The Scalpel’s Edge
The Culture of Surgeons
by Pearl Katz
About The Book
This ethnography about the culture of surgeons describes how and why they differ significantly from other physicians. Historically rising from humble roots as lower-class, uneducated, itinerant barbers, the profession has evolved into one of the most prestigious in America, one that utilizes the most sophisticated technologies in medicine. Surgeons have nonetheless retained many aspects of their historical culture, such as their proclivity for quick decisions, surgical “cures,” and their detachment and aloofness from patients and other physicians. This book describes in detail what surgeons actually do in and out of the operating room. It reveals how they think about disease, patients, and other physicians; how their thinking is often non-scientific; how they make decisions; and how they keep secrets from patients and colleagues. This book gives a detailed description of a professional culture and how the culture, especially their active posture, influences decisions which affect patients and the health care system. The book discusses the methodology used to obtain and maintain trust with the surgeons and how the behavior was interpreted (1). Chapter 2 explains how history can help us understand why particular culture traits appear in the culture of surgeons. Thorough descriptions of the barriers to effective communication between surgeons and their patients, and the implications of these barriers, are in chapters 5 and 6. Case studies describe how many decisions are made based on complex issues, including professional ties and financial interests (7, 8, and 9). And also includes a detailed description of operating room rituals (10). For anyone with an interest in medical culture.
Paperback book The Scalpel’s Edge Pearl Katz download. Online The Scalpel’s Edge Mac on Booktopia. FB2 ebook The Scalpel’s Edge by Pearl Katz buy for Kindle. FictionBook The Scalpel’s Edge read on Walmart. EPUB ebook The Scalpel’s Edge by Pearl Katz read online.
TXT book The Scalpel’s Edge download on PocketBook on Audible. MP3 book The Scalpel’s Edge buy cheap for reader. PDF ebook The Scalpel’s Edge Pearl Katz on Powells. Hardcover The Scalpel’s Edge. MOBI book The Scalpel’s Edge Pearl Katz download Android on Dymocks.
Hardback ebook The Scalpel’s Edge by Pearl Katz read online on iPhone on Book Depository. Hardback The Scalpel’s Edge buy. Online ebook The Scalpel’s Edge buy cheap. MOBI The Scalpel’s Edge by Pearl Katz read for iPad on Barnes & Noble. Hardcover book The Scalpel’s Edge Pearl Katz download iOS.
Straw-bale Building UK is a Community Benefit Society registered with the UK Financial Conduct Authority – Registration Number 7370
Proud to be a member of Co-operatives UK – Membership No.: M046016