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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (613 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jerome Groopman Narrator: Paul Michael Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Why do some people find and sustain hope during difficult circumstances, while others do not? What can we learn from those who do, and how is their example applicable to our own lives? The Anatomy of Hope is a journey of inspiring discovery, spanning some thirty years of Dr. Jerome Groopman’s practice, during which he encountered many extraordinary people and sought to answer these questions. 

This profound exploration begins when Groopman was a medical student, ignorant of the vital role of hope in patients’ lives–and it culminates in his remarkable quest to delineate a biology of hope. With appreciation for the human elements and the science, Groopman explains how to distinguish true hope from false hope–and how to gain an honest understanding of the reach and limits of this essential emotion. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Loren | 2/20/2014

    " anyone who is going to practice medicine needs to read this book! This book came to be at just the right time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by David | 2/10/2014

    " Much of this is Groopman's memoir of his work with patients, and a careful consideration of how doctors approach their patients with serious illness. The truth, delivered in different ways, can affect people very differently. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Laura Mattes | 1/22/2014

    " I found this book to be particularly interesting as a student of Physical Therapy. It was touching and inspirational. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Barbara | 1/9/2014

    " Because I cannot easily "buy" the feel good, think and be well philosophies which seem so prevalent today, I wanted to see what a doctor had to say. (As a doctor-wannabe, I was also interested.) The author is an oncologist/hematologist who started out, like me, being skeptical of such exhortations and follows his career and understanding through years and fascinating patient stories. I have a much better understanding of the real value of placebos, how morphine works as well as the actual value of believing in the possibilities for recovery. This book is NOT "The Power of Positive Thinking." It IS a scientific explanation by an M.D. who also writes for the NYT and shares what he has done wrong, how he has hurt chances for his patients' recovery and how he uses what he knows now. "

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