Gawande: An Example Of Imperfection In Medicine

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An example of imperfection in medicine that Gawande proposed was his own account that he had. Actually there were multiple mistakes according to the current circumstances. Gawande comments on blunders in medicine by stating, “Mistakes do happen. We think of them as aberrant; they are anything but.” (Groopman and Jesse Cohen, pg 4) When the patient, known as “Louis Williams”, was wheeled in; she was unresponsive and not conscious. Williams was not getting enough oxygen to her body, so Gawande’s unit had to perform tracheostomy. Her oxygen levels were fairly low, and the whole unit was attempting to work quickly and efficiently to get her oxygen levels back up to the normal levels. Gawande especially was working at an exceptionally fast rate.

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