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Your Medical Mind - How to Decide What is Right for You

Jerome Groopman

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Genres:

Medicine

Description:

Cutting through the confusion caused by the healthcare system, the media, and gaps in our reasoning, the bestselling author of How Doctors Think gives listeners essential tools for making the medical decisions that best suit their own needs. "This important and riveting book could change-and perhaps even save-your life." -Daniel Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness Making the right medical choices is harder than ever. Whether we're deciding to take a cholesterol drug or choosing a cancer treatment, we are overwhelmed by information from all sides: our doctors' recommendations, dissenting expert opinions, confusing statistics, conflicting media reports, the advice of friends, claims on the Internet, and a never-ending stream of drug company ads. Your Medical Mind shows us how to chart a clear path through this sea of confusion. Drs. Groopman and Hartzband reveal that each of us has a set of deeply rooted beliefs whose profound influence we may not realize when we make medical decisions. How much trust we place in authority figures, in statistics or in other patients' stories, in technology or in natural healing, and whether we seek the most or the least treatment-all are key factors that shape our choices. Recognizing our preferences and the external factors that might lead our thinking astray can make a dramatic, even lifesaving, difference in our medical decision making. When conflicting information pulls us back and forth between options, when we feel pressured by doctors or loved ones to make a particular choice, or when we have no previous experience to guide us through a crisis, Your Medical Mind will prove to be an essential companion. The authors interviewed scores of patients and draw on research and insights from doctors, psychologists, economists, and other experts to help explain the array of forces that can aid or impede our thinking. They show us the subtle strategies drug advertisers use to influence our choices. They unveil the extreme-sometimes dangerously misleading-power of both

Language:

English

Narrators:

Pamela Hartzband, Linda Emond, Cotter Smith

Length:

7h 3m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

15:22


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

22:27


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

18:12


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

16:32


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

20:46


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

19:38


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

18:13


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

15:19


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

18:30


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

14:59


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

15:41


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

21:26


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

19:20


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

27:25


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

29:42


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

27:08


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

21:46


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

16:05


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

22:21


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

25:18


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

16:06


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

01:03