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Your Medical Mind
- How to Decide What Is Right for You
- By: Jerome Groopman, Pamela Hartzband
- Narrated by: Linda Emond, Cotter Smith
- Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
Your doctor suggests you take a drug to lower your blood pressure, but you’ve read that it has risky side effects for some patients. Do you take the drug given the risks it entails, or do you risk living with high blood pressure? The answers to questions like this can be maddeningly—even dangerously—elusive. Drs. Groopman and Hartzband provide groundbreaking guidance any patient can use to tailor their medical choices to their own physical and emotional needs.
For patient engagement, a must read
- By e-Patient Dave on 12-26-11
This book has given me much insight as to how I personally make medical decisions, as well as how my family members and clients make their medical decisions. It has caused me to examine why I have made the decisions I have regarding my thyroid treatment and if I made the correct decisions. I will now be reevaluating my treatment. The personal stories provided me with comfort and perspective and encouraged me to fully comprehend the uniqueness of each individual. I highly recommend this book to everyone, especially medical professionals. I am excited to reread it as I have a paper copy as well as be audiobook. Thank you to the doctors who took the time to do their research and write such a wonderful piece.