The Ailing Nation

The Ailing Nation

Lessons From the Bedside for America's Leaders

by Nate Link, MD


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Diagnosis: A Nation in Distress

For much of its history, America has been the envy of the world, synonymous with opportunity, success, and the ability to carve its own path to the future. But in recent decades there have been unmistakable signs that our nation is grappling with chronic illness and decline. Our economic progress has slipped from its once blistering pace, our ability to shape global events has been checked, and our storied democratic institutions have begun to collapse around us. In The Ailing Nation, veteran medical professional, Nate Link, rummages through his doctor’s bag to share the best attributes of his profession with our nation’s leaders: a culture of excellence, intellectual tools to diagnose and treat difficult problems, and a systematic approach that yields documented results. Dr. Link shares the insights he has gained from his most memorable patients, including Natalie, the ICU nurse who ignored a ventilator alarm; Juan, the irrepressible AIDS patient who had nine lives; Gerry, the bemused accountant whose brain could not store new memories; and Thomas, the accidental tourist who was raised from the dead. These stories and more will teach us lessons in leadership, with a final chapter that will surprise and inspire you with a prescription to cure America’s ills.

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Format: 6.14 x 9.21 Black & White Paperback, 301 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Sep 26, 2020)
ISBN10: 1977224989
ISBN13: 9781977224989
Genre: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Medical (incl. Patients)

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Nate Link, MD, MPH, has been Chief Medical Officer for NYC Health and Hospitals/Bellevue since 2012. Dr. Link earned his MD from Washington University School of Medicine in 1983, then completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at NYU School of Medicine and Bellevue Hospital in 1986. Dr. Link’s responsibilities have included oversight of quality and safety across the continuum of care, management of hospital-wide performance improvement, and several stints per year as inpatient ward attending (hospitalist). He was Co-Chief Editor of the Bellevue Guide to Outpatient Medicine, winner of the American Medical Writers Association award as Book of the Year for Physicians in 2001.
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