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The Resource Things That Matter

Things That Matter

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Things That Matter
Title
Things That Matter
Statement of responsibility
David Galler
Title variation
Stories of life and death from an intensive care specialist
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
'This is a masterful tour through the mystery and majesty of modern medicine, guided by a world-class physician who has the mind of a superb scientist and the soul of a fine poet. David Galler also shows rare courage in weaving his own, personal stories into his teaching about the technologies of care. This book will equally deepen the awareness of clinicians and enlighten the lay reader. It is a gift to both.' Donald M. Berwick, MD, MPPIn this highly articulate, down-to-earth, generous book, Dr David Galler tells stories of life and death from his position as Intensive Care specialist at Middlemore Hospital. Written lyrically and warmly, these stories are based on real life events describing the everyday dilemmas and challenges that doctors and patients commonly face.It aims to explain and demystify much of the work doctors do, cast light on the workings of the medical establishment and how medicine operates, in the hope that it will encourage patients to seek to be better informed and play a greater role in the decisions that will affect them and their loved ones.It speaks to the resilience of individuals and families and their extraordinary generosity and dignity under the most extreme pressure. This book is about realistic optimism and is a celebration of life.It is also a very personal story about David Galler's life, his family and about his own slow coming of age as a doctor, from the sadness and helplessness he felt about his father's death to at last feeling that he was of some use to his most important patient, his mother
Summary
"An intensive care specialist reflects on life and death through his fascinating stories of working in emergency medicine."--Provided by the publisher
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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Cataloging source
ANL
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Galler, David
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Autobiography
  • Biography
Target audience
adult
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stories of life & death from an intensive care specialist
Label
Things That Matter
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BORROWBOX:AAU_284866
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9781952533693
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Things That Matter
Control code
BORROWBOX:AAU_284866
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781952533693
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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