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Second Opinions: 8 Clinical Dramas Intuition Decision Making Front Lines Medn

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Title: Second Opinions: 8 Clinical Dramas Intuition Decision Making Front Lines Medn
Author: Groopman, Jerome
ISBN: 9780140298628
Publisher: Penguin Books
Published: 2001
Binding: Quality
Language: English
Condition: Used: Very Good
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A unique insider's view of today's complex and often contentious world of medicine

Anxious about the prognosis, lost in a blur of technical jargon, and fatigued from worry or pain, people who are ill are easily overwhelmed by treatment choices. Told through eight gripping clinical dramas, Second Opinions reveals the forces at play in making critical medical decisions. Dr. Jerome Groopman illuminates the world of medicine where knowledge is imperfect, no therapy is without risks, and no outcome is fully predictable. He portrays moments of astute diagnosis and misguided perception, of lifesaving triumphs and shattering failures.

These real-life lessons prepare us to navigate the uncertain terrain of illness, and enable us to balance intuition and information, and thereby make the best possible decisions about our health and future.