Every Patient Tells a Story

Every Patient Tells a Story

Through dramatic stories of patients with baffling symptoms, Sanders portrays the absolute necessity and surprising difficulties of getting the patient’s story, the challenges of the physical exam, the pitfalls of doctor-to-doctor ...

Author: Lisa Sanders

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0767931416

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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A riveting exploration of the most difficult and important part of what doctors do, by Yale School of Medicine physician Dr. Lisa Sanders, author of the monthly New York Times Magazine column "Diagnosis," the inspiration for the hit Fox TV series House, M.D. "The experience of being ill can be like waking up in a foreign country. Life, as you formerly knew it, is on hold while you travel through this other world as unknown as it is unexpected. When I see patients in the hospital or in my office who are suddenly, surprisingly ill, what they really want to know is, ‘What is wrong with me?’ They want a road map that will help them manage their new surroundings. The ability to give this unnerving and unfamiliar place a name, to know it—on some level—restores a measure of control, independent of whether or not that diagnosis comes attached to a cure. Because, even today, a diagnosis is frequently all a good doctor has to offer." A healthy young man suddenly loses his memory—making him unable to remember the events of each passing hour. Two patients diagnosed with Lyme disease improve after antibiotic treatment—only to have their symptoms mysteriously return. A young woman lies dying in the ICU—bleeding, jaundiced, incoherent—and none of her doctors know what is killing her. In Every Patient Tells a Story, Dr. Lisa Sanders takes us bedside to witness the process of solving these and other diagnostic dilemmas, providing a firsthand account of the expertise and intuition that lead a doctor to make the right diagnosis. Never in human history have doctors had the knowledge, the tools, and the skills that they have today to diagnose illness and disease. And yet mistakes are made, diagnoses missed, symptoms or tests misunderstood. In this high-tech world of modern medicine, Sanders shows us that knowledge, while essential, is not sufficient to unravel the complexities of illness. She presents an unflinching look inside the detective story that marks nearly every illness—the diagnosis—revealing the combination of uncertainty and intrigue that doctors face when confronting patients who are sick or dying. Through dramatic stories of patients with baffling symptoms, Sanders portrays the absolute necessity and surprising difficulties of getting the patient’s story, the challenges of the physical exam, the pitfalls of doctor-to-doctor communication, the vagaries of tests, and the near calamity of diagnostic errors. In Every Patient Tells a Story, Dr. Sanders chronicles the real-life drama of doctors solving these difficult medical mysteries that not only illustrate the art and science of diagnosis, but often save the patients’ lives.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Every Patient Tells a Story

Every Patient Tells a Story

Presents an unflinching look inside the detective story that marks nearly every illness-the diagnosis-revealing the combination of uncertainty and intrigue that doctors face when confronting patients who are sick or dying--from the ...

Author: Lisa Sanders

Publisher: Random House LLC

ISBN: 9780767922463

Category: Medical

Page: 276

View: 184

Presents an unflinching look inside the detective story that marks nearly every illness-the diagnosis-revealing the combination of uncertainty and intrigue that doctors face when confronting patients who are sick or dying--from the challenges of the physi
Categories: Medical

Every Patient Tells a Story

Every Patient Tells a Story

Sanders tells the true stories of doctors facing complex medical mysteries to illustrate the art and science of diagnosis.

Author: Lisa Sanders

Publisher: Random House LLC

ISBN: 9780767922463

Category: Medical

Page: 276

View: 561

Presents an unflinching look inside the detective story that marks nearly every illness-the diagnosis-revealing the combination of uncertainty and intrigue that doctors face when confronting patients who are sick or dying--from the challenges of the physi
Categories: Medical

Every Patient Tells a Story

Every Patient Tells a Story

Author: Lisa Sanders

Publisher: Random House LLC

ISBN: 9780767922463

Category: Medical

Page: 276

View: 548

Presents an unflinching look inside the detective story that marks nearly every illness-the diagnosis-revealing the combination of uncertainty and intrigue that doctors face when confronting patients who are sick or dying--from the challenges of the physi
Categories: Medical

Paging Dr Within

Paging Dr  Within

How to Become, Be, and/or Make a “Patient Listener” and/or a “Super Symptom
Checker” Tom Garz ... Patient's History Every patient tells a story Every patient
tells a story: medical mysteries and the art of diagnosis Gathering the Patient's
Story ...

Author: Tom Garz

Publisher: Tom Garz - TG Ideas LLC

ISBN: 9788835391319

Category: Medical

Page:

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As a Patient - Would you like a "Patient Listener"? Are you tired of Medicine/Treatment "Trial and Error", at your expense? Are you tired of being shuffled from one Doctor to another? Do you want to "get better" and "stay better"? As a Doctor – Would you like more good information from Patients, relevant to their symptoms? Would you like to help Patients "get better" and "stay better"? Are you open to venturing out of your "comfort zone" in diagnosing and treating patients? Do you sometimes wonder if there is more to diagnosing/treating than what you were taught in Medical School? As a Health/Medical Innovator, Inventor, Engineer, Writer, other Creative Person – Are you looking for some new ideas? Would you like to "Interface" with the "Dr. Within" each of us? As an Insurance Company - Would you like to "pay out" less? If you answered yes to any of the above, maybe this book is for you. This book describes the Concepts of a "Patient Listener" and a "Super Symptom Checker" – Human, Computer, and/or Computer-Assisted Human – Considering the "Big Picture" around Health and/or Symptoms. This book is about 250 pages, a little over half written text. The remainder contains many Reference Links, from which you can build upon and learn from. The author of this book has set up Discussion Groups for this book to help others share, network, collaborate, etc. *** Use of the Information in this book may help the Patient, Doctor, and/or Others "Get Better". Some common Side Effects may include: A better understanding of what affects Health and Symptoms, Seeing the big picture surrounding Symptoms, Better health, less dependence on medication/treatment, generally "feeling better", Experiencing less perceived stress, more contentment with self and life, Perceiving more control of your life, in general, realizing there are always options no matter what, New insights on what could be done to make "it" better. Note - Continued Use of the Information in this book may result in "Staying Better". Ask your Doctor if "Getting Better" and "Staying Better" are right for you. :-)
Categories: Medical

Diagnosis

Diagnosis

Sanders L. Every Patient Tells a Story. Medical Mysteries and the Art of
Diagnosis . New York: Broadway Books; 2009. Sackett DL, Haynes RB, Tugwell
P. Clinical Epidemiology: A Basic Science for Clinical Medicine . Boston: Little
Brown ...

Author: Pat Croskerry

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781351650199

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 370

View: 219

Despite diagnosis being the key feature of a physician's clinical performance, this is the first book that deals specifically with the topic. In recent years, however, considerable interest has been shown in this area and significant developments have occurred in two main areas: a) an awareness and increasing understanding of the critical role of clinical decision making in the process of diagnosis, and of the multiple factors that impact it, and b) a similar appreciation of the role of the healthcare system in supporting clinicians in their efforts to make accurate diagnoses. Although medicine has seen major gains in knowledge and technology over the last few decades, there is a consensus that the diagnostic failure rate remains in the order of 10-15%. This book provides an overview of the major issues in this area, in particular focusing on where the diagnostic process fails, and where improvements might be made.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

The Art of Misdiagnosis

The Art of Misdiagnosis

“Take a deep breath,” she tells me, her voice immediately soothing over the
phone. ... I tell myself to detach, tolet go. ... italicized print reads "Lisa Sanders is
the author of Every Patient Tells a Story Medical Mysteries and the Art of
Diagnosis.

Author: Gayle Brandeis

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 9780807044902

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 264

View: 967

Award-winning novelist and poet Gayle Brandeis’s wrenching memoir of her complicated family history and her mother’s suicide Gayle Brandeis’s mother disappeared just after Gayle gave birth to her youngest child. Several days later, her body was found: she had hanged herself in the utility closet of a Pasadena parking garage. In this searing, formally inventive memoir, Gayle describes the dissonance between being a new mother, a sweet-smelling infant at her chest, and a grieving daughter trying to piece together what happened, who her mother was, and all she had and hadn’t understood about her. Around the time of her suicide, Gayle’s mother had been working on a documentary about the rare illnesses she thought ravaged her family: porphyria and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. In The Art of Misdiagnosis, taking its title from her mother’s documentary, Gayle braids together her own narration of the charged weeks surrounding her mother’s suicide, transcripts of her mother’s documentary, research into delusional and factitious disorders, and Gayle’s own experience with misdiagnosis and illness (both fabricated and real). Slowly and expertly, The Art of Misdiagnosis peels back the complicated layers of deception and complicity, of physical and mental illness in Gayle’s family, to show how she and her mother had misdiagnosed one another. Gayle’s memoir is both a compelling search into the mystery of one’s own family and a life-affirming story of the relief discovered through breaking familial and personal silences. Written by a gifted stylist, The Art of Misdiagnosis delves into the tangled mysteries of disease, mental illness, and suicide and comes out the other side with grace.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Leaving to Learn How Out of School Learning Increases Student Engagement and Reduces Dropout Rates

Leaving to Learn  How Out of School Learning Increases Student Engagement and Reduces Dropout Rates

In Every Patient Tells a Story: Medical Mysteries and the Art of Diagnosis (2009),
author and doctor Lisa Sanders uses stories to illustrate the way doctors move
from mysteries and heuristics to algorithms. The popular television program, ...

Author: Elliot Washor, Charles Mojkowski

Publisher: Urban Fox Studios

ISBN: 9780325050720

Category: Education

Page: 0

View: 322

In this provocative book, authors Washor and Mojkowski observe that beneath the worrisome levels of dropouts from our nation’s high school lurks a more insidious problem: student disengagement from school and from deep and productive learning. To keep students in school and engaged as productive learners through to graduation, schools must provide experiences in which all students do some of their learning outside school as a formal part of their programs of study. All students need to leave school—frequently, regularly, and, of course, temporarily—to stay in school and persist in their learning. To accomplish this, schools must combine academic learning with experiential learning, allowing students to bring real-world learning back into the school, where it should be recognized, assessed, and awarded academic credit. Learning outside of school, as a complement to in-school learning, provides opportunities for deep engagement in rigorous learning.
Categories: Education

Understanding Patient Safety Second Edition

Understanding Patient Safety  Second Edition

Sanders L. Every Patient Tells A Story: Medical Mysteries and the Art of
Diagnosis. New York, NY: Broadway Books; 2009. Schuster PM, Nykolyn L.
Communication for Nurses: How to PreventHarmful Events and Promote Patient
Safety.

Author: Robert Wachter

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071765787

Category: Medical

Page: 320

View: 260

Gain a thorough understanding of the key principles of patient safety with the subject's pioneer text -- Now in full color "This highly readable yet comprehensive book will appeal to every member of the healthcare team. It is a must for every physician's bookshelf." -- Abraham Verghese, MD, Professor, Stanford University and author of the bestselling Cutting for Stone "Bob Wachter's quest to improve the safety of American healthcare represents the very essence of a physician's duty to put the patient first. His unflinching candor about the nature and magnitude of our current safety problems is matched only by his passion for improvement." -- Mark R. Chassin, MD, MPP, MPH, President, The Joint Commission "Amazingly readable for such a wealth of important information. This book should be required reading for every health professional and every healthcare executive." -- Christine Cassel, MD, President and CEO, American Board of Internal Medicine "In a single volume, Wachter accomplishes the seemingly impossible: furnishing the novice with a highly accessible, easy-to-read introduction to patient safety, while providing a comprehensive, fully annotated reference for the experienced patient safety practitioner. All of the important issues are addressed in individual chapters, each with a lively and relevant clinical example and a “key points” summary at the end bracketing full, balanced and lucid descriptions. A true gem, destined to be a close companion for all of us who strive to make healthcare safe." -- Lucian Leape, MD, Professor, Harvard School of Public Health and Chair, Lucian Leape Institute of the National Patient Safety Foundation "There's no more prominent authority on patient safety than Bob Wachter. And there's no more effective primer on patient safety than this one." -- Atul Gawande, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School, staff writer for the New Yorker, and bestselling author of Complications and The Checklist Manifesto "Compelling: a must read for all concerned with patient safety. Bob Wachter has a unique voice, incorporating clinical experience, research expertise, and policy implications…all with the patient front and center." -- Peter J. Pronovost, MD, PhD, Professor and Director of the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, Johns Hopkins Medicine Understanding Patient Safety, Second Edition is the essential book for anyone seeking to learn the core clinical, organizational, and systems issues of patient safety. Written in an engaging and accessible style by one of the world’s leading authorities on patient safety and quality, Understanding Patient Safety is filled with valuable cases and analyses, as well as tables, graphics, references, and tools. This classic reference is designed to make the patient safety field understandable to medical, nursing, pharmacy, hospital administration, and other trainees, and to be the go-to book for experienced clinicians and non-clinicians alike. The second edition has been revised to include coverage of the latest issues and trends, including: Information technology Measurements of safety, errors, and harm Checklist-based interventions Safety targets Policy issues in patient safety Balancing “no blame” and accountability Understanding Patient Safety, Second Edition delivers key insights to help you understand and prevent a a broad range of errors, including those related to medications, surgery, diagnosis, infections, and nursing care. The crucial contextual issues -- including errors at the person-machine interface, the role of culture, patient engagement in their own safety, and workforce and trainee considerations, are also well covered. Finally, the book provides a practical overview of how to organize an effective safety program, in both hospitals and clinics.
Categories: Medical

The Publishers Weekly

The Publishers Weekly

... says Broadway Books executive editor Charlie Conrad . “ The best medical
narratives tap into those same emotions . ” Conrad offers as an example Dr. Lisa
Sanders's Every Patient Tells a Story : Medical Mysteries and the Art of Diagnosis
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822036342608

Category: American literature

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Categories: American literature

Hospital Practice

Hospital Practice

bility for hospitalized patients that currently gives medical education its
apprenticeship character . ... education consists of learning to apply to those
crises the diagnostic and therapeutic technology on which medicine has based
its twentieth - century success . ... Most important are the opening stories patients
tell their physicians . ... I'd been feeling pretty good , even with the bursitis — I'd
been doing some overtime — but then today , almost every step I took , it hurt
something awful .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCLA:L0066576539

Category: Hospitals

Page:

View: 956

Categories: Hospitals

The Inside Story of Medicines

The Inside Story of Medicines

That is not a very pleasant diagnosis for our health care system , and not a very
easy prognosis . ... The earliest written documents of medical history , Egyptian
papyri 4000 years old tell us of poppy seeds as a treatment for ... From what I
know of Egyptian art , all those images of bald pharaohs might indicate the
severity of their problem ! ... market to patient — by these methods this
symposium will indeed tell the inside story about medicines , a story that should
be better known by all .

Author: Gregory Higby

Publisher: Amer. Inst. History of Pharmacy

ISBN: 0931292328

Category: Medical

Page: 304

View: 197

Categories: Medical

The New England Journal of Medicine

The New England Journal of Medicine

Somedigests the chapter on dyspepsia in Austin Flint's times patients get well
without our really knowing “ Practice of ... Sometimes illustration , will be more
successful in his treat- the autopsy fails to clear up the mystery . ... If there be very
definite long as life lasts . organic disease , it does not , as a rule , escape The art
of medicine is not easy ... The way in which a person sess a reasonable
knowledge of your profession as a tells his story in itself teaches you much about
his science .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015075812399

Category: Medicine

Page:

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Categories: Medicine

New York Times Saturday Review of Books and Art

New York Times Saturday Review of Books and Art

After every form of treatment had, failed to combat influenza in these camps,
alcohol in the form of whisky was resorted to, according to the author. ... One
driver of the dead wagon in a Southern camp tells the story that his nightly load of
forty coffins was reduced to three ... And this treatment was administered by one
of the medical departments of the Government. ... that the census bureau figures
show that the total number of insane patients admitted to our hospitals in 1910
was 60,700.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32435022190268

Category: Books

Page:

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Categories: Books

Film Video Finder

Film   Video Finder

... Command USNAC Man , The Manager ( J - H ) GPITVL Management of The
Leprosy Patient USNAC Managing Stress And ... GPMVL Medical Mystery Tours ,
Pt 1 ( J - H ) GPITVL Medical Mystery Tours , PT 2 ( JGPITUL Medical Mystery
Tours ... UWASH Subclavian Catheterization ( PRO ) UWASH Survival Stresses
USNAC Techniques of Physical Diagnosis - A ... Here NICA Toolmaker ' s Art ,
The ( J - CA ) МІР Tools Of Job Hunting ( H - CA ) GPITVL Toward Careers In
Agriculture ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000006531614

Category: Motion pictures

Page:

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Categories: Motion pictures

The New York Times Book Review

The New York Times Book Review

They take some liberties such as suffering the patients to complain of the
attentions of the Physicians . ... Art , Literary , Scholarly books . ... GOOD USED
BOOKS WANT TO WRITE STORIES FOR CHILDREN Illustrated . ... LIST JUST
MYSTERIES 91-1 Hickory Hill Road Shushon , NY 12873 518-854-9866 Fritz T.
Brown - Books brother saying each time ... ADLER BOOKS In 1862 Lauderdale ,
fresh out of the Medical Box 627 Stockbridge MA 01262 ( 413 ) 298-3559 Rare ,
First , Deluxe ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015059401334

Category: Books

Page:

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Categories: Books

Video Sourcebook

Video Sourcebook

A: Jr. High-Adult. P: Entertainment. U: Institution, SURA. Fin-Art: Video. Acq: Rent/
Lease. Dist: Video Out Distribution. ... His passenger proceeds to tell him the
strange events that took place when he once picked up two women at the very
same spot. ... Mysteries 1975 Orson Welles introduces and sets the mood for five
tales of suspense adapted from great mystery stories. ... Orthopedics Series I
1991 A series of programs designed to help patients and their families
understand medical ...

Author: Thomson Gale

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 1414400993

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 4000

View: 320

From classroom aids to corporate training programs, technical resources to self-help guides, children's features to documentaries, theatrical releases to straight-to-video movies, The Video Source Book continues its comprehensive coverage of the wide universe of video offerings with more than 130,000 complete program listings, encompassing more than 160,000 videos. All listings are arranged alphabetically by title. Each entry provides a description of the program and information on obtaining the title. Six indexes -- alternate title, subject, credits, awards, special formats and program distributors -- help speed research.
Categories: Performing Arts

Journal of the American Medical Association

Journal of the American Medical Association

MENTS USED IN DIAGNOSIS AND The new invention won a phenomenal
success in Japan and drove the old cagos totally out of ... which has found a
place in the armamentarium ( four bearers to a litter as usual ) got back only thirty
: of every modern ... The origin of the often be twice that distance away , and in a
severe stomach tubo is shrouded in mystery . ... two bearers could art , is equally
unknown ; it is reasonable to suppose trundle the patient back to the ambulances
in a very ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: SRLF:D0000805572

Category: Medicine

Page:

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Categories: Medicine