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    Description'We are just beginning to appreciate hope's reach and have not defined its limits. I see hope as the very heart of healing.' So writes Jerome Groopman, who has been a doctor for almost thirty years. In this unique book he describes the astonishing effects that hope, or the lack of it, can have on an illness. As a patient, he has also learned to overcome cynicism and defeatism and embrace hope. Here, with great wisdom and compassion, he reveals what he has learned about hope and its ability to triumph over disease, both emotionally and physically. The search for hope is most urgent at a patient's bedside. "The Anatomy of Hope" takes us there, bringing us into the lives of people at pivotal moments when they reach for and find hope - or when it eludes their grasp. Through these intimate portraits, we learn how to distinguish true hope from false, why everyone deserves to have hope, and whether we should ever give up. Fascinating, wise and inspiring, this is an essential book for anyone facing serious illness or who is dealing with a loved one in extremis.


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    Title
    The Anatomy of Hope
    Subtitle
    How People Find Strength in the Face of Illness
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jerome E. Groopman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 192 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781416502012
    ISBN 10: 1416502017
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: HEA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T9.5
    BIC subject category V2: VFJB
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24810
    DC22: 616.0019
    BISAC V2.8: HEA039000
    Thema V1.0: VFJB
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Publisher
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Imprint name
    POCKET BOOKS
    Publication date
    03 January 2006
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    'This book will fascinate those who are well and provide invaluable information for those who are confronting cancer as a patient, or as a relative. It has been excellently written and has special appeal to me both as a patient and as a doctor, as the author shares many of my opinons (or prejudices?).' Dr Thomas Stuttaford, THE TIMES 'So are the purveyors of conventional medicine missing a trick? Dr Jerome Groopman, a US haematologist specialising in cancer, certatinly thinks so. In his thought-provoking new book, THE ANATOMY OF HOPE, he distinguishes the hope that heals (and he is convinced it does) from the trap of wishful thinking' Deborah Hutton, TIMES