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Atul Gawande quotes: The third requirement for success is ingenuity - thinking The third requirement for success is ingenuity - thinking
Atul Gawande quotes: Under conditions of complexity, not only are checklists a help, they are required for success. Under conditions of complexity, not only are checklists a help, they are required for success.
Atul Gawande quotes: I learned about a lot of things in medical school, but mortality wasn't one of them. I learned about a lot of things in medical school, but mortality wasn't one of them.
Atul Gawande quotes: If end-of-life discussions were an experimental drug, the FDA would approve it. If end-of-life discussions were an experimental drug, the FDA would approve it.
Atul Gawande quotes: The history of American agriculture suggests that you can have transformation without a master plan, without knowing all the answers up front. The history of American agriculture suggests that you can have transformation without a master plan, without knowing all the answers up front.
Atul Gawande quotes: A young doctor is not so young nowadays; you typically don't start in independent practice until your midthirties. We A young doctor is not so young nowadays; you typically don't start in independent practice until your midthirties. We
Atul Gawande quotes: Each year, about 350,000 Americans fall and break a hip. Of those, 40 percent end up in a nursing home, and 20 percent are never able to walk again. Each year, about 350,000 Americans fall and break a hip. Of those, 40 percent end up in a nursing home, and 20 percent are never able to walk again.
Atul Gawande quotes: George Orwell is a pinnacle writer, for his combination of moral insight and literary writing. George Orwell is a pinnacle writer, for his combination of moral insight and literary writing.
Atul Gawande quotes: I write because it's my way of finding cool ideas, thinking through hard problems and things I don't understand, and getting better at something. I write because it's my way of finding cool ideas, thinking through hard problems and things I don't understand, and getting better at something.
Atul Gawande quotes: Wisdom is prudent strength. Wisdom is prudent strength.
Atul Gawande quotes: This is normal. Although the processes can be slowed - diet and physical activity can make a difference - they cannot be stopped. This is normal. Although the processes can be slowed - diet and physical activity can make a difference - they cannot be stopped.
Atul Gawande quotes: Your chances of avoiding the nursing home are directly related to the number of children you have, Your chances of avoiding the nursing home are directly related to the number of children you have,
Atul Gawande quotes: accepted stoically, without fear or self-pity or hope for anything accepted stoically, without fear or self-pity or hope for anything
Atul Gawande quotes: New technology also creates new occupations and requires new expertise, which further undermines the value of long experience and seasoned judgment. New technology also creates new occupations and requires new expertise, which further undermines the value of long experience and seasoned judgment.
Atul Gawande quotes: They provided assisted living, but no one seemed to think it was their job to actually assist him with living They provided assisted living, but no one seemed to think it was their job to actually assist him with living
Atul Gawande quotes: Whatever the limits and travails we face, we want to retain the autonomy - the freedom - to be the authors of our lives. Whatever the limits and travails we face, we want to retain the autonomy - the freedom - to be the authors of our lives.
Atul Gawande quotes: We Have Medicalized Aging, and That Experiment Is Failing Us We Have Medicalized Aging, and That Experiment Is Failing Us
Atul Gawande quotes: Man is fallible, but maybe men are less so. Man is fallible, but maybe men are less so.
Atul Gawande quotes: need to understand how much you're willing to go through to have a shot at being alive and what level of being alive is tolerable to you. need to understand how much you're willing to go through to have a shot at being alive and what level of being alive is tolerable to you.
Atul Gawande quotes: When the prevailing fantasy is that we can be ageless, the geriatrician's uncomfortable demand is that we accept we are not. When the prevailing fantasy is that we can be ageless, the geriatrician's uncomfortable demand is that we accept we are not.
Atul Gawande quotes: That the chance to shape one's story is essential to sustaining meaning in life; That the chance to shape one's story is essential to sustaining meaning in life;
Atul Gawande quotes: Living is a kind of skill. The calm and wisdom of old age are achieved over time. Living is a kind of skill. The calm and wisdom of old age are achieved over time.
Atul Gawande quotes: In every industrialized nation, the movement to reform health care has begun with stories about cruelty. In every industrialized nation, the movement to reform health care has begun with stories about cruelty.
Atul Gawande quotes: The purpose of medical schooling was to teach how to save lives, not how to tend to their demise. The purpose of medical schooling was to teach how to save lives, not how to tend to their demise.
Atul Gawande quotes: The job of doctors is to supply up-to-date knowledge and skills. The job of patients is to supply the decisions. The job of doctors is to supply up-to-date knowledge and skills. The job of patients is to supply the decisions.
Atul Gawande quotes: Arriving at an acceptance of one's mortality is a process, not an epiphany. Arriving at an acceptance of one's mortality is a process, not an epiphany.
Atul Gawande quotes: I was willing to be rejected. That's what allows you to be a good salesperson. You have to be willing to be rejected. I was willing to be rejected. That's what allows you to be a good salesperson. You have to be willing to be rejected.
Atul Gawande quotes: If we took away the ability to put defibrillators in people in their last years, people would be shouting in the streets. If we took away the ability to put defibrillators in people in their last years, people would be shouting in the streets.
Atul Gawande quotes: Whereas today people often understate their age to census takers, studies of past censuses have revealed that they used to overstate it. Whereas today people often understate their age to census takers, studies of past censuses have revealed that they used to overstate it.
Atul Gawande quotes: The three primary risk factors for falling are poor balance, taking more than four prescription medications, and muscle weakness. The three primary risk factors for falling are poor balance, taking more than four prescription medications, and muscle weakness.
Atul Gawande quotes: The hardest question for anyone who takes responsibility for what he or she does is, What if I turn out to be average? The hardest question for anyone who takes responsibility for what he or she does is, What if I turn out to be average?
Atul Gawande quotes: The lesson seems almost Zen: you live longer only when you stop trying to live longer. The lesson seems almost Zen: you live longer only when you stop trying to live longer.
Atul Gawande quotes: In the face of the unknown - the always nagging uncertainty about whether, under complex circumstances, things will really be okay - In the face of the unknown - the always nagging uncertainty about whether, under complex circumstances, things will really be okay -
Atul Gawande quotes: Our ultimate goal, after all, is not a good death but a good life to the very end. Our ultimate goal, after all, is not a good death but a good life to the very end.
Atul Gawande quotes: This is the reality of intensive care: at any point, we are as apt to harm as we are to heal. This is the reality of intensive care: at any point, we are as apt to harm as we are to heal.
Atul Gawande quotes: The No. 2 pencils had been handed out. The timer had been started. But we had not even registered that the test had begun. The No. 2 pencils had been handed out. The timer had been started. But we had not even registered that the test had begun.
Atul Gawande quotes: Her arm. Her face sagged. Her speech slurred. Although Her arm. Her face sagged. Her speech slurred. Although
Atul Gawande quotes: When I do an operation, it's half a dozen people. When it goes beautifully, it's like a symphony, with everybody playing their part. When I do an operation, it's half a dozen people. When it goes beautifully, it's like a symphony, with everybody playing their part.
Atul Gawande quotes: As medical progress has extended our lives, the result has been what's called the "rectangularization" of survival. As medical progress has extended our lives, the result has been what's called the "rectangularization" of survival.
Atul Gawande quotes: We want perfection without practice. Yet everyone is harmed if no one is trained for the future. So We want perfection without practice. Yet everyone is harmed if no one is trained for the future. So
Atul Gawande quotes: And then a new question arises: If independence is what we live for, what do we do when it can no longer be sustained? In And then a new question arises: If independence is what we live for, what do we do when it can no longer be sustained? In
Atul Gawande quotes: Instead they choose to accept their fallibilities. They recognised the simplicity and power of using a checklist. Instead they choose to accept their fallibilities. They recognised the simplicity and power of using a checklist.
Atul Gawande quotes: As we age, it's as if the calcium seeps out of our skeletons and into our tissues. As we age, it's as if the calcium seeps out of our skeletons and into our tissues.
Atul Gawande quotes: The simpler way to say it is that perspective matters. The simpler way to say it is that perspective matters.
Atul Gawande quotes: Research has found that loss of bone density may be an even better predictor of death from atherosclerotic disease than cholesterol levels. Research has found that loss of bone density may be an even better predictor of death from atherosclerotic disease than cholesterol levels.
Atul Gawande quotes: It seemed as if, once aging led to debility, it was impossible for anyone to be happy. * It seemed as if, once aging led to debility, it was impossible for anyone to be happy. *
Atul Gawande quotes: When [disease] can't be stopped, that's where we become lost. When [disease] can't be stopped, that's where we become lost.
Atul Gawande quotes: Percent of medical students take no course in geriatrics, Percent of medical students take no course in geriatrics,
Atul Gawande quotes: Mainstream doctors are turned off by geriatrics, and that's because they do not have the faculties to cope with the Old Crock," Felix Silverstone, Mainstream doctors are turned off by geriatrics, and that's because they do not have the faculties to cope with the Old Crock," Felix Silverstone,
Atul Gawande quotes: I chose surgery because I thought that perhaps this would make me more like the kind of person I wanted to be. I chose surgery because I thought that perhaps this would make me more like the kind of person I wanted to be.
Atul Gawande quotes: Are doctors who make mistakes villains? No, because then we all are. Are doctors who make mistakes villains? No, because then we all are.
Atul Gawande quotes: And in stories, endings matter. And in stories, endings matter.
Atul Gawande quotes: I think the extreme complexity of medicine has become more than an individual clinician can handle. But not more than teams of clinicians can handle. I think the extreme complexity of medicine has become more than an individual clinician can handle. But not more than teams of clinicians can handle.
Atul Gawande quotes: If the conversation people think is coming is the 'death panel' conversation, that's a total failure. If the conversation people think is coming is the 'death panel' conversation, that's a total failure.
Atul Gawande quotes: All human beings err, but they err frequently and in predictable, patterned ways. All human beings err, but they err frequently and in predictable, patterned ways.
Atul Gawande quotes: But the dismal finances of geriatrics are only a symptom of a deeper reality: people have not insisted on a change in priorities. But the dismal finances of geriatrics are only a symptom of a deeper reality: people have not insisted on a change in priorities.
Atul Gawande quotes: People die only once. They have no experience to draw on. People die only once. They have no experience to draw on.
Atul Gawande quotes: Josiah Royce wrote a book with the title The Philosophy of Loyalty. Josiah Royce wrote a book with the title The Philosophy of Loyalty.
Atul Gawande quotes: Providing health care is like building a house. The task requires experts, expensive equipment and materials, and a huge amount of coordination. Providing health care is like building a house. The task requires experts, expensive equipment and materials, and a huge amount of coordination.
Atul Gawande quotes: Human interaction is the key force in overcoming resistance and speeding change. Human interaction is the key force in overcoming resistance and speeding change.
Atul Gawande quotes: Life is choices, and they are relentless. No sooner have you made one choice than another is upon you. Life is choices, and they are relentless. No sooner have you made one choice than another is upon you.
Atul Gawande quotes: Do what is right, and do it now. Do what is right, and do it now.
Atul Gawande quotes: LOU SANDERS WAS on his way to joining the infantilized and catatonic denizens belted into the wheelchairs of a North Andover nursing home LOU SANDERS WAS on his way to joining the infantilized and catatonic denizens belted into the wheelchairs of a North Andover nursing home
Atul Gawande quotes: We need practice to get good at what we do. There is one difference in medicine, though: it is people we practice upon. We need practice to get good at what we do. There is one difference in medicine, though: it is people we practice upon.
Atul Gawande quotes: Just using a checklist requires [doctors] to embrace different values from ones we've had, like humility, discipline, teamwork. Just using a checklist requires [doctors] to embrace different values from ones we've had, like humility, discipline, teamwork.
Atul Gawande quotes: Believe that the difference in death rates can be traced to the fundamental human need for a reason to live. Believe that the difference in death rates can be traced to the fundamental human need for a reason to live.
Atul Gawande quotes: The volume and complexity of what we know has exceeded our individual ability to deliver its benefits correctly, safely, or reliably. The volume and complexity of what we know has exceeded our individual ability to deliver its benefits correctly, safely, or reliably.
Atul Gawande quotes: If I became just a brain in a jar - as long as I can communicate back and forth with people, that would be okay with me. If I became just a brain in a jar - as long as I can communicate back and forth with people, that would be okay with me.
Atul Gawande quotes: You may not control life's circumstances, but getting to be the author of your life means getting to control what you do with them. You may not control life's circumstances, but getting to be the author of your life means getting to control what you do with them.
Atul Gawande quotes: How we seek to spend our time may depend on how much time we perceive ourselves to have. How we seek to spend our time may depend on how much time we perceive ourselves to have.
Atul Gawande quotes: This place where half of us will typically spend a year or more of our lives was never truly made for us. This place where half of us will typically spend a year or more of our lives was never truly made for us.