How Doctors Think
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How Doctors Think

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by Jerome Groopman
     
 

How Doctors Think is a window into the mind of the physician and an insightful examination of the all-important relationship between doctors and their patients. In this myth-shattering work, Jerome Groopman explores the forces and thought processes behind the decisions doctors make. He pinpoints why doctors succeed and why they err. Most important, Groopman shows when… See more details below

Overview

How Doctors Think is a window into the mind of the physician and an insightful examination of the all-important relationship between doctors and their patients. In this myth-shattering work, Jerome Groopman explores the forces and thought processes behind the decisions doctors make. He pinpoints why doctors succeed and why they err. Most important, Groopman shows when and how doctors can - with our help - avoid snap judgments, embrace uncertainty, communicate effectively, and deploy other skills that can profoundly impact our health.

About the Author:
Jerome Groopman, M.D., is chief of experimental medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780618610037
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
03/19/2007
Edition description:
None
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1 1. Flesh-and-Blood Decision-Making 27 2. Lessons from the Heart 41 3. Spinning Plates 59 4. Gatekeepers 77 5. A New Mother’s Challenge 101 6. The Uncertainty of the Expert 132 7. Surgery and Satisfaction 156 8. The Eye of the Beholder 177 9. Marketing, Money, and Medical Decisions 203 10. In Service of the Soul 234 Epilogue: A Patient’s Questions 260

Acknowledgments 271 Notes 274 Index 292

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