- Paperback: 204 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (October 23, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1478178302
- ISBN-13: 978-1478178309
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #393,558 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Power of Patient Stories: Learning Moments in Medicine Paperback – October 23, 2012
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About the Author
Paul Griner is an Emeritus Professor of Medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry, Rochester, N.Y. He was also a Senior Lecturer at Harvard and Consultant at the Massachusetts General Hospital and the Institute for HealthCare Improvement in Cambridge, Mass. Paul is a graduate of Harvard College and the University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry (with honor). He took his residency training at the Massachusetts General Hospital and was then Chief Resident and Hematology Fellow at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. He served as a Captain in the United States Air Force and was awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal. Paul is recognized nationally for his studies, in the 1970s, of quality of care, most particularly the cost, in dollars and lowered quality, of the excessive use of diagnostic tests and procedures. He is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and was President of a number of national medical organizations including the American College of Physicians. Teaching has always been Paul’s highest priority and his greatest privilege. He has been a teacher and mentor to hundreds of students, residents, fellows, and faculty. He was the recipient, in 1982, of the first mentor award given by the University of Rochester. He is the author of over 130 scientific publications. His book, The Power of Patient Stories: Learning Moments in Medicine, is a work intended for both students of the health professions and the general public. It is an example of the use of stories to make a teaching moment memorable for the learner. Paul’s son and daughter are both college professors, carrying on a tradition of teaching that now spans four generations. His first wife, Mimi, died in 2005 and he is now happily married to Margaret, the widow of his late identical twin brother. He enjoys fishing, travel, golf, and his extended family which now includes an additional three children, thirteen grandchildren, and two great gran
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The stories are well written, appropriate in length and interesting to read. They provoked thoughtful deliberation. The follow-up questions were added opportunities to explore my own attitudes and opinions. I appreciated the thoughtful approach that Dr Griner practiced and described and his ethics in dealing with the medical issues faced over many years of practice and teaching. I found this book to be interesting and thought provoking. I identified with the circumstances of many of his patients and that if in a similar situation, I might be fortunate enough to have a physician with the care, concerns, patience and intelligence of a Paul Griner.
As a lay person, married to a physician and a member of a "medical family", I can say that this book is not just for lay people, but speaks to those in the medical field as well. My husband, now retired, read the book and found it of great interest. He reminisced over situations similar to ones he had faced and he exclaimed over how helpful the book could be in working with medical students as they begin their experiences in a patient care setting.
This book contains stories of absorbing interest and is one to be shared with others.
I am not a physician, just a layman interested in the world of medicine. Having had the good fortune to obtain Dr. Griner's book, I read it with the greatest interest and have learned more about the inner work of the practice of medicine than ever before. This book helps you to see your own medical situation through the eyes of a physician and is most useful to understand his or her actions. The honesty and candidness with which Dr. Griner has writen his book is truly astounding.
The case histories with the subsequent medical decisions are fascinating and compel you to think what you would do in a similar situation. - Don't be afraid of the medical terms you don't understand, Wikipedia is an excellent help. This book is a fountain of knowledge and captivating to read.
I feel this book has something for everyone. I would highly recommend it to anyone - but it should be required reading for all those interested in or currently in a medical precession.
A very good tool for a residence program regardless of the specialty field.
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