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Although it is easy to read, this is an important book.
With Critical Decisions, Dr. Ubel is attempting to change the landscape of how patients communicate with their doctors and engage in decision making.
I think every member of the health professions, or at least every student training to join them, should read this book.
Critical Decisions provides a wealth of history and information about medical decision making, and how doctors and patients each think about decisions. Read morePublished 4 months ago by G. L. Baumblatt
Peter Ubel is a doctor and a bioethicist - who better to dive deep into the changing character of the relationship between doctor and patient, and to give a look into the heart and... Read morePublished 15 months ago by MightyCasey
Interesting and fast read. Amusing and revealing anecdotes. Perhaps there isn't much of a solution. The end of the book leaves a feeling of wishy-washiness without any concrete... Read morePublished 16 months ago by smartpuppy
Interesting and enlightening book and easy to read for the lay person. Very helpful advise for people navigating our medical systemPublished 16 months ago by Connie Paine
and patients, of course.
A very thought-provoking, easy-to-read and important book, in my opinion.
I don't really have much more to say.
I think that the author covers great material, and makes a valiant effort to engage us through actual patients and candid personal thoughts and insight. Read morePublished 22 months ago by David L. Ryon
A great read for anyone wanting to learn how to participate in medical decision-making with their physicians. It ain't easy, but here are some examples, and some lessons. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Richard Barker
Making medical decisions is difficult. Almost always one must deal with benefits and side effects. Although decision making never will be easy, making better decisions is certainly... Read morePublished 24 months ago by Nan
Very informative, helped make me realize how I can be better communicator with my patients. Would be a great book to suggest to pre-med or medical students. (I'm a PA)Published on February 2, 2013 by renchic