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Realtime: Stories of Flight, Death and Emergency Medicine

Realtime: Stories of Flight, Death and Emergency Medicine (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Fong, Kevin

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    4 Feb 21

Professor Kevin Fong flies with the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service, making split-second, life-or-death decisions in the most extreme circumstances. In this gripping blend of memoir and reportage, he confronts a disturbing truth: sometimes even the best trained expert does n...ot know the right thing to do. Telling stories of astonishing skill and catastrophic error, he shows that our ability to move at ever greater speeds in ever greater safety comes with a bitter irony: when something goes wrong - as it must - reacting quickly and effectively enough is now beyond human capability. So what is to be done? Reflecting on his own dramatic experiences and those of war medics, pilots and surgeons, Fong considers the hidden dangers of our 'zero harm' culture and the virtues of decision-making models based on 'graceful failure', showing he we might come to terms with the mess and blur of real decisions made in realtime.
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ISBN 9781847923691
Released NZ 4 Feb 2021
Publisher Vintage
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Available for pre-order, ships once released

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ISBN-13 9781847923691
Stock Release date is 4 February 2021
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Vintage
Imprint The Bodley Head Ltd
Released 4 Feb 2021
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Fong, Kevin
Category Medical Ethics
Accident & Emergency Medicine
Popular Science
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Dewey Code 616.025
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
NBS Text Popular Science
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly;General/trade