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The Scalpel's Edge by Pearl Katz


This book describes in detail what surgeons actually do in and out of the operating room.

It reveals how they think about disease, patients, and other physicians.

how they make decisions; and how they keep secrets from patients and colleagues.

It gives description of how the culture influences decisions which affect patients and the health care system.


Surgeons are:


⭕️Embedding decisions in irrelevant data.

⭕️Denying that they were making Decisions.

⭕️Making a small decisions which lead to major decision.

⭕️Passing the decision-making buck.

⭕️They Representing a complex decision as a simple one, While Representing a simple decision as a complex one!


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PEARL KATZ

CLINICAL ANTHROPOLOGIST

Johns Hopkins

School of Medicine

psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

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