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What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear by Danielle Ofri

What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear

What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear by Danielle Ofri
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Feb 07, 2017 | 248 Pages
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Praise

“Her revealing doctor-patient stories often make her seem like the doctor that every patient wishes they had, and she draws on patient accounts to illustrate the problems that can arise in communication between doctor and patient. This book, however, goes far beyond Ofri’s personal experiences with patients. She delves into the relevant research on communication, citing some ingenious experiments on listening…A much-needed, convincing argument that, regarding doctor-patient communication, the stakes are very high and that what patients say is all too often not what doctors hear—and vice versa.”
Library Journal

“With disarming candor and penetrating insight, Dr. Ofri illuminates the enormous power of what might seem at first a mundane and insignificant element in the practice of medicine: communication.”
—Deborah Tannen, professor of linguistics at Georgetown University and author of You Just Don’t Understand and You’re Wearing THAT?

“With the meticulous care of Oliver Sacks and the deep humanism of Atul Gawande, Danielle Ofri has written a book about the role of communication in medicine. She presents compelling evidence that even as doctoring appears to be dominated by technology, the human, affective relationship is at the very center of responsible practice.”
—Andrew Solomon, author of Far from the Tree

Praise for Danielle Ofri

“Taut, vivid prose…She writes for a lay audience with a practiced hand.”
—Katie Hafner, New York Times

“A gifted storyteller.”
—Sarah Halzack, Washington Post

“The world of patient and doctor exists in a special sacred space. Danielle Ofri brings us into that place where science and the soul meet. Her vivid and moving prose enriches the mind and turns the heart.”
—Jerome Groopman, author of How Doctors Think

“I highly recommend [Danielle Ofri’s work] for physicians, would-be doctors, and anyone interested in medicine in all its behind-the-scenes glory.”
—Sandeep Jauhar, author of Intern: A Doctor’s Initiation

“Danielle Ofri’s sensitivity to every aspect of her patients’ lives is immensely impressive and moving. If only more doctors could be (and write) like this!”
—Oliver Sacks, author of Awakenings

“[Ofri’s writing] about the emotional life of doctors and their patients, captivated me so much…Read[s] like a deftly crafted and luminously written novel.”
—Caroline Leavitt, Boston Globe

Table Of Contents

CHAPTER 1
Communication and Its Discontents

CHAPTER 2
From Both Sides Now

CHAPTER 3
It Takes Two

CHAPTER 4
Now Hear This

CHAPTER 5
With All Good Intentions

CHAPTER 6
What Works

CHAPTER 7
Chief Listening Officer

CHAPTER 8
Listen to Me

CHAPTER 9
Just the Facts, Ma’am

CHAPTER 10
Do No Harm

CHAPTER 11
What Lies Beneath

CHAPTER 12
The Language of Medicine

CHAPTER 13
Rushing to Judgment

CHAPTER 14
Can It Be Taught?

CHAPTER 15
A Fragile Truce Shatters

CHAPTER 16
Can We Talk?

Acknowledgments

Notes

Index

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