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Second Opinions: Eight Clinical Dramas of Decision Making on the Front Lines of Medicine

 
 
 
 
Second Opinions: Eight Clinical Dramas of Decision Making on the Front Lines of Medicine
Author: Jerome Groopman
ISBN 13: 9780140298628
ISBN 10: 140298622
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: 2001-03-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
List Price: $16.00
 
 


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.

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Dr. Jerome Groopman is every patient's dream-a healer steeped in science who lets himself care intensely about patients as people, a man who will work tirelessly for a cure to their problems and, if it can't be found, help them face reality with a profound, ennobling reality.