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4.33333333333333 out of 54.33333333333333 out of 54.33333333333333 out of 54.33333333333333 out of 54.33333333333333 out of 5 4.33 (3 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jerome Groopman, Pamela Hartzband Narrator: Jerome Groopman, Pamela Hartzband, Linda Emond, Cotter Smith Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2011 ISBN: 9781442347298
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“This important and riveting book could change—and perhaps even save—your life.”

—Daniel Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness

Making the right medical choices is harder than ever. Whether we’re deciding to take a cholesterol drug or

choosing a cancer treatment, we are overwhelmed by information from all sides: our doctors’ recommendations, dissenting expert opinions, confusing statistics, conflicting media reports, the advice of friends, claims on the Internet, and a never-ending stream of drug company ads. Your Medical Mind shows us how to chart a clear path through this sea of confusion.

Drs. Groopman and Hartzband reveal that each of us has a set of deeply rooted beliefs whose profound

influence we may not realize when we make medical decisions. How much trust we place in authority figures, in

statistics or in other patients’ stories, in technology or in natural healing, and whether we seek the most or the

least treatment—all are key factors that shape our choices. Recognizing our preferences and the external factors that might lead our thinking astray can make a dramatic, even lifesaving, difference in our medical decision making. When conflicting information pulls us back and forth between options, when we feel pressured by doctors or loved ones to make a particular choice, or when we have no previous experience to guide us through a crisis, Your Medical Mind will prove to be an essential companion.

The authors interviewed scores of patients and draw on research and insights from doctors, psychologists, economists, and other experts to help explain the array of forces that can aid or impede our

thinking. They show us the subtle strategies drug advertisers use to influence our choices. They unveil

the extreme—sometimes dangerously misleading—power of both narratives and statistics. And they

help us understand how to improve upon a universal human shortcoming—assessing the future impact

of the decisions we make now. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “ You’ll close the book with an entirely new attitude and set of tools for making medical decision… Groopman and Hartzband’s important book will help doctor and patient learn how each of us navigates our own tolerance for risk, thus improving outcomes on both sides of the examination table. ”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “A welcome guide for those who are daunted by the choices they face, ranging from taking a cholesterol-lowering drug to making end-of-life decisions for a loved one.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • Your Medical Mind is a welcome and overdue comprehensive exploration of the patient’s perspective as he or she navigates the dizzying array of choices modern medicine presents.”

    Boston Globe

  • “This important and riveting book could change—and perhaps even save—your life.”

    Daniel Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness

  • “Bringing the deep sensitivity and outstanding clinical skill that characterize all of his writings, Jerome Groopman has joined forces with Pamela Hartzband to bring us a message of wisdom and far-ranging importance. The complexities that face any patient in making personal medical decisions are here described, analyzed and clarified by two master physicians, who guide us with empathy, sincere caring and wide experience.”

    Sherwin Nuland, author of How We Die

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Muhammad Shoaib | 9/6/2016

    " This audiobook tries to unfold the queries in the minds of the patients.The patient maybe thinking in one direction as regards the illness & his or her physician is acting in another way. After all the conscientious healer knows what's in the best interest of his/her ailing patients.The book through different case scenarios reveals the secrets of healthy living & sets forth a clear path for the ill people, in the midst of confusion. Thanks. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joel | 10/29/2011

    " Great summary of cognitive influences on patient (and doctor) thinking styles and effects on decision making. Should be helpful to those faced with everyday and more serious decisions. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cynthia | 10/24/2011

    " Another excellent book by Dr. Jerome Groopman. "

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About the Author
Jerome Groopman, M.D., holds the Dina and Raphael Recanati Chair of Medicine at the Harvard Medical School and is the chief of experimental medicine at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. His research has focused on the basic mechanisms of blood disease, cancer, and AIDS. He is a staff writer in medicine and biology for The New Yorker and is the author of two popular books, The Measure of Our Days and Second Opinions, which were the inspiration for the television series Gideon’s Crossing. In 2000 he was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. He lives with his wife and three children in Brookline, Massachusetts.
About the Narrators

Dr. Pamela Hartzband is a member of the faculty at the Harvard Medical School and the Division of Endocrinology at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. A magna cum laude graduate of Radcliffe College, she received her MD from Harvard Medical School. Dr. Hartzband is a noted endocrinologist and educator specializing in disorders of the thyroid, adrenal, and pituitary glands, and she has authored articles in the New England Journal of Medicine on the impact of electronic records, uniform practice guidelines, monetary incentives, and the Internet on the culture of clinical care.

Linda Emond is an award-winning actress of stage, film, television, and audiobook narration. Her performances on Broadway earned her nominations for the Tony Award in 2003 and 2012 and for the Drama Desk Award in 1997 and 2002. She was awarded the Joseph Jefferson Award for her roles in plays at theaters in Chicago. Her film credits include roles in Julie & Julia, Dark Water, and Across the Universe, among others. Her television credits include such series as Elementary, The Good Wife, and Law & Order: SVU, as well as movies such as A Dog Named Christmas. She has narrated dozens of audiobooks, winning three Earphones Awards and being named a finalist four times for the prestigious Audie Award. In 2011 she was named by AudioFile magazine as a Best Voice in Mystery & Suspense for her reading of Flash and Bones.

Cotter Smith is an American actor of stage, film, and television. As an audiobook narrator, he has won two Earphones Awards and was a finalist in 1997 for the prestigious Audie Award.