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by Jerome Groopman MD

Jerome talks about how doctors think.

Jerome talks about how doctors think.

Jerome E. Groopman, MD. 2009 The Wallace H. Coulter Lectureship . Coulter Lectureship Award Endowed by the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation. Dr. Groopman holds the Dina and Raphael Chair of Medicine at the Harvard Medical School and is chief of experimental medicine at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. His next book, Second Opinions, was published in 2000, and his third book, The Anatomy of Hope, was released in 2004 and was a New York Times bestseller. His most recent book, How Doctors Think, published in 2007, explores how physicians arrive at diagnoses and treatments, and how they can go wrong.

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Respected AIDS and cancer specialist Jerome Groopman, . discussed the convergence of illness and spirituality in his first book, The Measure of Our Days. In Second Opinions: Stories of Intuition and Choice in the Changing World of Medicine, he shifts his focus to the ways intuition informs his medical decisions and enhances the quality of his patient relationships (even giving him an edge when examining a patient on referral).

Second opinions : stories of intuition and choice in a changing world of medicine.

2012 Bishop Lecture featuring Jerome Groopman, MD, and Pamela Hartzband, MD. ✪ What's Wrong with Me? The Hypochondriac, Uncertainty, and Anxiety in Medicine (November 17, 2010). Second opinions : stories of intuition and choice in a changing world of medicine. Anatomy of hope : how people prevail in the face of illness.

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. 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.

by. Jerome E Groopman. Medicine, Popular - Miscellanea, Medicine - Case studies, Medicine - Decision making.

Second Opinions book. Groopmanis an MD who writes about some interesting cases where second opinions were sought with varying results.

He is a staff writer for The New Yorker and has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal,The Washington Post and The New Republic. He is author of The Measure of Our Days (1997), Second Opinions (2000), Anatomy of Hope (2004), How Doctors Think (2007), and the recently released, Your Medical Mind.

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Explores the art and science of the decision-making process amid the complexities of contemporary medicine and describes how such factors as the realities of medical politics and patient intuition play a key role in critical medical decisions
This book is a thought-provoking journey into the core of what constitutes the practice of medicine and the meaning of the practice of medicine to a physician.

The chapters deal with Dr. Groopman's personal experiences as a doctor. He documents the struggles, empathy and learning that develop between him and his patients. He describes how his viewing his patients as more than just a diagnosis helps to increase the rapport between patient and doctor.

Though not as ground-breaking as his previous book, 'The Measure of Our Days', Groopman continues to write with insight, self-reflection and with a vision widened by the people he treats. He documents how the privilege of healing, along with the patients he comes to know, contribute to his own growth as a physician and as a man.
In the field of medicine, why does it seem to be so difficult to show intellect, humility and cast aside one's ego. Somehow Dr. Jerome Groopman has does this repeatedly. I want him as my doctor; we all do. He seems to have the ability of getting inside the patient head (and their family) and never letting go of WHO it's all about.

If I was going into medicine, I would dream, hope and aim that I could be the next Dr. Groopman.
Brick my own
This MD has written about the medical system v medical care. As a nurse I found it informative and inspiring. As a patient, I was frustrated with what happens in the name of patient care and "standards" of care. This is well worth the read. In our health care as commodity society, some providers quit caring, do not look beyond the presenting symptoms, accept cultural stereotypes, and thus the patient is left to find the right provider. These stories provide some warning and some strength of purpose when facing a provider who doesn't get it. It takes a lot to turn your back on your doctors "opinion" and seek care elsewhere.
Groopman is just a talented writer who can transcend the medical jargan and technicalities into something that becomes a joy to read. Not only informative but entertaining as well.
I've found that it tells me about the completeness and caution in professional practice. The novice doctor should read for improving the skill. Shorting for reading inspite of unrelating to the title in some chapter.
Yes, Dr. Groopman does have a rather elevated opinion of himself, and yes, this book serves admirably as self-promotion, but, so what? Dr. Groopman's inability to assume a socially correct humility may be annoying and distracting to some, but I found it amusing and almost endearing. He wants so much to please and be that delight of mothers everywhere, "my son, the doctor," that it is impossible for him to show himself in an unflattering light. Even when he volunteers his mistakes, one has the sense that he is a larger person for having done so!
Well, I can think of worse styles, and anyway, what is important about this book is not the author's self-perception, but the light he sheds on the practice of medicine for the reader, and that light is considerable. He has a fine gift for telling a story and he writes in a clear and vivid manner that is easy to read, and we are thoroughly engrossed . Furthermore, the moral of most of the very interesting stories he presents here from his practice, is that the physician's first responsibility is to the patient, not to his ego, not to his career, not to the HMOs, and not even to his fellow physicians.
I was particularly impressed with Dr. Groopman's ability to criticize those physicians who let their egos and their pride come before their patients. He wasn't afraid to show how doctors who do not put the welfare of their patients first can cause pain and suffering and even death. Most doctors would never come close to being as critical of their peers as Groopman is here. I don't know whether he has an inordinate amount of courage, or a particularly thick skin, but I do know that many doctors will not be pleased with what he has revealed in these pages about the competence of some physicians, and he will pay a price for that.
Also impressive was Dr. Groopman's unflinching willingness to share with the reader not just his clinical experience, but his personal experience as well. In the first chapter, "Our Firstborn Son," he and his wife, who is also a doctor, become worried parents who take their sick son to the emergency room of a hospital, feeling as vulnerable and helpless as any other parents would, especially when they become concerned that the doctor on call is misdiagnosing their son's illness. In a later chapter he shares the story of his Grandfather Max who suffered from Alzheimer's disease in a way that made him uncontrollably violent. Most significant, though, is the story he tells about himself in the prologue. It is disarming in the sense that he too is guilty of pride and suffers most painfully for it. Once a marathon runner, he ends up crippled for a year, and to this day has a chronic debility that limits his mobility, all because he thought he knew better than the doctors who were treating him. It was a great and painful lesson for a young physician, the kind of lesson that molds us to better appreciate our limits and to empathize with the suffering of others, the kind of lesson that shapes a great physician.
So, I don't believe Dr. Groopman is ensconced in any ivory tower. He is a physician that is intimately involved in the welfare of his patients (and in his research), a man who understands the suffering patients go through first hand, and is sympathetic and, most important, knowledgeable and skillful. He is also a very good writer. I would be delighted to be so lucky as to have Dr. Groopman as my personal physician.
This thought provoking and often disturbing book should come with a warning. It will make you question the judgment of your doctor if you or someone you know is ever faced with diagnosis and treatment of a life-threatening illness. Medical science and technology continue to make great strides forward, but following each of the case histories related by Dr. Groopman in this book, you realize how tenuous is the judgment of individual doctors who must advise patients and lead them to decisions affecting their health.

Reason, in the delivery of health care, is balanced against intuition, and intuition can take many forms, including doubt, egoism, professional jealousy, impatience, resistance, and anger, all of which appear at one time or another in the stories Groopman tells. Or, as one of his patients says, intuition is reason operating below the level of awareness. Making life-saving decisions is, we realize, a matter of expert guess work, and if there's a lesson here it's that the best guess work comes from intimate knowledge of the patient, which the cost-saving constraints of managed health care often prohibit.

I recommend this book for anyone wondering how much trust to put in the medical profession. A well trained and experienced doctor can still make the difference between life and death, but Groopman shows how patients need to play an active role in decisions about their own health, and that often involves seeking a second opinion and making a choice between incompatible courses of action.
Second Opinions ebook
Jerome Groopman MD
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Viking Adult (February 28, 2000)
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