(EBOOK/EPUB) Ordinary Medicine


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  • Ordinary Medicine
  • Sharon R. Kaufman
  • en
  • 01 May 2020
  • 9780822358886

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Ordinary Medicine Free read É 105 Read & Download ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free à Sharon R. Kaufman Sharon R. Kaufman à 5 Read & Download Storm’s “ is better” approach to medicine a nearly invisible chain of social economic and bureaucratic forces that has made once extraordinary treatments seem ordinary necessary and desirable Since 2002 Kaufman has listened to hundreds of older patients their physicians and family members express their hopes fears and reasoning as they faced the line between enough and. Although published by an academic press this book is written in easy prose and many non academic readers would find this book relevant and interesting Kaufman tackles the fundamental uestion facing medicine in the US today while it is possible to extend human life longer and longer with new technologies how much is too much She points out that the medical industrial complex as well as Medicare force doctors to provide new technologies for old patients But should decisions on what options patients have be influenced by the interests of the industry Should we prioritize patients over 65 in medical care just because they have Medicare when so many younger Americans don t even have access to basic healthcare While a lot of what the author says specifically applies to the US especially about the politics of insurance do not apply to many other contexts that have universal health care I think the uestions she discuses are prominent in many other societies as well My mother s friend s husband in his late 50s recently had severe brain damage in Japan and he is brain dead but he is being kept alive by latest medical technologies Doctors cannot stop this treatment because doing so would be eual to murder but is this really the best option for him and his family when his wife does not have a job and keeping him alive for an unextended period of time costs tons of money Ultimately as Kaufman argues there should be a nation wide and global discussion about what is ethically agreeable care especially for the old the brain dead and the chronically ill Ghosts younger Americans don t even have access to basic healthcare While a lot of what the author says specifically applies to the US especially about the politics of insurance do not apply to many other contexts that have universal health care I think the uestions she discuses are prominent in many other societies as well My mother s friend s husband in his late 50s recently had severe brain damage in Japan and he is brain dead but he is being kept alive by latest medical technologies Doctors cannot stop this treatment because doing so would be eual to murder but is this really the best option for him and his family when his wife does not have a job and keeping him alive for an unextended period of time costs tons of money Ultimately as Kaufman argues there should be a nation wide and global discussion about what is ethically agreeable care especially for the old the brain dead and the chronically ill

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Ordinary Medicine Free read É 105 Read & Download ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free à Sharon R. Kaufman Sharon R. Kaufman à 5 Read & Download Too much intervention Their stories anchor Ordinary Medicine Today’s medicine Kaufman contends shapes nearly every American’s experience of growing older and ultimately medicine is undermining its own ability to function as a social good Kaufman’s careful mapping of the sources of our health care dilemmas should make it far easier to rethink and renew medicine’s goa. Ordinary Medicine is one of those books that is simultaneously deeply disturbing and enlightening Having lived through the reality of both of my elderly parents being offered and accepting and demanding extraordinary medical treatments that extended but at a huge cost in all ways their lives by perhaps a few years reading this book was validation of the ethical complexities of it all Where to draw the line indeed is the multi billion dollar uestion we all need to ask ourselves

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Ordinary Medicine Free read É 105 Read & Download ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free à Sharon R. Kaufman Sharon R. Kaufman à 5 Read & Download Most of us want and expect medicine’s miracles to extend our lives In today’s aging society however the line between life giving therapies and too much treatment is hard to see it’s being obscured by a perfect storm created by the pharmaceutical and biomedical industries along with insurance companies In Ordinary Medicine Sharon R Kaufman investigates what drives that. I was asked to review this book by the Nursing Times JournalDescription This is an interesting and thought provoking book this focuses on the older patient In this day and age and the ever increasing advances in medicine do we as clinicians and healthcare practitioners do too much When is enough This book gives the reader a little breathing space to re evaluate and review our practices Highlights The chapter concerning chemotherapy and giving a patient perhaps longer to live was really thought provoking the author explores this with the other side of the coin and the dilemmas concerning at what cost will this be to the detriment of the patients uality of life and at the same time being bombarded with life expectancy figures There is at times perhaps misunderstanding that having very invasive treatment for incurable cancers will not cure them The author explores the is better which can be right up to death and could the patient have had uality of life in a shorter time it shows as we know medicine cannot be an exact scienceThe older patient becomes a dilemma we are living longer but with that comes complex medical problems The clock ticks but yet clinicians are striving to keep people alive irrespective of patient s medical conditionsIt begs the uestion do we need a rethink at times and do we need to ensure we are treating patients as individuals and not conditionsThe author has spent time listening to patients clinicians and family members to gain their perspective and uniue experiencesStrengths and weaknesses Written for the healthcare settings in the States but that need not deter UK readers as the information is just as relevant in the UK Potential Readers This is book for all healthcare practitioners and medical staff making decisions and caring for patients Examples could be used for case studies in mortality and MDT meetings This is a book to be on junior doctor and nursing reading lists and just as apt for the senior medical team alsohttpswebmailtalktalkcoukcpps


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    (EBOOK/EPUB) Ordinary Medicine Read & Download ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free à Sharon R. Kaufman Read & Download Ordinary Medicine Although published by an academic press this book is written in easy prose and many non academic readers would find this book relevant and interesting Kaufman tackles the fundamental uestion facing medicine in the US today while it is possible to extend human life longer and longer with new technologies how much is too much? She points out that the medical industrial complex as well as Medicare force doctors t

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