7 Books Healthcare Professional must add in your 2019 bucket list

A famous quote says:  A friend in need is a friend indeed. Books are like friends, regardless of where you are in your healthcare career, personal & professional growth are needed to achieve continued success. 

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1. Too Busy for Your Own Good: Get More Done in Less Time―With Even More Energy

The busy women’s guide to managing their time and simplifying their lives―with less stress and more excitement
For the woman who has everything except the time to do anything comes this empowering handbook of proven techniques for reducing the busy-ness levels in our crazy, hectic lives. Written by a recovered Superwoman who tried to do it all, the book shows you how to prioritize, how to say no, how to deal with difficult people, and how to get more done in less time without multi-tasking. Best of all, it teaches you to relax and enjoy the things that really matter and become reenergized and excited about life!


2. Being Mortal Illness, Medicine and What Matters in the End By Atul Gawande

Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming birth, injury, and infectious disease from harrowing to manageable. But in the inevitable condition of aging and death, the goals of medicine seem too frequently to run counter to the interest of the human spirit. Nursing homes, preoccupied with safety, pin patients into railed beds and wheelchairs. Hospitals isolate the dying, checking for vital signs long after the goals of cure have become moot. Doctors, committed to extending life, continue to carry out devastating procedures that in the end extend suffering.

3. How Doctors Think Paperback – Jerome Groopman

This book is the first to describe in detail the warning signs of erroneous medical thinking and reveal how new technologies may actually hinder accurate diagnoses. How Doctors Think offers direct, intelligent questions patients can ask their doctors to help them get back on track.
Groopman draws on a wealth of research, extensive interviews with some of the country’s best doctors, and his own experiences as a doctor and as a patient. He has learned many of the lessons in this book the hard way, from his own mistakes and from errors his doctors made in treating his own debilitating medical problems.

4. The Patient Will See You Now: The Future of Medicine Is in Your Hands by  Eric Topol 

A trip to the doctor is almost a guarantee of misery. You'll make an appointment months in advance. You'll probably wait for several hours until you hear "the doctor will see you now"-but only for fifteen minutes! Then you'll wait even longer for lab tests, the results of which you'll likely never see, unless they indicate further (and more invasive) tests, most of which will probably prove unnecessary (much like physicals themselves). And your bill will be astronomical.

5. In Search of Good Medicine: Hospital Marketing Strategies to Engage Healthcare Consumers by Mark D. Shipley

As the American healthcare system sorts out the ramifications of healthcare reform, patients have quietly reinvented the healthcare decision-making process, refining their own roles and changing their expectations of the people and organizations they turn to for care. To attract and engage these empowered, self-directed patients, healthcare marketers will need to overcome their addiction to outdated strategies and tactics, and to make significant behavioral changes in the way they go to market. 

6. The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism by Naoki Higashida

You’ve never read a book like The Reason I Jump. Written by Naoki Higashida, a very smart, very self-aware, and very charming thirteen-year-old boy with autism, it is a one-of-a-kind memoir that demonstrates how an autistic mind thinks, feels, perceives, and responds in ways few of us can imagine. Parents and family members who never thought they could get inside the head of their autistic loved one at last have a way to break through to the curious, subtle, and complex life within.

7. The Knife Man: Blood, Body Snatching, and the Birth of Modern Surgery by Wendy Moore 

In this sensational and macabre story, we meet the surgeon who counted not only luminaries Benjamin Franklin, Lord Byron, Adam Smith, and Thomas Gainsborough among his patients but also “resurrection men” among his close acquaintances. A captivating portrait of his ruthless devotion to uncovering the secrets of the human body, and the extraordinary lengths to which he went to do so—including body snatching, performing pioneering medical experiments, and infecting himself with venereal disease—this rich historical narrative at last acknowledges this fascinating man and the debt we owe him today.

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