212138

Category: Medical

Page: 303

View: 6772

In a probing look at the reality of everyday choices in neonatal intensive care units, sociologist Renee Anspach explores the life-and-death dilemmas that have fueled much national debate. Anspach considers the roles of parents, doctors, nurses, and bioethicists in deciding the fate of terminally ill or malformed newborns.
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Profession of Medicine

A Study of the Sociology of Applied Knowledge

Author: Eliot Freidson

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226262284

Category: Social Science

Page: 419

View: 2235

"Must be judged as a landmark in medical sociology."—Norman Denzin, Journal of Health and Social Behavior "Profession of Medicine is a challenging monograph; the ideas presented are stimulating and thought provoking. . . . Given the expanding domain of what illness is and the contentions of physicians about their rights as professionals, Freidson wonders aloud whether expertise is becoming a mask for privilege and power. . . . Profession of Medicine is a landmark in the sociological analysis of the professions in modern society."—Ron Miller, Sociological Quarterly "This is the first book that I know of to go to the root of the matter by laying open to view the fundamental nature of the professional claim, and the structure of professional institutions."—Everett C. Hughes, Science
Posted in Social Science

The Year of the Intern

Author: Robin Cook

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780451165558

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 4681

Originally published: New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, c1972.
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The Merck Manual Home Health Handbook

Author: Merck

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118171233

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 2500

View: 9054

Now in paperback—the most comprehensive home health reference bestseller Millions of people around the world have relied on The Merck Manual Home Health Handbook for quick access to authoritative, accessible health information. Written by more than 300 internationally respected medical experts, this comprehensive medical resource features extensive, up-to-date coverage of health care for newborns, the elderly, and everyone in between. Contains reliable, up-to-date information on a broad range of medical conditions, illnesses, and situations, including accidents and injuries, aging, cancer, diabetes, digestive disorders, heart disease, mental health disorders, and many others Covers men's, women's, pediatric (both newborns and older children), and geriatric health issues Well organized and extensively indexed to make information easy to find An extraordinary bargain at a penny a page The Merck Manual Home Health Handbook is filled with essential medical information that’s both easy to find and easy to understand in order to help you communicate more effectively with your doctor, understand a diagnosis or treatment option, or simply know more about your health and the health of those you care about.
Posted in Health & Fitness

Capitalists in Spite of Themselves

Elite Conflict and Economic Transitions in Early Modern Europe

Author: Richard Lachmann

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195159608

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 314

View: 4513

Here, Richard Lachmann offers a new answer to an old question: Why did capitalism develop in some parts of early modern Europe but not in others? Finding neither a single cause nor an essentialist unfolding of a state or capitalist system, Lachmann describes the highly contingent development of various polities and economies. He identifies, in particular, conflict among feudal elites--landlords, clerics, kings, and officeholders--as the dynamic which perpetuated manorial economies in some places while propelling elites elsewhere to transform the basis of their control over land and labor. Comparing regions and cities within and across England, France, Italy, Spain, and the Netherlands from the twelfth through eighteenth centuries, Lachmann breaks new ground by showing step by step how the new social relations and political institutions of early modern Europe developed. He demonstrates in detail how feudal elites were pushed toward capitalism as they sought to protect their privileges from rivals in the aftermath of the Reformation. Capitalists in Spite of Themselves is a compelling narrative of how elites and other classes made and responded to political and religious revolutions while gradually creating the nation-states and capitalist markets which still constrain our behavior and order our world. It will prove invaluable for anyone wishing to understanding the economic and social history of early modern Europe. Capitalists in Spite of Themselves was the winner of the 2003 Distinguished Scholarly Publication Award of the American Sociology Association.
Posted in Business & Economics

Connected

The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives

Author: Nicholas A. Christakis,James H. Fowler

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 031607134X

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

View: 5362

Your colleague's husband's sister can make you fat, even if you don't know her. A happy neighbor has more impact on your happiness than a happy spouse. These startling revelations of how much we truly influence one another are revealed in the studies of Drs. Christakis and Fowler, which have repeatedly made front-page news nationwide. In CONNECTED, the authors explain why emotions are contagious, how health behaviors spread, why the rich get richer, even how we find and choose our partners. Intriguing and entertaining, CONNECTED overturns the notion of the individual and provides a revolutionary paradigm-that social networks influence our ideas, emotions, health, relationships, behavior, politics, and much more. It will change the way we think about every aspect of our lives.
Posted in Social Science

Money, Morals, and Manners

The Culture of the French and the American Upper-Middle Class

Author: Michèle Lamont

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226922596

Category: Social Science

Page: 350

View: 6972

Drawing on remarkably frank, in-depth interviews with 160 successful men in the United States and France, Michèle Lamont provides a rare and revealing collective portrait of the upper-middle class—the managers, professionals, entrepreneurs, and experts at the center of power in society. Her book is a subtle, textured description of how these men define the values and attitudes they consider essential in separating themselves—and their class—from everyone else. Money, Morals, and Manners is an ambitious and sophisticated attempt to illuminate the nature of social class in modern society. For all those who downplay the importance of unequal social groups, it will be a revelation. "A powerful, cogent study that will provide an elevated basis for debates in the sociology of culture for years to come."—David Gartman, American Journal of Sociology "A major accomplishment! Combining cultural analysis and comparative approach with a splendid literary style, this book significantly broadens the understanding of stratification and inequality. . . . This book will provoke debate, inspire research, and serve as a model for many years to come."—R. Granfield, Choice "This is an exceptionally fine piece of work, a splendid example of the sociologist's craft."—Lewis Coser, Boston College
Posted in Social Science

Ascent of the A-Word

Assholism, the First Sixty Years

Author: Geoffrey Nunberg

Publisher: PublicAffairs

ISBN: 1610391764

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

View: 8650

It first surfaced in the gripes of GIs during World War II and was captured early on by the typewriter of a young Norman Mailer. Within a generation it had become a basic notion of our everyday moral life, replacing older reproaches like lout and heel with a single inclusive category––a staple of country outlaw songs, Neil Simon plays, and Woody Allen movies. Feminists made it their stock rebuke for male insensitivity, the est movement used it for those who didn’t “get it,” and Dirty Harry applied it evenhandedly to both his officious superiors and the punks he manhandled. The asshole has become a focus of collective fascination for us, just as the phony was for Holden Caulfield and the cad was for Anthony Trollope. From Donald Trump to Ann Coulter, from Mel Gibson to Anthony Weiner, from the reality TV prima donnas to the internet trolls and flamers, assholism has become the characteristic form of modern incivility, which implicitly expresses our deepest values about class, relationships, authenticity, and fairness. We have conflicting attitudes about the A-word––when a presidential candidate unwittingly uttered it on a live mic in 2000, it confirmed to some that he was a man of the people and to others that he was a boor. But considering how much the word does for us, and to us, it hasn’t gotten nearly the attention it deserves––at least until now.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

The Sociology of Health and Illness

Critical Perspectives

Author: Peter Conrad,Valerie Leiter

Publisher: Worth Publishers

ISBN: 9781429255271

Category: Social Science

Page: 592

View: 498

The Sociology of Health and Illness: Critical Perspectives is an essential resource for anyone interested in health and health care. The new Ninth Edition tackles some of the most timely health issues of our day with coverage of eating disorders, the effects of inequality on health, how race, class, and gender affect health outcomes, the health politics of asthma and more. Further, new sections explore the effects of health care reform, the pharmaceutical industry, and the internet on health. Bringing together a wide range of selections from authors like Atul Gawande, Paul Farmer, and Irving Zola, The Sociology of Health and Illness continues to provide students with the most balanced and comprehensive analysis of health care today.
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Radical Forgiveness

A Revolutionary Five-Stage Process to Heal Relationships, Let Go of Anger and Blame, and Find Peace in Any Situation

Author: Colin Tipping

Publisher: Sounds True

ISBN: 9781591798217

Category: Self-Help

Page: 384

View: 6223

Could there be a divine purpose behind everything that happens? If you’re willing to embrace this possibility, every aspect of your life can change. This is the theory behind Radical Forgiveness, Colin Tipping’s revolutionary method for liberating your energy for the soul’s highest expression. In Radical Forgiveness, readers join Colin for step-by-step instruction in what begins as a healing process, and culminates in a paradigm-shifting path to awakening. With this updated and revised edition, readers will discover: How to transform difficult emotions like anger, fear, and resentment into unconditional love, gratitude, and peace The five essential stages of Radical Forgiveness, and how they help us transcend the victim archetype and embrace the inherent perfection of life The tools of Radical Forgiveness—a series of quick, effective, and easy-to-use techniques and processes including “Fake It ‘Til You Make It,” “Collapsing the Story,” “Satori Breathwork,” and more “Radical Forgiveness is much more than the mere letting go of the past,” writes Colin. “It is the key to creating the life that we want and the world that we want.” With Radical Forgiveness, he puts that key in our hands.
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All God's Mistakes

Genetic Counseling in a Pediatric Hospital

Author: Charles L. Bosk

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226066820

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 222

View: 839

Offers an inside view of the work of a genetic counseling team, using case histories to illustrate the clinical applications of human genetics research
Posted in Health & Fitness

Last Best Gifts

Altruism and the Market for Human Blood and Organs

Author: Kieran Healy

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226322386

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

View: 8816

More than any other altruistic gesture, blood and organ donation exemplifies the true spirit of self-sacrifice. Donors literally give of themselves for no reward so that the life of an individual—often anonymous—may be spared. But as the demand for blood and organs has grown, the value of a system that depends solely on gifts has been called into question, and the possibility has surfaced that donors might be supplemented or replaced by paid suppliers. Last Best Gifts offers a fresh perspective on this ethical dilemma by examining the social organization of blood and organ donation in Europe and the United States. Gifts of blood and organs are not given everywhere in the same way or to the same extent—contrasts that allow Kieran Healy to uncover the pivotal role that institutions play in fashioning the contexts for donations. Procurement organizations, he shows, sustain altruism by providing opportunities to give and by producing public accounts of what giving means. In the end, Healy suggests, successful systems rest on the fairness of the exchange, rather than the purity of a donor’s altruism or the size of a financial incentive.
Posted in Social Science

Essentials of Services Marketing

Author: Jochen Wirtz

Publisher: FT Press

ISBN: 0133358976

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 720

View: 5645

Make it easy for students to understand: Clear, Simple Language and Visual Learning Aids The authors use simple English and short sentences to help students grasp concepts more easily and quickly. The text consists of full-colored learning cues, graphics, and diagrams to capture student attention and help them visualize concepts. Know Your ESM presents quick review questions designed to help students consolidate their understanding of key chapter concepts. Make it easy for students to relate: Cases and Examples written with a Global Outlook The first edition global outlook is retained by having an even spread of familiar cases and examples from the world’s major regions: 40% from American, 30% from Asia and 30% from Europe. Help students see how various concepts fit into the big picture: Revised Framework An improved framework characterized by stronger chapter integration as well as tighter presentation and structure. Help instructors to prepare for lessons: Enhanced Instructor Supplements Instructor’s Manual: Contain additional individual and group class activities. It also contains chapter-by-chapter teaching suggestions. Powerpoint Slides: Slides will feature example-based teaching using many examples and step-by-step application cases to teach and illustrate chapter concepts. Test Bank: Updated Test Bank that is Test Gen compatible. Video Bank: Corporate videos and advertisements help link concept to application. Videos will also come with teaching notes and/or a list of questions for students to answer. Case Bank: Cases can be in PDF format available for download as an Instructor Resource.
Posted in Business & Economics

When the Smoke Clears

A Novel

Author: Lynette Eason

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 0800720075

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 2737

After an equipment failure nearly kills her, smokejumper Alexia Allen returns to her mother's house to recuperate, only to find herself caught up in murder and arson as a long-buried secret threatens her life.
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