• August 13, 2019

How Doctors Think has ratings and reviews. Kirsti said: Things that you should find worrisome if a doctor says them to you or a loved one:*. In this very engaging and well-researched book, Jerome Groopman, a practicing oncologist with expertise in AIDS-related malignancies. ‘a series of illuminating essays that explore the rational and irrational factors that influence medical decision-making which Dr. Groopman, a clear writer and a.

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The chapter on radiology and diagnostic imaging was eye opening; a good reminder that even thorough radiologists can miss non-subtle findings on films, and the clinician will get more information if she provides a more detailed patient history. But as we hear from a range of physicians, relying too heavily on intuition has its perils. I found that the audiobook was so effective in its delivery and reading of the book.

While modern medicine is aided by a dazzling array of technologies, like high-resolution MRI scans and pinpoint DNA analysis, language is still the bedrock of clinical practice. Instead, he looked carefully at her skin and then at her palms.

I concluded that these very bright and very affable medical students, interns, and residents all too often failed to question grkopman or listen carefully or observe keenly. See 1 question about How Doctors Think…. He admits to having one glass of rum a day, but it really only was one glass, as confirmed by his daughter. Here algorithms are essentially irrelevant and statistical evidence is absent.

If we have an urgent problem, we rush to the emergency room.

Very pleasing book, I will certainly read it again in few years after having had more experiences with patients, I am sure I will learn more.

To fully understand the book, you only need a very small background on medicine. Falchuk would nod or interject short phrases: I dochors should not have read broopman book! Accessibility links Skip to main content Keyboard shortcuts for audio player.

Cogent medical judgments meld first doctkrs — gestalt — with deliberate analysis. We understand a little more completely the real-life drama that physicians face in their mistakes and when their diagnosis is right on. When looking for a thinking doctor, look for 1 Communication 2 Critical reasoning: This is an autoimmune disorder, in essence an allergy to gluten, a primary component of many grains.


How Doctors Think by Jerome Groopman

What can doctors and patients do to find time to think? Everyone needs to be their own advocate for their healthcare.

We need a physician and health care team that has the patient as the leader of the team. Falchuk requested, at the beginning, reciting the troopman and tortuous story of her initial symptoms, the many doctors she had seen, the tests she had undergone. Therapy of mental illness is a huge field unto itself that encompasses various schools of thought and theories of mind.

Her father worked as a mechanic for United Airlines and only later in life did her mother, a homemaker, return for thikn high school equivalency degree. We’ve all wondered why a grooopman asked certain questions, or detoured into unexpected areas when gathering information about us.

I wasn’t thini of the hematologists who evaluated Anne Dodge, but I could well have been, and I feared that I too could have failed to recognize what was missing in her diagnosis. Similarly, a laboratory test like a throat culture for bacteria would appear farther down the trunk of the tree, with branches based on “yes” or “no” answers to the results of the culture.

It then illustrates this with a bunch of stories groo;man touching stories of First of all, I should say that I’m a doc. A good recommendation for anybody who interacts with doctors, or who may be faced with a difficult medical diagnosis. Do a doctor’s emotions—his like or dislike of a particular patient, his attitudes about the social and psychological makeup of his patient’s life—color his thinking?

Misdiagnosis or another diagnosis are possible with same symptom 4. I recommend this book for all physicians, regardless of the type of medicine they practice.

But on reflection I saw that there also were major flaws in my own medical training. There are three areas where I felt that the book was wanting.


How Doctors Think

Without their help, physicians are denied key clues to what is really wrong. There are numerous ideas and suggestions for patients to use in improving Everyone needs to be their own advocate for their health care.

Although intended for the general public, the book offers clinicians an irresistible promise of self-understanding, and in many ways succeeds.

Jan 18, Musab Abed rated it really liked it. National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. I noticed that his wife, who’s also a doctor, insisted on coming along to some of the visits with doctors to make sure her husband would ask the corrrect questions. She grew up in a small town in Massachusetts, one of four sisters.

‘How Doctors Think’ : NPR

Second, he might have offered suggestions on how education should change to train more exemplary physicians. Lastly, Groopman also touches upon how the current health care system can in some cases create and foster doctor misdiagnoses. I also realized that we mu A must reading book for both patients and doctors!

It illustrates the importance of the patient-doctor relationship in the aspects of psychological well being, diagnosis, and treatment of patients. I could be wrong, of course, but we need to be sure, given how frail you are and how much you are suffering.

Health care providers tend to be controlling, and when we are given a The Patient: These physicians were willing to share with readers significant mistakes they had made in either diagnoses or treatment and to examine and reflect on their thinking—or lack of thinking—in those instances.

He proposed more blood tests, which were simple enough, but then suggested a procedure called an endoscopy. And by doing so, he saved her life, because for fifteen years a key aspect of her illness had been missed.

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