Listening To Pain: Finding Words Compassion And Relief

Paperback | June 14, 2011

byDavid Biro

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In this impassioned and hopeful book, David Biro reveals how to break through the silent wall of suffering—physical and psychological—that all too often accompanies pain and illness. Drawing together compelling stories from patients and insights from some of our greatest thinkers, writers, and artists, Listening to Pain eloquently demonstrates how lan- guage can alleviate the loneliness of pain, paving the way for empathy and effective treatment. Originally published in hardcover under the title The Language of Pain.

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In this impassioned and hopeful book, David Biro reveals how to break through the silent wall of suffering—physical and psychological—that all too often accompanies pain and illness. Drawing together compelling stories from patients and insights from some of our greatest thinkers, writers, and artists, Listening to Pain eloquently demo...

One of New York magazine’s Top Doctors, David Biro, MD, practices in Brooklyn, New York, and teaches at the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center. He lives with his wife and twin boys in New York City.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.6 inPublished:June 14, 2011Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0393340252

ISBN - 13:9780393340259

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“[E]rudite and ambitious....Biro brings an extraordinary range of voices into this silence and moves through a huge variety of experience and narrative, without straying too far from the bedside.” — Perri Klass (The Washington Post)“This well-researched book will be helpful to medical professionals and psychologists as well as those who suffer from chronic or extreme pain, offering encouragement and inspiration for explaining their experiences to their doctors.” — Library Journal“Thoughtful, lyrical. . . . We should pay attention to Biro’s difficult, complicated lesson.” — Publishers Weekly“True genius. . . . Biro creates a larger portrait of pain, deftly addressing the physical as well as psychological aspects of the human experience of pain. . . . An important and unique contribution.” — Preeti N. Malani, MD (Journal of the American Medical Association)