Southcoast Hospitals Group President Ronald B. Goodspeed, MD, MPH, recently co-authored a book, entitled What If ... ? A Survival Guide for Physicians.
The book is intended to help medical students, residents and physicians successfully handle situations traditionally not covered by medical education and training.
"Despite rigorous medical training, medical students, residents and physicians might not be adequately equipped to handle all the situations they might face in their professional and personal lives," Dr. Goodspeed said. "This book explains what to do in many of these situations, from the common to the unusual.
"Some of the scenarios we present deal with life-threatening situations. Some do not, but all are important and present challenges that physicians need to be able to face."
What If ... ? provides advice and useful information for handling situations not only in a hospital setting but also in social settings or where there is limited or no access to a medical facility. Step-by-step instructions explain how to be prepared for the unexpected in any environment and possible steps for preventing the situation.
The book was co-authored by Bruce Y. Lee, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Section of Decision Sciences and Clinical Systems Modeling at the University of Pittsburgh, and published by F.A. Davis Company of Philadelphia.
Learn more about the book and how to get a copy.
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