Your Medical Mind

Your Medical Mind

How to Decide What Is Right for You

eBook - 2011
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Making the right medical choices is harder than ever. Whether deciding on 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. This book 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. 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. The authors drew on research and insights from patients, doctors, psychologists, economists, and other experts to help reveal the array of forces that can aid or impede our thinking.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2011.
ISBN: 9781101539811
Branch Call Number: W 85 G876 2011
Characteristics: 1 online resource (308 p.)
Additional Contributors: Hartzband, Pamela


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rowanquincy Feb 14, 2014

Explains why people make the medical decisions that they do. Interesting read.

This book is always available in the Plane Tree Health Information Center @ Cupertino Library. HA 100 G 2011

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