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2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00 (1 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Peter A. Ubel Narrator: Erik Synnestvedt Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2012 ISBN: 9780062204899
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“As a physician and a social scientist, Peter Ubel is unparalleled in his understanding of some of the most important decisions we are facing, or will face.”
—Dan Ariely, New York Times bestselling author of Predictably Irrational

“His ideas are important, his style is accessible (with the right balance of humor and compassion) and his topic is timely.”
—Dan Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness and host of “This Emotional Life”

All too often, problems in communication between a doctor and patient can lead to bad medical decisions. As a practicing physician and a behavioral scientist, Dr. Peter Ubel has a unique understanding of this dangerous situation—and in Critical Decisions he addresses the problem while revealing a new revolution in medical decision-making. Critical Decisions combines eye-opening medical stories with groundbreaking behavioral science research, while offering important information and common sense solutions to promote better doctor/patient relationships thereby ensuring that the right decision will be made in life-saving medical situations.

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  • “Decisions affecting our health and our loved ones’ are some of the most important that we make. As a physician and social scientist, Peter Ubel is unparalleled in his understanding of the influences that guide our medical decisions and, here, he shows us how we can make better decisions.”

    Dan Ariely, New York Times bestselling author of The Honest Truth about Dishonesty

  • “Peter Ubel is a top-notch scientist and writer. His ideas are important, his style is accessible (with the right balance of humor and compassion), and his topic is timely. We need someone like Peter—no, we need Peter—to help us sort out how patients and their doctors can better work together to make these important decisions.”

    Daniel Gilbert, New York Times bestselling author of Stumbling on Happiness

  • “[A] passionate plea for patient empowerment…excellent.”

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  • “There are few topics more in need of a book in the choice-loving US than ‘who decides’ when it comes to medical decision making. And there is no person alive better equipped to write such a book than Peter Ubel. And he writes beautifully.”

    Barry Schwartz, author of The Paradox of Choice and Practical Wisdom

  • “Peter Ubel’s writing is riveting. This book asks some of the most profound questions of our time. Are we equipped, as humans, to make the choice of whether to live or die? What is more important, quality or quantity of life? Is anyone—be it an individual for him- or herself deciding on behalf of another—equipped to make such decisions? This book will be must-reading for serious readers!”

    Sheena S. Iyengar, author of The Art of Choosing

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