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How Doctors Think

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  • Posted February 17, 2014

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    How Doctors Think is a myth-shattering novel, in which Jerome Gr

    How Doctors Think is a myth-shattering novel, in which Jerome Groopman distinguishes and pinpoints the thought process behind every doctor and the decisions they make. On average, a doctor may interrupt the patient many times to ask another question. This is to help the doctor further their knowldege on the symptoms and arrive at a conclusion and the best way to treat the patient. A major theme is that doctors who dont listen to their patients, are more likely to make severe mistakes in the diagnosis process. By listening they can avoide mis-judgements and communicate effectively. Another major theme is that the patients have to be active participants in their own care by answering questions honeslty and to the best of their ability. This can help the cognitive errors and can improve the patients care. Throughout the book, I came to find very few dislikes and numerous likes. One aspect I liked about the book was the multiple patients Groopman used to help make his point. However I disliked finding out how some doctors dont take as much time and effort as others. In which can lead to misdiagnoisis and not the correct treament suitable for the illness or problem. I recommend others to read this to have a better understanding of the vital imformation they are giving to their doctors. Also how each and every doctor can come to a different or even more helpful conclusion. Groopman shows the trials and tribulations that even he has had throughout his carreer. How Doctors Think exposes a different view on our twenty-first century medical practices, which gives the doctors and patients crucial imformation, only to make better judgements and come to an overall conclusion for the best treatment.

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  • Posted May 25, 2010

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    Very revealing story

    Doctor reveals all the secrets of how doctor can easily make mistakes and how you can help prevent mistakes. Very helpful info with a very easy language

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  • Posted October 10, 2009

    did not care for How Doctors Think as I did for his other book.

    Did not finish reading it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2009

    What is your doctor really thinking?

    What a treat to finally be able to go inside the mind of a doctor, and see what he's really thinking. What motivates a surgeon, what challeges a radiologist, how far is an oncologist willing to go? Discover the reasons behind the myriad lab tests, CAT scans and Xrays, and see the collaborative effort of different physicians moving toward a common goal. Learn their fears, concerns, what motivates and what puts them off. How much is ego, and how much is fear of harming the patient? When is the treatment too much, and when is it not enough? See who is really inside the white lab coat, and what are they made of.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2008

    A must read for healthcare practitioners...

    Outlining the common pitfalls and frustrations of those working in healthcare, this book helped me to step back and reflect on the manner in which I practice each day. Insightful and reassuring...

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