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Your Medical Mind How to Decide What Is Right for You An entirely new way to make the best medical decisions Making the right medical decisions is harder than ever We are overwhelmed by information from all sides whether our doctors recommendations diss

  • Title: Your Medical Mind: How to Decide What Is Right for You
  • Author: Jerome Groopman Pamela Hartzband
  • ISBN: 9781594203114
  • Page: 322
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Your Medical Mind: How to Decide What Is Right for You By Jerome Groopman Pamela Hartzband, An entirely new way to make the best medical decisions Making the right medical decisions is harder than ever We are overwhelmed by information from all sides whether our doctors recommendations, dissenting experts, confusing statistics, or testimonials on the Internet Now Doctors Groopman and Hartzband reveal that each of us has a medical mind, a highly individualAn entirely new way to make the best medical decisions.Making the right medical decisions is harder than ever We are overwhelmed by information from all sides whether our doctors recommendations, dissenting experts, confusing statistics, or testimonials on the Internet Now Doctors Groopman and Hartzband reveal that each of us has a medical mind, a highly individual approach to weighing the risks and benefits of treatments Are you a minimalist or a maximalist, a believer or a doubter, do you look for natural healing or the latest technology The authors weave vivid narratives of real patients with insights from recent research to demonstrate the power of the medical mind After reading this groundbreaking book, you will know how to arrive at choices that serve you best.

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    1. I found Jerome Groopman s book How Doctors Think helpful and enlightening So when I happened across Your Medical Mind How to Decide What is Right for You, written by Groopman and his wife Pamela Hartzband both are MDs I grabbed it right up In truth, I also chose it because I have an important medical decision to make regarding surgery I was hoping Groopman and Hartzband would again enlighten me.The structure of the book follows from the least of the difficult medical decisions we may need to mak [...]

    2. Dear Readers,I really liked this book because it explained to me, in a way I didn t know, but thought I did, exactly how a person s living will works out in the end.It also explained a ton of things to me about how my personal opinions about my own medical treatment have been formed all through my life, and, unbeknownst to me, through the way my own Mother, Grandparents, and even Great Grandparents felt, and or thought about doctors, medicines, well, everything to do with how I would end up choo [...]

    3. One of the best books I have ever read so far As great as How Doctors Think Groopman s writings have always amazed me in many ways I liked how this book navigates through the mind set of patients analyzing the decision process and how preferences have a major influence on the way decisions are made I honestly feel changed after reading this book It opened my eyes to a whole new way of thinking that I believe it will help me as a doctor as a patient to better formulate my judgments.

    4. Jerome Groopman, medical writer par excellence, has written another fascinating book, this time with his wife, also a doctor This book is a must read, since it s about something we all face how do we think about medical decisions Do we favor aggressive treatment or do we prefer to do as little as possible Do we put our faith in what our doctors say, or are we skeptics Do we love medicine and technology, or do we prefer natural remedies and letting the body heal itself Even importantly, it s abo [...]

    5. This book is important Not especially exciting, but definitely important At some point in our lives we will all get sick or hurt and eventually we will all die It is very likely that when those things occur, we will receive treatment from the medical community And we or our loved ones will have to make difficult yet crucial decisions about that treatment.Through a series of case studies, Your Medical Mind examines how real patients receiving medical care made decisions about whether to get treat [...]

    6. Although I really liked Groopman s How Doctors Think, I liked this book less well While no book could really tell you how to make medical decisions, this reminded me of the information you get when trying to make financial decisions consider your acceptable level of risk, etc Groopman goes further to give a few continuums continua along which you may fall in considering a medical decision Are you a doubter or a believer in the power of medicine and in your doctor s advice Are you comfortable wit [...]

    7. Do you have family member in the hospital Perhaps you have a loved one with a Do Not Resuscitate order Are you afraid to pull the plug on Mom or Dad If yes, then you need to buy this book Divine read Dr Jerome Groopman s and Pamela Hartzband s Your Medical Mind How to Decide What is Right for You takes you on a dangerous tour with life experiences and stories of difficult medical decisions Groopman and Hartzband took me down a treacherous flowing river armed with a boatload of knowledge to the p [...]

    8. Reading this book makes me realized we really need to take care of our health since young There are a lot of cases about cancer treatment and medicine topics arise on the internet for many years People and experts have been debating the pro and the cons of health supplement and medicine consumption for people And there are many controversial topics about the health care industry manufacturer s products whether or not, are they genuinely been contributing for the benefit of the people s health or [...]

    9. I feel like I m asking this question a lot lately, but who comes up with book titles these days, and is it a requirement that said person read the book first Based on the disconnect between titles and materials, I m inclined to think the answer to the second part is a firm no There is some good information in this book, but the title implies it might offer some specific suggestions for things to think about when deciding on medical treatment It really doesn t What it offer are a lot of case stud [...]

    10. Wow This well written book introduced the various medical decision making faces by patients every day There is 1 Whether to take a statin, or a blood thinner, with potential benefits and side effects 2 What treatment to choose for prostate cancer traditional surgery, robotic surgery, radiotherapy or nothing Given a BRCA1 mutation, should the patient go and have the operation to remove the breadth and ovaries 3 End of life problems how to decide whether heroic measures should be undertaken 4 Medi [...]

    11. npr 2011 09 21 1404389September 21, 2011Whether making life or death decisions or simply choosing a drug we re flooded with information and conflicting advice Doctors, the media, statistics, guidelines, family members and Internet strangers can all weigh in on the best medications to take or the most effective treatment options.So how do you pick the best one There is no one right answer for everyone, says Harvard Medical School oncologist Jerome Groopman But it s very important for people to un [...]

    12. Although I rated this 5 stars, it s usefulness to me or to anybody is probably less than 1 star Well researched, thorough, replete with case studies and statistics nevertheless when my medical crisis comes it almost inevitably will, unless I get run over by the proverbial bus this book will be useless I ll no doubt do when the time comes what my instincts tell me to and until I live that eventuality, I can t predict what they are This is the first book by Dr Groopman that I ended up skimming Too [...]

    13. Helpful and Informative A wide ranging and quick to read book than I expected Loved the premise that we ought to have health care that respects our individuality rather than completely out come based, system based, economic based, system based care Also glad it devoted time to routine choices, statins, BP management not only the dramatic cancer, end of life choices Will not hesitate to recommend.

    14. Fascinating and very thought provoking.As a retired physician oncologist , who is now on the receiving end of medical care, I found this book to be very thought provoking and valuable Being on the physician side of making decisions is very different from now being on the patient s side of the struggle There really are many times no easy or certain answers Drs and patients must recognize and understand the uncertainties that are ever present in modern medicine.

    15. Groopman is a thoughtful, respectful, empowering doctor too much out of my real experience with the medical profession, unfortunately This book gave practical credence to the pleas that patients should not only be engaged in their own care but should always hold the deciding vote on the best care choices I wish there were a way to flag this kind of respectful care premise when reviewing health professionals in real life.

    16. husband and wife doctors share essential tools for making medical decisions, cutting through the health care system, the media and gaps in our own reasoning

    17. 610 GROPlayer 610 GROMy summary Everyone wants the longest life with highest quality The only way to do this to become health literary , so we could make best and hardest decisions to fit our personal need and preference among all available options, with less regret For cancer 1 the treatment lies in surgery, radiation or chemotherapy , watchful waiting palliative care 2 End of life issue Health proxy surrogate advance care directive or living will intensive care treatment like ventilator, often [...]

    18. This book addresses the issue of how we make decisions about our medical care Most of the book is comprised of case studies, actual patients who had to make decisions like whether to take cholesterol lowering drugs, have knee surgery or sign do not resuscitate orders.Drs Groopman and Hartzband let the patients talk at length Their stories are not simple tales with black and white answers or outcomes The patients dither, they procrastinate, they clam up when they should talk frankly, they change [...]

    19. In Your Medical Mind, Drs Groopman and Hartzband have created something of a sequel to Dr Groopman s earlier How Doctors Think This book, however, focuses on the patient s part in the medical decision making process The authors provide some very practical suggestions for patients which at some point will include just about everyone in dealing with the sometimes overwhelming volume of information presented regarding diagnoses and various treatments, and what to do when the experts don t agree The [...]

    20. If you were suddenly diagnosed with a life threatening disease, hospitalized with sudden collapse, or your loved one were in those situation, how you would manage the choices for the medical treatment in front of you The reason I picked up this book was my recent experience in the experience I was in I was not prepared with the situation and I was not sure how we can decide the choices provided in front of us and our choices were right or not and other choices would had been the better one I wou [...]

    21. This book explains how different personality bents factor into make medical decisions Maximalists want everything possible done for them Every test every treatment Minimalists hestitate taking an aspirin for a headache Maybe a brisk walk or a nap will accomplish the same thing Then there are folks who place high value on autonomy They want to make all the decisions themselves, while others are quite happy to delegate it to the experts i.e doctors.The authors do not say one style is right and the [...]

    22. Not quite as good as How Doctors Think and it still comes across as physician centered I honestly came away thinking it was written for doctors to better understand patients But the authors framework of analysis for understanding patient issues is pretty good e.g decision analysis, social influences, technology inclination, etc While I think it needs formal assessment, the minimalist maximalist, naturalism technology, and doubter believer spectrums are an interesting way to frame patient choice [...]

    23. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and finished it rather quickly The authors present facts and alternate ideas and opinions that I found refreshing, particularly in the medical field Each chapter talks about real patients and the choices they were faced with during a serious illness The psychology of how we make decisions was highly interesting to me and the authors were not your typical paternalist doctors that forced patients into a corner and always knew what was right They challenged misleading [...]

    24. A very good reference for those facing medical issues I appreciated the tone of the book as well as the discussion on psychology of why we think the way we do about these issues How should we best approach a decision that may have an impact on our lives Do we wait, and if we don t how do we choose what is best for us and not best for our doctor or for others The book lays out some of how our minds work and change over time something we may take heavily into consideration now, our future self may [...]

    25. I listened to the audiobook version of this book while commuting to and from work That makes it difficult to pay attention to all the details.Having said that, this book helped me to think about my own approach to solving medical problems, and about why I sometimes follow doctor s orders and sometimes get another opinion, or search for natural alternatives.I can see how my medical mind has changed a bit over the years, and this book has helped me to see why.It also has helped me to think about [...]

    26. Excellent book, giving so much perspective on how we, the patients, approach our health decisions I actually still have to finish reading the notes at the end, and they add some information, but Groopman and his wife, Pamela Hartzband, help with the confusion of possibilities Just an example, they point out that we have several different ways we approach making up our minds on what treatments we will accept Believers and doubters, you know who you are Same with naturalism vs technology And, maxi [...]

    27. As always, I thoroughly enjoy a Groopman read, even if this one made me a bit of a hypochondriac for a few days In Your Medical Mind, he talks about how your own personal experiences influence health decisions, and how there s not a one size fits all solution, whether you re considering a DNR directive, or treating cancer, or any other major medical decision These are concepts I m glad I don t need to worry about right now, but appreciate taking the time to think about them Easy read, warm tone, [...]

    28. The astute Dr Groopman and his wife Dr Hartzband expound upon the complexities facing patients who have to make decisions about whether and how to treat illnesses In the course of the book, they don t provide pat answers, but they do give numerous useful tips about how to understand one s own priorities when considering treatment, how to think about doctors, treatments, etc and what pitfalls to watch for This highly readable book is so practical and useful I went back and made three pages of not [...]

    29. I am only half way through this book but it is an excellent read If you or anyone close to you is dealing with making medical decisions whether small or large this book will help you understand why you respond the way you do and provides a really helpful systemic thinking process Understanding this will help you make the choices that work best for you, understand when and why a second opinion will help and perhaps a key point understand why a physician may provide the advice they do and how to i [...]

    30. This is a book worth reading but it s much longer than it needs to be The stories are the main part of the book and they do give you a very emotional sense of how difficult health care decisions can be, but the most useful part of the book is in between all the stories The discussion of how we make our own health care decisions, how the medical establishment is structured to support or discard those decisions, and how complex the decisions become when a patient is faced with a life threatening i [...]

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