The Doctors Bookshelf is all about recommending books which all doctors should read. It has a focus on topics such as patient safety, human factors, leadership, decision making, creativity, and innovation. The scope is however wide, from bench to bedside, from classroom to boardroom. The Bookshelf Sections are therefore quite diverse. The books I review are mostly self-discovered but I am… Read More Where are the best book lists for doctors?
Mindfulness Author: Ellen J. Langer Synopisis This book explores the diverse concepts that constitute mindfulness, revealing a very complex subject far beyond paying attention to one’s environment. It shows how mindfulness, or the lack of it, significantly impacts on people’s social and professional outcomes. The author applied her extensive research experience and insight to demonstrate that mindfulness is more… Read More Mindfulness
Cutting for Stone Author: Abraham Verghese SYNOPSIS This is a fascinating family saga written by a professor of Medicine whose Indian heritage and Ethiopian background permeate the book. He tells a tale which crosses the generations, and traverses several continents. Set in a missionary hospital in Addis Ababa, the story reaches back in time to colonial India, and accelerates to… Read More Cutting for Stone
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking Author: Susan Cain SYNOPSIS This book is an affirmation of the role of introverts in society. It explores the creative contributions of introverts to human advancement, and reviewed the value they add to groups and organisations. The author challenges the myth of ‘the extrovert ideal‘ which dominates modern life,… Read More Quiet