TOP 20 Atul Gawande Quotes

TOP 20 Atul Gawande Quotes.
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“Better is possible. It does not take genius. It takes diligence. It takes moral clarity. It takes ingenuity. And above all, it takes a willingness to try.”
— Atul Gawande (00:00)

“Coaching done well may be the most effective intervention designed for human performance.”
— Atul Gawande (00:07)

“You may not control life’s circumstances, but getting to be the author of your life means getting to control what you do with them.”
— Atul Gawande (00:14)

“No matter what measures are taken, doctors will sometimes falter, and it isn’t reasonable to ask that we achieve perfection. What is reasonable is to ask that we never cease to aim for it.”
— Atul Gawande (00:21)

“Are doctors who make mistakes villains? No, because then we all are.”
— Atul Gawande (00:28)

“Human interaction is the key force in overcoming resistance and speeding change.”
— Atul Gawande (00:35)

“And in stories, endings matter.”
— Atul Gawande (00:42)

“Practice is funny that way. For days and days, you make out only the fragments of what to do. And then one day you’ve got the thing whole. Conscious learning becomes unconscious knowledge, and you cannot say precisely how.”
— Atul Gawande (00:49)

“Life is choices, and they are relentless. No sooner have you made one choice than another is upon you.”
— Atul Gawande (00:56)

“Man is fallible, but maybe men are less so.”
— Atul Gawande (01:03)

“Culture matters. Of course, if physicians are rewarded or penalized for their service and results, the culture will change. But the key values we doctors are being pressed to embrace are humility, teamwork, and discipline.”
— Atul Gawande (01:10)

“When we lived in a society where we had large families that lived together, especially in agricultural societies like my grandfather and father grew up in, the result is you always had family around to take care of you.”
— Atul Gawande (01:17)

“I think the extreme complexity of medicine has become more than an individual clinician can handle. But not more than teams of clinicians can handle.”
— Atul Gawande (01:24)

“Making systems work is the great task of my generation of physicians and scientists. But I would go further and say that making systems work – whether in healthcare, education, climate change, making a pathway out of poverty – is the great task of our generation as a whole.”
— Atul Gawande (01:31)

“We’ve created a multitrillion-dollar edifice for dispensing the medical equivalent of lottery tickets – and have only the rudiments of a system to prepare patients for the near certainty that those tickets will not win. Hope is not a plan, but hope is our plan.”
— Atul Gawande (01:38)

“At times, in medicine, you feel you are inside a colossal and impossibly complex machine whose gears will turn for you only according to their own arbitrary rhythm. The notion that human caring, the effort to do better for people, might make a difference can seem hopelessly naive. But it isn’t.”
— Atul Gawande (01:45)

“These are folks that keep people out of hospitals, out of emergency rooms, out of nursing homes. And not only that, they help people achieve more fulfilling lives.”
— Atul Gawande (01:52)

“Our reluctance to honestly examine the experience of aging and dying has increased the harm we inflict on people and denied them the basic comforts they most need.”
— Atul Gawande (01:59)

“Expertise is the mantra of modern medicine.”
— Atul Gawande (02:06)

“Arriving at an acceptance of one’s mortality is a process, not an epiphany.”
— Atul Gawande (02:13)

Music credit: Easy Day – Kevin MacLeod


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