With ravishing beauty and unsettling intelligence, Michael Ondaatje's Booker Prize-winning novel traces the intersection of four damaged lives in an Italian villa at the end of World War II. Hana, the exhausted nurse; the maimed thief, Caravaggio; the wary sapper, Kip: each is haunted by the riddle of the English patient, the nameless, burned man who lies in an upstairs room and whose memories of passion, betrayal, and rescue illuminates this audiobook like flashes of heat lightening.
"4 lives in the aftermath of WWII"
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Too many Americans die each year as a result of preventable medical error - mistakes, complications, and misdiagnoses. And many more of us are not receiving the best care possible, even though it's readily available and we're entitled to it. The key is knowing how to access it. The Patient's Playbook is a call to action. It will change the way you manage your health and the health of your family, and it will show you how to choose the right doctor, coordinate the best care, and get to the no-mistake zone in medical decision making.
In The Patient Will See You Now, Eric Topol, one of the nation's top physicians, examines what he calls medicine's "Gutenberg moment". Much as the printing press liberated knowledge from the control of an elite class, new technology is poised to democratize medicine. In this new era, patients will control their data and be emancipated from a paternalistic medical regime in which "the doctor knows best."
"Bold, innovative, and foward thinking!"
In Every Patient Tells a Story, Dr. Lisa Sanders takes us bedside to witness the process of solving diagnostic dilemmas, providing a firsthand account of the expertise and intuition that lead a doctor to make the right diagnosis.
"Really good if you can get past the narrator."
Cleveland Clinic has long been recognized for driving some of the best clinical outcomes in the nation, but it was not always a leader in patient experience. There was a time when this revered organization ranked among the lowest in the country in this area. Within 10 years, however, it had climbed to among the highest and has emerged as the thought leader in the space.
"Good for all medical professionals"
In the summer of 1992, on the eve of an American tour, Ben Watt, one half of the Billboard-topping pop duo Everything but the Girl, was taken to a London hospital complaining of chest pain. He didn't leave for two and a half months. Watt had developed a rare life-threatening disease that initially baffled doctors. By the time he was allowed home, his ravaged body was 46 pounds lighter, and he was missing most of his small intestine.
Moneyball meets medicine in this remarkable chronicle of one of the greatest scientific quests of our time - the groundbreaking program to answer the most essential question for humanity: How do we live and die? - and the visionary mastermind behind it.
"Could be very interesting at times.."
When you have to kill the same terrorist twice in one week there’s either something wrong with your world or something wrong with your skills - and there’s nothing wrong with Joe Ledger’s skills. And that’s both a good and a bad thing. It’s good because he’s a Baltimore detective who has just been secretly recruited by the government to lead a new task force created to deal with the problems that Homeland Security can’t handle....
"Yes! It IS that good. Five stars and more."
Are you or is someone who you love and care for living with Multiple Sclerosis? For people struggling to discover a happier, healthier way to live with this lifelong disease, it sometimes seems like an impossible task. Now, author Daryl H Bryant shares his own challenges, frustrations, anxiety, and ultimate victories in managing MS. His new book shares his stories as a person faced with the disease. Bryant is not a doctor, but a person living with Multiple Sclerosis.
In the spirit of Oliver Sacks Awakenings and the TV series House, Dr. Eric Manheimer's Twelve Patients is a memoir from the medical director of Bellevue Hospital that uses the plights of 12 very different patients - from dignitaries at the nearby UN, to supermax prisoners from Riker's Island, to illegal immigrants, and Wall Street tycoons - to illustrate larger societal issues.
Spirituality in Patient Care has earned a reputation as the authoritative introduction to the subject for health professionals interested in identifying and addressing the spiritual needs of patients. The body of research on religion, spirituality, and health continues to grow at a dramatic rate, creating an urgent need for a new edition of this landmark work. In this, the third edition, Harold G. Koenig, M.D., updates every chapter by incorporating the newest research and introducing sensible ways of translating that research into caring for patients.
Gone are the days when patients take life-changing diagnoses lying down. The first place people go to learn more about their health, especially when it is at risk, is the Internet. But this unregulated channel can be as harmful as it is beneficial when it comes to medical content. This step-by-step guide explores topics such as wading through search engine results, connecting with online communities, defining conditions, identifying the specialists, and organizing the outcome of your research so that doctors will listen.
In the seventeenth century, a witch is burned in a stone circle. Three hundred and fifty years later, an investigative journalist arrives at a nearby clinic to have cosmetic surgery - and a week later, she is dead. Dalgliesh and his team, called in to investigate the murder and later a second equally horrific death, find themselves confronted with problems even more complicated than the question of innocence or guilt.
Josie has a brother, and after an injury sustained as he heroically saved two lives, he lives in constant pain. The only medicine that works for him is a highly regulated prescription opiate, and his insurance company cuts him off thinking he's just an addict. Desperate, Josie lies to her own doctors to get prescriptions written for herself. It works for a while, but eventually her doctors figure it out; and when they do, she has to come up with a new plan.
Lena hasn't been following her doctor's instructions, and he's not happy about it. When the doctor finds out that she's been a bad girl, he decides it's about time Lena takes her medicine-whether she wants to or not! Before she knows it, her doctor is taking precautions to make sure she knows how important it is to follow doctor's orders. He's adding something to the prescription, though, starting out with a vicious spanking, ending with hard deep throat and plenty of rough sex in between!
Lesley Warren's cold and sinus problem is so bad she finally goes to see the doctor, and what a hot doctor he is! His prescription works, and on her follow up visit, he has some more treatment for her - her first anal sex! Hey, it's the doctor's orders, and Lesley is about to find out that when a doctor like Doctor Dan takes advantage of a patient, he does it right, with a good rough anal pounding!
When Stephanie has no choice but to get a physical and immunizations for a new job, she's very nervous. When she gets to her appointment, though, it's not the old gruff doctors of her youth, but a handsome young stud! That makes it a little easier. This doctor wants it to be a lot easier though, and Stephanie is about to find that doctor patient sex with plenty of rough deep throat, hardcore sex bent over the table, and a big load of semen swallowing can do wonders to set a patient at ease.
Andi is looking forward to her final physical therapy appointment and getting back to her active lifestyle. When she gets to the doctor's office, though, her regular therapist isn't there. Instead, she gets Graham, a handsome and very strong man. He's a little rough with her, but he's effective. In fact, by the time he finishes with her, she'll get a workout in far more of her body than she ever dreamed of with very rough deep throat, rough sex, and her very first anal sex!
Dr. Brian Weiss is a highly respected psychiatrist from the mainstream of the medical establishment. Catherine is one of his most difficult cases, a 27-year-old woman racked by phobias and anxieties. In the course of Catherine's treatment, Dr. Weiss makes a startling discovery. Under hypnosis, she recollects, in vivid detail, events from past lives ranging from the prehistoric times and ancient Egypt to the 20th century and the fires of World War II.
"Many Lives, Many Masters"