I was expecting more original content, and not just a series of anecdotes from the withe of Being Mortal, which had a profound impact on me.
The book tries to prescribe a life of continuous learning and empathy and humility for physicians, and indeed for everyone.
However there is not much new here, the stories are just that, stories, she there is no evidence that the recommended practices achieve anything in the long term due most people.
Dr. Gawande definitely has some good insights here, but not as many as I'd have hoped for. I expected this to be more about becoming better in medicine and life, and less about several scattered vignettes. Nonetheless, the stories were fair and the insights good, though they were few. Not bad, but not that insightful.
Better has been one of the best books I have listened to. It goes into many topics that aspiring physicians / current physicians need to know about it. It was incredibly interesting, and I was sad to see it end.
This book is good and beneficial to both aspiring and practicing healthcare professionals. "Experience s the best teacher" they say.
If I was going to suggest an Atul Gawande book, it wouldn't be this one. His others are better. But even at his worst Dr. Gawande is head and shoulders above the best
This is my third and favorite audiobook. I enjoyed the narrator, and it's the perfect type of content to listen to in this format. Nothing I'm trying to memorize, but learn from nonetheless.
I liked how he made his point through a different theme for every chapter. He tied everything up nicely in the last one. I liked best though how he gave us a very unique view of the healthcare industry.
Fantastic book, not Dr. Gawande's best - I prefer Complications and Being Mortal. However, if you're hungry for more and always enjoy his voice, definitely add this one to your list.