New Book Available for Review: “What Doctors Feel: How Emotions Affect the Practice of Medicine” by Danielle Ofri

“Danielle Ofri’s newest book, What Doctors Feel, is a look at the emotional side of medicine—the shame, fear, anger, anxiety, empathy, and even love that impact patient care.Contemporary media portrayals of doctors focus on the decision-making and medical techniques, reinforcing an image of rational, unflinching doctors. But the quality of medical care is influenced by what doctors feel, an aspect of medicine that is usually left out of discussions of health care today.

Drawing on scientific studies as well as real-life stories from her own medical practice and other physicians, Dr. Danielle Ofri investigates the impact of emotions on medical care.With her renowned eye for dramatic detail, Dr. Ofri takes us into the swirling heart of patient care. She faces the humiliation of an error that nearly killed her patient and the forever fear of making another. She mourns when a long-time patient is denied a heart transplant. She tells the riveting stories of doctors who have faced the death of a newborn in their arms, and have faced the glare of lawyers in the courtroom.”

If you would like to write a review for this site (c1,500 words in length), then please email Angela Woods with a short explanation of why you are well placed to review the book. Please also indicate if you would like a hard or electronic copy.

Our review copy has been snapped up – watch this space for the final results!

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3 Responses to New Book Available for Review: “What Doctors Feel: How Emotions Affect the Practice of Medicine” by Danielle Ofri

  1. Jack O'Sullivan says:

    Reblogged this on Jack O'Sullivan.

  2. saratbaker says:

    Reblogged this on Word Medicine and commented:
    I’m looking forward to reading this!

  3. Pingback: Book Review: Medicine in Translation: Journeys with My Patients by Dr. Daniele Ofri | UMHS Interpreter Services

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