Anatomy of Hope How People Prevail in the Face of Illness

ISBN-10: 0375757759

ISBN-13: 9780375757754

Edition: 2004

Authors: Jerome Groopman
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Description: Why do some people find and sustain hope during difficult circumstances, while others do not? What can we learn from those who do, and how is their example applicable to our own lives? The Anatomy of Hope is a journey of inspiring discovery, spanning some thirty years of Dr. Jerome Groopman’s practice, during which he encountered many extraordinary people and sought to answer these questions. This profound exploration begins when Groopman was a medical student, ignorant of the vital role of hope in patients’ lives–and it culminates in his remarkable quest to delineate a biology of hope. With appreciation for the human elements and the science, Groopman explains how to distinguish true hope from false hope–and how to gain an honest understanding of the reach and limits of this essential emotion.

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Book details

List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 1/11/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English

Jerome Groopman, M.D., holds the Dina and Raphael Recanati Chair of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and is chief of experimental medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. A staff writer for The New Yorker, he is the author of How Doctors Think, The Anatomy of Hope, Second Opinions, The Measure of Our Days, and other books.

Introduction: The Anatomy of Hope
A Note from the Author
Unprepared
False Hope, True Hope
The Right to Hope
Step by Step
Undying Hope
Exiting a Labyrinth of Pain
The Biology of Hope
Deconstructing Hope
Conclusion: Lessons Learned
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index
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