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How Doctors Think has ratings and reviews. Kirsti said: Things that you should find worrisome if a doctor says them to you or a loved one:*. In this very engaging and well-researched book, Jerome Groopman, a practicing oncologist with expertise in AIDS-related malignancies. ‘a series of illuminating essays that explore the rational and irrational factors that influence medical decision-making which Dr. Groopman, a clear writer and a.

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She guessed it was close to thirty. It was the dossier she had seen on the desks of her endocrinologists, hematologists, infectious disease physicians, psychiatrists, and nutritionists.


It’s called How Doctors Think. In some situation, a doctor need to be honest fully of what Very similar to malaysian book Diagnosis, what i learnt here are: Physicians are open about the way and the analytical methods they use in deliniating the final diagnosis.

How doctors think

Second, he suggests cultivating doubt rather than avoiding it. Do you want to call or e-mail me, or should I schedule another appointment? As she spoke, Dr. This method is also being touted by certain administrators to senior staff in many hospitals in the United States and Europe.

The case studies he presents show, for the most part, good physicians trying their best, but occasionally blinded by their own small mistakes.

May 30, Willa rated it really liked it Shelves: For example, a common symptom like “sore throat” would begin the algorithm, followed by a series of branches with “yes” or “no” questions about associated symptoms. Apr 26, charlie rated it really liked it Shelves: When you or your loved one asks simply, “What else could it be? Nor did she question why he spent such a long while looking in her mouth with a flashlight, inspecting not only her tongue thijk palate but groopmsn gums and the glistening tissue behind her lips as well.

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How doctors think

Her doctor said she had developed irritable bowel syndrome, a disorder associated with psychological stress. Falchuk intently inspected the creases in her hands, as though he were a fortuneteller reading her lifelines and future.

My book club read this book last month. Could there be more than one issue going on here?

Many doctors assumed she was not eating the amount doctots suggested and framed her for lying. Arrows branch from the first box to other boxes.

Doctors, like all of us, are subject to many of the ‘fast thinking’ pattern recognition System 1to use Kahneman’s phrase as all of us. Open Preview See a Problem?

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Jan 18, Musab Abed rated it really liked it. Trivia About How Doctors Think. Falchuk did something that caught Anne’s eye: How an oncologist thinks through the value of complex and harsh treatments demands not only an understanding of science but also a sensibility about the soul — how much risk we are willing to take and how we want to live out our lives.

Dpctors people don’t think about learning from our mistakes; instead, we attempt to sweep them under the rug.


‘How Doctors Think’

The author is a doctor himself. Anne told herself the visit would mollify her boyfriend and she would be back home by midday. Frankly, they seemed a little trite. Health care providers tend to be controlling, and when we are given groppman The Patient: Patients and their loved ones can be true partners with physicians when they know how doctors think, and why doctors sometimes fail to think. Doctors notice an apparent refusal to follow diet, exercise, and medication regimes but do not always realize that other factors such as illiteracy may be the reason for noncompliance.

Groopman keeps gropoman real by even referencing his own mistakes.

He carefully delineates how each physician came to their consclusion and this is the type of thinking we need to engage in. Numbers can only complement a physician’s personal experience with a drug or a procedure, as well as his knowledge of whether a “best” therapy from a clinical trial fits a patient’s particular needs and values.

Groopman gives specific advice on how to communicate with your physician and advocate for yourself or a family member without putting your doctor on the defensive.

All that being said, I am dictors I read this book since the author, to some extent, gives you strategies on how to manage or select doctors to improve care.