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The Resource Your medical mind : how to decide what is right for you, Jerome Groopman and Pamela Hartzband

Your medical mind : how to decide what is right for you, Jerome Groopman and Pamela Hartzband

Label
Your medical mind : how to decide what is right for you
Title
Your medical mind
Title remainder
how to decide what is right for you
Statement of responsibility
Jerome Groopman and Pamela Hartzband
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book offers advice on making medical decisions inspite of confusing and conflicting information, provides insight into the personal beliefs influencing how choices are made while citing the marketing practices that complicate the process. Making the right medical choices is harder than ever. Whether deciding on a cholesterol drug or choosing a cancer treatment, we are overwhelmed by information from all sides: our doctors' recommendations, dissenting expert opinions, confusing statistics, conflicting media reports, the advice of friends, claims on the Internet, and a never-ending stream of drug company ads. This book shows us how to chart a clear path through this sea of confusion. Both doctor, the authors reveal that each of us has a set of deeply rooted beliefs whose profound influence we may not realize when we make medical decisions. Recognizing our preferences and the external factors that might lead our thinking astray can make a dramatic, even lifesaving, difference in our medical decision making. The authors drew on research and insights from patients, doctors, psychologists, economists, and other experts to help reveal the array of forces that can aid or impede our thinking. Ultinately, this is a chronicle of how ordinary people, landing at a medical crossroads, must decide about care, who should provide it, and for how long. -- From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
610
Index
index present
LC call number
R723.5
LC item number
.G753 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2011 K-981
  • W 85
Label
Your medical mind : how to decide what is right for you, Jerome Groopman and Pamela Hartzband
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Where am I in the numbers -- Believers and doubters -- But is it best for me? -- Regret -- Neighborly advice -- Autonomy and coping -- Decision analysis meets reality -- End of life -- When the patient can't decide
Control code
ocn707969115
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9781594203114
Lccn
2011019808
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)707969115
Label
Your medical mind : how to decide what is right for you, Jerome Groopman and Pamela Hartzband
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Where am I in the numbers -- Believers and doubters -- But is it best for me? -- Regret -- Neighborly advice -- Autonomy and coping -- Decision analysis meets reality -- End of life -- When the patient can't decide
Control code
ocn707969115
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9781594203114
Lccn
2011019808
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)707969115

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