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What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear

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ISBN-10: 0807087491

ISBN-13: 9780807087497

Edition: 2018

Authors: Danielle Ofri

List price: $22.00
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Can refocusing conversations between doctors and their patients lead to better health? Despite modern medicine's infatuation with high-tech gadgetry, the single most powerful diagnostic tool is the doctor-patient conversation, which can uncover the lion's share of illnesses. However, what patients say and what doctors hear are often two vastly different things. 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…    
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Book details

List price: $22.00
Copyright year: 2018
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publication date: 2/6/2018
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 248
Size: 5.39" wide x 8.39" long x 0.79" tall
Weight: 0.704
Language: English

Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD, DLitt (Hon), is an attending physician in the medical clinic at Bellevue Hospital, and Assistant Professor of Medicine at New York University School of Medicine. She divides her time between seeing patients, teaching medical students and residents, editing and writing. Dr. Ofri is the Editor-in-Chief and co-founder of the Bellevue Literary Review.