Incidental Findings: Lessons from My Patients in the Art of Medicine

Incidental Findings: Lessons from My Patients in the Art of Medicine

by Danielle Ofri
     
 

These fifteen intertwined tales follow acclaimed physician and award-winning writer Danielle Ofri as she travels beyond the walls of New York's legendary Bellevue Hospital to rural communities, small towns, and eventually back to the hectic, challenging world of inner-city medicine. Along the way, she deals with the pitfalls and triumphs of the daily world of medical… See more details below

Overview

These fifteen intertwined tales follow acclaimed physician and award-winning writer Danielle Ofri as she travels beyond the walls of New York's legendary Bellevue Hospital to rural communities, small towns, and eventually back to the hectic, challenging world of inner-city medicine. Along the way, she deals with the pitfalls and triumphs of the daily world of medical practice. In the course of treating patients-who range from the terminally ill to manipulative hypochondriacs, from veiled Bangladeshi women to convicted felons-Ofri comes to understand that the most important tool in the trade of healing is literally and figuratively the act of reaching out to patients, of treating patients with empathy and compassion, of looking beyond the illness to see the whole person, their family, and their world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807072660
Publisher:
Beacon
Publication date:
04/28/2005
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.74(w) x 8.76(h) x 0.83(d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Danielle Ofri, author of Singular Intimacies, is an attending physician at Bellevue and the cofounder and editor-in-chief of the Bellevue Literary Review. She is currently a regular contributor to the Los Angeles Times and the New England Journal of Medicine.

Table of Contents

Prologue : incidental findings1
1Living will11
2Common ground25
3Acne38
4A day in the clinic41
5The journey60
6Torment68
7Vision75
8Terminal thoughts94
9In her own key108
10SAT132
11Tendrils141
12Missing the final act152
13Emigration157
14Tools of the trade170

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