The Anatomy Of Hope: How People Prevail In The Face Of Illness (Random House Large Print Nonfiction).pdf
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Publisher: Random House Large Print Publishing; Lrg edition (Jan. 2004)
By: Jerome Groopman(Author)
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Since the time of the ancient Greeks, human beings have believed that hope is essential to life. Now, in this groundbreaking book, Harvard Medical School professor and New Yorker staff writer Jerome Groopman shows us why.
The search for hope is most urgent at the patient’s bedside. The Anatomy of Hope takes us there, bringing us into the lives of people at pivotal moments when they reach for and find hope--or when it eludes their grasp. Through these intimate portraits, we learn how to distinguish true hope from false, why some people feel they are undeserving of it, and whether we should ever abandon our search.
Can hope contribute to recovery by changing physical well-being? To answer this hotly debated question, Groopman embarked on an investigative journey to cutting-edge laboratories where researchers are unraveling an authentic biology of hope. There he finds a scientific basis for understanding the role of this vital emotion in the outcome of illness.
Here is a book that offers a new way of thinking about hope, with a message for all readers, not only patients and their families. "We are just beginning to appreciate hope’s reach," Groopman writes, "and have not defined its limits. I see hope as the very heart of healing."
'This book will fascinate those who are well and provide invaluable information for those who are confronting cancer as a patient, or as a relative. It has been excellently written and has special appeal to me both as a patient and as a doctor, as the author shares many of my opinons (or prejudices?).' Dr Thomas Stuttaford, THE TIMES 'So are the purveyors of conventional medicine missing a trick? Dr Jerome Groopman, a US haematologist specialising in cancer, certatinly thinks so. In his thought-provoking new book, THE ANATOMY OF HOPE, he distinguishes the hope that heals (and he is convinced it does) from the trap of wishful thinking' Deborah Hutton, TIMES --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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