Your Health, Your Decisions by Robert Alan McNutt audiobook

Your Health, Your Decisions: How to Work with Your Doctor to Become a Knowledge-Powered Patient

By Robert Alan McNutt, MD
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Blackstone Publishing 9781469629179
6.52 Hours Unabridged
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In nearly every medical-decision-making encounter, the physician is at the center of the discussion, with the patient the recipient of the physician’s decisions. Dr. Robert Alan McNutt starts from a very different premise: the patient should be at the center. McNutt challenges the physician-directed, medical-expertise model of making decisions, presenting a practical approach augmented by formal exercises designed to give patients the tools and confidence to compare and contrast their healthcare options so they can make their own choices. He addresses a number of scenarios, including heart disease, breast cancer, and prostate cancer—conditions that pose a range of choices that patients may face about diagnoses and treatments. After providing a clear explanation of what is the highest quality medical-decision-making information, McNutt teaches patients to use that information to weigh the harms and benefits of their treatment options, empowering them to ask critical questions as they take a stronger hand in their own care. Your Health, Your Decisions moves from specific scenarios that commonly baffle patients to a systematic exploration of how to make medical decisions. By offering patients the tools they need to be full partners in their own health care, McNutt demystifies what can be a bewildering and even terrifying process.

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Summary

Summary

In nearly every medical-decision-making encounter, the physician is at the center of the discussion, with the patient the recipient of the physician’s decisions. Dr. Robert Alan McNutt starts from a very different premise: the patient should be at the center. McNutt challenges the physician-directed, medical-expertise model of making decisions, presenting a practical approach augmented by formal exercises designed to give patients the tools and confidence to compare and contrast their healthcare options so they can make their own choices. He addresses a number of scenarios, including heart disease, breast cancer, and prostate cancer—conditions that pose a range of choices that patients may face about diagnoses and treatments.

After providing a clear explanation of what is the highest quality medical-decision-making information, McNutt teaches patients to use that information to weigh the harms and benefits of their treatment options, empowering them to ask critical questions as they take a stronger hand in their own care. Your Health, Your Decisions moves from specific scenarios that commonly baffle patients to a systematic exploration of how to make medical decisions. By offering patients the tools they need to be full partners in their own health care, McNutt demystifies what can be a bewildering and even terrifying process.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This excellent book explains medical decisions—often life and death—in powerful but personal ways. Your Health, Your Decisions is both very engaging and necessary.” Ross Koppel, coeditor of First, Do Less Harm: Confronting the Inconvenient Problems of Patient Safety
“With examples based in clinical trials citing recent, sound research, this book will help patients understand the major principles of decision making in a practical and clear way.” Alan Schwartz, University of Illinois at Chicago

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Author

Author Bio: Robert Alan McNutt MD

Author Bio: Robert Alan McNutt MD

Robert Alan McNutt, MD, is chief of the Section on Patient Safety Research at Rush University Medical Center, and associate editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Health & Fitness
Runtime: 6.52
Audience: Adult
Language: English