The Bookshelf Sections

The task I have faced in the last few days is to divide the Bookshelf into sections (or ‘categories’ in the blogging world). This was surprisingly not an easy thing to do: some books seem to spread their tentacles over every group, and some don’t seem directly relevant to doctors although they are very interesting. I have however managed to come up with this classification, in alphabetical order:

  • Business
  • Creativity
  • Curiosities
  • Decision making
  • Doctors stories
  • Evidence based medicine
  • Expertise
  • Fiction related to medicine
  • Forensics
  • Health service planning
  • History of medical error
  • History of medicine
  • Human factors
  • Human nature and traits
  • Inspirational
  • Leadership and management
  • Learning and communicating
  • Medical ethics
  • Miscellaneous
  • Networks and collaboration
  • Neurology
  • Patients’ involvement in safety
  • Personal organisation and self-help
  • Rationality
  • Reference
  • Safety culture
  • Science and technology
  • Thinking

The Miscellaneous group solves the problem of very interesting books not fitting nicely into any category directly relevant to medical practice.

I have included Neurology as this is my specialty-it is likely that I will develop this part of the bookshelf in my other blog called The Neurology Lounge.

Over subsequent blogs the obvious and easy task will be to fill the bookshelf with books; giving my views and rating the books will be the harder part! Keep up with me and share your views.

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