An essential guide for anyone contemplating a career as a doctor, by one of Australia's finest practitioners – and writers 2018 finalist book for The Australian Career Book Award – supported by the Royal Society of Arts in Australia and New Zealand What is the life of a doctor really like? Is there an end to studying? Are money and prestige guaranteed? Can a fulfilling medical career and a satisfying family life co-exist and what support can a parent or partner give? Which doctors are the happiest? What is the most important question to ask yourself before studying medicine? An insider’s calm and considered answers could determine whether you choose to pursue this high-stakes career. Becoming a doctor is a tremendous privilege and a serious responsibility. With her trademark warmth and story-telling ability, Ranjana Srivastava delves into the reality of being a doctor in the modern era of medicine. Through lived experience as a front-line clinician, prolific writer, and mother, she celebrates the highlights of being a doctor but doesn't flinch from the disappointments. Her compelling stories illustrate the hidden facets of a life in medicine. From the burden of prolonged medical training and the regret of mismatched expectations, to the humility of caring and the joy of making a difference, this book contains illuminating observations, reflection and advice that should be required reading for anyone contemplating a career as a doctor. 'Deciding to study medicine is a momentous decision, and Ranjana Srivastava has created a long overdue and indispensable guide peppered with invaluable advice and insights - a must-read.' Dr Michael Carr-Gregg, Adolescent Psychologist
Someone administered an overdose of pure heroin to a Congressman's teenage son and daughter, Helen and James. Their tragic deaths activated a huge interstate manhunt to find their killer, stimulated forcibly by the White House and intimidated by the Media. The Chief of Police and the New York Mayor decided that two Homicide detectives be assigned to work alongside two of the top Special Agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration. Special Agents Ashley Reed and Max Cutter started their hazardous journey and vigilant surveillance to uncover an opulent International Narcotic Organization of drug Traffickers, dealers and street pushers. All masterminded by the Sicilian Mafia. Their base of operations stems from an "Out-post" so named by the D.E.A. To a few of the police Precincts in and around the Big Apple who were unable to combat the increasing drug related crimes. A transmission of accumulated and potent psychedelic synthetic drugs and others commonly used are included for educational purposes, as are the psychedelic experiences of some of the victims that suffer macabre hallucinations. Included in this thrilling action packed and humorous novel, are some Explicit Sexy Sections, (substantially in Chapter 18). In addition, a very passionate entwined romantic love between Ashley and Laura, whose separation strikes heavily in both their hearts. ADULTS ONLY.
What does it mean to be a good doctor today? Dr. Thomas Lee, a renowned practicing physician, healthcare executive, researcher, and policy expert, takes us to the frontlines of care delivery to meet inspiring, transformative doctors who are making a profound difference in patients’ lives—as well as their own. These revealing, intimate profiles of seven remarkable physicians are more than a reminder of the importance of putting patients first. They provide an invaluable working model of what it means to be a good doctor, how to become one, and how to remain one for the benefit of patients and colleagues alike. It’s a model that sustains physicians themselves over years and decades, combating the constant threat of burnout. These stories capture the daily challenges every caregiver faces—while highlighting the amazing personal triumphs that make their jobs so rewarding. You’ll meet Dr. Emily Sedgwick, the breast radiologist who redesigned screening techniques to reduce patients’ fears; Dr. Merit Cudkowicz, a neurologist who is leading the way in ALS research and treatments; Dr. Mike Englesbe, a transplant surgeon who is improving how physicians prescribe analgesics in response to the opioid epidemic; Dr. Laura Monson, a pediatric plastic surgeon addressing the long-term social effects of cleft palates; Dr. Lara Johnson, a primary care physician dedicated to providing care to the homeless; Dr. Joseph Sakran, a trauma surgeon who started a movement among healthcare providers to curb gun violence, and Dr. Babacar Cisse, a neurosurgeon who was an undocumented alien and once worked as a restaurant busboy, and epitomizes what it means to be a “Dreamer.” Their stories are not only powerful but offer practical lessons and insights into developing high reliability cultures, resilience, and improvement mindsets. This is what is takes to be a good doctor.
A career as a Doctor is an exciting one! But do you really know what it takes to become one? This book takes you inside the career and shows you the day and the life of a Doctor. Inside you’ll learn what they do, what training is required, what the future holds, and how you can become one!
A primer for the economic analysis of medical markets, this book utilizes a flow of funds approach to investigate the sources and uses of financing as well as the incentives and organizational structure of the health care system. It then takes a wider macroeconomic perspective in order to explore the dynamics of change within the health care system, and to explicitly consider determinants of national health spending and the role of governments in public and private health.
This introductory philosophy text offers a clear, concise look at six major ideas of love: erotic love, Christian love, romantic love, moral love, love as power, and mutual love.
Future doctor? This must-have guide provides easy-to-follow advice to navigate the complex medical school admissions process. Learn about career options, the pre-med courses you need to take as an undergrad and the major changes coming to the MCAT in 2015.