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The Anatomy of Hope - How People Prevail in the Face of Illness

Jerome Groopman

An inspiring and profoundly enlightening exploration of one doctor's discovery of how hope can change the course of illness Since the time of the ancient Greeks, human beings have believed that hope is essential to life. Now, in this groundbreaking book, Harvard Medical School professor and New Yorker staff writer Jerome Groopman shows us why. The search for hope is most urgent at the patient's bedside. The Anatomy of Hope takes us there, bringing us into the lives of people at pivotal moments when they reach for and find hope--or when it eludes their grasp. Through these intimate portraits, we learn how to distinguish true hope from false, why some people feel they are undeserving of it, and whether we should ever abandon our search. Can hope contribute to recovery by changing physical well-being? To answer this hotly debated question, Groopman embarked on an investigative journey to cutting-edge laboratories where researchers are unraveling an authentic biology of hope. There he finds a scientific basis for understanding the role of this vital emotion in the outcome of illness. Here is a book that offers a new way of thinking about hope, with a message for all readers, not only patients and their families. "We are just beginning to appreciate hope's reach," Groopman writes, "and have not defined its limits. I see hope as the very heart of healing." From the Hardcover edition.

An inspiring and profoundly enlightening exploration of one doctor's discovery of how hope can change the course of illness Since the time of the ancient Greeks, human beings have believed that hope is essential to life. Now, in this groundbreaking book, Harvard Medical School professor and New Yorker staff writer Jerome Groopman shows us why. The search for hope is most urgent at the patient's bedside. The Anatomy of Hope takes us there, bringing us into the lives of people at pivotal moments when they reach for and find hope--or when it eludes their grasp. Through these intimate portraits, we learn how to distinguish true hope from false, why some people feel they are undeserving of it, and whether we should ever abandon our search. Can hope contribute to recovery by changing physical well-being? To answer this hotly debated question, Groopman embarked on an investigative journey to cutting-edge laboratories where researchers are unraveling an authentic biology of hope. There he finds a scientific basis for understanding the role of this vital emotion in the outcome of illness. Here is a book that offers a new way of thinking about hope, with a message for all readers, not only patients and their families. "We are just beginning to appreciate hope's reach," Groopman writes, "and have not defined its limits. I see hope as the very heart of healing." From the Hardcover edition.
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An inspiring and profoundly enlightening exploration of one doctor's discovery of how hope can change the course of illness Since the time of the ancient Greeks, human beings have believed that hope is essential to life. Now, in this groundbreaking book, Harvard Medical School professor and New Yorker staff writer Jerome Groopman shows us why. The search for hope is most urgent at the patient's bedside. The Anatomy of Hope takes us there, bringing us into the lives of people at pivotal moments when they reach for and find hope--or when it eludes their grasp. Through these intimate portraits, we learn how to distinguish true hope from false, why some people feel they are undeserving of it, and whether we should ever abandon our search. Can hope contribute to recovery by changing physical well-being? To answer this hotly debated question, Groopman embarked on an investigative journey to cutting-edge laboratories where researchers are unraveling an authentic biology of hope. There he finds a scientific basis for understanding the role of this vital emotion in the outcome of illness. Here is a book that offers a new way of thinking about hope, with a message for all readers, not only patients and their families. "We are just beginning to appreciate hope's reach," Groopman writes, "and have not defined its limits. I see hope as the very heart of healing." From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Length:

4h 41m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:13


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:53


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:00


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:38


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:27


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:26


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:08


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:33


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:22


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:25


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:04


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:58


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:19


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:05


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:04


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:58


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:05


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:44


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:16


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:42


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:05


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:39


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:17


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:50


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:01


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:14


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:58


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:11


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:03


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:21


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:52


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:23


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:39


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:55


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:05


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:40


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:50


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:34


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:33


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:44


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:39


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:21