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Post by Eva Darrington » 10 Oct 2018, 17:44

CommMayo wrote: ↑
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This sounds like a great book for current and prospective medical professionals to read in our era of billable hours and hyper productivity. It is important to never forget that you are treating individuals, not illnesses.
Indeed. I was left feeling a bit of encouragement. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts.
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Post by Kibetious » 11 Oct 2018, 04:12

This book is fascinating. I would love to read it. The nuggets of wisdom presented in the book are wonderful. The author has a long experience in the world of medicine and I believe that this experience will be of help to many others. Thanks for the review and congratulations for writing it so well.
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Post by Eva Darrington » 11 Oct 2018, 10:58

Kibetious wrote: ↑
11 Oct 2018, 04:12
This book is fascinating. I would love to read it. The nuggets of wisdom presented in the book are wonderful. The author has a long experience in the world of medicine and I believe that this experience will be of help to many others. Thanks for the review and congratulations for writing it so well.
Yes, this is a very positive book. Thank you for your comments.
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Post by Miriam Molina » 12 Oct 2018, 03:04

While the book seems intended for doctors and health professionals, I would like to read it. I studied medical transcription for a possible online career that fizzled out before it even began. What I didn't know was that I was being prepared to be the primary caregiver for my folks. I have had "close encounters of the third kind" with a lot of medical staff, doctors included. I think there are but a few who still abide by the Hippocratic Oath (hypocritic oath per MsTri)!

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Post by Eva Darrington » 12 Oct 2018, 10:29

Miriam Molina wrote: ↑
12 Oct 2018, 03:04
While the book seems intended for doctors and health professionals, I would like to read it. I studied medical transcription for a possible online career that fizzled out before it even began. What I didn't know was that I was being prepared to be the primary caregiver for my folks. I have had "close encounters of the third kind" with a lot of medical staff, doctors included. I think there are but a few who still abide by the Hippocratic Oath (hypocritic oath per MsTri)!
As I read, I kept thinking how comforting it was that the book was popular enough that it warranted a third edition. There are a bunch of doctors out there who really want to strive for compassionate care. I have not done long-term caregiving like you are describing, but I have had more than one experience with doctors that have left me literally speechless. This is a really quick, fun read. I hope you find some comfort in it.
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Post by bookowlie » 12 Oct 2018, 11:57

The concept of the book sounds interesting, but the formatting issues seem distracting. Although I am not the target audience, I think this type of book should be a must-read for medical professionals.
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Post by Eva Darrington » 12 Oct 2018, 20:55

bookowlie wrote: ↑
12 Oct 2018, 11:57
The concept of the book sounds interesting, but the formatting issues seem distracting. Although I am not the target audience, I think this type of book should be a must-read for medical professionals.
It has some aesthetic issues but is definitely full of good content. Thanks so much for sharing a comment.
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Post by Kibetious » 15 Oct 2018, 00:02

This is the best book out of class that a medical student will find quite useful. It is amazing how the author admonishes the treatment of the disease and the person also. Enthralling review.
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Post by Eva Darrington » 15 Oct 2018, 00:24

Kibetious wrote: ↑
15 Oct 2018, 00:02
This is the best book out of class that a medical student will find quite useful. It is amazing how the author admonishes the treatment of the disease and the person also. Enthralling review.
Thank you kindly for sharing your thoughts.
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Post by aphil » 15 Oct 2018, 08:15

Your review was great in how it gave the background of the practice, the refreshing philosophy and then you also gave glimpses into the book with quotes/examples. Thanks for highlighting this much-needed philosophy.

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Post by Eva Darrington » 15 Oct 2018, 10:46

aphil wrote: ↑
15 Oct 2018, 08:15
Your review was great in how it gave the background of the practice, the refreshing philosophy and then you also gave glimpses into the book with quotes/examples. Thanks for highlighting this much-needed philosophy.

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Thanks so much for stopping in and reading my review.
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Post by T_stone » 17 Oct 2018, 11:22

This is a very informative book with valid points on the medical profession and ethics. Thanks for the thorough review.
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Post by Cotwani » 17 Oct 2018, 12:31

All patients will lie about something. Some will lie about everything.
Huh?! :?
Rule no 5 reminds me of doctors who are more preoccupied with writing down your symptoms, than listening to you.
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Post by Eva Darrington » 17 Oct 2018, 13:13

Cotwani wrote: ↑
17 Oct 2018, 12:31
All patients will lie about something. Some will lie about everything.
Huh?! :?
Rule no 5 reminds me of doctors who are more preoccupied with writing down your symptoms, than listening to you.
Great review!
Yes, this particular rule felt presumptuous to me, as well. Thanks for taking the time to read and comment.
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Post by gen_g » 21 Oct 2018, 01:11

This sounds like a great book for potential healthcare professionals! It would definitely be great for doctors to treat their patients as a real person and not the medical condition. Thanks for the lovely review, Eva!

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