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Author : Danielle Ofri Pages : 232 pages Publisher : Beacon Press Language : ISBN-10 : 0807033308 ISBN-13 : 9780807033 302

What Doctors Feel: How Emotions Affect the Practice of Medicine A loo k at the em otio nal sid e of me dici ne —t he sha me, fear ,


ang er, anx iety , em pat hy, and eve n lov e tha t affe ct pati ent car eP hys icia ns are ass um ed to be obj ecti ve, rati ona l bei ngs , easi ly abl


e to det ach as the y gui de pati ent s and fam ilies thr oug h so me of life’ s mo st cha llen gin g mo me nts. But doc tors ’ em otio nal res pon ses to


the lifeand dea th dra ma s of eve ryd ay pra ctic eh ave a pro fou nd imp act on me dic al car e. And whil e mu ch has bee n writ ten abo ut the min


ds and met hod s of the me dic al pro fess ion als wh o sav e our live s, pre cio us littl e has bee n sai d abo ut thei r em otio ns. In Wh at Doc tors


Fee l, Dr. Da niel le Ofri has tak en on the tas k of diss ecti ng the hid den em otio nal res pon ses of doc tors , and ho w the se dire ctly infl uen ce pati ent


s. Ho w do the stre sse s of me dic al life —fr om pap erw ork to gru elin g hou rs to law suit s to faci ng dea th —af fect the me dic al car e tha t doc


tors can offe r thei r pati ent s? Dig gin g dee p into the live s of doc tors , Ofri exa min es the dau ntin g ran ge of em otio ns —s ha me, ang er, em pat


hy, frus trat ion, hop e, prid e, occ asi ona lly des pair , and so met ime s eve n lov e—t hat per me ate the con tem por ary doc torpati ent con nec tion . Dra


win g on scie ntifi c stu die s, incl udi ng so me sur pris ing res ear ch, Dr. Da niel le Ofri offe rs up an unfl inc hin g loo k at the imp act of em otio ns


on hea lth car e. Wit h her ren ow ned eye for dra mat ic det ail, Dr. Ofri tak es us into the swi rlin g hea rt of pati ent car e, telli ng stor ies of car egi


ver s cau ght up and occ asi ona lly tor n do wn by the whi rlwi nd life of doc tori ng. She ad mit s to the hu mili atio n of an err or tha t nea rly kill ed


one of her pati ent s and her fore ver fear of ma kin g ano the r. She mo urn s wh en a bel ove d pati ent is den ied a hea rt tra nsp lant . She tell


s the rive ting stor ies of an inte rn tra um atiz ed wh en she is forc ed to let a ne wb orn die in her arm s, and of a doc tor wh ose dail y gla ss of


win e to han dle the frus trat ion s of the ER esc alat es into a des truc tive add icti on. But doc tors don ’t onl y feel fear , grie f, and frus trat ion. Ofri als o rev


eals tha t doc tors tell bad jok es abo ut “to xic soc k syn dro me, � cop e thr oug hg allo ws hu mo r, find hop e in imp ossi ble situ atio ns, and sur ren der


to ecs tati c hap pin ess wh en the y triu mp h ove r illn ess. Th e stor ies her e rev eal the und eni abl e trut h tha t em otio ns hav ea dist inct


effe ct on ho w doc tors car e for thei r pati ent s. For bot h clini cia ns and pati ent s, und erst and ing wh at doc tors feel can ma ke all the diff ere nce


in givi ng and get ting the bes t me dic al car e. What Doctors Feel: How Emotions Affect the Practice of Medicine

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What Doctors Feel: How Emotions Affect the Practice of Medicine  

What Doctors Feel: How Emotions Affect the Practice of Medicine

What Doctors Feel: How Emotions Affect the Practice of Medicine  

What Doctors Feel: How Emotions Affect the Practice of Medicine

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