Publication Date: Apr 2023
RRP: $34.99
ISBN: 9781922633415
Format: Paperback
Size: 153mm x 234mm
Pages: 288
Category: Coming Soon, Education, Health & Fitness, Science

The Uncertainty Effect

How to Survive and Thrive Through the Unexpected

Michelle Lazarus

This item will be released April 1, 2023

‘Change is the only constant, so uncertainty is universal and pervasive. We all need tools to understand and harness this phenomenon. Enter Lazarus, who has provided us with a pragmatic guide and a toolkit of sorts to grapple with uncertainty. By fostering uncertainty tolerance I am confident that this book will provide leaders in healthcare (my area) with, among other things, tools to reduce waste, improve care coordination and diagnostic accuracy, reduce harmful errors and ultimately improve clinical outcomes. What an amazing accomplishment – kudos to Lazarus.’ David Nash MD MBA, Founding Dean Emeritus, Dr Raymond C and Doris N Grandon Professor, Jefferson College of Population Health, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


A smart, practical book that shows us how to navigate uncertain times

In an age of pandemic and economic precarity, how can we learn to embrace uncertainty in our workplaces, schools and businesses? And how can better understanding uncertainty help us to build resilience, foster social justice and deal with the big issues, such as climate change?

Award-winning educator Michelle Lazarus shows us how uncertainty tolerance can help. From how teachers can prepare students for an uncertain workforce, to reducing burnout in trainee doctors, to confronting the effects of climate change, this smart, practical popular-science book has an affirming message: we may not be able to predict the future, but we can learn to navigate it. Drawing on Michelle’s original research, it will appeal to readers of Emily Ehler’s Hope is a Verb and Jonica Newby’s Beyond Climate Grief.


Michelle Lazarus

Associate professor Michelle Lazarus is Director of the Centre for Human Anatomy Education at Monash University. In 2020 she won a Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Teaching, and in 2022 she won the prestigious AAUT Award, which recognises the nation’s most outstanding teachers. This...
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