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How Doctors Think

Title: How Doctors Think

Author: Jerome E. Groopman, MD

My Take on this Title:

Doctors are problem solvers. At the heart of what they have been trained to do, they are to figure out what the problem is and come up with the best solution. Many times, we don’t think about the fact that doctors are trained to fix us. When we understand how doctors approach “the problem” and “the patient”, we can better work with doctors to get the best care, and relationship, with them.

If you want to understand how doctors think…and how they have been trained to think…this book will give you a window into the mind of the physician and an insightful examination of the all-important relationship between doctors and their patients. In this myth-shattering work, Jerome Groopman explores the forces and thought processes behind the decisions doctors make. He pinpints why doctors succeed and why they err. Most important, Groopman shows when and how doctors can — with our help — avoid snap judgments, embrace uncertainty, communicate effectively, and deploy other skills that can profoundly impact our health.

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