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

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

byJerome Groopman

Paperback | March 1, 2001

not yet rated|write a review

Pricing and Purchase Info

$18.50

Earn 93 plum® points

In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores

about

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.

About The Author

Jerome Groopman, M.D. is the Recanati Professor of Immunology at Harvard Medical School, Chief of Experimental Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and one of the world's leading researchers in cancer and AIDS. He and his work have been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Time magazine, as well as ...
How Doctors Think
How Doctors Think

by Jerome Groopman

$18.57$22.50

In stock online

Available in stores

The Best American Science Writing 2010
The Best American Science Writing 2010

by Jerome Groopman

$15.51$18.50

In stock online

Not available in stores

Shop this author

Details & Specs

Title:Second Opinions: 8 Clinical Dramas Intuition Decision Making Front Lines MednFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 7.8 × 5 × 0.6 inPublished:March 1, 2001Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0140298622

ISBN - 13:9780140298628

Look for similar items by category:

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

Reviews

Extra Content

Editorial Reviews

"Compelling....Each of the parables in this book...teaches us how medical decisions are made, both wisely and unwisely. They also teach us how to evaluate the medical advice we receive." --The Wall Street Journal