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How Doctors Think  (English, Paperback, Jerome Groopman)

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  • Language: English
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Byword Books Private Limited (exclusive Ratna Sagar)
  • ISBN: 9788181930514, 8181930517
  • Edition: 2009
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How Doctors Think is an informative and insightful book that explores doctor-patient interactions and the art of clinical decision making and its repercussions, with valuable advice on how to improve interpersonal skills and bridging the communication gap.

Summary Of The Book

A comprehensive read for anyone interested in the field of medicine, How Doctors Think scrutinizes the way in which doctors think, interact and communicate with each other, their staff, and their patients, with an emphasis on the fact that doctors are only human, and mistakes are made by them all.

With the help of thought-provoking articles and stories about the relationship between a doctor and his patient, misdiagnoses, and the critical importance of smooth communication between the two, the author tries to stress on the importance of listening to the patients during history-taking and trying not make assumptions on the doctors part. The patients must also be clear and concise whilst describing their symptoms and past illnesses, something that may seem insignificant to you might change the face of the diagnosis completely. It is a well-known fact that patients pay an imperative role in their own diagnoses. The author also explains why having sufficient self-awareness for a doctor can help him realise his errors.

There are various tips and solutions provided by the author, which he gleaned through first-hand experiences. These tips can help doctors channel their energy towards being more focused, more patient, calmer and thorough in their history-taking, thereby making their clinical skills more effective and avoiding any possible mistakes or misjudgements. There is a mention of the importance of emotions in clinical judgement. Doctors often ignore them because of the popular belief that emotions cloud judgements and clinical decisions must be made logically.

About Jerome Groopman

Dr. Jerome Groopman, MD, is a renowned author and staff writer. Groopman has authored The Measure of Our Days, Second Opinions, The Anatomy of Hope and Your Medical Mind.

Groopman has worked at the FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research as a consultant. His book, How Doctors Think, won him The Quill Book Award and Books for a Better Life Award. He has worked as a staff writer in biology and medicine for The New Yorker, apart from writing editorials for Wall Street Journal, The New Republic, and The Washington Post. He is on the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s Advisory Council for matters related to AIDS. He is the Chief of Experimental Medicine at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and holds Harvard Medical School’s Dina and Raphael Recanati Chair of Medicine. He currently lives in Massachusetts with his wife.

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  • 2009
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  • Jerome Groopman
Author Info
  • Jerome Groopman, MD (a quil award winner) holds the Dina and Rapahel Recanati Chir od Meicine at Harvard Medical School and is chief of experimental medicine at beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. A staff writer for The New yorker, he is th author of The Anatomy of Hopy, Second Opinions, The Measure of our Days, and other books.
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Extraordinary

This is an extraordinary compilation by the author...A must read for every doctor...Its a library jewel.It has given my thinking a new dimension..I saw it first with a friend of mine..Tried to find it at many shops including International Airport Delhi..I was very much depressed not to find it at bookstores.. Thanks to Flipkart... I got my copy on the 3rd just like a surprise..Excellent packing and genuine.. The site delivered what it promised...I hope flipkart will not let me down with my se...
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Dr. Shivam Gahlaut

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Must read for all doctors and patients

I come from a family of doctors and have been a patient myself and this book opened my eyes to be a better doctor and a better patient.
Doctors are not gods and neither or they dogs and by and large all of us want our patients do well and by the same argument patients want to get well soon. It is a partnership and this book which highlights the way not only how doctors think but also how patients think and should think.
Thanks to flipkart for getting this book with discount. My son Dr Gaurav ...
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dr sundar sankaran

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must read for the doctors

i ordered this book on the basis of the reviews of the previous readers; this turned out to be the best book i have purchased from flipkart. a must in every doctors library.
thank you flipkart and other readers for writing the reviews.
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Excellent delivery system. I liked the speed in which my order was processed. The book is useful to diabetic patient and worth keeping as a handbook.
Tje doctors can also use references from this book to advise their patients. A must for every person.
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