5 Books Every Healthcare Professional Should Read

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A human being remains a student for life. His desire to think the unthinkable is never-ending. In that spirit, here are some top book recommendations for doctors and healthcare professionals.

1. “Complications: A Surgeon’s Notes on an Imperfect Science” by Atul Gawande

This book is the author’s experience with surgeries and issues which come along with different kinds of surgeries. It is written to help the future doctor to ease his/her anxiety and give a thorough guideline on how to deal with traumatic surgeries and complications. This book not only deals with surgeries done by hand, but it also enlightens technology-supported surgical procedures, such as Lasik and other abdominal procedures.

2. “In Shock” by Dr. Rana Awdish

This book is a real-life experience of a doctor going through the painful process of healing. A critical care physician from Michigan, Dr. Awdish explains her own experience with post-operational healing and the trauma that she has been through. She speaks of her experience with adenoma, while she was pregnant with her child, her 5 long and painful surgeries, her miscarriage in the process, and how she came through the other side, tackling all these obstacles. This is a wonderful and emotional book to read.

3. “How Doctors Think” by Jerome Groopman

This book explains the psychology of doctors and how they deal with everyday experiences. It explains how doctors are curated to be humbler and are trained how to act in a moment of pressure. It also shows the relationship between a doctor and his/her patients and how they deal with patients their worries. It also sheds light on how doctors can make decisions and how they act under pressure. It really is an amazing read, as this will groom the future doctor on how to act in certain situations.

4. “How Not to Die: Surprising Lessons on Living Longer, Safer, and Healthier” by Jan Garavaglia

This book is a guide to healthy and longer living. The author gives information on how we can increase your lifespan by changing our lifestyle and eating habits. The author also stresses on the fact that there are some causes by which we bring death and illness upon ourselves, which can be easily prevented. This book is not only great for health professionals, but it is also great for anyone who wants to change up their poor lifestyle.

5. “The Last Lecture” by Randy Pausch

This book is the complete guideline on how to balance work and life. In this book, the author stresses on the fact that as doctors, we need to be steady and we should persevere in every situation. He stresses on hard work, but he also describes the importance of having fun and not being a workaholic. An interesting fact is about the author is that this book was his final preach to the world, before he died.

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