My love for Atul Gawande’s writing knows no bounds: He makes the complex simple with an economy of words.
If you have never read one of his books, you must. The term Gawande-esque did not materialize because he has a knack for picking the right subjects at an opportune time. He has a following because his gift allows the physician reader not just to comprehend an issue, but catalyze and make us believe the problems we face in healthcare have answers.
His new book, Being Mortal, reviewed here by Bob W., gets the Frontline treatment on PBS. As hospitalists, we all should make an effort to watch the broadcast. I think the topic and creator have something very, very unique to convey.
If you are in the business of healthcare – whether as a direct care provider who is doing their best in an increasingly complex system with an increasingly complex panel of patients, a hospital medicine group leader who is trying to keep a group afloat and lead people through this rocky terrain or a hospital […]
I’m so excited that it’s (finally!) almost time for SHM’s annual conference! Last year I missed HM17 – for the first time in a dozen years – due to a death in the family, so I’ve been experiencing “annual conference withdrawal syndrome” for a long time now. There’s no cure for that, other than a […]
There is an orange tree in our backyard planted around the birth of our first child. It thrives 11 years later, providing a plentiful bounty of fruit each winter. Nearby, a mango tree was planted when our second daughter was born. That tree never made it; the roots didn’t take hold, and it was gone […]