What Doctors Cannot Tell You
- Clarity, Confidence and Uncertainty in Medicine
- Narrated by: Kevin B. Jones
- Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 21-09-12
- Language: English
- Publisher: Open Book Audio
The patients' stories in its pages will empower you to ask questions of your physicians, with a firm belief that healing and hope begin from honesty in those critical conversations. This book marries surgically precise medical narrative to thinking and perspective that will throw the curtains wide on what medicine knows, what it doesn't know, and how it tries to tell the difference between the two. This book is Outliers meets Patch Adams, only with an added how-to twist beyond the instructive and powerfully human narratives.
At every chapter's end, the reader will find a list of principles, one for each vignette, and questions to ask his or her physician.A few books in the last decade have focused on human errors and complications in medicine. Each has suggested ways to improve medicine by the application of checklists and protocols. This book adds a unique and important angle to these considerations: How firmly do we know what should go on the checklist or protocol in the first place? How clear has medicine been with its patients about what it cannot know or does not yet know?
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Customer ReviewsMost Helpful
By Stephen on 18-02-15
Somewhat over my head, yet telling all the same
Wished to have more medical knowledge to better appreciate the content as Jones did not scrimp details;
Audio made impression of how uncertain medical matters can be, that was intended I believe.
The author/narrator has sense of humor to lighten the load.
Medicine made provoking and not simple-minded.