The Innovator’s Prescription: A Disruptive Solution for Health Care

The Innovator’s Prescription: A Disruptive Solution for Health Care Authors: Clayton M. Christensen, Jerome  H. Grossman, Jason Hwang Synopsis This book prescribes an innovative and disruptive solution to avert the threat of rising healthcare costs. The authors identify the reasons why healthcare is in a ‘terminal illness‘, citing stark statistics of spiralling healthcare budgets. The book proffers wide ranging suggestions to control… Read More The Innovator’s Prescription: A Disruptive Solution for Health Care

The Patient Will See You Now

The Patient Will See You Now Author: Eric Topol Synopsis This book is a futuristic vision of a ‘medicine turned upside down’, with patients playing the central role in their healthcare. This will overturn what the author sees as the deficient and paternalistic culture of medicine we have inherited from Hippocrates. This culture is characterised by a knowledge gap between physicians, who exert an authoritative… Read More The Patient Will See You Now

Talking with Patients and Families about Medical Error

Talking with Patients and Families about Medical Error Authors: Robert Troug, David Browning, Judith Johnston, Thomas Gallagher SYNOPSIS This book addresses the often overlooked subject of communication between physicians and patients following adverse events. It set out ‘… to explore the critical yet exceptionally difficult conversations that follow adverse events and errors…’ (page xiv). The authors explored the sentiments underpinning… Read More Talking with Patients and Families about Medical Error

The Patient’s Guide to Preventing Medical Errors

The Patient’s Guide to Preventing Medical Errors Author: Karin Janine Bernsten BOOK CONTENTS Patient safety is a top priority for medicine and there are a variety of resources available to healthcare workers on how to prevent medical errors. There are however very few books written for patients to protect themselves from healthcare-related harm. The author ‘found… Read More The Patient’s Guide to Preventing Medical Errors

After Harm

  After Harm: Medical Error and the Ethics of Forgiveness Author: Nancy Berlinger BOOK CONTENTS This book is the outcome of the author’s disappointment with the iconic Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, To Err is Human, which did not mention the subject of forgiveness. The author points out that the report’s title is adapted from a… Read More After Harm