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I think this is great for medical students to read, but not for experienced caring doctors. To the physicians out there: It's essentially a story of how to feel for your patients again… If you feel very far from your ability to do that, then this is a good read for you. I felt it was like a review of the empathy taught in doctoring 1 of medical school. Her choice of words at times seemed out of place and awkward, but was overall well constructed. I felt she did touch on most areas of medicine that physicians struggle with emotionally.
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In the university world, Medicine is thought to be the pinnacle of achievement by most "science" students (the brackets are a question of how many love science and how many actually just love the prestige and wealth that Medicine offers). This book opens the tightly sealed lid that covers the innards of Medicine: the achievement, the complexity, and the pitfalls outside of a simple diagnosis. Dr. Ofri seeks to show readers that doctors must always teeter on the narrow fulcrums of sensitivity and objectivity, emotional investment and emotional isolation, cooperation and independence, and etc. Physicians have it rough, or at least the ones that care. Really great book, here. I'll be back for more of her writing. Also, the narrator was vibrant, clear, and natural; I often found myself convinced that I was listening to Dr. Ofri herself.
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Within the pages of this book are lessons I shall never forget. For any person vaguely interested in the way a doctor functions on a day to day basis this is for you. If you wish to understand how doctors suffer slings and arrows yet continue to march onward for the glimmer of hope and joy, for triumph against all odds, this is for you. Thank you Doctor Ofrey and Audible in extension, this has been life changing.