What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear

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Audio (9.15 hours)
Product Number: Z100106550
Released: Mar 06, 2017
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ISBN: #9780807039816
Narrator/s: Ann M. Richardson
Publisher: Beacon Press
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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 multiplies dangerously. Though the gulf between what patients say and what doctors hear is often wide, Dr. Danielle Ofri proves that it doesn't have to be. Through the powerfully resonant human stories that Dr. Ofri's writing is renowned for, she explores the high-stakes world of doctor-patient communication that we all must navigate. 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.

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Author(s): Danielle Ofri
Genre: Self Help, Science
Original Publish Date: Feb 07, 2017

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Author(s): Danielle Ofri
Narrator(s): Ann M. Richardson
Genre: Science, Self Help
Product Number DD35516
Released: Nov 09, 2017
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ISBN: #9781520090344
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Author(s): Danielle Ofri
Genre: Self Help, Science
Product Number EB00671173
Released: Feb 07, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: #9780807062647

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