♥ Book Title : Incidental Findings
☯ Full Synopsis : "The National Public Radio essayist shares fifteen tales of life in the medical profession, covering a wide range of issues, including abortion, psychological abuse, and suicide, always with humor and pathos. 10,000 first printing."Article| Danielle Ofri| Statement ..."
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♥ Book Title : Intensive Care
☯ Full Synopsis : "New York Times WellBlog regular contributor, Danielle Ofri has been praised for turning the triumphs and trials of medicine into riveting and compassionate stories. This e-book exclusive edition offers 98 pages of her best work. This eBook original exhibits Danielle Ofri's range and skill as a storyteller as well as her empathy and astuteness as a doctor. Her vivid prose brings the reader into bustling hospitals, tense exam rooms, and Ofri's own life, giving an up-close look at the fast-paced, life-and-death drama of becoming a doctor. She tells of a young man uncertain of his future who comes into the clinic with a stomach complaint but for whom Dr. Ofri sees that the most useful "treatment" she can offer him is SAT tutoring. She writes of a desperate struggle to communicate with a critically ill patient who only speaks Mandarin, of a doctor whose experience in the NICU leaves her paralyzed with PTSD, and of her own struggles with the fear of making fatal errors, the dangers of overconfidence, and the impossible attempts to balance the empathy necessary for good care with the distance necessary for self-preservation. Through these stories of her patients, colleagues, and her own experiences, Intensive Care offers poignant insight into the medical world, and into the hearts and minds of doctors and their patients. These stories are drawn from the author’s previous books and one is from her forthcoming book, What Doctors Feel: How Emotions Affect the Practice of Medicine."Article| Danielle Ofri| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : What Doctors Feel
☯ Full Synopsis : "An assessment of the role of doctor emotions in health care draws on scientific studies and real-life stories to explore how fear, empathy and other strong feelings affect the decision making practices of medical professionals, discussing how experiences ranging from mistakes and tragedies to legal disputes and personal mortality are distinctly influencing medical care."Article| Danielle Ofri| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Medical Humanities
☯ Full Synopsis : "This textbook uses concepts and methods of the humanities to enhance understanding of medicine and health care."Article| Thomas R. Cole| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Singular Intimacies
☯ Full Synopsis : "A memoir of the author's ten years as a medical student, intern, and resident at New York's 250-year-old Bellevue Hospital."Article| Danielle Ofri| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Narrative Matters
☯ Full Synopsis : "This compelling collection provides important insight into the human dimensions of health care and health policy. Drawn from the popular "Narrative Matters" column in the journal Health Affairs, the essays epitomize the policy narrative, a new area genre of writing that explores health policy through the expression of personal experiences. Forty-six articles focus on such topics as the hard financial realities of medical insurance, AIDS, assisted suicide, marketing drugs, genetic engineering, organ transplants, and ethnic and racial disparities in the health care system."Article| Fitzhugh Mullan| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Medicine in Translation
☯ Full Synopsis : "From a doctor Oliver Sacks has called a “born storyteller,” a riveting account of practicing medicine at a fast-paced urban hospital For two decades, Dr. Danielle Ofri has cared for patients at Bellevue, the oldest public hospital in the country and a crossroads for the world’s cultures. In Medicine in Translation she introduces us, in vivid, moving portraits, to her patients, who have braved language barriers, religious and racial divides, and the emotional and practical difficulties of exile in order to access quality health care. Living and dying in the foreign country we call home, they have much to teach us about the American way, in sickness and in health. From the Trade Paperback edition."Article| Danielle Ofri| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : What Patients Say, what Doctors Hear
☯ Full Synopsis : ""Patients, anxious to convey their symptoms, feel an urgency to "make their case" to their doctors. Doctors, under pressure to be efficient, multitask while patients speak and often miss the key elements. Add in stereotypes, unconscious bias, conflicting agendas, and fear of lawsuits and the risk of misdiagnosis and medical errors multiplies dangerously. ... Reporting on the latest research studies and interviewing scholars, doctors, and patients, Dr. Ofri reveals how better communication can lead to better health for all of us."--Jacket."Article| Danielle Ofri| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Encounters with the Invisible
☯ Full Synopsis : "The author weaves a history of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) with her personal experience with CFS, detailing her frustration dealing with extreme exhaustion, debilitating symptoms, and the lack of a definitive diagnosis."Article| Dorothy Wall| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Ultimate Guide To Choosing a Medical Specialty
☯ Full Synopsis : "The first medical specialty selection guide written by residents for students! Provides an inside look at the issues surrounding medical specialty selection, blending first-hand knowledge with useful facts and statistics, such as salary information, employment data, and match statistics. Focuses on all the major specialties and features firsthand portrayals of each by current residents. Also includes a guide to personality characteristics that are predominate with practitioners of each specialty. “A terrific mixture of objective information as well as factual data make this book an easy, informative, and interesting read.” --Review from a 4th year Medical Student"Article| Brian Freeman| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Patient by Patient
☯ Full Synopsis : "Patient by Patient is the memoir of a young doctor, fresh from residency, as she explores the joys and frustrations of beginning her medical practice. As she strives to help her patients face a range of challenges from the humorous to the profoundly devastating she learns that while medical school gave her an M.D., treating patients has made her a doctor. At the same time she is working with her patients she is also struggling with illness in her own family. Through her shifting perspectives of doctor, daughter, and granddaughter, she contents with the process of dying, the experience of grief, and the buoyancy of the human spirit. Dr. Transue began chronicling her experiences in her memoir of residency, On Call, and she continues her education here but the source of her knowledge about love, loss, hope and healing are not medical texts or professors but the patients she treats and gets to know – those she helps to wellness and those she must let go."Article| Emily R. Transue, M.D.| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : My Thinning Years
☯ Full Synopsis : "The author tells the story of growing up denying his homosexuality in order to earn the love of his abusive father and how he eventually faced his sexual identity and began sorting through years of repressed anger."Article| Jon Derek Croteau| Statement ..."