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Jan
18
2021
Posted in EVENTS.    

Did you resolve to read more in 2021? Great news! The new year brings new opportunity: like our new book club!

Start the year off right, with good books, good company, and good conversation. Mark your calendar for February 23rd to join us for our first book club meetup (on Zoom, of course). Need a bonus reason? You can earn 3 contact hours from participating. 

Here's how you can join us: 
About Better

The struggle to perform well is universal: each one of us faces fatigue, limited resources, and imperfect abilities in whatever we do. But nowhere is this drive to do better more important than in medicine, where lives are on the line with every decision. In his new book, Atul Gawande explores how doctors strive to close the gap between best intentions and best performance in the face of obstacles that sometimes seem insurmountable. Gawande's gripping stories of diligence, ingenuity, and what it means to do right by people take us to battlefield surgical tents in Iraq, to labor and delivery rooms in Boston, to a polio outbreak in India, and to malpractice courtrooms around the country. He discusses the ethical dilemmas of doctors participation in lethal injections, examines the influence of money on modern medicine, and recounts the astoundingly contentious history of hand washing. And as in all his writing, Gawande gives us an inside look at his own life as a practicing surgeon, offering a searingly honest firsthand account of work in a field where mistakes are both unavoidable and unthinkable. At once unflinching and compassionate, Better is an exhilarating journey narrated by arguably the best nonfiction doctor-writer around (Salon). Gawande's investigation into medical professionals and how they progress from merely good to great provides rare insight into the elements of success, illuminating every area of human endeavor.
 
Disclosures: 
1. There is no conflict of interest for any program planner or presenter involved with this activity. 
2. Criteria for successful completion include reading the book, participating in the book club discussion, and completing the online evaluation. Upon successful completion, a CE certificate will be awarded via email for 3.0 contact hours. 
3. This nursing CE activity is being provided by the Alaska Nurses Association (AaNA). Alaska Nurses Association is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver with distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. 
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