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

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ISBN-13: 9780807072677
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publication date: 04/15/2006
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 868,074
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.40(d)

About 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
Acknowledgments177

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Incidental Findings: Lessons from My Patients in the Art of Medicine 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
debnance on LibraryThing 21 days ago
Ofri examines all the parts of being a medical doctor that disturb her in the series of essays that make up this book. Why do doctors ignore the parts of life of their patients that take place outside the hospital? What is true about the details patients report to their doctors? How does a doctor determine what is true? What can a doctor do to treat a patient when the life elements that need treating lie beyond the realm of medicine?
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