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Critical Decisions

How You and your Doctor Can Make the Right Medical Choices Together
Ubel, Peter A. (Book - 2012 )
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"We've all been there, sitting uncomfortably in a paper gown as a doctor impassively describes our prognosis. Sometimes it's simple and treatable. Other times we get news we can't fathom and then are faced with decisions that are literally life and death. In this revolutionary book, physician, behavioral scientist, and bioethicist Peter Ubel, M.D., reveals how hidden dynamics in the doctor/patient relationship keep us and our loved ones from making the best medical choices. From doctors who struggle to explain, to patients who fail to properly listen, countless factors alter the course of our care, causing things to go seriously awry. With riveting stories of Ubel's own experience in the field, his groundbreaking research, and his personal journey walking loved ones through difficult treatment choices, Critical Decisions will forever change the way we communicate inside hospitals and medical offices, where thoughtful decision making matters the most. Dr. Ubel has been on both ends of the stethoscope, and in this book, he shows how patients and doctors can learn to become partners and work together to make the right choices. From choosing to get surgery, to discussing the side effects of a blood pressure medication, we can finally discover the tools to improve communication, understand the issues, and make confident decisions for our future health and happiness"--Provided by publisher.
Authors: Ubel, Peter A.
Title: Critical decisions
how you and your doctor can make the right medical choices together
Publisher: San Francisco, Calif. : HarperOne, c2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 360 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm.
Contents: When doctor knew best
A sleeping girl wakes up a profession
Lost in translation
Blind to each other's emotions
Misimagining the unimaginable
Beyond the numbers
Back and forth over life and death
Getting good advice
Empowering patients with information
Aligning information with behavior
Coaching patients to be partners
The limits of patient empowerment
Preparing physicians for prepared patients.
Summary: "We've all been there, sitting uncomfortably in a paper gown as a doctor impassively describes our prognosis. Sometimes it's simple and treatable. Other times we get news we can't fathom and then are faced with decisions that are literally life and death. In this revolutionary book, physician, behavioral scientist, and bioethicist Peter Ubel, M.D., reveals how hidden dynamics in the doctor/patient relationship keep us and our loved ones from making the best medical choices. From doctors who struggle to explain, to patients who fail to properly listen, countless factors alter the course of our care, causing things to go seriously awry. With riveting stories of Ubel's own experience in the field, his groundbreaking research, and his personal journey walking loved ones through difficult treatment choices, Critical Decisions will forever change the way we communicate inside hospitals and medical offices, where thoughtful decision making matters the most. Dr. Ubel has been on both ends of the stethoscope, and in this book, he shows how patients and doctors can learn to become partners and work together to make the right choices. From choosing to get surgery, to discussing the side effects of a blood pressure medication, we can finally discover the tools to improve communication, understand the issues, and make confident decisions for our future health and happiness"--Provided by publisher.
Local Note: 1 6 7 8 9 15 53 76 109 118 133 148 151 152 173 198 210 211 231 242 245
ISBN: 0062103822
9780062103826
Statement of Responsibility: Peter A. Ubel
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. [341]-354) and index.
Subject Headings: Choice (Psychology) Physician and patient. Clinical medicine Decision making. Medicine Decision making.
Topical Term: Choice (Psychology)
Physician and patient.
Clinical medicine
Medicine
LCCN: 2012007934
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