The Anatomy of Hope

The Anatomy of Hope : How People Find Strength in the Face of Illness

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'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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 130 x 190 x 24mm | 181.44g
  • SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • POCKET BOOKS
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New ed.
  • 1416502017
  • 9781416502012
  • 409,477

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'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, TIMESshow more

About Jerome E. Groopman

DR JEROME GROOPMAN holds the Dina and Raphael Recanati Chair of Medicine at the Harvard Medical School. He is a staff writer in medicine and biology for the NEW YORKER and is the author of two previous books, THE MEASURE OF OUR DAYS and SECOND OPINIONS.show more

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