Extreme Measures

Autor: Dr. Jessica Nutik Zitter, M.D.
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101982578
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For readers of Being Mortal and Modern Death, an ICU and Palliative Care specialist offers a framework for a better way to exit life that will change our medical culture at the deepest level In medical school, no one teaches you how to let a patient die. Jessica Zitter became a doctor because she wanted to be a hero. She elected to specialize in critical care—to become an ICU physician—and imagined herself swooping in to rescue patients from the brink of death. But then during her first code she found herself cracking the ribs of a patient so old and frail it was unimaginable he would ever come back to life. She began to question her choice. Extreme Measures charts Zitter’s journey from wanting to be one kind of hero to becoming another—a doctor who prioritizes the patient’s values and preferences in an environment where the default choice is the extreme use of technology. In our current medical culture, the old and the ill are put on what she terms the End-of-Life Conveyor belt. They are intubated, catheterized, and even shelved away in care facilities to suffer their final days alone, confused, and often in pain. In her work Zitter has learned what patients fear more than death itself: the prospect of dying badly. She builds bridges between patients and caregivers, formulates plans to allay patients’ pain and anxiety, and enlists the support of loved ones so that life can end well, even beautifully. Filled with rich patient stories that make a compelling medical narrative, Extreme Measures enlarges the national conversation as it thoughtfully and compassionately examines an experience that defines being human.

Extreme Measures

Autor: Michael Palmer
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 9780307781208
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Dr. Eric Najarian. He's young, talented, and ambitious. He has all the qualities they're looking for at White Memorial Hospital. He doesn't know he's being watched. Judged. An elite clique of medical professionals thinks he has what it takes to join their secret club. All the young doctor has to do is agree to play by their rules. But Eric has already seen too much. A missing corpse. An unspeakable mutilation. A brutal abduction. It's only the beginning of a plot of terrifying evil. A sinister plan the group will stop at nothing to hide. And if Eric refuses to become their colleague--he will be their next victim. From the Paperback edition.

Extreme Measures

Autor: Vince Flynn
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1847376282
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With Mitch Rapp away on assignment in Pakistan, CIA Director Irene Kennedy turns to his protege, Mike Nash. Nash has served his government honourably for sixteen years, first as an officer in the Marine Corps, then as an operative in an elite counterterrorism team run by Mitch Rapp, never wavering in his fight against the jihads and their culture of death. Fighting the War on Terror in secret, he has been forced to lie to everyone he cares about, including his wife and children. He has soldiered on secure in the knowledge that his hard work and lethal tactics have saved the lives of thousands. But the one thing he never saw coming was that his own government was about to turn on him . . . Look out for the new Vince Flynn novel, The Survivor, available now.

Extreme Measures

Autor: Martin Brookes
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing UK
ISBN: 9780747566663
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A lively and unorthodox biography of one of the Victorian age's most eccentric and prolific scientific minds.

Chris Burden

Autor: Chris Burden
Publisher: Skira
ISBN: 9780847841790
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Published in association with the New Museum to accompany a major solo exhibition, this book insightfully provides new perspectives on the seminal contemporary artist's work along several major themes--like the Myth of the American West, the Institution, Gender Roles and Model Making --the book reexamines preoccupations that span the artist's early performances while providing a filter through which to view his current sculptural practice. New texts by critics involved in the artist's work for many years will be accompanied by writings from experts in the fields of architecture and science. Through this variety of interdisciplinary lenses, the highlights of Burden's career gain new dimensions and contextual richness.

Extreme Measures

Autor: Carol T. Hummel
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781475959178
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The psychological abuse and neglect of a child may not leave physical scars, but the emotional wounds can continue to ache for a lifetime. Author Carol T. Hummer can attest to the reality of this fact. She was the only daughter in a household of five children; by the time Carol had reached ten years old her, relationship with her mother had soured and become adversarial and emotionally abusive. Unable to obtain her strict mother’s approval, Carol began looking for love elsewhere. She was only in high school when she and her friends began to seek attention from young men. The fact that her mother disapproved of her behavior only spurred her on. The effects of her precarious relationship with her mother permeated significant aspects of her life, from her wedding to child rearing to her overall sense of self-worth. It was not until the peace of the Lord entered her heart that Carol was finally able to forgive her mother and begin the healing that would ensure a better life for her overall. Even so the road to that forgiveness was a hard one. Join Carol as she recounts her life, her trials, and her triumph over the seemingly insurmountable cascade of pain caused by years of emotional battery.

Vince Flynn Collectors Edition 4

Autor: Vince Flynn
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1471130002
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For the first time in eBook from the UK, the box set of three Vince Flynn titles Extreme Measures Mitch Rapp and his protégé Mike Nash need to bring down an al-Qaeda cell, but certain leaders on Capitol Hill think that men like Rapp and Nash need to be put on a short leash. Pursuit of Honour In order to find al-Qaeda operatives responsible for a series of explosions in Washington, Mitch Rapp needs to stop partner Mike Nash from cracking… The Last Man Mitch Rapp must do all he can to find the man he is supposed to be protecting: Joe Rickman, head of the CIA's clandestine operations in Afghanistan. Can he navigate the ever-changing political landscape in order to complete his mission? Praise for Vince Flynn: 'Sizzles with inside information and CIA secrets.' Dan Brown 'Flynn perfectly measures all the ingredients for a fast and furious read.' Publishers Weekly 'A cracking, uncompromising yarn that literally takes no prisoners' The Times Vince Flynn clearly has one eye on Lee Child's action thriller throne with this twist-laden story . . . instantly gripping' Shortlist

Extreme Measures

Autor: Brian K. McNab
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226561224
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Along with reproduction, balancing energy expenditure with the limits of resource acquisition is essential for both a species and a population to survive. But energy is a limited resource, as we know well, so birds and mammals—the most energy-intensive fauna on the planet—must reduce energy expenditures to maintain this balance, some taking small steps, and others extreme measures. Here Brian K. McNab draws on his over sixty years in the field to provide a comprehensive account of the energetics of birds and mammals, one fully integrated with their natural history. McNab begins with an overview of thermal rates—much of our own energy is spent maintaining our 98.6?F temperature—and explains how the basal rate of metabolism drives energy use, especially in extreme environments. He then explores those variables that interact with the basal rate of metabolism, like body size and scale and environments, highlighting their influence on behavior, distribution, and even reproductive output. Successive chapters take up energy and population dynamics and evolution. A critical central theme that runs through the book is how the energetic needs of birds and mammals come up against rapid environmental change and how this is hastening the pace of extinction.

Extreme Measures

Autor: Elisabeth Naughton
Publisher: Montlake Romance
ISBN: 9781477822562
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When a mission blows up in CIA operative Eve Wolfe's face she his labeled a traitor and put in the custody of an elite member of Aegis Security, Zane Archer, who just happens to be her ex-lover. Original.

Pursuit Of Honor

Autor: Vince Flynn
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416595171
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After his team member, Mike Nash, witnesses a terror attack in Washington, D.C., CIA superagent Mitch Rapp must pursue the al Qaeda terrorists responsible as he fights a covert war that can never be discussed, even with the government's own political leaders.