Decision Point: Taking Risks to Save Lives in Emergency Medicine
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Professor Kevin Fong was flying with the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service, making split-second, life-or-death decisions in the most extreme circumstances.
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SKU: 9781847923684Categories: Accident and emergency medicine, Decision theory: general, Emergency services, First aid and paramedical services, Intensive care medicine, Medical ethics and professional conduct, Memoirs, Popular science, Preorder, Reportage, journalism or collected columns, Sociology: death and dying
Professor Kevin Fong was flying with the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service, making split-second, life-or-death decisions in the most extreme circumstances. Then he was seconded to the NHS’s Covid-19 Strategy Unit, tasked with leading the fight against pandemic. In this gripping blend of memoir and reportage, he confronts a disturbing truth: the quest for ‘zero harm’ can prevent the saving of lives. Telling stories of astonishing skill and catastrophic error across medicine, aviation and space-flight, and reflecting on his own dramatic experiences as well as those of war medics, pilots and surgeons, Fong offers a visceral journey and a major new argument about the balance of safety and risk in the 21st century.
|Dimensions||156 × 240 mm|
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